Application process in joint application in short

  1. Find out about the study options. Information on the degree programmes at Xamk on
  2. Check what qualification you can apply with. Proof of English language skills is not required in advance. Information on the eligibility criteria on Xamk website
  3. 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. Submit your application on and the necessary enclosures to the application. See detailed instructions on our website. If you apply for the master’s programme in Health Promotion, also submit the advance assignment.
  5. Take part in the entrance examination(s). Note the pre-reading material for the International Business exam. Information on 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. 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

Application timetable

9 – 24 Jan 2018 AND 14 – 28 MARCH 2018

  • Two application periods in joint application, spring 2018 for studies beginning in autumn 2018.
  • Application open for our Bachelor’s degree programmes in English.
  • First application round deadline 24 January, 3 pm (Finnish time) for entrance exams abroad.
  • Second application round deadline 28 March, 3 pm (Finnish time) for entrance exams in Finland only.
  • Entrance examinations outside Finland through FINNIPS network during 21-27 March.
  • Entrance examinations in Finland in April.
  • Admission results published by 28 June.
  • Study place to be confirmed by 10 July, 3 pm (Finnish time).

14 – 28 Mar 2018

  • Second application period in joint application, spring 2018 for studies beginning in autumn 2018.
  • Application open for our Master’s degree programmes in English.
  • Application deadline 28 March, 3 pm (Finnish time).
  • Entrance examinations in Finland in May.
  • Admission results published by 28 June.
  • Study place to be confirmed by 10 July, 3 pm (Finnish time).

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

Exam dates and possible locations

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Apply through

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Transfer application

Transferring from another Finnish higher education institution

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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

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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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