You can apply for the study places still available for the studies beginning in August 2020 at Xamk in the supplementary application.


Degree programmes in English in the supplementary application


How to apply

  • Submit your application on during 3 to 6 August 2020 3.00 pm (Finnish time, UTC +3).
  • Upload the attachments on application form by 7 August 2020 12.00 noon  (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 by the deadline for confirming the study place. See further information on the tuition fee policy and scholarship scheme at Xamk at
  • The studies begin in August 2020

Instructions for supplementary application

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 a Master’s degree programme if you have completed

  • an appropriate UAS Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree 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 6 August 2020.

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. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.

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.

English language proficiency for all programmes

Because the instruction in the degree programmes is provided in English, a good command of English language is required.

The language skills of all applicants are evaluated during the student selection process. If you fail the language test, you are withdrawn from admission. Regardless of your nationality or educational background you are not required to submit proof of your English language skills when applying.


Admission criteria


Environmental Engineering

The student selection is based on video interview points.


Digital International Business

The maximum points in student selection are 50 and the minimum requirement for a passed result is 13 points. Applicant must pass all parts of the student selection. Applicant’s English language skills (pass/fail) is evaluated in the student selection process.


International Business Management

The students for this programme are selected solely on the basis of points received from the online student selection. All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination. You must score at least 40/100 points in order to qualify for admission.


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 his/her qualifications.

Application form

The application form is submitted at (Search for 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.

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 2020 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.


You can check here if you are required to attach any supporting documents (certificate copies or document exempting you from tuition fees) to your application form.

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.

Information on these qualifications can be checked from the national database.

If you haven’t completed a qualification listed above, you should attach a copy of one of the following certificates to the application form at the latest after being notified of admission to Xamk:

  • vocational upper secondary qualification completed in Finland in 2017 or earlier
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification completed in Finland in 2017 or earlier
  • post-secondary or higher vocational level qualification completed in Finland
  • matriculation examination completed in Finland prior to 1990
  • International matriculation examination completed in Finland (IB, EB and RP/DIA)
  • Other qualification completed outside Finland that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question
  • general upper secondary school syllabus completed in Finland (without matriculation examination).

We recommend that you attach the necessary certificate copies to the application form already during the application period. This way the documents are available for Xamk already at the time of student selection. The certificates are not checked during the application period but only after the student selection, for those who are admitted to study.

Certificate copies, Master’s degree

  • a copy of the UAS/higher education degree certificate used for applying, except the ones completed in Finland
  • employment certificates of two years after completing the higher education degree
  • a copy of an official translation of all documents not originally written in Finnish, Swedish or English

Copy of 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
  • 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

The exempting document must be valid on 1 August 2020. Please check more detailed information with the title “Am I required to pay the tuition fees” at

Early bird scholarship do not apply in supplementary application.

Find information on the tuition fee policy and scholarship scheme at Xamk at

Student selection

Environmental Engineering 

Student selection for this degree programme is based on video interview. A link to the video interview and a copy of passport or official ID card are submitted by 10 August 3 pm Finnish time at 

Instructions for video interview in Environmental Engineering 


Digital International Business 

The exam contains three phases: A) video task B) online exam  and C) online interview.You must pass each test section with minimum scores mentioned below in order to qualify in the selection process, the total minimum being 13 points. Maximum is 50 points. All tasks will be in English. 

A) Video task

  • The video must be ready latest by 11.45 Finnish time on Wednesday 12 August.

B) Online exam (written online exam with essay and maths)

  • The online exam will be open for you on Wednesday 12 August at 11.45 – 14.00 Finnish time.  
  • Further instructions and the link for the exam will be sent to applicants by email 
  • For the online exam you will need a quiet place with computer, and an internet connection.  
  • Points awarded Tasks A&B: max 25 p; minimum requirement 8 p

C) Online group interview 13 or 14 August.  

  • Group online interviews (about 30 min – video connection required) 
  • Points awarded Task C: max 25p; minimum requirement 5p 
International Business Management 

Student selection methods: pre-assignment and CV 

Students for the programme will be selected on the basis of pre-assignment and CV submitted by 12 August. Instructions for student selection will be sent to applicants on 7th August. The pre-assignment and a copy of passport or official ID card are submitted by 12 August at

Individual arrangements in entrance examinations

You may request for individual arrangements for taking the entrance examination on particular grounds. The application for individual arrangements must be submitted to the admission services of all the UAS you are applying to. All higher education institutions use their own application form and it is available on their website.

Application form for individual arrangements for Xamk entry exams

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for individual arrangements (e.g. a doctor’s certificate or an equivalent statement on the type of disability/illness at hand or a statement of dyslexia or learning disability). If you are applying for additional time because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. The statement should entail which support measures you need due to dyslexia. In addition, the applicant should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish matriculation examination board.

How long the certificate or statement is valid, is assessed case by case depending on the durability of the disability, illness or learning disability. Statement of dyslexia are valid when they have been issued at 16 years or later.

Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. If you are accepted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence, if you are admitted to study at Xamk.

In case the issue entitling you to individual arrangements already exists during the application period, the application for special arrangements must be submitted:

  • Supplementary application (August): by 7 August 2020, 12 pm Finnish time

The higher education institution is not obliged to provide individual arrangements if the application is not submitted by the deadline.

If the issue entitling you to individual arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, you must submit the application for individual arrangements to the admission services of each UAS arranging the examinations that you intent to take without delay. The UAS may deny the right to individual arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Decisions on individual arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date. If you are dissatisfied with the arrangements stated on the decision, you can promptly contact the university of applied sciences, which can adjust the previous decision if necessary. After you have got the final admission results in joint application, you can make request for adjustment to the decision on individual arrangement as part of student selection appeal procedure.

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.