You can use the renewed right to study for finishing your incomplete degree without applying for a study place in the joint application, if your studies in a Finnish university of applied sciences have been interrupted not more than 5 years ago.

Admission criteria for renewed right to study

The admission criteria for the renewed right to study is as follows:

  1. The applicant will continue in the same or corresponding degree programme the studies he/she has started in a Finnish university of applied sciences with the aim to graduate.
  2. The applicant has been denied the right to study due to one of the following reasons:
    a. He/she has resigned from a degree programme or
    b. His/her period of right to study has ended or
    c. He/she has been considered resigned due to a failure to enrol and has been denied the right to study.
  3. The number of credits missing from the degree is no more than the amount corresponding to one year of studies (60 cr). There is no credit amount requirement for master’s degree programmes. The credits earned in a Open University of Applied Sciences or other University of Applied Sciences in Finland are also taken into account.
  4. If required, the applicant satisfactorily passes an interview or entrance examination.
  5. The resources of the department allow the acceptance of the student into a degree programme.

The degree programmes of humanities, social services and health care and marine engineering have requirements on one’s health condition. The applicant will be asked about his/her health, and if the health requirements are not met, the student will be denied the right to study.

The maximum period of renewed right to study is three semesters. The right to study can begin in the middle of the semester (the semester when the study right begins is included in the amount of semesters for the study right).

The student studying with renewed right to study does not have the right to enrol for non-attendance, and he/she cannot apply for discretionary extension to the studies.

Applying and handling fee for the application

You can apply for the renewed right to study with an electronic application form available through the link below.

Handling fee for the application

There is a handling fee of 50 euros charged for the application (Council of State Decree 932/2014 3 §). The fee is payed electronically when submitting the application.

Before filling in the application form

You need to attach an official transcript of records (verified by the institution’s signature and stamp) in the electronic application e.g. in pdf-format. You will also need information on your previous right to study for the application (e.g. amount of completed credits and date when study right ended).

In addition, you need a scheduled plan for completing the studies missing from the degree. If you need help with the study plan, you can contact the responsible teacher in the degree programme (if necessary, ask for contact details from the admission services:

Please have the information about your studies, the things needed for making the network payment, and your transcript of records in electronic form ready before filling in the application. The application, attachments and payment are all submitted at once and it is not possible to return to the application later.

Application form

The decision on your application is sent by email to the address given on the application form. Student who is granted the renewed right to study does not have the right to enrol for absence in the studies, and s/he cannot be granted discretionary extension to the given study time.

Instructions and further information

Submitting the application and paying the fee electronically (pdf)

If you have questions about applying, please contact the admission services (see contact details on the bottom of the page).

Request for adjustment

According to the legislation in Finland, an applicant has a right to request for adjustment to the decision concerning student selection within 14 days of publishing the results of student admission.

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you must first contact admission services at the university of applied sciences where the student admission decision has been made. If the decision was made at Xamk, contact:

If this does not clarify the matter, you can make a written request for adjustment to the decision regarding student admission.

A request for adjustment must specify the name and contact information of the person making the request, the decision that the request for adjustment concerns, the points of the decision that adjustment is sought for and  the grounds for the request for adjustment. If necessary, supporting documents can be attached to the request.

The request for adjustment concerning student selection at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is addressed to the Examination committee and delivered to:

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Examination committee
Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola


by email to, topic of the message stating “Request for rectification for the Examination committee”.

Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 44 702 8752 (Kouvola) or
+358 50 312 5031 (Mikkeli)



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, Wed-Fri 9 am – 3 pm, Tue 9 am 2.30 pm.

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