Deadlines for attachments

  • Direct Application, autumn 2024: 28 August 2024, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +3)
  • Joint Application, autumn 2024: 18 September 2024, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +3)
  • Joint application, spring 2024: 24 January 2024, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2)

Ensure that the documents you upload are clear and legible, and can be opened, preferably as PDF or JPG documents. Unclear or illegible images or documents that cannot be opened will not be considered. You can return to the submitted application form through a link included in the confirmation email you receive from service after submitting the application.

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

The required documents include

  • relevant qualification certificate: see instructions on website
    • If you have already graduated, make sure to provide the original, final certificate with transcript of records/marks sheet.
    • If information about your qualification completed in Finland is available at the national database (Koski service), you do not have to upload a certificate copy to the application form.
  • an authorized translation of all documents not originally written in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • an English language certificate (check requirements on UASinfo website). This requirement does not concern the Direct Application, autumn 2024 or Joint application, autumn 2024 for Xamk degree programmes.
  • an acceptable ID document (check programme-specific instructions)
  • other document exempting from the tuition fee, if applicable: see exempting documents on Xamk website

Master’s Degree Programmes

The required documents include

  • original, final qualification certificate and transcript of records or marks sheet for the degree used for applying
  • work certificates (minimum 2 years / 24 months) from the field after graduation
  • an authorized translation of all documents not originally written in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • an acceptable ID document: passport ID data page, EU/EEA country’s identity card or Finnish driver’s licence
  • other document exempting from the tuition fee, if applicable: see exempting documents on Xamk website

You must provide a work certificate written by the employer and confirmed by the employer’s signature/stamp as proof of employment. The work certificate must include the date of issue/signature, date when the employment has started and ended, contact information for the employer, tasks and work hours in case of part-time employment. If the employment is continuing, a temporary work certificate (including a date of issue/signature) must be provided.

If the original work certificate has been written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you must in addition upload a copy of an authorized translation of the work certificate in one of the before-mentioned languages to your application form.

In addition, please note that

  • Work contracts, offer letters or pay slips are not acceptable work certificates.
  • Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can produce a certificate attesting that you have been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme in Finland. Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
  • Work experience is counted in full months. Part-time work is converted into its full-time equivalent: 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
  • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employments may not exceed the amount considered for full-time employment.
  • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.


Refugees or persons in a refugee-like situation (all programmes)

  • 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.

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