Application timetable

Joint application, spring 2022

Application open for

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

Attachments to application uploaded on application form by 26 January 2022 (by 3 pm Finnish time UTC +2).

Students are selected based on entrance exams or certificate-based selection:

  • International UAS Exam in February-March for all Bachelor’s programmes except Game Design
  • Programme-specific exams for Game Design in February and Master’s in Rehabilitation in February-March
  • Certificate-based selection in May, only for engineering/technology programmes
  • SAT is not used at Xamk in 2022.
  • Certificate of English language skills is not required when applying.
  • See Xamk degree programme details and admission criteria on

Admission results published in the end of March 2022 (entrance exams) or in the end of May (certificate-based selection).

Study place offer accepted and full tuition fee paid by 15 July 2022 (by 3 pm Finnish time UTC +3). Separate deadlines concern the Early Bird scholarship.

Admissions from the waiting lists end on 2 August 2022, 3 pm (Finnish time UTC +3).

Studies begin in August 2022.

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.

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

Apply during 5-19 January 2022

Required attachments

Check what documents you need to upload to your application, details available on website

Check the required attachments

International UAS Exam website provides loads of information on the International UAS Exam. The exam is common to many UAS and fields of study, and it's organised online!

Read about the International UAS Exam

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 euro / academic year and for master’s studies 11 500 euro / academic year. Our scholarship scheme includes the Early Bird scholarship (50% discount on fee for the first study year), 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 at

4. Application form and required documents

Submit your application during the application period on A link to the application form can be found from the programme descriptions. Note that the application closes on the last application day at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). Attach the necessary documents to the application.

If your qualification has been completed outside Finland, attach

  • a copy of your final or temporary qualification certificate
  • work certificates (for master’s studies)
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • a copy of passport/official ID card and
  • a copy of 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 test results or certificate-based selection. SAT is not used at Xamk in 2022 applications.

Check the programme-specific instructions at Xamk at

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 at

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

7. Welcome to study at Xamk!

Confirm the offered study place , 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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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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Instructions for new students

All instructions for beginning the studies at Xamk can be found on one website.

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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.