Find here detailed instructions for submitting your application and documents!

Application system

Joint application

You can use the same application form to apply to all programmes included in the joint application. At universities of applied sciences the study programmes in the joint application include:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Finnish and Swedish
  • most Bachelor’s degree programmes in English
  • some Master’s degree programmes English.

Applying for some degree programmes in English in Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences may also take place through separate application. At Xamk, you apply to all degree programmes in English through the joint application either in autumn or spring. Direct application is used in Wellbeing Management degree programme Autumn 2019.

You can find information on the different application systems in Finland on Studyinfo.fi service.

 

 

Application periods

Joint application in spring
  • two application periods, first one in January for degree programmes conducted in English, second in March for degree programmes conducted in Finnish
  • for studies beginning in August
  • information published on Studyinfo.fi in the end of October
Joint application in autumn
  • one application period, in September
  • for studies beginning in January
  • information published on Studyinfo.fi in the end of May

The universities decide the timing for the study programmes, and the application period accordingly. Application timetable for Xamk degree programmes

Check the application period for the study programmes you are interested in on Studyinfo.fi.

 

Applying

Application form

General instructions for applying in the joint application to higher education are available on Studyinfo service and the application form is submitted there during the application period. Also the required attachments are uploaded to the application form on Studyinfo.fi.

You are asked to provide information about your personal details, email address, your educational background and work experience on the application form. The application service guides and helps you to fill in the application form. Follow the instructions carefully and submit the application. You are only allowed to submit one application form. You can find instructions on how to apply in joint application on Studyinfo.

The online application closes at 3 pm Finnish time (GMT +3) on the last day after the application period.

All contacts regarding your application will be made by email. Also the invitations to entrance examinations are sent out by email, as are the admission results. Be sure to write an email address you regularly use on the application form.

Consider your study options

Joint Application to Higher Education, Spring 2020 is open in January for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes conducted in English. You can apply up to 6 different study programmes with the same application form.

Higher education institutions publish admission results gradually according to their own schedules. Please note that you may receive more than one study place offer from the higher education institutions but can accept only one offer among the study programmes beginning in autumn 2020.

If you are liable to pay tuition fee for the studies, please familiarise yourself with the tuition fee and scholarship policies for the study programmes you are interested in already before applying. Information about the fees and scholarships at Xamk is available at www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees.

Changing the application

You can make changes on your application form

  • through a link in the confirmation email sent to your email address after submitting the application form, or
  • through My Studyinfo service, if you have online banking codes from a bank in Finland, a Finnish mobile certificate or Finnish electronic ID-card
  • by contacting the Admission Services.

Changes to the study programmes on the application form cannot be made after the application has closed. Your contact information can be updated also outside the application period.

Please inform your full name and applicant code when contacting the Admission Services!

 

Attachments to application

Submit the attachments to your application on Studyinfo.fi either when filling in the application form, or by returning to the submitted application by the given deadline through link included in the confirmation email you receive from Studyinfo.fi service after submitting the application.  A photo taken of the certificate can be accepted, if the quality is sufficient.

Deadlines for submitting the documents related to eligibility to apply

  • Joint application, Spring 2020: Wed 29 January 2020, 3 pm Finnish time

 

Required documents

 

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Qualifications completed outside Finland:
  • a copy of the original certificate, if you have already graduated OR
  • an official (stamped and signed) document from school confirming the time of graduation, if you will graduate during the autumn/spring of applying (this can for example be the latest upper secondary/senior secondary/high school certificate and/or a statement written by the school)
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
European / International Baccalaureate ja Reifeprüfung Diplomas:
  • a copy of the original certificate, if you have already graduated or Predicted Grades or an equivalent temporary certificate, if you will graduate during the autumn/spring of applying
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
Qualifications completed in Finland:
  • It is not necessary to submit copies of qualification certificates when applying, if you have completed your degree in Finland, or are completing it during the autumn/spring of applying (exception: a copy of the original certificate for Matriculation examination completed in Finland prior to 1990).
Exemption from the tuition fee:
submit one of the listed documents to be exempted from the tuition fee
  • passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
    (Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.)
  • continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit or
  • permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit or
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence card in Finland (Type P-EU) or
  • EU Blue Card in Finland or
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
Refugees or persons in a refugee-like situation
  • If you are unable to submit documentary evidence of your qualification, please contact the Admission Services. You will be asked to complete a background check form. On the grounds of the check requested from you, the degree programme at Xamk will decide whether the evidence of a previous degree is sufficient and whether you are invited to participate in an entrance examination.

 

Please note that you cannot apply to Bachelor’s degree programmes with a higher education degree. You should apply with your upper secondary school qualification instead.

 

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

All qualifications
  • a copy of the UAS/higher education degree certificate used for applying, except the ones completed in Finland
  • employment certificates
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
Exemption from the tuition fee:
submit one of the listed documents to be exempted from the tuition fee
  • passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
    (Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.)
  • continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit or
  • permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit or
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence card in Finland (Type P-EU) or
  • EU Blue Card in Finland or
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
Refugees or persons in a refugee-like situation
  • If you are unable to submit documentary evidence of your qualification, please contact the Admission Services. You will be asked to complete a background check form. On the grounds of the check requested from you, the degree programme at Xamk will decide whether the evidence of a previous degree is sufficient and whether you are invited to participate in an entrance examination.

 

 

Application form on Studyinfo.fi

Spring 2020, Select the programme > Fill in application and attach required documents during the application period

Submit your application and documents here

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Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 44 702 8752 (Kouvola) or
+358 50 312 5031 (Mikkeli)
admissions@xamk.fi

 

 

Postal and visiting addresses

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences / Admission Services

Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, Finland or
Patteristonkatu 3X, 50100 Mikkeli, Finland

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm.

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