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

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  1. Applied Business Frameworks: our degree emphasizes learning through doing. The class sessions are highly engaged and revolve around team-based experience. We aim to reinforce diverse perspectives and provide the skills you will need for daily business practice and problem-solving.
  2. Professional Networking: expanding your professional network is vital for success in the non-academic world. We provide opportunities like internships and work placements, so you get to know many people in the business community. We want to make sure the business community knows you; know that your available; and know the kinds of things you have to offer.
  3. English Language and Communication: our International Business Degree Programme will give you command over the English language. You will learn skills to communicate effectively as a workplace leader. Further, our degree offers opportunities to develop a second and third language because foreign language skills are a necessity in global business. 

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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

  1. Employable: graduates from the International Business Degree Programme in English become skilled, globally-minded individuals who are equipped for success as international commerce practitioners, trans-national managers, or project officers in international development. 
  2. Self-Motivated and Adaptable: our International Business Degree Programme encourages you to overcome challenges, troubleshoot, and demonstrate problem-solving. That is, you gain abilities to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of one approach and determine new courses of action.
  3. Collaborative: graduates from our International Business Degree Programme in English are empathetic. They can see problems from many points of view. The internationally oriented program is a collaborative environment that requires conflict resolution skills.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • Supplementary Application / part-time studies
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 25
  • Application period begins 3.8.2020
  • Application period ends 10.8.2020 3 pm
  • Preliminary assignments given in by
  • Entrance examinations written part 12 August, interviews 14 August
  • Information on admissions 17 August
  • Confirmation of study place 24 August
  • Studies begin In August 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ENTRANCE EXAM IN FINLAND
  • Type of Application Joint application to higher education spring 2020 - Recommended for applicants in Finland
  • Number of study places 50 (full-time studies), 30 (part-time studies)
  • Application period begins 8.1.2020
  • Application period ends 22.1.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 1.4.2020 in Valkeakoski, Finland
  • Information on admissions 5.6.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 17.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK spring 2021 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 7.1.2021
  • Application period ends 17.5.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations online 5 times during the spring
  • Information on admissions within 2 weeks
  • Confirmation of study place 17.7.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2021
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM
  • Type of Application Direct application to HAMK autumn 2020 - Recommended for applicants from abroad
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1.10.2020
  • Application period ends 15.11.2020
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 1.12.2020
  • Information on admissions 18.12.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 17.7.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2021
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 6
  • Application period begins 1.8.2019
  • Application period ends 29.5.2020
  • 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 2019-2020
  • 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 STUDIESValkeakoski, Online studies
LANGUAGEEnglish

Curricula of International Business

Structure of the studies

Our International Business Degree Programme in English comprises of 210 ECTS credits. 

The three and a half year programme takes place in Valkeakoski and consists of: 

  • Core competency courses (110 ECTS)
  • Applied research methods (30 ECTS)
  • One year of work placement studies (30 ECTS)
  • Advanced international business studies (40 ECTS)

The Module-based learning experience

Full-time students

  • The academic year consists of 4 nine-week modules. 
  • In most modules, students earn 15 ECTS credits.
  • Full-time students are scheduled for 8 hours a day, five days a week, just like a real work environment.

Part-time students

  • This programme is designed for busy working professionals who are motivated and willing to take charge of their learning.
  • The academic year consists of 8 eight-week modules.
  • The studies are conducted completely online; you’ll only need to visit the Valkeakoski campus during the orientation in the beginning and the final seminar at the end of your studies. Teaching sessions are organized online on Wednesday evenings, and the lectures will be recorded which allows you to revisit them if needed. Flexible lunchtime guidance sessions are available.
  • The entrance examinations will be held online. More information of the entrance exams will be updated to our website latest on 1.7.

Content of studies 

Year 1: Students complete the required core competency courses, English business communications studies, and supplementary language courses. 

 

Year 2: Students learn applied research methods and operations management.

 

Study abroad options: Students are given the option to study abroad and complete their credits during an exchange semester at one of the programme’s many partner universities around the world. Courses are chosen flexibly based on the student’s interest. Moreover, students have the opportunity to complete a double degree in conjunction with one of our double degree partners abroad.

 

Work placement opportunities: Work experience can often be a decisive factor in securing jobs after the degree programme is completed. Work placement opportunities undertaken in the summer of the second year gives students hands-on industry experience.

 

Year 3: In addition to writing their final thesis, students get to choose their three favorite elective courses, for example:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Strategic Management
  • European Markets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • Global Fashion Business

About the Thesis: The bachelor’s thesis is a formal document that requires both a formal proposal, defense presentation, and maturity exam (15 ECTS total). The purpose of the bachelor’s thesis is to develop a student’s ability to carry out independent applied research in the field of international business. The thesis includes:

    • A theory-based research framework
    • Justification of research methods
    • Applications of methods to obtain appropriate empirical material 
    • Analysis and presentation of findings
    • Discussion and interpretation of findings

The process is designed to develop skills such as preparing a research plan, identifying a research problem, curating a research question, and refining research objectives. 

 

Diversity

We embrace diversity as the key way to cultivate a learning community that promotes global engagement and international perspectives. Students and faculty alike come from all over the world. Diversity is represented in a student body merging from over 15 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our faculty hail from over five different countries with three who speak native English.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION: TIMETABLE AND INFORMATION ABOUT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Degree Programme in International Business, part-time studies

APPLICATION PERIOD: 3 - 10 August 2020 3:00 pm Finnish time

Entrance examination

Online entrance examination dates: Written part 12 August 2020 at 12 am, Interviews 14 August 2020

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. You will be invited to the entrance examination after you have submitted the online application at Studyinfo.fi and downloaded the required attachments to the application. Invitations to the exam will be sent by e-mail 11 August at the latest.

The entrance examination, both written and interview parts, are organized online and participating in the exam does not require travelling. Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to an online interview that will be organized within two days after the written part of the entrance examination.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination is a written test lasting 2 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for business fields (logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics), as well as English language proficiency. The group interview test is compulsory for all applicants passing the written part of the examination and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail.
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.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published by 17 August 2020 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have 7 days 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.

 

Entrance examination

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business and Administration will not be arranged as planned on 1 April 2020 at HAMK's Valkeakoski campus. Universities of applied sciences are making joint backup plans for situation where the entrance examinations can not be conducted as planned. These backup plans will be published on Friday 27 March. More information will be sent to the applicants by email.

Content of the online entrance examination

The national entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business has been changed from the face-to-face exam to an online exam due to the Corona virus situation. The exam will now be fully online. Please note that the original times have changed.

The online exam will now contain two phases: 1) Pretasks A & B, and 2) Online interview.

1) The Pretasks A & B
Pretask A (application video)

  • a 2-minute applicant video according to the Pretask A Instructions (instructions have been sent to applicants by email).
  • the video must be ready latest by 11.45 Finnish time on Tuesday 14 April.

Pretask B (written online exam with essay and maths)

Best applicants will be invited to an online interview by the points of Pretasks A & B.

2) The Online interview

  • invitations will be sent by email between 22 – 24 April
  • individual online interviews (about 30 min - video connection required) between 27 – 29 April
  • points awarded: max 25p; minimum requirement 5p

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

For the exam you will need a computer, 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

Pre-reading materials

There is a pre-reading material that applicants are required to study before taking the entrance examination. The pre-reading material and the instructions have been published  on 10 January 2020.

Entrance examinations outside of Finland

HAMK does not organise entrance examinations outside of Finland in the joint application for higher education. If you wish to take the exam in your home country you should apply in the direct application to HAMK.

Co-operating degree programmes in spring 2020

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

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 29 January, 2020, 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.

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

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 2020 will be published by 5 June 2020 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 17 July 2020 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)

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.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 5 June 2020 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 17 July 2020 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.

Direct application does not concern part-time studies in International Business.

Timetable for HAMK's direct application in autumn 2020

DateApplication
1 October 2020Application period begins
15 November 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Application period ends
15 November 2020 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
17 July 2021 3:00 pm (UTC +3)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2021The 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.

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/interviews 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 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)

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 7 days after submitting the online 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.

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

Admission criteria

Students are selected using two selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination
  • admission on the basis of school performance (applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate)

Entrance examinations

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 examinations are organized once in autumn and  five times during the spring and the applicants will always be invited to the next possible exam after submitting the online application and the necessary attachments. Applicant cannot choose the exam date by him-/herself.

The exam dates are:

1 December 2020 (interview on 9-10 December 2020)

9 February 2021 (interview on 23-24 February 2021)

9 March 2021 (interview on 23-24 March 2021)

7 April 2021 (interview on 21-22 April 2021)

4 May 2021 (interview on 18-19 May 2021)

1 June 2021 (interview on 8-9 June 2021)

The entrance examination is organized online and participating in the exam does not require travelling. Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to an online interview that will be organized within one week after the written part of the entrance examination.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination is a written test lasting 2 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for business fields (logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics), as well as English language proficiency. The group interview test is compulsory for all applicants passing the written part of the examination and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail.

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.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Admission on the basis of school performance

Please notice: this student selection method concerns only applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học), All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC)

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

CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIA (updated on 25 March 2020): There may be delays in awarding the High School Diplomas in Vietnam and because of that Vietnamese 12th grade students cannot be admitted based on their school performance. As a solution to this, HAMK will invite all applicants that are Vietnamese 12th grade students to the entrance examination.

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) high school in Vietnam can be admitted on the basis of their school performance and an online interview. To be invited to the interview 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 17 May 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 17 May 2020 the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades in their Vietnamese high school studies will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

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 2019-2020) the certificate can be admitted based on their certificate and an online interview. To be invited to the interview 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 17 May 2020. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application form by 17 May 2020 the previous transcript of records. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades on their certificate will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published within two weeks after the interviews 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 17 July 2020 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 2020.

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

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 three 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 December 2020 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)

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.

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