Joint application, spring 2020

GAME DESIGN

Student selection methods: entrance examination in Finland, entrance examination outside Finland

Exams outside Finland during 10-15 March 2020

Exam in Kouvola, Finland on 3 April 2020

  • Content of the exams: 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 verbally and visually), storytelling skills, drawing skills and quality of work. The exam consists of three tasks (max scores: task 1 30 points, task 2 30 points, task 3 20 points) and a separately done video task (max 20 points). Video task instructions will be sent to eligible applicants by email on 3 March.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 50/100 points, in addition a passed evaluation of English language skills is required.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

 

DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Student selection methods: SAT test, entrance examination in Finland

SAT test results submitted by 8 April 2020

  • Required score: at least 500 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 in the Mathematics section
  • See instructions at www.xamk.fi/sat

Entry exam in Kouvola, Finland on 1 April 2020 (other locations not available)

  • Pre-reading material: yes, pre-reading instructions and material available here
  • Content of the exam: The exam assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills. The essay and the interview are combined in the exam as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. Exam sections (min./max. scores):
    • an essay (6/20)
    • multiple-choice questions (4/12)
    • a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (4/16) and
    • an interview (6/32).
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 20/80, in addition all examination parts must be completed successfully.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes for exam in Finland, list of cooperating universities available here
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Student selection methods: SAT test, entrance examination in Finland, entrance examination outside Finland

SAT test results submitted by 8 April 2020

  • Required score: at least 500 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 in the Mathematics section
  • See instructions at www.xamk.fi/sat

Exams outside Finland during 10-15 March 2020

  • Content of the exam:
    • Part 1: Mathematics, logical deduction, Physics, Chemistry and learning prerequisites. Of Physics and Chemistry, you can choose which questions to answer. Be prepared to apply the SWOT analysis method and familiarise yourself with the degree programme’s curriculum.
    • Part 2: English language test for all applicants (evaluated pass/fail).
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 10/40, in addition all examination parts must be completed successfully.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes, list of cooperating universities is available at www.finnips.fi
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

Exam in Mikkeli, Finland on 2 April 2020

  • Content of the exam: The exam is a written three-hour examination. It measures your study skills and suitability for the technology sector as well as English language skills. You are adviced to get to know the degree programme curriculum to prepare yourself for the exam. The English language test is mandatory for all applicants (evaluated pass/fail). Only applicants completing the language test successfully may be selected.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 20/70, in addition all examination parts must be completed successfully
  • Cooperation in entry exams: yes, list of universities involved in cooperation is available here
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

 

 

MBA, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Student selection methods: entrance examination in Finland

Exam in Kouvola, Finland on 27 March 2020

  • The exam includes a pre-assignment, a written task and an interview. Instructions for the pre-assigment will be sent in entrance exam invitation to all eligible applicants by end of February
  • Minimum score for a passed examination: 40/100 points, in addition a passed evaluation of English language skills is required.
  • Cooperation in entry exams: no
  • Previous exams available for applicants: no

Entrance examinations outside Finland

The following degree programmes at Xamk arrange entry exams outside Finland during the joint application 1, spring 2020:

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

The preferred exam location is selected on the application form. The possibility for an exam outside Finland is not available in autumn application periods.

The entrance examinations outside Finland are arranged by the FINNIPS network . The exams for spring 2020 will be held in 10-15 March 2020. The exam locations are decided on a yearly basis. Please note that changes may occur.

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

Exam locations in spring 2020

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • South-Korea
  • Vietnam

You select your entry exam location on the application form. The possibility to take the exam outside Finland is only available for selected degree programmes in spring application round.

 

Read more about FINNIPS at www.finnips.fi.

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 Xamk’s individual arrangements

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:

  • Spring application (January): by 29 January 2020, 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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