Autumn 2018 application

  • The degree programmes are not cooperating in entry exams with other UAS.

 

Bachelor’s degree programmes

Game Design, part-time, Kouvola Campus
  • Applicants are invited to entry exam on the basis of a pre-task. The task is to be submitted in electronic form, according to instructions, by 23 September 2018. Instructions for the pre-task are available below.
  • Entry exam in Finland only, on 1 November 2018.
  • Further information on the content of the examination can be found on Studyinfo.fi ( > Application process).
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 50/100 points.
Wellbeing Management, full-time, Mikkeli Campus
  • Instead of an exam that requires presence in a certain time and place, the applicant submits a motivation letter with required attachments and a video interview by 7 October 2018.
  • Required attachments to the motivation letter include a CV in English, including a recent photo of the applicant and a copy of passport or official ID card. You can familiarise yourself with the instructions for a Europass CV here.
  • Instructions for the motivation letter, attachments and for the video are available below.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40 points.

 

Spring 2019 application

 

Bachelor’s degree programmes
(full-time)

Game Design, Kouvola Campus
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 50/100.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
Digital International Business, Kouvola Campus
  • Entry exam in Kouvola, Finland on 10 April 2019 (Spring application 1) and on 11 April 2019 (Spring application 2).
  • Exam is based on pre-reading material that will be published on this website by 9 January 2019.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40 points, in addition the applicant is required to pass all examination parts and the language skill evaluation.
  • Programme cooperates in entry exams.
  • Previous exams are not available for applicants.
Environmental Engineering, Mikkeli Campus
Information Technology, Mikkeli Campus
  • Entry exam in Mikkeli, Finland on 15 April 2019.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40 points, in addition a passed language test is required.
  • Programmes cooperate in entry exams.
  • Previous exams available here.

Spring 2019 application

 

Master’s degree programmes
(part-time)

Cybersecurity, Kotka Campus
  • The student selection is made on the basis of a pre-task and a video interview (max. 100 points). Instructions for the pre-task and the video interview will be available on this page in the beginning of the application period. English language skills are evaluated on a pass/fail basis based on the pre-task and video interview. The minimum score for a passed result is 20/100 points.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
International Business Management, Kouvola Campus
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 20/100 points, in addition a passed language skill evaluation is required.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.

Student selection in autumn 2018 application

Game Design

Instructions for the pre-task (pdf)

Submit your pre-task here by 23 September 2018

Applicants performing best in the pre-task will receive an invitation by e-mail to the entrance examination held on 1 November 2018 in Kouvola, Finland. It is not possible to take part in the examination in any other time or place.

 

Wellbeing Management

Instructions for the motivation letter and video interview (pdf)

Submit your documents here by 7 October 2018

The student selection is based on the submitted documents. There is no entrance examination for the study programme.

 

Co-operation in entrance examinations

Bachelor’s degree programmes

Many UAS Bachelor’s degree programmes co-operate in the entrance examinations. This means that an entrance examination completed at one UAS is accepted by another. The order of study programme preference on the application form is important: you will only be invited to the exams by your highest application option in the same group of cooperating programmes.

Autumn application period: Xamk degree programmes do not cooperate in entry exams.

Spring application periods: Lists of cooperating degree programmes in the fields of study will be available by the beginning of the application period.

Master’s degree programmes

The Master’s degree programmes at Xamk organise their own entrance examination and do not cooperate in exams with other UAS study programmes.

Pre-reading materials

Bachelor’s degree programmes

The entrance examination in Digital International Business is based on pre-reading material. The material will be published on this website by 9 January 2019.

There is no pre-reading material for other degree programmes’ examinations.

Pre-tasks

Bachelor’s degree programmes

Autumn application period: Pre-task for Game Design programme (see instructions available above), submitted by 23 September 2018.

Spring application period: No pre-tasks

Master’s degree programmes

Instructions for the Cybersecurity degree programme pre-task and video interview will be available here in the beginning of the application period (20 March 2019).

There is no pre-task for Master degree programme in International Business Management examination.

Previous entrance examinations

Previous years’ entrance examinations for the Engineering/Technology Bachelor’s programmes are available here.

Samples of previous years’ entrance examinations for other programmes are not available for applicants.

 

Check the programme-specific details on Studyinfo!

Entrance examinations outside Finland

Only applicants applying in spring application period 1 (in January 2019) can take the exam outside Finland, the preferred exam location is selected on the application form. The possibility for an exam outside Finland is not available in autumn application period or spring application period 2 (March).

The entrance examinations outside Finland are arranged by the FINNIPS network . The exams for spring 2019 will be held in March 2019. The exam locations are decided on a yearly basis. Please note that changes may occur.

Exam locations in spring 2019

  • Brazil, São Paulo
  • China, Shanghai (to be confirmed) and Wuhan
  • Germany, to be confirmed
  • Great Britain, London
  • Hungary, Budapest
  • India, Delhi
  • Kazakhstan, Astana
  • Kenya, Nairobi
  • Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • USA, Chicago
  • Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

You select your entry exam location on the application form. Only those applying in January can complete the exam outside Finland.

 

Read more about FINNIPS at www.finnips.fi.

Special arrangements in entrance examinations

You may request for special arrangements for taking the entrance examination on particular grounds. The application for special arrangements must be submitted to the admission services of all the UAS you are applying to. All higher education institutions use the same application form and it is available on their website. Application form for Xamk will be available here by the beginning of the application period

The application must include copies of the certificates to which you make appeal. Documents verifying dyslexia, or permanent disability, illness or learning disability must have been issued within the last 5 (five) years. The period of validity of other documents will be decided case-by-case.

In case the issue entitling you to special arrangements already exists during the application period, the application for special arrangements must be submitted:

  • Spring application 1 (January): by 30 January 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application 2 (March, Bachelor’s degree programmes): by 3 April 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application 2 (March, Master’s degree programmes): by 10 April 2019, 3 pm Finnish time

The higher education institution is not obliged to provide special arrangements if the application is not submitted by the deadline.

If the issue entitling you to special arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, you must submit the application for special arrangements to the admission services of each UAS arranging the examinations that you intent to take without delay. The UAS may deny the right to special arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Decisions on special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date.

Special arrangements mean that you can for example ask for more time for completing the entry exam because of a diagnosed dyslexia, or permanent disability, illness or learning disability.

The special arrangements cannot be used for requests related to examination locations.

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