You can apply for the study places still available for the studies beginning in autumn 2021 at Xamk in the supplementary application.

Degree programmes in the supplementary application

Study places are available in the following degree programmes in English:

Click on the name of the programme to read more about it on our website!

How to apply

  1. Submit your application form on during 2 to 5 August 2021 3.00 pm (Finnish time, UTC +3). Select the programme on Studyinfo > Application form. Link to supplementary application on Studyinfo.
  2. Upload your attachments to the application form by 6 August 2021 12.00 noon (Finnish time, UTC +3).
  3. Submit the student selection task(s) by 11 August 2021 3 pm (Finnish time, UTC +3)

Admission results

  • Wait to receive information about your result by email. The admission results are announced as soon as possible after the submission has closed.
  • If admitted, confirm the study place and enrol as student within 7 days of publishing the results of student admission.
  • If you are liable to pay tuition fee for the studies, it must be paid within 7 days of publishing the results, by the deadline for confirming the study place.
  • See instructions for beginning the studies on Xamk website:

Eligibility for the studies

Bachelor’s degree programmes

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed

Master’s degree programmes

You can apply to the Master’s Degree Programme in Rehabilitation if you have completed

  • a Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or sports studies, or other suitable higher education degree (e.g. in physiotherapy, elderly care, podiatry) or a corresponding post-secondary level vocational qualification, awarded by a vocational college in Finland (e.g. fysioterapeutti or sairaanhoitaja qualification that was begun before the year 2000, prior to the change in the educational system in Finland) and
  • at least two years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. As a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the previous higher education degree.

Work experience

  • The work experience can be accumulated as from the date of award of the final higher education degree certificate and obtained no later than 5 August 2021.
  • Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
  • You must provide a work certificate written by the employer as proof of employment. The work certificate must include the 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 must be provided.
  • 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.
  • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees concern students from outside the EU/EEA countries in English-taught degree programmes. Documents exempting from paying the tuition fee are listed on this website under “Attachments”
  • Tuition fees for the degree programmes beginning in autumn 2021 at Xamk are:
    • Bachelor’s programmes 6 000 euro / academic year
    • Master’s programmes 7 000 euro / academic year
  • Scholarships are available for students who are liable to pay tuition fees and they are mainly based on study progress. The Early Bird scholarship is not available in the supplementary application.
  • Find information on the tuition fee policy and scholarship scheme at Xamk at

Application form

The application form is submitted at (Select the programme > Application form).

You can apply to 1-6 study programmes included in the Xamk supplementary application using the same the application form. The order of preferences is not considered in the supplementary application. If you are applying also for the degree programmes conducted in Finnish, please see information about the application process on our website in Finnish. Please note that applying to many degree programmes may require taking part in several entry exams or submitting many student selection tasks.

When filling in the application form, you need to provide your personal information (Finnish ID code, if available) and details of your qualification (name, year/date of completion, institution). Fill in the application form carefully with correct information, the service guides you in submitting the application. Submit the application for Xamk in good time before the deadline.

Please note that if you have already accepted a study place from a study programme beginning in autumn semester 2021 in a higher education institution in Finland, you cannot accept another study place in the degree programmes in supplementary application.

Changing information on your application form

You can make changes to study programmes on the application form only during the application period. 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.

Removing or adding study programmes on the application form cannot be done after the application has closed but updates on other information on the application form are possible.


Certificate copies, Bachelor’s degrees

You don’t have to attach any certificate copies to the application form, if you have completed

  • matriculation examination or double degree in secondary level in Finland in 1990 or after
  • a vocational qualification in Finland in 2018 or after
  • a higher education degree in Finland

Information on these qualifications is checked from the national database.

If you haven’t completed a qualification listed above, please attach a copy of your certificate to the application form by 6 August 2021 12.00 (noon):

  • a vocational qualification completed in Finland in 2017 or earlier
  • matriculation examination completed in Finland prior to 1990
  • general upper secondary school syllabus completed in Finland (without matriculation examination)
  • international matriculation examination (IB, EB or RP/DIA)
  • a qualification completed outside Finland that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question
  • a higher education degree completed outside Finland
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English

Certificate copies, Master’s degree

  • a copy of the UAS/higher education degree certificate used for applying (exception: higher education degrees completed in Finland are verified from the database)
  • employment certificates for two years of relevant work experience after completing the degree that provides eligibility for the studies
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English

Document exempting from tuition fees

The tuition fees concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

You don’t have to attach an exempting document to the application form, if you are a citizen of Finland. Information about your citizenship is verified from the population register.

You can be exempted from the tuition fee on other grounds if you attach a copy of one of the following documents to your application form:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • Proof from the Finnish Immigration Services that one has registered, or applied to register, the EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

The exempting document must be valid on 1 August 2021.

Student selection

Environmental Engineering 

Student selection is based on a video interview. A link to the video interview and a copy of passport or official ID card are submitted by 11 August 3 pm Finnish time at 

Instructions for the video interview in Environmental Engineering 

Wellbeing Management

Student selection is based on CV/Portfolio and a video interview. The CV/Portfolio, a link to the video interview and a copy of passport or official ID card are submitted by 11 August 3 pm Finnish time at

Instructions for the CV/Portfolio and video interview in Wellbeing Management


Student selection is based on pre-task including a motivation video and a written task (essay). A link to the motivation video and the written task are submitted by 11 August 3 pm Finnish time at

Instructions for the pre-task in Rehabilitation

English language proficiency for all programmes

A good command of English language is required for the studies in English.

The English language skills of all applicants are evaluated on the basis of the tasks submitted in the student selection process. Regardless of your nationality or educational background you are not required to submit proof of your English language skills when applying.

Conditional student selection

The student selection is always conditional until the university of applied sciences has checked all qualification certificates used for applying. The admission may be withdrawn if the certificates are not delivered by a given deadline or if the applicant has given false information on one’s qualifications.

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-Fri 9 am – 3 pm.