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. The quota is used for degree programmes in English in autumn 2019 application only, it does not concern the spring 2020 application round.

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