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Joint application, Autumn 2021

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Game Design (part-time)
  • Student selection methods: online entrance examination
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

The entrance exam has two phases, Part 1 and Part 2. Applicants are admitted based on the combined points of Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Part 1 tasks: The instructions for Part 1 tasks are sent by email to all applicants on 16 September. The Part 1 tasks are submitted electronically as per the given instructions by 23 September 2021. Part 1 consists of two tasks.
  • Part 2 Online entrance exam: 60 applicants with the best points of Part 1, will be invited to Part 2 by email. Part 2 online entrance exam is arranged 2 November 2021. Part 2 consist of three tasks.
  • The minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. In addition, English language skills are assessed in the exam. 24 best-performed applicants will be admitted.

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (PART-TIME)
  • Student selection methods: written task and group interview (online)
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no
  • Instructions to written task: sent to eligible applicants by email 29 September 2021.
  • The written task (max 50 points, min 20 points) has to be submitted as per the given instructions by 6 October 2021 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +3) at the latest.
  • Invitation to the group interview is sent by email to 50 best candidates based on the points from the written task.
  • The group interviews (max 50 points, min 20 points) will be online between 8 – 12 November.
  • Total max 100 points, min 40 points.

Joint Application, spring 2022

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Game Design (full-time, on campus), 22 study places
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    online entrance examination (100%)
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

The entrance exam has two phases, Part 1 and Part 2. Applicants are admitted based on the combined points of Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Part 1 tasks: The instructions for Part 1 tasks are sent by email to all applicants on 20 January. The Part 1 tasks are submitted electronically as per the given instructions by 27 January 2022. Part 1 consists of two tasks.
  • Part 2 online entrance exam: 60 applicants with the best points of Part 1, will be invited to Part 2 by email.
    Part 2 online entrance exam is arranged
    23 February 2022. Part 2 consists of three tasks.
  • The minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points. In addition, English language skills are assessed in the exam.

 

Digital International Business (full-time, on campus), 50 study places
Wellbeing Management (full-time, online+on campus), 20 study places
Nursing (full-time, on campus), 50 study places
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    International UAS Exam (100%)
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

Environmental Engineering (full-time, online+on campus), 20 study places
Information Technology (full-time, on campus), 25 study places
  • Student selection methods (% of study places):
    International UAS Exam (70%),
    Certificate-based student selection (30%)
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

Information on the International UAS Exam and the Certificate-based student selection can be found at www.UASinfo.fi.

International UAS Exam

An online entrance examination, the International UAS Exam consists of two phases:
  1. First phase – written exam on 9 February 2022
  2. Second phase – group interview (oral exam) on 28 February – 11 March 2022
The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks.
International UAS exam is available in the following study fields:
  • Arts and Humanities, Education
  • Business and Administration, Information and Communication Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Seafaring
  • Social Services, Health Care, Sports, Beauty Care
  • Technology

 

Certificate-based student selection

The certificate-based student selection with threshold criteria applied to Xamk degree programmes in the field of technology is available for the following qualifications:

  • Vocational upper secondary qualification completed In Finland after 1 August 2015
    • Threshold criteria: The lowest score limit 80/150 and Common unit of Mathematics and science competence in the vocational upper secondary qualification, grade 2 or higher (grading scale 1-3), or grade 4 or higher (grading scale 1-5).

Qualifications completed outside Finland are not considered in the certificate-based student selection (except for the International and European Baccalaureate degrees).

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Master of Social Services and Health Care, Rehabilitation
  • Student selection methods: online entrance examination
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no
  • The entrance examination includes two parts.
  • Part 1 is a motivation video (the lowest accepted score 10/40 p) that measures study motivation, abilities to develop working life and English language skills. Instructions for the motivation video are published on this website by the beginning of the application period and the video is submitted by Wednesday, 2 February 2022.
  • Part 2 is a written exam based on material (the lowest accepted score 20/60 p). Eligible applicants receiving the highest scores for the motivation video are invited to the written exam. The written exam is organised on Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 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.

The lowest accepted score for entrance examination is 30/100 points. In addition, the applicant must meet the minimum score requirements for both, the motivation video and the written exam.

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 22 September 2021, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application (January): by 26 January 2022, 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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