Find here detailed instructions for submitting your application and documents!

The application process in short

  1. Find out about the study options. Information on the degree programmes at Xamk on Studyinfo.fi
  2. Check what qualification you can apply with. Proof of English language skills is not required in advance. Information on the eligibility criteria on Xamk website
  3. If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you might be required to pay tuition fees for the studies. Check your liability to pay on Studyinfo.fi before applying! Information on the tuition fees at Xamk can be found on our website.
  4. Submit your application on Studyinfo.fi and the necessary enclosures to the application. See detailed instructions on this website. If you apply for the master’s programme in Health Promotion, also submit the advance assignment.
  5. Take part in the entrance examination(s). Note the pre-reading material for the International Business exam. Information on entry exams for Xamk degree programmes
  6. Be prepared for the admission: plan your finances and other practical matters well in advance.
    – Read about the tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens at Xamk
    – See the practical matters’ checklist on Study in Finland website
    – Find out about the requirements for a student residence permit on website for the Finnish Immigration Service
  7. Welcome to study at Xamk! Follow the instructions on the admission notice for confirming your study place, paying the tuition fee (if required) and enrolling for the studies. Information for new students on Xamk website

See also:

Applicant’s checklist on Studyinfo.fi

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 may also take place through separate application.

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

At Xamk, you apply to all degree programmes in English through the joint application in spring. Information on study programmes in higher education institutions in Finland beginning in autumn 2018 is published on Studyinfo in the end of October 2017.

 

 

Two application periods

The joint application in spring is divided into two application periods, first application is open in January and the second in March. Generally, when applying with a qualification completed outside Finland, the application for Bachelor’s degree programmes in English is submitted during the first application period.

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

The application periods for Xamk degree programmes are as follows:

  • First application period: apply for our Bachelor’s degree programmes in English, if you are living outside Finland. The entry exam can be completed outside Finland as well.
  • Second application period: apply to our Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in English and Finnish and complete the entry exam in Finland.

We recommend that you apply for the Bachelor’s programmes in English in March only if you are already living in Finland. It will not be possible to travel from abroad to Finland for the entry exams, because of the tight schedule.

Application form on Studyinfo.fi

Select the programme > Fill in application

Submit your application here

Delivering enclosures

in joint application , spring 2018

Submit your documents here

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.

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 on the last day after both application periods.

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 the options in your application carefully

You may apply to up to 6 different study programmes in total, which should be arranged in order of priority. Choose your most preferred degree programme as your first option, and then choose your other options when applicable.

Choose your options of preference carefully; you cannot change the order of preference after the application closes. Place always your favourite degree programme as the first choice, the second favourite as the second choice and so on.

If you are not accepted in the programme of your first preference, your points will be checked if you can be accepted for your second, third or fourth preference. If you are accepted in the degree programme of your first preference, you cannot be selected for any of the lower preference study options.

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 by contacting the Admission services. If you have online banking codes from a bank in Finland, a Finnish mobile certificate or Finnish electronic ID-card, you can also make changes through My Studyinfo service.

Changes to the study preferences on the application form or the order of them 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!

 

Enclosures to application

Submit the enclosures to your application through the electronic service, see link below. A photo taken of the certificate can be accepted, if the quality is sufficient.

Deadlines for submitting the documents related to eligibility to apply

  • 1st application period, Bachelor’s programmes (applicants from outside Finland): Wed 7 February 2018, 3 pm Finnish time
  • 2nd application period, Bachelor’s programmes (applicants from Finland) and all applicants for Master’s programmes: Fri 13 April 2018, 3 pm Finnish time

 

Electronic service for delivering enclosures

If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, deliver them to Admission services on paper. If you send the documents by post, they must arrive at the Admission services by the deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to deliver the required enclosures (see table) by the set deadline. Documents arriving late are not considered, and they are not returned to the applicant.

South-Eastern Finland UAS / Admission services
Paraatikenttä 7, 45101 Kouvola, Finland

 

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 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 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 or are completing you degree during the spring of applying in Finland (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, you must submit an official decision attesting to your refugee status (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection) instead of your qualification certificates.

 

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
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
  • employment certificates
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, you must submit an official decision attesting to your refugee status (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection) instead of your qualification certificates.

 

 

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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