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.

 

 

 

One application period in autumn,
two in spring

Joint application in autumn

  • one application period, in September
  • for studies beginning in January
  • information published on Studyinfo.fi in the end of May

Joint application in spring

  • two application periods, first one in January, second in March
  • for studies beginning in August
  • information published on Studyinfo.fi in the end of October

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.

 

Application form on Studyinfo.fi

Autumn 2018, Select the programme > Fill in application and attach required documents during the application period 5 - 19 September.

Submit your application and 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. Also the required enclosures are attached 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 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 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 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

  • Autumn application period: Wed 26 September 2018, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application period 1: Wed 30 January 2019, 3 pm Finnish time
  • Spring application period 2: for Bachelor’s programmes Wed 3 April 2019, 3 pm Finnish time for Master’s programmes: Wed 10 April 2019, 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, 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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