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

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK
  • Type of Application Apply only to HAMK's degree programmes
  • Number of study places 25
  • Application period begins 1 October 2022
  • Application period ends 31 March 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time) or earlier if all the study places are full
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations Students are selected via Danish AP Degree Diploma or via selection course
  • Information on admissions 16 June 2023 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 14 July 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2023
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION - January 2023
  • Type of Application You can apply to several higher education institutes in Finland at once.
  • Number of study places 15
  • Application period begins 4 January 2023 8.00 AM
  • Application period ends 18 January 2023 3.00 PM (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 28 March - 30 March
  • Information on admissions 2 June 2023 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 14 July 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2023
  • 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 2022-2023
  • 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 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.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for HAMK's direct application to Bachelor's degree studies

Date Application
1 October 2022 Application period begins
31 March 2023 3:00 pm (UTC+3) at the latest Application period ends. The application can be closed also earlier if study places are full.
within 7 days after submitting the online application Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
14 July 2023 3:00 pm (UTC+3) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2023 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, HAMK can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the selection course. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

 

Application practicalities

  • Check the eligibility requirements
  • Get familiar with the admission criteria
  • You can fill in and submit only one (1) online application and apply up to four (4) degree programmes at  www.studyinfo.fi
  • Notice that the application can be closed before 31 March 2023 if study places become full earlier.
  • Fill in your application only after you have all the documents
  • Upload required documents to your application within 7 (seven) days after submitting the application. Notice that passport is mandatory attachment for all applicants
  • Upload official translations of documents that are not in Finnish, Swedish or English language. The translation must be made by an official translator, and it needs to have translator's signature and stamp
  • Please check all the information you have given before submitting 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)

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 within seven (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:

  • 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 seven (7) days after submitting the online application.

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

 

Admission criteria

Students are selected on the basis of their educational background or on the basis of a selection course. Applicant does not need to choose the student selection method used for their selection. All applicants are automatically taken into account in both student selection methods.

 

Admission on the basis of previous school performance

The applicant can be admitted on the basis of

  • Danish Academy Profession Degree Diploma

Applicants that are not admitted on the basis of their previous school performance will be invited to participate in the selection course.

 

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

After you have completed  (or complete during the academic year 2022-2023) following Danish Academy Profession Degree you have direct admission to this degree programme. Participating in the selection course is not required. You must upload a copy of the diploma to the application within seven (7) days after submitting the application.  Applicants that finish AP Degree in 2023 can apply with their upper secondary education certificate + AP Degree's 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 14 July 2023 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)

 

Selection Course: "Essential Academic Skills at HAMK"

The selection courses are organised during the spring on 1 February - 30 April 2023. If you are not admitted on the basis of your previous school performance, you will be informed about it with an e-mail that contains the information about how to enroll for the selection course. Please keep an eye on your e-mail (all folders) as we will inform you as soon as we have checked your application if you are not admitted on the basis of the previous school performance and your student selection method is the selection course.

Selection Course: "Essential Academic Skills at HAMK" is used in all fields of study. The selection course for Engineering degree programmes includes engineering mathematics, physics and English. In the degree programmes in International Business, Computer Applications, Smart Organic Farming and Sustainable Forest Management the course includes basic mathematics and English. In the degree programme in Smart and Sustainable Design the course includes design tasks and English.

The scope of the selection course varies by degree programme and it can be recognised in the degree.

 

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published individually after admission services have checked your application if you admitted on the basis of previous school performance and within a few weeks after completing the selection course. 

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 14 July 2023 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. Early confirmation helps 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 from Studyinfo  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  August 2023.

Timetable for joint application in spring 2023

Date Application
4 January 2023 Application period begins
18 January 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
25 January 2023 3:00 (Finnish time) Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
13 March 2023 Entrance examination invitations will be sent approximately two weeks before the exam
27 March - 28 March 2023 Submission of motivation letter and design assignment are open
29 March 2023 English language test
2 June 2023 Student selection results are published at the latest
14 July 2023 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 between 4 January - 18 January 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time).
  4. The application form must be submitted before the application period ends on 18 January 2023 3:00 pm (Finnish time). After the application period has ended, it is no longer possible to submit the application.
  5. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation.
  6. Participate in the entrance examinations

In the joint application of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences you can apply to 1-6 degree programmes.

Please notice: You are only allowed to submit one application. If you submit several applications the last application will stay in force.

Making changes to the application

You may change or delete the application preferences indicated on the application form until the end of the application period. Once the application period has ended, you may no longer:

  • add new preferences
  • delete individual preferences.

Deleting the entire application is possible after the application period has ended. If you want to delete your entire application before any student selection has been made please contact Admissions Services.

Changes in address or other relevant personal details can be changed any time (also outside the application period).

The student selection results of the joint application to higher education in spring 2023 will be published by 2 June 2023 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 14 July 2023 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)

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 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 27 and 28 March 2023.

The exam date for English language test is 29 March 2023.

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 27 and 28 March 2023 and the English language test organized on 29 March 2023.

Individual arrangements at entrance examinations

Fill in the Application for individual arrangements [NB! Document updated later] and deliver it with the enclosures by email to HAMK Admission Services (admissions@hamk.fi) by 25 January 2023 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 2 June 2023 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 14 July 2023 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message from Studyinfo 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  degree student to HAMK on the basis of open university 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.

Information on registering for the academic year

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)​​
  • a proof of you language skills (if needed)
  • 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, academic performance, date of completion of studies, number of credits and group size.

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.

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In Smart and Sustainable Design programme our students learn to use latest technology in product development and prototyping processes.

Our 3D printers are hard at work in our footwear studios. They are printing soles from 3D designs made by our footwear design students!

@hamkdesign @hamk_uas #smartandsustainabledesign #älykäsjakestävämuotoilu #3ddesign #footweardesign #digitaldesign #designstudies #productdevelopment #jalkinemuotoilu
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🔸HAMKin muotoilun opiskelijoiden näyttely Human Touch Hämeenlinnassa, Galleria Willassa 13.09-25.09.22🔸@humantouch22

#hamk #hamkdesign #hamkmuotoilu #muotoilu #galleriawilla
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What a start to this academic year! Our guest speaker this morning: Footwear designer Aki Choklat!🤩

He also hosts workshops for our footwear design students this week.👠👞👢Stay tuned for more!

#hamk #hamkdesign #hamkmuotoilu #footweardesigner #jalkinemuotoilu #akichoklat @akichoklat @sissisirkka @hamk_uas @hamkdf
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[FIN] Vielä ehdit käydä tutustumassa Hämeenlinnan kaupunginkirjaston näyttelyyn! 👉

Esillä keramiikkatöitä kahdelta HAMKin muotoilun opiskelijalta, Mirha Jalanderilta ja Sara Mörskyltä. Kontrasteja -keramiikkanäyttely esillä sunnuntaihin 14.8. asti Hämeenlinnan pääkirjaston aulan näyttelytilassa.🤩

[ENG] You have still time to visit the 'Kontrasteja' exhibition at the Hämeenlinna City Library! 👉

The exhibition showcases ceramic works made by two HAMK Design students, Mirha Jalander and Sara Mörsky and it is open until Sun14 August.🤩

 #hamk #HamkMuotoilu
#HamkDesign
#Ceramics #keramiikka #keramiikkanäyttely #hämeenlinna
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