Footwear Design Studies - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Footwear Design Studies
Footwear Design studies

Footwear Design Studies

Footwear Design Studies, Nordic Dimensions

Study Nordic Footwear Design at HAMK

The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. There is a need for professionals with an understanding of green values, circular economy, modern technologies and business. The studies in Footwear Design teach you creative design thinking integrated into business, which prepares you for the varied challenges of the modern world.

The core themes of the studies are Finnish Design Orientation (15 ECTS), Basics of Footwear Materials and Technology (15 ECTS) and Advanced Knowledge of Sustainable Footwear Design in Practice (15 ECTS). The studies also include a lot of project work related to design and business cases. During the studies you can also choose some courses from the optional studies Global Fashion Business or Smart & Sustainable Design Lab.

The studies have a strong creative and technical focus. You will study in a studio-based environment with exceptional facilities and gain a deep knowledge of the product and production.


HAMK Footwear Design 2019 tuition fee: €8700 per person for one academic year, €4350 per person for the autumn semester

  • Classes and tuition fee for the one academic year or one semester.
  • Certificate and HAMK Official Transcript of Records for 30 or 60 ECTS.
  • There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or non-EU/EEA students from our partner institutions.
  • The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place.
  • The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in instalments.


Exchange students should first get approval from their home university for their planned exchange. All applicants must be officially nominated by their home university.

All applicants must be officially nominated by their home university. The nomination must include the following information for each student:

  • Last name
  • Given name(s)
  • Date of birth (
  • Gender
  • Email
  • Duration of exchange
  • EU subject area at the home university
  • EU subject area at HAMK

After HAMK has received the nomination from your home university, you will receive further instructions on how to fill in your application and download the required documents online.

HAMK uses the SoleMOVE online mobility programme for receiving the applications.


The Hämeenlinna Student Housing Foundation (HOPS) provides accommodation for degree and exchange students. The rent includes all housing-related services, such as electricity, water and internet connection. Read more about student accommodation in Hämeenlinna.

Living in Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna is a lively and beautiful cultural city in southern Finland, at the junction of nationally important rail, road and waterway network. The city strives for sustainable development and offers visitors and citizens a variety of services. Hämeenlinna is located about 90 km from Helsinki and the airport. HAMK is located 2 kilometres away from the city centre.

Get to know HAMK

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) welcomes you to be a part of our 7500-student community representing 60 countries. We offer you world-class education and research in our 27 bachelor-level and 10 master-level degree programmes. Six bachelor programmes and one master programme are delivered totally in English and students arrive from all over the world to start their professional career here at HAMK. We have strong international networks and we offer our students many exchange opportunities in all fields of expertise.

You will study in modern learning facilities with award-winning Finnish learning methods. You can also choose online and summer courses and our student support team will coach you toward your future dream job..

Application periods

Semester: Autumn semester 2019
Semester dates: 26 August – 20 December
Application deadline: 15 May 2019

Read more about the application here.

Want to know more?

Head of Degree Programme
Juha Laurikainen
+358 40 530 6323

Senior Lecturer
Tarja Saari
+358 50 574 5280

Footwear Design brochure