The higher education institutions may reserve some of the study places for those applicants who do not hold a higher education qualification or a higher education study place in Finland.

The quota is a way to ensure that as many applicants as possible will get a study place.

You are not considered as a first-time applicant if

  • you have already completed a higher education degree in a university of applied sciences or university in Finland
  • you have accepted a study place in a higher education degree programme in Finland that started in autumn 2014 or after (also concerns transfer student applications).

Further information is available on


Quota for first-time applicants at Xamk

There is an 80% quota for first-time applicants in all degree programmes at Xamk where the general admission criteria is applied. This includes the bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English.

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