Joint and direct application, autumn 2019

GAME DESIGN (PART-TIME), KOUVOLA CAMPUS
  • The student selection is made on the basis of pre-task and entrance examination.
    • Pre-task submitted by 4 November 2019 (instructions sent by email on 28 October)
    • Entry exam in Kouvola, Finland on 5 November 2019 (invitation sent to eligible applicants by email appr. one week in before the exam)
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 50/100, in addition a passed evaluation of English language skills is required.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
  • Previous exams are not available for applicants.
  • Not possible to apply with SAT test results.

 

WELLBEING MANAGEMENT (FULL-TIME), MIKKELI CAMPUS
  • The student selection is made on the basis of CV/Portfolio, motivation video and online interview:
    • CV/Portfolio and the motivation video submitted by 25 September 2019 (instructions published on 4 September)
    • Selected applicants are invited to the online interview that is arranged during 10 and 18 October (invitation sent by email on 7 October)
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40, in addition a passed evaluation of English language skills is required.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
  • Not possible to apply with SAT test results.

 

Information on the entry exams for spring 2020 application round will be published by 30 September 2019.

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 technology/engineering field can be found here. The list for business field can be found here.

 

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

Joint and direct applications, autumn 2019: No pre-reading materials

Joint application, spring 2020: information available by 30 September 2019

Pre-tasks

Joint and direct applications, autumn 2019: Invitations to the pre-task for Game Design programme will be sent to applicants on 28 October).

Joint application, spring 2020: information available by 30 September 2019

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 > Application process

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 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 2019 (locations for 2020 published by 30 September 2019)

  • Brazil, São Paulo, 20.-21.3.2019
  • China, Shanghai 20.-21.3.2019 and Wuhan 23.-24.3.2019
  • Germany, Heilbronn 20.-21.3.2019
  • Great Britain, London 19.-20.3.2019
  • Hungary, Budapest 20.-21.3.2019
  • India, Greater Noida 19.-20.3. and 22.3.2019
  • Kazakhstan, Astana 18.-19.3.2019
  • Kenya, Nairobi 20.-22.3.2019
  • Russia, Moscow 20.-21.3.2019 and St. Petersburg 20.-21.3.2019
  • USA, Chicago 23.-24.3.2019
  • Vietnam, Hanoi 25.-26.3.2019 and Ho Chi Minh City 21.-22.3.2019

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.

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 for Xamk’s special arrangements will be available here later.

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for special arrangements (e.g. a statement of dyslexia, a doctor’s certificate or a similar statement on the type of disability or illness). If you are applying for additional time because of dyslexia (moderate or severe), 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. In addition, the applicant should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish matriculation examination board.

The enclosed statements may not, in most cases, be older than five (5) years. If the disability or illness is permanent, older statements can also be accepted.
Expiration of other statements or certificates will be evaluated separately. 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 special arrangements already exists during the application period, the application for special arrangements must be submitted:

  • Autumn applications (September): by 25 September 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application (January): by 29 January 2020, 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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