Smart and Sustainable Design - Häme University of applied sciences
Smart and Sustainable Design
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Smart and Sustainable Design, Bachelor of Culture and Arts

Degree Programme

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. It is important that you as designer understand the importance of sustainable values and the challenges of circular economy. You will learn how to use and combine both traditional and modern techniques with design thinking and a strong creative and material-based mindset. Study in a modern studio environment and earn deep understanding of the product and production. Studies include an active collaboration with businesses and a commercial focus in design. 

WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

There is a need for service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence.  After studies you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing. Smart and sustainable design education enables you to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in the public sector, or act as an entrepreneur.  Professional titles include for example: designer, product assistant, product developer, entrepreneur, project manager and buyer. 

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • Häme UAS supplementary application, summer 2022
  • Type of Application
  • Number of study places 5
  • Application period begins 27 July 2022
  • Application period ends 3 August 2022 3 pm
  • Preliminary assignments given in by
  • Entrance examinations online 9 - 10 August 2022, language test 11 August 2022
  • Information on admissions 15 August 2022 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place within 7 days
  • Studies begin In August 2022
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION - January 2022
  • Type of Application You can apply to several higher education institutes in Finland at once.
  • Number of study places 15
  • Application period begins 5 January 2022
  • Application period ends 19 January 2022 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 28 March - 30 March
  • 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 two days before the exam 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • 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 2
  • 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

  • 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 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by 30 November - 1 December 2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • 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

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLE
Bachelor of Culture and Arts (BCA)
DURATION (YEARS) 4
EXTENT (CREDITS) 240
LOCATION FULL-TIME STUDIES
Hämeenlinna
LOCATION PART-TIME STUDIES
LANGUAGE English

Curricula of Smart and Sustainable Design

Smart and Sustainable Design Degree Content

In our Smart and Sustainable Design degree programme you can study fashion & footwear and glass and ceramics design according to your choice. You deepen your skills according to your area of interest.

You can also select modules from other HAMK programmes or from other universities of applied sciences. You can acquire expertise also through international studies completed during student exchanges. Additionally, you can expand your skills for example in the following areas:

 

  • entrepreneurship
  • business development
  • surface design skills
  • smart design
  • sustainable design

 

Your journey to becoming a designer

In the first and the second year of studies you

  • gain an understanding of the work process for designing and manufacturing products / services
  • learn design skills
  • understand sustainable and smart design
  • deepen your understanding of the industrial operating environment of product design and manufacturing
  • apply the lessons learned in practice by carrying out your first work placement (internship).

 

Later in your studies you

  • apply your professional competence to multidisciplinary projects 
  • use design methods to obtain user information
  • practice the principles of shared expertise and teamwork in various kinds of projects
  • refine your professional activities as well as your ability to apply a systematic and research-orientated approach to your work.
  • apply smart and sustainable design
  • develop your skills in a work placement
  • complete your thesis

Learn through doing and making

Studies are implemented in the field-specific design learning environments at Hämeenlinna University Centre.  You study in modern design studio environments, where you learn how to apply theory in practice – through doing and making.  Design studies are orientated towards working life and students have the opportunity to cooperate with companies in their field in various kinds of projects.

 

Internationalization

We courage you to become international:  our numerous international partner institutions offer you many opportunities for studying (international exchange) or doing a work placement abroad.

STUDENT LIFE

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

SUPPLEMENTARY SUMMER APPLICATION 2022: TIMETABLE AND INFORMATION ABOUT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

APPLICATION PERIOD: 27 July - 3 August 2022 3:00 pm Finnish time

  • Degree Programme in International Business, part-time studies, on-line studies
  • Smart and Sustainable Design, Bachelor of Culture and Arts, full-time studies, Hämeenlinna

Please submit the online application at Studyinfo.fi.

Entrance examinations

Online entrance examination dates

  • International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, part-time studies: 5 August 2022
  • Smart and Sustainable Design, Bachelor of Culture and Arts, full-time studies :  9 - 10 August 2022, written language test 11 August 2022

All applicants who have submitted  the online application at Studyinfo.fi will be invited to the entrance examination. Invitations to the exam will be sent by e-mail on 4 August 2022 at the latest. All information concerning the entrance examination will be given in the invitation letter.

Pre-reading material

There is no pre-reading material

Student selection results

Note that the eligibility of all applicants will be checked only after the entrance examination. If applicant has not submitted all required documents concerning her/his eligibility applicant cannot be taken into consideration for admission.

All eligible applicants who have  passed all parts of the examination will 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.

The student selection results will be published by 15 August 2022 at the latest.

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

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.

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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a 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.

 

Timetable for HAMK's direct application in spring 2022

Date Application
1 February 2022 Application period begins
10 May 2022 3:00 pm (UTC+3) Application period ends
10 May 2022 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

 

Frequently asked questions - Application & Exam

Here you will find the frequently asked questions according to application and exam, which you might find helpful.

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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a 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. 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 two selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of a motivation letter, design assignments and an English language test. 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. The entrance examination is organized online and participating in the exam does not require travelling.
  • admission on the basis of Danish Academic Profession Degree (AP Degree)

Entrance examinations are organized three 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.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance exam consists of two parts: a motivation letter, design assignments and English language test.

Submission of assignments are open on 21-22 March, 18-19 April, 9-10 May and 22-23 May 2022.

The exam date for English language test are 23 March, 20-21 April, 11 May and 24-25 May 2022.

The motivation letter is evaluated as passed/failed and design assignments is graded 0-100. Applicants need to get a pass mark in the motivation letter and at least 50 points out of 100 in the design assignments in order to pass. The English language test is a written test lasting 1 hour. Applicants need to get approved result in the English language test (minimum 6 points out of 10).

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of approved motivation letter and design assignments without an English language test  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. Häme UAS uses the IELTS TRF Verification Service and the TOEFL Online Score Verification System to make sure applicant presents an authentic Test Report Form and scores. IELTS overall band score and TOEFL iBT total score are valid for two years.

Applicants will be accepted directly on the basis of approved motivation letter and design assignments 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.

Admission on the basis of Danish Academy Profession Degree (AP Degree)

After you have completed  (or complete during the academic year 2021-2022) following Danish Academy Profession Degree 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.  Applicants that finish AP Degree in 2022 can apply with their upper secondary education certificate + AP Degrees latest transcript of records and an official translation of the documents in English. The student selection is conditional for applicants with unfinished AP Degree studies until the applicant has submitted a copy of the final diploma to the admission services by 15 July 2022 at the latest.

HAMK'S PROGRAMME ACADEMY PROFESSION DEGREE
Computer Applications Computer Science (KEA, Zealand, UCN)
Construction Engineering Construction Technology (Via)
Electrical and Automation Engineering Automation Engineering (UCN)
ICT, Bioeconomy IT Technology (Aarhus, Dania,UCL)
International Business Commerce Management (Zealand) Marketing Management (VIA, Aarhus, Dania International Business Academy, Zealand, UCL, UCN)
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology Production Technology (KEA)
Smart and Sustainable Design Design, Technology and Business (KEA)

 

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published within a few 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
9 March 2022 Entrance examination invitations will be sent approximately two weeks before the exam
28 March - 29 March 2022 Submission of motivation letter and design assignment are open
30 March 2022 English language test
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 2022 will be published by 3 June 2022 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 15 July 2022 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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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, Type SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, or P SEU-sopimuksen 50 artikla = Right of permanent residence under the withdrawal agreement
  • have a 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

Student selections are made on the basis of a motivation letter, design assignments and an English language test.

Entrance examinations

The entrance exam consists of two parts: 1) a motivation letter and design assignments 2) English language test.

Content of the entrance examination

All eligible applicants will be invited to the online entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information will be given in the invitation letter. The invitation letters will be sent before the middle of March by e-mail.

The entrance examination consists of a series of tasks that measure suitability and motivation for the design field, creative problem-solving skills, technical skills and visual presentation skills.

Submission of motivation letter and design assignments are open on 28 and 29 March 2022.

The exam date for English language test is 30 March 2022.

The motivation letter is evaluated as passed/failed and design assignments is graded 0-100. Applicants need to get a pass mark in the motivation letter and at least 50 points out of 100 in the design assignments in order to pass. Applicants are required to pass each task to be invited to the English language test.

The English language test is a written test lasting 1 hour. Applicants need to get approved result in the English language test (minimum 6 points out of 10).

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Co-operating degree programmes

HAMK's Degree Programme in Smart and Sustainable Design is not in co-operation with any other degree programmes in terms of entrance examinations. If you wish to be admitted to this degree programme you need to participate in the entrance examination organized on 28 and 29 March 2022 and the English language test organized on 30 March 2022.

Individual arrangements at entrance examinations

Fill in the Application for individual arrangements and deliver it with the enclosures by email to HAMK Admission Services (admissions@hamk.fi) by 26 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+2). HAMK will inform you by email on individual arrangements that you have been granted. If the decision is negative, reasons for rejection will be provided with the decision.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange. If the need for individual arrangements emerge after the end of the application period, fill and deliver the application for individual arrangements by email to HAMK Admission Services (admissions@hamk.fi) as soon as possible.

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.

Appeals

If you believe there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can make a written request for rectification within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

The request for rectification must be addressed to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences and sent to HAMK, PO Box 230, 13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

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.

Right to study

The applicant gets the right to study when he or she is accepted as a student and confirms the study place and registers for the semester. The right to study period begins from that point. So the applicant needs to apply during the semester he or she wants to start the studies as a degree student.

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 in Finland 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

If your open UAS studies' tuition language has been other than English, HAMK can arrange an English language test to check your English skills  if necessary.

 

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. 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
    • NB: Type A permit granted for studying in Finland (from 15 April 2022 onwards) doesn’t exempt student from paying tuition fee.
  • 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.

Instagram

HAMK’s 3rd year fashion design students have been busy working on their own collections since the beginning of the year. Every collection has their own unique theme. Join the @carucollections on the 25th of May at 2 o’clock (EEST) for the release of the fashion film.

Right after the release there will be an Instagram live where you can follow the designers presenting their collections. There will be short interviews with each design student taking place as well. In those students will explain more about the inspiration behind our work and more.

If you are in Hämeenlinna, come and join us at HAMK Design Factory’s main stage. You will have the chance to talk to us and see the clothes in real life. We will be there from 12.00 to 16.00 (EEST). We look forward to seeing you!
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Reflections - HAMK Design students’ exhibition at the Finnish Glass Museum 4.–29.5.2022!

[Photo: Aino Laukkanen, Bloom 2022]

Reflections glass exhibition showcases HAMK’s Design students’ skills of glass working.

The exhibition includes students’ glass works from four different classes.

Products and works made with different techniques represent students’ own interpretations around different themes.
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Mitä tehdä lomalla? Käy tutustumassa ASTEITA-näyttelyyn Suomen Lasimuseossa, vielä tällä viikolla ehdit! | What to do on holiday? Visit The Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki and see the DEGREES exhibition this week!

HAMKin lasialan opiskelijat ovat osana Suomen lasialan koulutusta esittelevässä näyttelyssä. Näyttelyssä mukana ovat myös Aalto- yliopisto, Lapin yliopisto, Tavastia sekä Sasky. Näyttelyn toteuttaminen pohjautuu monikansalliseen hakemukseen, jonka tavoitteena käsin valmistettuun lasiin liittyvä tieto, tekniikka ja taito nimetään Unescon ihmiskunnan aineettoman kulttuuriperinnön luetteloon. Suomen näkökulma kyseisessä hakemuksessa on koulutus ja muotoilu.

Lisätietoja: https://www.suomenlasimuseo.fi/unesco

The glass design students of HAMK are a part of an exhibition presenting the Finnish glass education. Other participants are Aalto University, University of Lapland, Tavastia and Sasky. The implementation of the exhibition is based on a multinational application for the designation of knowledge, technology and skill related to handmade glass on the UNESCO list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Finland's perspective in this application is education and design. 

More info: https://www.suomenlasimuseo.fi/unesco
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Vielä ehdit vierailla! / You have still time to visit!
ASTEITA-DEGREES: Suomen lasialan koulutus / Finnish glass education
Suomen Lasimuseossa 29.10.–31.12.2021

HAMKin lasialan opiskelijat ovat osana Suomen lasialan koulutusta esittelevässä näyttelyssä. Näyttelyssä mukana ovat myös Aalto- yliopisto, Lapin yliopisto, Tavastia sekä Sasky. Näyttelyn toteuttaminen pohjautuu monikansalliseen hakemukseen, jonka tavoitteena käsin valmistettuun lasiin liittyvä tieto, tekniikka ja taito nimetään Unescon ihmiskunnan aineettoman kulttuuriperinnön luetteloon. Suomen näkökulma kyseisessä hakemuksessa on koulutus ja muotoilu.
 Lisätietoja: https://www.suomenlasimuseo.fi/unesco
ENGLISH
The glass design students of HAMK are a part of an exhibition presenting the Finnish glass education. Other participants are Aalto University, University of Lapland, Tavastia and Sasky. The implementation of the exhibition is based on a multinational application for the designation of knowledge, technology and skill related to handmade glass on the UNESCO list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Finland's perspective in this application is education and design. 
More info: https://www.suomenlasimuseo.fi/unesco

@suomenlasimuseo
#hamkdesign #hamk
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