Application timetable

Joint application, autumn 2021

Application open for

Xamk degree programmes on

Application submitted in
during 1-15 September 2021 (by 3 pm Finnish time, UTC +3)

Enclosures to application submitted in
by 22 September 2021 (by 3 pm Finnish time, UTC +3)

Student selection based on pre-tasks and/or entrance exams.

Admission results published by 26 November 2021.

Study place confirmed and tuition fee paid
by 3 December 2021 (by 3 pm Finnish time, UTC +2)

Admissions from waiting lists end 14 December 2021, 3 pm. (Finnish time, UTC +2)

Studies begin in January 2022.

Joint application, spring 2022

Application open for

Xamk degree programmes will be published on at the end of September 2021.

Application submitted in
during 5-19 January 2022 (by 3 pm Finnish time, UTC +2)

Studies begin in August 2022.

Admission process

1. Study options
Find out about the study options. provides information about all higher education study programmes in Finland. Information on degree programmes on Xamk website:

Bachelor’s programmes / Master’s programmes

2. Eligibility
You can apply for the bachelor’s studies with an upper secondary level qualification that provides eligibility for higher education in the awarding country. This refers to the qualification equivalent to a high school diploma in most countries. You also meet the eligibility requirement with your prior bachelor’s or master’s degree. For master’s studies you need a suitable higher education degree (bachelor or master) and at least two years of work experience in the field after completing the degree.

More information on the eligibility criteria on Xamk website

3. Tuition fees
If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you may be required to pay tuition fees for the studies. Check your liability to pay on before applying!

Xamk, the tuition fee for programmes beginning in January/August 2022 or after, is 9 700 euro / academic year for bachelor’s studies and 11 500 euro / academic year for master’s studies. Our scholarship scheme rewards you for good progress in studies with a 50% refund on the paid fee.  Also, other scholarships are available, see information on the tuition fees and the scholarship scheme on Xamk website.

4. Application form and required documents
Submit your application the application period on Note that the application closes on the last application day at 3 pm Finnish time. Attach the necessary documents to the application.

For qualifications completed outside Finland, a copy of the relevant qualification certificate is required, and an official translation of it into English, Finnish or Swedish if the certificate is not originally written in one of those languages.

See more instructions for applying on our website.

5. Pre-tasks, entrance examination(s)
The student selection may be based on pre-tasks, entrance examinations and/or interviews.

Check the programme-specific instructions at Xamk!

6. Be prepared for admission: plan your finances and other practical matters well in advance.
– Read about the tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens at Xamk
– Find out about the requirements for a student residence permit on website for the Finnish Immigration Service
– Student housing: please see information on housing in Kouvola at, in Kotka at and in Mikkeli at

7. Confirm the offered study place and enrol as a student according to instructions given in the admission letter. Notices of admission are sent by email.

You can accept only one study place per academic semester. This means that if you are accepted to several study programmes in one application or in several applications, you need to choose which place you wish to accept.

Please read carefully the instructions on confirming the offered study place on

8. Welcome to study at Xamk!
Follow the instructions on the admission notice for confirming your study place, paying the tuition fee (if required) and enrolling for the studies.

Information for new students on Xamk website


See 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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Instructions for applying

Where is the application form submitted? What documents are required?

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Entrance examinations and pre-tasks

When and where can you take the entry exam? What pre-tasks are there?

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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? What were the lowest accepted scores for admission?

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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

Studying at Xamk

Academic calendar, Study guide, Computer for studies, Campuses

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Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 44 702 8752 (Kouvola) or
+358 50 312 5031 (Mikkeli)

Postal and visiting addresses

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences / Admission Services

Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, Finland or
Patteristonkatu 3X, 50100 Mikkeli, Finland

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm.