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. 

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 September/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
  • check the language of instruction in the programme (English, Finnish or Swedish) carefully before applying

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

You can find instructions on how to apply in joint application on Studyinfo.fi service. Also the application form and the required attachments are submitted there during the application period.

You are asked to provide information about your personal details, email address, your educational background and in some cases, work experience on the application form. You are only allowed to submit one application form in joint application.

The online application closes at 3 pm Finnish time 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.

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!

Consider your study options

In joint application, you can apply up to 6 different study programmes with the same application form. Note that you cannot change the study programmes or the order of them after the application has closed.

In Joint Application, Autumn you place the study programmes in the order of preference on the application form. You will only be offered one study place in this application; for the programme listed highest in your preferences where your points qualify for admission.

Higher education institutions publish admission results gradually according to their own schedules. Please note that even though you may receive more than one study place offer from the higher education institutions, you can accept only one offer among the study programmes beginning in the same semester (autumn semester August-December, spring semester January-July).

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.

Attachments to application

Submit the attachments to your application on Studyinfo.fi when filling in the application form. You can also later return to the submitted application through link included in the confirmation email you receive from Studyinfo.fi service after submitting the application. The attachments must however be uploaded to the application form by the given deadline. 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, Autumn 2020: Wed 23 September 2020, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Joint Application, Spring 2021: Wed 27 January 2021, 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
  • a temporary certificate, if you will graduate during the autumn/spring of applying. The temporary certificate is a  transcript of study records or other certificate provided by the learning institution that states the degree/qualification you are completing. It should also state the scope of the degree and estimated date of graduation. The certificate should be provided with the official stamp of the educational institution and must be signed and clarified by an educational institution representative including a representative’s title.
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
European / International Baccalaureate ja Reifeprüfung/DIA 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 (deadline specified later)
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English
Qualifications completed in Finland (other qualifications are verified electronically via KOSKI service):
  • a copy of the original certificate for Matriculation examination completed in Finland prior to 1990)
  • general upper secondary school syllabus (lukion päättötodistus) completed in Finland without Matriculation Examination
  • vocational basic degree (ammatillinen perustutkinto) completed in Finland before 2017
  • vocational or specialised vocational degree (ammatti- tai erikoisammattitutkinto) completed in Finland before 2018
  • post-secondary level vocational degree (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) based on old educational system in Finland
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
    (Finnish citizenship can 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 if completed in Finland
  • employment certificates (24 months in relevant field after completing the higher education degree required)
  • 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
    (Finnish citizenship can 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

Search for "Xamk", 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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