Frequently asked questions
When can I apply for the spring semester?
HAMK's Bachelor's degree programmes conducted in English admit new students only once in a year. Application is in spring time and the studies begin in September.
can i apply in application period 1 and application period 2?
You can apply in both application periods but not to the same degree programmes. Also you are not allowed to submit more than one application with the maximum of six preferences (including application period 1 and application period 2). This means that if you have already submitted an application during application period 1, you cannot submit a new application during application period 2. If you wish to apply to some other degree programmes during application period 2, you can do so by editing the application that you submitted during application period 1.
Editing the application can be made either by contacting the admission services of the UAS of your first preference (by e-mail) or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service.
I applied during application period 1, should i apply again during application period 2?
No. If you have applied during application period 1 you should not apply to the same degree programme during application period 2.
i was invited to the entrance examinations of application period 1. Can i participate in the exams of application period 2 instead?
No you cannot do that. You need to participate in the entrance examinations to which you have been invited. The entrance examinations of the application period 2 are organised so late that the results are not ready early enough for the student selections of application period 1.
can i apply now and start my studies next year?
You may register as absent for the first academic year for the following reasons only:
- military, non-military or women's voluntary military service
- maternity, paternity or parental leave
- personal illness or injury
If you do not have any of the above-mentioned reasons, you are not allowed to postpone the beginning of your studies.
Do I need a language skills certificate?
No, you do not need a language skills certificate.
where can i find statistics about the number of applicants and the lowest points for admission in the previous applications?
The admission criteria has changed significantly during the past couple of years and because of that the statistics from the previous years are not comparable anymore. HAMK has made a decision about not publishing the statistics in order to avoid applicants from making wrong conclusions on the grounds of those.
do you offer scholarships?
HAMK offers scholarships for students that are required to pay a tuition fee if their studies have progressed according to the requirements. Please see Tuition fees and Scholarships for further information.
am i allowed to work while studying?
You are allowed to work but if you are not a citizen of Finland and you have student's residence permit your right to work in Finland is limited. Please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service for further information.