International Business - Häme University of applied sciences
International Business
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International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Do you want to become a sustainable, data-driven and entrepreneurial professional?

  • With us, you will master multi-skilled competences with a solid base in international business, cross-cultural communication, digitalization, and project-based working. You will become a professional working in multi-cultural teams, problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Sustainability is emphasized throughout your studies. After graduation you will have skills and abilities to adapt sustainable thinking in different fields of business.
  • You will learn how to collect, analyze and utilize data as a basis of business decision making. We develop both your analytical and business skills by teaching you how to best use data for example in marketing and business information management. 
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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

Do you want to become a global business expert?

  • As a graduate you are able to plan, organize and manage international business operations and create value for your employer in a responsible, efficient, and profitable way, both as an individual and as a team member.
  • The combination of business theories and the usage of data-driven decision making will give you career opportunities in several business fields.
  • After graduation you will have the required competencies to continue your studies towards a master’s degree.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK - Application period 1
  • Type of Application Apply only to HAMK's degree programmes. Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1 October 2021
  • Application period ends 15 November 2021
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 2 December 2021
  • Information on admissions 17 December 2021 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION - January 2022 - Details for admissions will be published soon
  • Type of Application You can apply to several higher education institutes in Finland at once. Recommended for applicants in Finland.
  • Number of study places 20 full-time & 45 part-time
  • Application period begins 5 January 2022
  • Application period ends 19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations International UAS Exam
  • Information on admissions 3 June 2022 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK - Application period 2
  • Type of Application Apply only to HAMK's degree programmes. Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1 February 2022
  • Application period ends 10 May 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations online 3 times during the spring
  • Information on admissions within 2 weeks
  • Confirmation of study place 15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 10
  • Application period begins 1.8.
  • Application period ends 31.5.
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions August-June
  • Confirmation of study place within 10 days
  • Studies begin during the academic year 2021-2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • TRANSFER APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF VALID RIGHT TO STUDY AT A FINNISH UNIVERSITY
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places
  • Application period begins 2.5. (spring) / 1.11. (autumn)
  • Application period ends 16.5. (spring) / 15.11. (autumn) 3:00 pm
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 30.6. (spring) / 15.12. (autumn)
  • Confirmation of study place 31.7. (spring) / 31.12. (autumn)
  • Studies begin in the beginning of next semester
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLE
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
DURATION (YEARS) 3,5
EXTENT (CREDITS) 210
LOCATION FULL-TIME STUDIES
Valkeakoski
LOCATION PART-TIME STUDIES Valkeakoski, Online studies
LANGUAGE English

Curricula of International Business

In IB, sustainability and data-driven business will be your superpowers!

International Business Degree structure  //  International Business curricula

 

Learning by doing and entrepreneurial mindset

During your studies you will learn multi-skilled competences which create a solid base in international business, cross-cultural communication, digitalization, and project-based working. You will gain experience doing teamwork in multi-cultural teams including digital teams. Throughout the practice-oriented studies you will enhance your problem solving and critical thinking skills and develop a proactive mindset.

Furthermore, you will have the possibility to learn through real life cases how business activities are the combination of innovation, attitude, skills, and creativity. We offer you an authentic entrepreneurial mindset, and the essential competences that you need for operating your own business. In addition, you will gain skills to foster innovation and creativity, and skills to identify keyways to renew and/or develop existing businesses.

 

Diversity in the core

The strength of studying at HAMK is our genuine multicultural atmosphere. We embrace diversity as the keyway to cultivate a learning community that promotes global engagement and international perspectives. Our students and faculty alike come from all over the world.

 

Emphasis on sustainability and data-driven business

Sustainability will be emphasized throughout your studies. After graduation you will have skills and abilities to adapt sustainable thinking to your work. The starting point of your sustainability studies will be UN Sustainable Development Goals which will guide the innovation and business planning processes.

You will learn how to collect, analyze, and utilize data as a basis of business decision making. We develop both your analytical and business skills by teaching you how to best use data for example in marketing and business information management. The combination of business theories and the usage of data-driven decision making will give you career opportunities in several business fields. 

 

International opportunities

You have the opportunity to do a half or full year exchange during your second or third year of study in one of our many partner universities throughout the world! We also offer you the chance to do a double degree during your third year of study in one of our wonderful partner universities in Europe. Also, we will offer you a possibility to do your Work placement abroad.

 

Career opportunities

As a graduate of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you will have an abundance of experience and competences that are essential in a global business environment. You will be able to plan, organize and manage international business operations and create value for your employer in a responsible, efficient, and profitable way, both as an individual and as a team member. After graduation you will have the required competencies to continue your studies towards a master’s degree as well.

 

Home for our students

You students are in the center of everything we do in IB. Our degree programme is rather small compared to some other universities, which will benefit you in many ways. For example, our staff will know you by name and the teachers are easy to reach. The community on our campus is friendly, welcoming, and close-knit.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for HAMK's direct application in autumn 2021

Date Application
1 October 2021 Application period begins
15 November 2021 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Application period ends
15 November 2021 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
15 July 2022 3:00 pm (UTC +3) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2022 The admitted students start their studies

 

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If the applicant is a refugee or in refugee-like situation and the qualifications cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the entrance exam even if the UAS does not use discretionary admission. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

Required English language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations and in the SAT-tests. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  • Check the eligibility requirements
  • Get familiar with the admission criteria
  • Find out if you are required to upload documents to your application
  • Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi and upload the required documents to your application
  • Keep an eye on your e-mail in case you are required to provide additional documents or further information about your educational background

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies.

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The first year´ tuition fee can be paid in three installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application. The document must be downloaded to your application by the end of the application period.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Admission criteria

Students are selected using four selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination
  • admission on the basis of school performance (applicants with International Baccalaureate, Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, Chinese High School Graduation Certificate from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan,  All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate)
  • admission on the basis of Edunation Pathway Diploma Program
  • admission on the basis of SAT-test results

Entrance examination

You will be invited to the entrance examination after you have submitted the online application and downloaded the required attachments to the application. Invitations to the exam will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam.

Entrance examination is on 2 December 2021.

The entrance examination is organized online and participating in the exam does not require travelling.

Participating in the entrance examination is not necessary for applicants with required-level SAT-test results.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination is a written test lasting 1 hour 45 minutes. It measures study skills, logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics, as well as English language proficiency. The language test is compulsory for all applicants. Only applicants passing the language test will be considered for admission.

You must pass all parts of the examination in order to be able to be selected for admission. If you fail to reach the minimum points in any of the examination parts or in the total score, you will be disqualified from the entrance examination.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of the written part of the entrance examination without an English language test and online interview if they have achieved at least a total score of 6.5 in the IELTS language test or TOEFL iBT total score 79. The applicant must download a copy of the language certificate to the application together with other documents by the end of the application period.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of the passed written part of the entrance examination without an English language test if they have upper secondary level school education, Bachelor's or Master's degree in English completed in Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

SAT test

The SAT Test, organised by the College Board, is given all over the world on simultaneous test dates. For further information on the test, visit the College Board website.

HAMK uses SAT-test results as a student selection method in Degree Programme in International Business, Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy, Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Degree Programme in Smart Organic Farming as well as in Degree Programme in Computer Applications.

SAT-test is an alternative for taking an entrance examination. An applicant applying to the above-mentioned degree programmes can participate to the student selection either by taking the SAT test or by participating in the entrance examinations.

Please notice: SAT-test is not used as a student selection method in the Degree Programme in  Smart and Sustainable Design.

What kind of test is SAT?

SAT consists of

  • Reading test
  • Writing and Language test
  • Math test
  • Essay

Read more about the test at the College Board website.

What kind of SAT test score does HAMK require?

HAMK requires you to take the SAT test which includes Reading test, Writing and Language test and Math test. Essay is not required. Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted.

HAMK requires a minimum score of 500 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 500 from Mathematics.

When does HAMK need my SAT result?

The sooner you submit your SAT scores the sooner you can be offered a study place. The last date to submit your scores to HAMK is 31 May. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website; the registration closes approximately one month before the test dates.

How does HAMK get my SAT result?

It is possible to request the test score report to be sent to HAMK. Thus, you should fill in the school code 6894 in the SAT application form.

When, where and how can I take SAT?

Dates for the international tests can be found here and test locations can be found on the Test centers page.

There are specific requirements for international applicants from certain countries. Please check here if there are any that would concern you.

How can I register to SAT?

To learn about registration, take a look at registration instructions.

How much does SAT cost?

Read more about the test fees here.

Admission on the basis of school performance

Please notice: this student selection method concerns only applicants with International Baccalaureate, Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học), All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC) or Chinese High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) from the following provinces: Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai and Sichuan.

Applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học):

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2021-2022) high school in Vietnam can be admitted on the basis of their school performance. To be admitted applicants are required to have the following grades on their 12th grade transcript of records:

  • GPA 8.0 or higher
  • English 8.0 or higher
  • Mathematics 8.0 or higher

Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application by the end of the application period. Applicants that finish high school in 2022 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the academic in grade 11. They must upload to the application form by the end of the application period the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 15 July 2022 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

Applicants with All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or with Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE):

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2021-2022) the certificate can be admitted based on their certificate. To be admitted applicants are required to have the following grades on their certificate:

  • GPA 60% or higher
  • English 60% or higher
  • Mathematics 60% or higher

Applicants must upload a copy of their All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) to the online application by the end of the application period. Applicants that finish high school in 2022 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the academic year in grade 11. They must upload to the application form by the end of the application period the previous transcript of records. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 15 July 2022 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

Applicants with Chinese High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan:

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2021-2022) the certificate can be admitted based on their certificate. To be admitted applicants are required to have the following grades on their 12th grade transcript of records:

  • English 80/100 or 120/150
  • Mathematics 80/100 or 120/150

Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (中国高中毕业证书) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application by the end of the application period.  Applicants that finish high school in 2022 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the academic year in grade 11. They must upload to the application form by the end of the application period the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English.
Please notice: handwritten transcripts are not accepted.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished high school studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 15 July 2022 at the latest. If the applicant's grades of the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

Applicants with International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Applicants who submit a Diploma Program (DP), Course Results or IB Certificate during the application period will be offered a study place based on their school performance if the applicant has obtained at least the following grades:

  • GPA: 5 or higher
  • English: 5
  • Math: 3 Further Mathematics (Higher level HL and Standard level SL) or
  • Math: 5 Applied Mathematics (Standard level SL), Mathematical Studies

Applicants must download a copy of the transcript / diploma to the application by the end of the application period.

The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the diploma to the admission services by 15 July 2022 at the latest. If the applicant's average of all subjects and the grades in the above-mentioned subjects in the diploma do not meet the requirements, the student selection will be canceled.

Admission on the basis of Edunation Pathway Dipoma Program

After successful completion of Edunation Pathway Diploma Program, you have direct admission to this Degree Programme. Participating in the entrance examination is not required. You must download a copy of the diploma to the application by the end of the application period.

Prior learning can be recognized according to degree programme curricula and students demonstrated ability. Please notice that studies that have been acquired via Edunation Pathway Diploma may not be credited as studies that can be included in the degree. Contact your student counsellor in the beginning of your studies.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published within two weeks after the entrance examination or after the SAT-test results (please notice: SAT-test results are not used in the student selections of all degree programmes) have arrived to the Admission Services.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 15 July 2022 3:00 pm Finnish time to confirm the study place. However, it is highly recommended to confirm the place as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the immigration process (that for non-EU/EEA citizens may require as long as three to five months). Early confirmation ensures that you will not miss the start date of your studies.

You can confirm the study place by using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you accept a study place offered to you in this direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

The studies start in the end of August 2022.

Timetable for joint application in spring 2022

Date Application
5 January 2022 Application period begins
19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
26 January 2022 Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
2 February 2022 Entrance examination invitations will be sent approximately one week before the exam
9 February 2022 Written part of the International UAS Exam
2 March - 16 March 2022 Group interview for eligible applicants who have passed the written exam
3 June 2022 Student selection results are published at the latest
15 July 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

 

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and you cannot prove your eligibility through documentary evidence, HAMK can consider whether you can be invited to the entrance exam. You must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority and submit a copy of it to the Admission Services within 7 days after the application period has ended.

Required english language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and get familiar with the admission criteria of the study programme to which you are planning to apply.
  2. Find out if you are required to attach documents to your application. You can find this information from the website of the study programme to which you are applying at Studyinfo.fi.
  3. Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi.
  4. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation.
  5. Participate in the entrance examinations

The student selection results of the joint application to higher education in spring 2021 will be published by 4 June 2021 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 16 July 2021 at 3:00 pm Finnish time at the latest.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies.

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 installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an 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 I have registered, or applied to register, my EU right to residence in Finland (UK-citizens)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Student selection criteria

Students are selected on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION - ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, part-time studies

Entrance examination

The entrance examination will be held on 9 August 2021 online.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination will be arranged online in two parts:

  • Written Part will be online 9 August 2021 at 9:00 – 11:00 Finnish time (UTC+3)
  • Spoken Part will be online 9 August from 12:00 onwards.

All eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the examination. Invitations to the examination will be sent 6 August 2021 at the latest to the email address given on the application form. There is no pre-reading material for the examination. All material will be given during the examination. For the online exam you will need a computer with a camera and a good internet connection.

You must pass each test section with minimum points in order to qualify in the selection process.

The Spoken Part will be a group interview.

 

 

Entrance examination

Online entrance examination

Content of the online entrance examination

The online exam will contain three phases: 1) Pretask  2) Online written exam and 3) Online interview

1) The Pretask

  • pretask instructions
  • pretask must be ready and uploaded to the application by 3 p.m. Finnish time on Wednesday 27 January 2021.
  • points awarded: max 10 p; minimum requirement 4 p.

Invitation to the written part of the online examination will be sent by the end of January 2021 to all the applicants who submit the pre-task in time. The pre-task instructions has been published on 15 December 2020.

2) Written online exam with essay and maths

  • the online exam will be on Tuesday 2 February 2021.
  • for the online exam you will need a quiet place with computer, webcam and an internet connection.
  • points awarded:
    • essay based on material given during the exam -  max 30 p; minimum requirement 10 p
    • logical thinking and mathematics - max 30 p; minimum requirement 8 p

Best applicants (max 100) will be invited to an online interview by the points of Pretask and Written online exam (applicant must have at least  22 p).

2) The Online interview

  • invitations will be sent by email in February
  • individual online interviews (video connection required) between 15 – 19 February
  • points awarded: max 30 p; minimum requirement 10 p

Total max 100 p, min 32 p.

The applicants must pass all parts of the examination in order to be selected for admission.

For the exam you will need a computer, webcam, and an internet connection, and a quiet place.

Exam participants from outside of Finland can check the Finnish time e.g. with the Time and Date website: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/finland/helsinki

Entrance examination in Finland

The entrance examination will be arranged fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry for any inconvenience this arrangement might cause you.

The national entrance examination will be arranged online in two parts:

  • Written Part will be online 9 April 2021 at 12:00 – 14:00 Finnish time (UTC+2)
  • Spoken Part will be online between 26 - 29 April 2021

All eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the examination. Invitations to the examination will be sent 19 March 2021 to the email address given on the application form. There is no pre-reading material for the examination. All material will be given during the examination. For the online exam you will need a computer with a camera and a good internet connection.

The entrance examination consists of the following parts:

  • Written Part
    • Multiple choice based on material given during the exam (min 4 points, max 10 points)
    • Logical thinking and mathematics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
    • Essay based on material given during the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
  • Spoken Part (min 10 points, max 30 points)

Total: min 32 points, max 100 points

You must pass each test section with minimum points in order to qualify in the selection process. If you do not pass both the multiple choice and logical thinking & mathematics sections, your essay will not be assessed. Applicants who have passed the Written Part will be invited to the Spoken Part.

The Spoken Part will be a group interview and the detailed schedule will be given closer to the date.

The essay will test written English language skills. The aim of the spoken part is to measure the candidates' motivation, suitability and career orientation towards international business studies and oral English language skills required in the degree programme. A separate English language test will not be arranged.

The logical thinking and mathematics part consists of multiple choice questions about percentage, proportionality and probability calculations, logical thinking and equation solving problems.

 

Entrance examinations outside of Finland

HAMK does not organise entrance examinations outside of Finland in the joint application for higher education.

Co-operating degree programmes in spring 2021

Universities of applied sciences co-operate with each other in terms of entrance examinations. In practice this means that if you apply to two or more degree programmes that co-operate with each other you only need to take one entrance examination.

The list of co-operating degree programmes is available here.

 

Special arrangements at entrance examinations conducted in Finland

Print and fill in the Application for special arrangements and deliver it with the enclosures to the admissions office of each higher education institution you have applied to no later than 7 days after the application period has ended. For more information, consult the website(s) of the higher education institution(s) you have applied to. Your application need to have reached the higher education institution by 27 January, 2021, 3 p.m.

Should your need for individual arrangements emerge after the deadline, please deliver the application to the admissions office(s) as soon as possible.
NB! Exceptions to the deadlines and instructions regarding enclosures can occur. Always check the specific admission criteria of the programme you are applying to.

Required enclosures

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 support measures, e.g. additional time, because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist doctor (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. The statement should entail which support measures you need due to the dyslexia. The higher education institution may accept the equivalent decision from the Finnish matriculation examination board as long as the support measures you were offered are stated there.

How long the certificate or statement is valid, is assessed case by case depending on the durability of the disability, illness or learning disability. Statements of dyslexia are valid when they have been issued at 16 years of age or later. Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. However, should you be admitted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence. Information concerning the applicant’s health is confidential (JulkL 24§).

Notification on granted special arrangements

The higher education institution responsible for the entrance examination will contact you by e-mail or by post well before the exam date to inform you on the practical arrangements. If you are dissatisfied with the granted arrangements, contact the higher education institution in question.

The notification on granted individual arrangements only applies to the specified study programme/entrance examination and is valid only on the specified exam date.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 3 June 2022 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 15 July 2022 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you have already accepted a study place offered to you in some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

You can apply as a degree student to HAMK on the basis of open studies completed in a university of applied sciences in Finland.

Applicant who has completed 60 credits applicable to the degree is eligible for Bachelor's degree studies. Applicant who has an applicable higher education degree and two years of work experience after graduation and who has completed 10 credits (belonging to a 60 cr's degree) or 15 credits (belonging to a 90 cr's degree) applicable to the degree is eligible for Master's degree studies.

Eligibility / Bachelo​r's d​egree​

You are eligible for Bachelor's degree studies when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You must have completed the studies in an Open University of Applied Sciences and you cannot apply with unfinished bachelor's degree studies.

Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.

 

Language skills requirements

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have passed an English language test in an entrance examination of the joint application to higher education in Finland/of the direct application to HAMK within one year.​

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 31 May 3:00 pm Finnish time.

Required attachments / Bachelor's degree studies

Upload the following attachments to your application at Studyinfo.fi (at the latest within 7 days after submitting the application):

  • an official transcript of records (studies completed in the open university)​​
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

Student Selection in Bachelor's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Bachelor's degree student when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.

Studies completed in an open university of applied sciences

The studies completed in an open university of applied sciences (60 cr, 15 cr or 10 cr) may contain no more than 1/3 of credit transfers. You cannot apply as a degree student on the basis of studies completed in a university or in a higher education institute outside of Finland.

The applicability of the open studies to the degree will be evaluated. It will be beneficial if the applicant has completed open studies from the first academic year applicable to the degree. It will also be beneficial if the applicant has completed more credits than required.

For the Degree Programme in International Business the grade point average of the completed studies must be at least 3.0.

 

Student selection results and enrolment

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

Admitted applicants must confirm the study place and enrol to the academic year as instructed in the admission letter. The student selection of applicants failing to confirm the study place will be cancelled.​

Appeal p​​rocess

If you are not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, you may appeal in writing to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences within 14 daysfrom the time you had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

One place per student provision

You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term.

 

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies.

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 installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a Brexit residence permit card, Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be uploaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer within HAMK

If you are a student of HAMK and you would like to transfer your right to study to some other degree programme, please contact the Study Counsellor of the degree programme. Transferring from one degree programme to another is in general possible already during the first semester.

Students transferring from other Finnish university

If you want to have a transfer to HAMK you must have a valid right to study at a Finnish university. It is possible to apply for a transfer to the same or corresponding degree programme.

A university student that has the right to study for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees can apply for a transfer only to Bachelor’s degree studies. The student must apply to Master’s degree studies through the normal admission procedures.

If a student has several rights to study he/she must choose which right to study he/she wants to transfer.

Eligibility

  • You have enough right to study periods left, so that you are able to complete your degree within the right to study periods.
  • The right to study has started when you have enrolled as present for the first time.
  • You have been enrolled as present student for at least one year at the initial university. A Master’s degree student can transfer already after studying for one semester. Transferring to Master’s degree studies whose extent is 60 cr (Master’s degree studies in the field of Technology and Natural resources) is possible only after the first semester.
  • If you are a Bachelor’s degree student, you should have completed at least 45 credits / academic year.
    • If you have been enrolled as present for three semesters you should have completed at least 67.5 credits (90 credits during four semesters etc.)
  • Master’s degree student must have proof of progress in studies and studies must be applicable to the degree and also the eligibility for the degree programme in question (education and work experience).
  • Credit transfers from previous studies or degrees are not counted as records.
  • If you are applying for a transfer to studies conducted in other language than your current studies you can apply only before the beginning of the second year.

Selection criteria

The applicability of your previous studies to the degree programme of HAMK has an effect on your selection.
The resources of the degree programme (the size of the study group, the amount of students in the degree programme), the reasons of application and the interview also have an effect on the decision.

Applying and application period

Application is at Studyinfo.fi (the name of the application: Transfer application, Häme UAS). The information on degree programmes available in the transfer application will be published at least two weeks before the application period starts. You can fill in the application during the application period.

Application period

2-16 May 3:00 pm (studies starting in autumn
1-15 November 3:00 pm (studies starting in spring)

Appendices

  • up-to-date transcript of records and certificates for partial completions of courses
  • course descriptions of completed courses
  • study certificate

Please upload the appendices to your application at Studyinfo.fi or send them to the Admission Services of HAMK by 26 May for the transfer application in spring and by 25 November for the transfer application in autumn. If you do not submit the required attachments by the given time you will be defined as not eligible and you cannot be admitted to HAMK in the transfer application.

Student selection results of the transfer application

The results will be published at the latest on:

30 June (studies starting in autumn)
15 December (studies starting in spring)

You must confirm your study place and enroll as present by the given time. By confirming a study place in the transfer application you at the same time resign from your previous studies.

Application on the basis of uncompleted degree in higher education

HAMK's application on the basis of uncompleted higher education degree continues between 1.8.-31.5.

HAMK can admit students who have abandoned their degree in Finnish higher education institution and want to complete the degree. A student can be admitted to the same or corresponding degree programme.

NB: HAMK’s former student who has started studies 1.8.2015 or after that can re-apply for right to study without joining this application, see: Right to Study > Re-applying for right to study

 

Right to study

Right to study begins when an applicant is admitted as student and accepts the offered study place and enrols for the academic year. The right to study time begins in the same semester. Therefore it is recommended to apply during the semester when you want to begin your studies as a degree student.

 

Eligibility

HAMK can admit a student who have abandoned higher education degree studies and have maximum of

  • 60 ECTS credits to be completed for Bachelor’s Degree or
  • 30 ECTS credits to be completed for Master’s Degree.
    • Applicant to Master's Degree needs to meet HAMK's eligibility requirements for the Master's degree programme in question.

 

Student selection criteria

Admission is based on the applicability of studies to HAMK's degree studies, academic performance, number of credits and volumes of studygroups.

Applicability of former studies to the degree will be evaluated. It is to applicant's advantage if the studies can be accepted in full to the degree. In addition, it is an advantage if the applicant has less than 60 ECTS credits (Bachelor’s Degree) or 30 ECTS credits Master’s Degree to be completed for the degree.

 

Language skills requirements

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have completed your former studies in English.

 

Applying and schedule

Application is at Studyinfo.fi (the name of the application: Application on the basis of uncompleted higher education degree, Häme UAS)

Application is open between 1.8.-31.5.

 

Attachments

  • an official transcript of records (uncompleted higher education degree)
  • an official study certificate/resignation certificate
  • a proof of your language skills (if necessary)
  • a copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document) see: Tuition fees

 

Student selection results

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

 

Tuition fee

There will be a tuition fee for non EU/EEA students who have started their studies on 1 August 2017 or after that. See: Tuition fee and scholarships.

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