Joint Application, Autumn 2020

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

GAME DESIGN (PART-TIME)

Student selection methods: pre-task and online entrance examination

  • Content of the exam: The exam consists of game design tasks that involve presenting ones ideas verbally and visually. The evaluation criteria vary from task to task but involve mostly some of the following: ideation skills, creativity and imagination, logical thinking, presentation skills (ability to communicate and illustrate ones ideas both in written and visually), storytelling skills, drawing skills and quality of work.
  • The student selection has two phases, Part 1 and Part 2. Applicants are admitted based on the combined points of the Part 1 and 2 (maximum total points 100).

    Part 1
    , pre-task
    The instructions for Part 1 tasks are sent to all eligible applicants by email after 12 October. The Part 1 tasks has to be delivered as per the given instructions by 23 October 2020 at 14.00 (2PM) Finnish time at the latest.
    Part 1 consists of
    – video task 1.1 (max 15 points, min 7.5 points accepted)
    – task 1.2 (max 15 points, min 7.5 points accepted).

 

  • Part 2, online entrance exam
    Based on the points of the Part 1, 50 best-performing applicants will be invited to the Part 2 by email.
    Part 2 online entrance exam is organised 9 November 2020.
    Part 2 consist of three tasks,
    – task 2.1 (max 30 points, min 15 points accepted)
    – task 2.2 (max 25 points, min 12.5 points accepted)
    – task 2.3 group interview (max 15 points, min 7.5 points accepted)
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. In addition all examination parts must be completed successfully.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no

Previous exams available for applicants: no

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Student selection methods: online tasks; CV and group interview

  • Instructions for the CV and group interview can be read here (pdf.). The CV is submitted electronically by 4 October 2020. All applicants who have submitted CV by the deadline will be invited to the group interview by email.
    Online group interviews (30 minutes) are arranged:
    Monday 12 October between 08:00AM to 15.45PM or
    Wednesday 14 October between 08:00AM to 9:45AM.
    All times are Finnish local time (GMT +3). Your exact interview time is given in the invitation.
  • Minimum score for a passed result is 40/100 points.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

NAPRAPATHY

Student selection methods: entrance examination

Joint application, Spring 2021

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

GAME DESIGN (FULL-TIME)

Student selection methods: online entrance examination

  • Invitation to entrance exam (Part 1): sent to applicants by email.
  • The student selection has two phases, Part 1 and Part 2. Applicants are admitted based on the points of the Part 2.
  • Part 1, pre-task
    The instructions for Part 1 tasks are sent to all applicants in entrance exam invitation after 20 January. The Part 1 tasks has to be delivered as per the given instructions by 27 January 2021. Evaluation passed/failed.

    Part 1 consists of
    – video task 1.1
    – task 1.2

  • Part 2, online entrance exam
    60 applicants who have passed the Part 1, will be invited to the Part 2 by email.
    Part 2 online entrance exam date is announced later. Part 2 consist of three tasks,
    – task 2.1 (Points awarded: 40 p; minimum requirement 20 p)
    – task 2.2 (Points awarded: 30 p; minimum requirement 15 p)
    – task 2.3 group interview (Points awarded: 30 p; minimum requirement 15 p)
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. All examination parts must be completed successfully. In addition, your English language skills are assessed in the exam.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Student selection methods: SAT test, online entrance examination, FINNIPS entrance examination

SAT
  • SAT test result delivered by 10 February 2021, please see www.xamk.fi/sat for more information.
ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Online entrance examination in technology is arranged in February 2021 (week 5).
  • For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection. Best applicants will be invited to an online interview based on the points of the online exam. Interviews are arranged during week 7.
  • The online exam consists of the following two phases:
    1. The online exam (mathematics, physics/chemistry + motivation)
      • Points awarded: max 70 p; minimum requirement 20 p
    2. The online interview
      • Points awarded: max 30p; minimum requirement 10p
FINNIPS ENTRANCE EXAM
  • FINNIPS entrance examination in technology is arranged online in February-March 2021.
  • Applicants that have reached the minimum points in part 1 will be invited to the part 2 of the exam (group discussion).
  • The online exam consists of the following two parts:
    • Part 1: Mathematics, logical deduction, Physics, Chemistry and learning prerequisites
      • Minimum point requirement: 10 out of 40.
      • Of Physics and Chemistry, you can choose which questions to answer.
    • Part 2: The online interview
      • Points awarded: max 30p; minimum requirement 10p

 

  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Student selection methods: SAT test, online entrance examination or entrance examination in Finland

SAT
  • SAT test result delivered by 10 February 2021, please see www.xamk.fi/sat for more information.
ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Online entrance examination in business on Tue 2 February 2021.
  • For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection. Applicants with best points are invited to an online interview. Interviews are arranged during 15-19 February 2021.
  • Pre-reading material: no
  • Content of the exam:
    • Pre-task (min 4 points, max 10 points)
    • Written part: a timed written online exam:
      • essay based on material given in the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
      • logical thinking and mathematics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
    • Online interview (min 10 points, max 30 points)
  • Minimum score for a passed result: total min 32/100 points. Only applicants with 22 points or more from the Pre-task and Written part may be invited to online interviews. Each University of applied sciences (UAS) will interview a maximum of 100 best candidates based on the points from the Pre-task and Written part.
ENTRANCE EXAM IN FINLAND
  • Entrance examination in Finland on Fri 9 April 2021 in Kouvola
  • Pre-reading material: no
  • Content of the exam:
    • Spoken Part (min 10 points, max 30 points)
    • Essay based on material given in the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
    • Multiple choice based on material given in the exam (min 4 points, max 10 points)
    • Logical thinking and mathematics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
  • Minimum score for a passed result: total min 32/100 points. All material will be given during the examination. No calculators can be used in the examination.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

WELLBEING MANAGEMENT

Student selection methods: online entrance examination

  • Online entrance examination in business on Tue 2 February 2021.
  • For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection. Applicants with best points are invited to an online interview. Interviews are arranged during 15-19 February 2021.
  • Pre-reading material: no
  • Content of the exam:
    • Pre-task (min 4 points, max 10 points)
    • Written part: a timed written online exam:
      • essay based on material given in the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
      • logical thinking and mathematics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
    • Online interview (min 10 points, max 30 points)
  • Minimum score for a passed result: total min 32/100 points. Only applicants with 22 points or more from the Pre-task and Written part may be invited to online interviews. Each University of applied sciences (UAS) will interview a maximum of 100 best candidates based on the points from the Pre-task and Written part.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

REHABILITATION

Student selection methods: pre-task

  • Instructions for the pre-task are published here in the beginning of the application period.
  • The pre-task includes a motivation video and a written task (essay). The written task and a link to motivation video are to be submitted electronically by Wed 3 February 2021. The written task is evaluated only for applicants receiving the best points for the motivation video.
  • Minimum score for a passed result: 40/100 points.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

Entrance examinations outside Finland

FINNIPS entrance exams in spring 2021 are arranged online in February-March. Follow the updates on the exams at www.finnips.fi!

The following degree programmes at Xamk are involved in FINNIPS cooperation during the Joint Application, Spring 2021:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Information Technology

The entrance examinations outside Finland are arranged by the FINNIPS network . The exam locations are generally decided on a yearly basis.

Entrance examination invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest.

Individual arrangements in entrance examinations

You may request for individual arrangements for taking the entrance examination on particular grounds. The application for individual arrangements must be submitted to the admission services of all the UAS you are applying to. All higher education institutions use their own application form and it is available on their website.

Application form for individual arrangements for Xamk entry exams

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for individual arrangements (e.g. a doctor’s certificate or an equivalent statement on the type of disability/illness at hand or a statement of dyslexia or learning disability). If you are applying for additional time because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. The statement should entail which support measures you need due to dyslexia. In addition, the applicant should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish matriculation examination board.

How long the certificate or statement is valid, is assessed case by case depending on the durability of the disability, illness or learning disability. Statement of dyslexia are valid when they have been issued at 16 years or later.

Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. If you are accepted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence, if you are admitted to study at Xamk.

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

  • Autumn application (September) by 23 September 2020, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application (January): by 27 January 2021, 3 pm Finnish time

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

If the issue entitling you to individual arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, you must submit the application for individual 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 individual arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Decisions on individual arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date. If you are dissatisfied with the arrangements stated on the decision, you can promptly contact the university of applied sciences, which can adjust the previous decision if necessary. After you have got the final admission results in joint application, you can make request for adjustment to the decision on individual arrangement as part of student selection appeal procedure.

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