Spring 2019 application

 

Bachelor’s degree programmes
(full-time)

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

Game Design, Kouvola Campus
  • Entry exam in Kouvola, Finland on 16 April 2019
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 50/100, in addition a passed language skill evaluation is required.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
  • Previous exams are not available for applicants.
Digital International Business, Kouvola Campus
  • Entry exam in Kouvola, Finland on 10 April 2019 (Spring application 1) and on 11 April 2019 (Spring application 2).
  • Exam is based on pre-reading material.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40 points, in addition the applicant is required to pass all examination parts and the language skill evaluation.
  • Programme cooperates in entry exams.
  • Previous exams are not available for applicants.
  • Instead of participating the entrance exam applying is possible with the SAT test results.
Environmental Engineering, Mikkeli Campus
Information Technology, Mikkeli Campus
  • Entry exam in Mikkeli, Finland on 15 April 2019.
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 10/40 points, in addition a passed language skill evaluation is required.
  • Programmes cooperate in entry exams.
  • Previous exams available here.
  • Instead of participating the entrance exam applying is possible with the SAT test results.

 

Spring 2019 application

 

Master’s degree programmes
(part-time)

Cybersecurity, Kotka Campus
  • The student selection is made on the basis of a pre-task and a video interview (max. 100 points). Instructions for the pre-task and the video interview will be available on this page in the beginning of the application period. English language skills are evaluated on a pass/fail basis based on the pre-task and video interview. The minimum score for a passed result is 20/100 points.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.
International Business Management, Kouvola Campus
  • Entry exam arranged only in Kouvola, Finland on 17 May 2019
  • Instructions for pre-task will be send with entrance exam invitation
  • Minimum score for a passed examination is 20/100 points, in addition a passed language skill evaluation is required.
  • Programme does not cooperate in entry exams.

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

Bachelor’s degree programmes

The entrance examination in Digital International Business is based on pre-reading material. The material is available here.

There is no pre-reading material for other degree programmes’ examinations.

Pre-tasks

Bachelor’s degree programmes

Spring application period: No pre-tasks

 

Master’s degree programmes

Instructions for the Cybersecurity degree programme pre-task and video interview will be available here in the beginning of the application period (20 March 2019).

Instructions for Master degree programme in International Business Management pre-task will be send with entrance exam invitation.

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!

Entrance examinations outside Finland

Only applicants applying in spring application period 1 (in January 2019) can take the exam outside Finland, the preferred exam location is selected on the application form. The possibility for an exam outside Finland is not available in autumn application period or spring application period 2 (March).

The entrance examinations outside Finland are arranged by the FINNIPS network . The exams for spring 2019 will be held in March 2019. 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

  • 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.-21.3.2019
  • 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. Only those applying in January can complete the exam outside Finland.

 

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

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:

  • Spring application 1 (January): by 30 January 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application 2 (March, Bachelor’s degree programmes): by 3 April 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application 2 (March, Master’s degree programmes): by 10 April 2019, 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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