Direct Application and Joint Application, autumn 2024

Bachelor's degree programmes

  • Admission criteria on Studyinfo (published by the end of May)
  • Student selection method: programme’s own online entrance examination (100% of study places).
  • Online entrance examination consists of two parts.
  • The minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. Every given task must be completed successfully.
  • The entrance examination of Game Design consists of game design tasks that involve presenting one’s ideas in written and visually. The evaluation criteria vary from task to task but involve mostly some of the following: idealization skills, creativity and imagination, logical thinking, presentation skills (ability to communicate and illustrate one’s ideas both in written and visually), storytelling skills, drawing skills and quality of work.
  • Language requirements: A language certificate is not required. English language skills are assessed in the entrance exam.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

  • Admission criteria for Direct Application, autumn 2024 (published by the end of May)
    Admission criteria for Joint Application, autumn 2024 (published by the end of May)
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    SAT test (70%), Direct Application
    Certificate-based selection (20%), Joint Application
    Programme’s own entrance exam (10%), Joint Application
  • Entrance examination is organised on 7 November 2024 on Xamk Kouvola Campus. The examination includes a written part and an interview. The exam cannot be taken at some other time or location, or online.
  • Language requirements:
    A language certificate is not required. English language skills are confirmed based on SAT test result or prior qualification certificate, or assessed in the entrance exam.
  • Cooperation in entry exam: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

Master's degree programmes

MASTER OF Business Administration, 35 study places

SAT or GMAT/GRE test

Read about the admission based on SAT test for bachelor degrees, or GMAT/GRE test for master degrees.

Certificate-based selection

Details on the certificate-based selection for degree programmes in English at Xamk

Individual arrangements

You may request individual arrangements for entrance examinations on particular grounds. In autumn 2024 applications, individual arrangements can be granted for the entrance examination for Digital International Business but not for other entrance exams at Xamk.

The request for individual arrangements must be submitted by 18 September 2024, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC+2).
Electronic application form for individual arrangements (link published before the application opens)

You are notified of the granted arrangements by email. The announcement on individual arrangements for the entrance exam is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance exam.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange.

After you have got the final admission results in joint application, you can request adjustment to the decision on individual arrangement as a part of student selection appeal procedure.

Attachments to the request for individual arrangements

Attach to the request a medical or expert opinion, which will tell why and what kind of individual arrangements you need. An official translation of the document into English, Finnish or Swedish is additionally required, if the document is not originally written in one of the mentioned languages.

The issuer must have sufficient professional qualifications to assess your operational limitations and the needs of individual arrangements. For example, due to an injury or illness, a person requesting individual arrangements should attach a medical certificate to the request.

The expert opinion must

  • Contain the reason why you need individual arrangements (possible diagnoses and other justifications for requesting support measures)
  • Specify what kind of individual arrangements are recommended for you,
  • Include your personal data
  • Include the name and position of the issuer (profession/expert role), and
  • Include a date of issue.

The term of validity of the statements is considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of injury, illness or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, statements acquired at or after the age of 16 are considered.

Be prepared to present original certificates at the start of the studies if you are admitted. Information on the health of the applicant is confidential (Article 24 of Act on the Openness of Government Activities).

Joint Application, spring 2024

Bachelor's degree programmes

  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection method: programme’s own online entrance examination (100% of study places).
  • Online entrance examination consists of two parts.
  • The minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. Every given task must be completed successfully.
  • Part 1: Instructions are sent out to all applicants by email on 18 January. The first part includes two tasks. You must pass each task with minimum points in order to qualify in the selection process. If you do not pass the first task, your second task will not be assessed.
  • The tasks must be uploaded to the application form on Studyinfo by 25 January, 3 pm (Finnish time).
  • Invitations to Part 2 are sent by email at the latest on 23 February 2024.  
  • Part 2: 63 applicants with the best points of Part 1, will be invited to Part 2. The second part of the examination is an online entrance examination on 5 March. The Part 2 exam includes two tasks and a group interview. You must pass each task with minimum points in order to qualify in the selection process. If you do not pass both the first and second task of Part 2, your third task will not be assessed.
  • The entrance examination of Game Design consists of game design tasks that involve presenting one’s ideas in written and visually. The evaluation criteria vary from task to task but involve mostly some of the following: idealization skills, creativity and imagination, logical thinking, presentation skills (ability to communicate and illustrate one’s ideas both in written and visually), storytelling skills, drawing skills and quality of work.
  • Language requirements: English language skills are assessed in the entrance exam.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    International UAS Exam (70%),
    Certificate-based student selection (30%)
  • Language requirements:
    Applicants who take part in the International UAS Exam, have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Further nformation: UASinfo website.
  • Other requirements: To take part in the International UAS Exam, the applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document and computer that meets the technical requirements. Instructions for the International UAS Exam in spring 2024 are published on UASinfo website.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: see sample questions at UASinfo website
  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection method:
    International UAS Exam (100% of study places)
  • Language requirements:
    Applicants who take part in the International UAS Exam, have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Further nformation: UASinfo website.
  • Other requirements: To take part in the International UAS Exam, the applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document and computer that meets the technical requirements. Instructions for the International UAS Exam in spring 2024 are published on UASinfo website.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: see sample questions at UASinfo website
  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection method:
    International UAS Exam (100% of study places)
  • Language requirements:
    Applicants who take part in the International UAS Exam, have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Further nformation: UASinfo website.
  • Other requirements: To take part in the International UAS Exam, the applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document and computer that meets the technical requirements. Instructions for the International UAS Exam in spring 2024 are published on UASinfo website.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: see sample questions at UASinfo website
  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    International UAS Exam (50%),
    SAT test (20%)
    Certificate-based student selection (30%)
  • Language requirements:
    Applicants who take part in the International UAS Exam, have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Further nformation: UASinfo website.
  • Other requirements: To take part in the International UAS Exam, the applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document and computer that meets the technical requirements. Instructions for the International UAS Exam in spring 2024 are published on UASinfo website.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: see sample questions at UASinfo website
  • Read admission criteria
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    International UAS Exam (50%),
    SAT test (20%)
    Certificate-based student selection (30%)
  • Language requirements:
    Applicants who take part in the International UAS Exam, have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Further nformation: UASinfo website.
  • Other requirements: To take part in the International UAS Exam, the applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document and computer that meets the technical requirements. Instructions for the International UAS Exam in spring 2024 are published on UASinfo website.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: see sample questions at UASinfo website

Master's degree programmes

MASTER OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE, REHABILITATION, 20 study places
  • Student selection methods: online entrance examination (100%)
  • The entrance examination includes two parts.
    • Part 1 is a written exam based on material. The written exam is organised online on Xamk Open Learn environment. The written exam measures information processing. All examination materials are given during the examination in Xamk Open Learn environment.
    • Part 2 is an interview that measures study motivation, abilities to develop working life and English language skills. Eligible applicants with the best points of Part 1, will be invited to Part 2. Interviews are organised online on Teams.
  • You must pass both parts of the exam to be considered for admission.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

Individual arrangements for the International UAS exam

You may request individual arrangements for entrance examinations on particular grounds. Individual arrangements can be granted for the International UAS Exam but not for entrance exams in other degree programmes at Xamk.

Requests concerning the International UAS Exam must be submitted to the university of applied sciences/study programme using the International UAS Exam that is first on your application form. Please check details regarding the International UAS Exam on UASinfo website.

The request for individual arrangements must be submitted by 24 January 2024, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC+2). Electronic application form for individual arrangements

You are notified of the granted arrangements by email. The announcement on individual arrangements for the entrance exam is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance exam.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange.

After you have got the final admission results in joint application, you can request adjustment to the decision on individual arrangement as a part of student selection appeal procedure.

Attachments to the request for individual arrangements

Attach to the request a medical or expert opinion, which will tell why and what kind of individual arrangements you need. An official translation of the document into English, Finnish or Swedish is additionally required, if the document is not originally written in one of the mentioned languages.

The issuer must have sufficient professional qualifications to assess your operational limitations and the needs of individual arrangements. For example, due to an injury or illness, a person requesting individual arrangements should attach a medical certificate to the request.

The expert opinion must

  • Contain the reason why you need individual arrangements (possible diagnoses and other justifications for requesting support measures)
  • Specify what kind of individual arrangements are recommended for you,
  • Include your personal data
  • Include the name and position of the issuer (profession/expert role), and
  • Include a date of issue.

The term of validity of the statements is considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of injury, illness or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, statements acquired at or after the age of 16 are considered.

Be prepared to present original certificates at the start of the studies if you are admitted. Information on the health of the applicant is confidential (Article 24 of Act on the Openness of Government Activities).