Application timetable

Joint application, autumn 2018

Application open for

Application submitted in during
5 – 19 September 2018 (by 3 pm Finnish time)

Pre-task for Game Design submitted by 23 September.

Enclosures to application submitted in
by 26 September 3 pm (Finnish time)

Entrance examination

  • Game Design: only in Finland on 1 November, applicants are invited to the exam on the basis of the pre-task.
  • Wellbeing Management: no entrance examination, student selection based on motivation letter and a video interview that are submitted by 7 October.

Admission results published by 29 November.

Study place confirmed by 11 December, 3 pm (Finnish time)

Studies begin on 2 January 2019.

Joint application 1, spring 2019

Application open for

Application submitted in during
9 – 23 January 2019 (by 3 pm Finnish time)

Enclosures to application submitted in
by 30 January 3 pm (Finnish time)

Entrance examination

Admission results published by 28 June.

Study place confirmed by 8 July, 3 pm (Finnish time)

Studies begin in August 2019.

Joint application 2, spring 2019

Application open for

Application submitted in during
20 March – 3 April 2019 (by 3 pm Finnish time)

Enclosures to application submitted in (by 3 pm Finnish time)

  • Bachelor’s programmes: by 3 April
  • Master’s programmes: by 10 April

Entrance examination

  • Bachelor’s programmes: only Finland in April
  • Master’s programmes: only in Finland in May

Admission results published by 28 June.

Study place confirmed by 8 July, 3 pm (Finnish time)

Studies begin in August 2019.

Application process

1. Study options
Find out about the study options. provides information about all higher education study programmes in Finland. Information about Xamk degree programmes beginning in January 2019 and the ones beginning in  August 2019.

2. Eligibility
Check what qualification you can apply with and note the requirement for work experience for Master’s studies. Information on the eligibility criteria on Xamk 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. Check your liability to pay on before applying! Information on the tuition fees at Xamk can be found on our website.

4. Application and attachments
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. See detailed instructions on our website.

5. Pre-tasks and entrance examination(s)
Check the  instructions for possible programme-specific pre-tasks submitted when applying.
Take part in the entrance examination(s).  Information on pre-tasks and entry exams for Xamk degree programmes

6. Be prepared for the admission: plan your finances and other practical matters well in advance.
– Read about the tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens at Xamk
– See the practical matters’ checklist on Study in Finland website
– Find out about the requirements for a student residence permit on website for the Finnish Immigration Service

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

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 also:

Applicant’s checklist on

Instructions for applying

Submitting your application and documents

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Tuition fees

For students outside the EU/EEA

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Number of applicants and lowest accepted scores for admission from previous years

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Eligibility and admissions criteria

Who can apply and how students are selected

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Entrance examinations and pre-tasks

Exam dates and possible locations

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Apply and submit your documents through

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Transfer application

Transferring from another Finnish higher education institution

More information

From open path to degree studies

Applying on the basis of studies completed at Open UAS in Finland

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Renewed right to study

For finishing your incomplete degree at Xamk

More information

Quota for first-time applicants

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One study place per semester provision

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Information for students

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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.

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