Application timetable

Joint Application, autumn 2023

Application open 4 – 14 September 2023 for


Application form and admission criteria on Studyinfo

Studies begin in January 2024.

Application period 4-14 September 2023 (3 pm Finnish time, UTC +3).

Deadline for attachments 21 September 2023 (3 pm Finnish time UTC +3).

Admission results published according to programme-specific timetable during October-November 2023. 

  • Admitted students receive an offer of admission by email when the result has been published.
  • All applicants receive a notice of result by email on 24 November 2023 at the latest.

Offer of admission to be accepted and tuition fee for first study semester (spring 2024) paid by 1 December 2023 (by 3 pm Finnish time UTC +2). The Early Bird scholarship is not available in the autumn application round.

Admissions from the waiting lists end on 12 December 2023 (3 pm Finnish time UTC +2).

Studies begin in January 2024.

Joint application, spring 2024

Application open 3 – 17 January 2024 for


Application form and admission criteria are published on by the end of September

Application period 3-17 January 2024 (3 pm Finnish time, UTC +2).

Deadline for attachments 24 January 2024 (3 pm Finnish time UTC +2).

Entrance exams in February-March 2024.

Admission results published gradually during March – May 2024. 

  • Admitted students receive an offer of admission by email when the result has been published.
  • All applicants receive a notice of result by email on 31 May 2024 at the latest.

Offer of admission to be accepted and full tuition fee paid by 11 July 2024 (by 3 pm Finnish time UTC +3). Separate deadlines for the Early Bird scholarship are given in the offer of admission.

Admissions from the waiting lists end on 6 August 2024 (3 pm Finnish time UTC +3). Note: waiting lists may not be used in all programmes or they may be used for a limited time period.

Studies begin in August 2024.

Admission process

1. Comparing study options in Finland service provides information on all higher education study programmes in Finland. In Joint Application, you can apply to several study programmes and universities with one application form.

Read about the degree programmes at Xamk and good reasons to study here!

2. Eligibility for higher education studies

You can apply for the bachelor’s studies with upper secondary school level qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question or with a prior bachelor’s or master’s degree. If you are graduating during the application process, you can apply with a temporary certificate.

For the master’s studies, you need a suitable higher education degree and at least 2 years of subsequent work experience in the relevant field.

Please see details on our website.

3. Tuition fees

If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you might be required to pay tuition fees for the studies conducted in English. Check your liability to pay before applying!

At Xamk, the tuition fee for bachelor’s studies is 9 700 euros / academic year and for master’s studies 11 500 euros / academic year. Our scholarship scheme includes the Early Bird scholarship (50% discount on fee for the first study year) in the spring application rounds, and rewards you for good progress in studies with a 50% refund on the paid fee after each study year. Also, scholarships based on Finnish language studies are available.

Find out more about our tuition fee and scholarship policy.

4. Application form and required documents

Submit your application on A link to the application form can be found on the front page of Studyinfo and on the programme descriptions during the application period. Note that the application closes on the last application day at 3 pm Finnish time. Attach the necessary documents to the application (a good quality color scan or photo of the document).

If your qualification has been completed outside Finland, the required documents include

  • the final, original qualification certificate and transcript of records / mark sheet or a temporary certificate, if you will graduate during the application process
  • work certificates (for master’s studies)
  • an official translation of all documents not originally written in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • passport ID data page or EU/ETA country’s identity card with a photo
  • document exempting you from tuition fees, if applicable
5. Check the admission criteria

The student selection in degree programmes in English may be based on entry exams, pre-tasks, SAT or GMAT test results or prior qualification certificates. SAT is not used at Xamk in 2023-2024 applications.

Check the programme-specific instructions on Studyinfo (programme details > admission criteria) or on our website.

6. Be prepared for the admission notice: plan your finances and other practical matters

Find out about the requirements (means of support, insurance) for a student residence permit on the Finnish Immigration Service website.

Information on student housing in Xamk campus towns: Kotka, Kouvola and Mikkeli.

7. Welcome to study at Xamk!

Confirm the offered admission, pay tuition fee (if required) and enrol as student according to instructions given in the admission letter. Notices of admission are sent by email.

You can find all instructions for new students on our website.


See the steps in the admission process on Applicant’s checklist:



Eligibility and admissions criteria

Who can apply? How are the students selected?

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Application form > Select the programme > Offered study programmes > Fill in the application and upload your documents

Apply during 4 - 14 September 2023

Required attachments

Check what documents you need to upload to your application.

Check the required attachments

Entrance exams and other selection methods

Students are selected based on entrance exams and qualification certificates.

Read about the selection methods

Tuition fees and scholarships

How much are the fees for students outside the EU/EEA? What scholarships are there?

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How many applicants were there last year?

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Quota for first-time applicants

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One study place per semester provision

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FAQ about applying

Answers to most commonly asked questions about applying

See the FAQs here

Transfer application

How to transfer to Xamk from another Finnish higher education institution?

More information

Application on the basis of Open UAS studies

How to apply from open path to degree studies?

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Renewed right to study

How to finish your incomplete degree at Xamk?

More information

Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 50 345 8602 (Kouvola) or
+358 50 312 5031 (Mikkeli)

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm

Postal and visiting addresses