You do not need to be a degree student to start your university studies. If you want to become a degree student, the way is taking the Study Path towards degree studies. Study Path consists of open studies which are parts of education leading to a degree.
HAMK's Study Paths are first academic year studies in Bachelor's degrees and first semester studies in Master's degrees. They are an excellent way to degree studies if you were not accepted the first time you applied, you want to study alongside your job or develop your existing skills. Study Paths are available as daytime studies (8-16) and multiform studies outside office hours (18-100). Study Path requires a commitment to studying for the whole of the first academic year and contains contact lessons. Read more about planning of studies.
Depending on their citizenship international students may need a residence permit for Study Paths and Open Studies.
Studying requires perseverance and independency. Necessary requirements contain skills to acquire knowledge, to present orally and in writing and structuring issues in teaching language.
You may apply as a degree student based on your open studies. Once you have completed 60 credits Bachelor's degree studies or first semester Master's studies applicable to the degree, you are eligible to apply. If you are admitted as a degree student, the open studies which are completed and approved will be credited towards a degree at HAMK University of Applied Sciences. In the field of Social Services, Health and Sports, your suitability for the field will also be checked. When applying for degree student after study path, suitability of test score should be at least half of the aptitude test score. Also testing the suitability must be worn for up to one year.
Please notice that when applying as a degree student in International Business in academic year 2015-2016, the average of completed open UAS studies must be at least 3,0.