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Cross-Institutional Studies

As a HAMK degree, study path, or exchange student, you have the opportunity to complete studies at other universities as well! This is known as cross-institutional studying, and at HAMK, we aim to ensure that we can offer you meaningful options.

What is cross-institutional studying?

Cross-institutional studying means, that a higher education student have an opportunity to study courses at another Finnish higher education institution.

Cross-institutional studying is described more precisely by the following features:

  1. The student has a valid right to study at their home university, on the basis of which they can complete studies.
  2. The student must be enrolled as present at the home university
  3. The student can choose courses from another higher education institution as agreed by the higher education institutions
  4. The studies adhere to the rules and regulations of the institution providing the instruction.

This page provides information about the practices related to cross-institutional studying at HAMK. All courses presented on this page are free for you to undertake and can contribute to your personal academic goals. However, it’s essential to ensure that these courses align with your degree requirements. Your study counselor can assist you in creating a study plan.

You can find cross-institutional study options and registration instructions below

Study Options

HAMK students can complete studies from participating universities in CampusOnline that are suitable for their degree free of charge throughout the year. The upcoming courses can be found on the CampusOnline.fi website and in Pakki. Each university of applied sciences has its own registration procedures and deadlines, which can be found for each course.

It is advisable to check the suitability of the studies for your own Personal Study Plan (PSP/HOPS) with your study counselor before registering. A Master’s degree student cannot complete Bachelor’s level studies on CampusOnline. The courses mentioned on the CampusOnline.fi portal are free for degree, study path, and exchange students from partner universities when the course is applicable to their degree.

After completing the course, you will find the completion mark on your PSP when you have registered in Pakki. If you registered in another way, send the completion for recording on your PSP. The transfer form in Pakki can only be used to submit the grade for a jointly studied cross-institutional course (CampusOnline or equivalent) when the course was completed simultaneously while studying at HAMK. For studies completed elsewhere and prior to the start of the studies, an Recognition of Prior Learning (AHOT approval) application is made. The AHOT application requires a link to your Own Study Path and a screenshot from the completion view. If AHOT is applied for English or Swedish studies, an official transcript is required as an attachment.

As a part of a collaboration among 18 higher education partners, a new agreement allows the majority of Finnish university students to study courses related to climate and sustainability within the network. The course materials are open to everyone, but to receive credits for the course, the individual must be enrolled either at one of the partner universities or at an open university. Courses are mainly conducted online, with responsible teachers offering real-time teaching in addition to remote assignments and assessing students’ performances. The studies are primarily conducted in English.

In addition to the University of Helsinki, the network includes the following institutions: Aalto University, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Häme University of Applied Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, LAB University of Applied Sciences, University of Lapland, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu, Svenska handelshögskolan, University of the Arts Helsinki, Tampere University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, and the University of Vaasa. Instructions for registration can be found at: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/climateuniversity/

After completing the course, an HAMK student sends the evaluation to be recorded in their personal study plan. The transfer form in Pakki can only be used to submit the grade for a jointly studied cross-enrollment course (CampusOnline or equivalent) when the course was completed simultaneously while studying at HAMK. The completion can also be recognized through AHOT (Recognition of Prior Learning).

HAMK students can complete online courses offered by South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) free of charge. You can find the upcoming course offerings and registration instructions on XAMK’s website. XAMK’s course offerings are also available on CampusOnline. It is advisable to check the suitability of the studies for your own Personal Study Plan (HOPS) with your study counselor before registering.

After completing the course, HAMK students send the evaluation to be recorded on their HOPS. The transfer form in Pakki can only be used to submit the grade for a jointly studied cross-enrollment course (CampusOnline or equivalent) when the course was completed simultaneously while studying at HAMK. For studies completed elsewhere and prior to the start of the studies, an Recognition of Prior Learning (AHOT) application is made.

Kivanetti offers a wide range of online language courses implemented in collaboration with Finnish universities.

Diak, HAMK, XAMK Soteri Network: This network offers study opportunities for cross-disciplinary study in the field of social and health care. The available courses can be found in Pakki.

SeAMK-HAMK Collaborative Network: Within this network, there are courses available for students in bio- ja elintarviketekniikka degree program, as well as for those studying business and social and health care. These courses for the academic year 2024-2025 can also be accessed through Pakki.

XAMK-HAMK Tasuri Cross-Study Network: This network focuses on providing study options for students in the field of electrical and automation engineering. The courses for the academic year 2024-2025 are also accessible via Pakki.

HAMK students:

Cross-institutional courses registration practices are currently undergoing changes as a new national service channel for cross-institutional studies is being gradually implemented in higher education institutions. HAMK and Turku UAS are the first universities to implement the Cross-institutional study service.

Currently, there are two alternative registration methods for cross-institutional courses, and the enrollment method depends on which higher education institution you are enrolling in.

Below, you will find the instructions on how to register for the studies.

The registration methods are:

  1. Enrollment via Pakki
  2. Enrollment through another registration route used by the network, such as via the CampusOnline website. For cross-institutional network courses, registration primarily takes place in Pakki. If enrollment in Pakki is not possible, the alternative enrollment process will be communicated via HAMK’s Viva Engage or your program’s announcements.

CampusOnline: Please note that, unlike before, all CampusOnline courses now have institution-specific registration deadlines. Before enrollment, please coordinate your studies with your study counselor. After registration, you will receive detailed instructions from the higher education institution organizing the course.

I will enroll in CampusOnline courses in Pakki

Registration for CampusOnline studies is easily done through Pakki, in the same way you would enroll in HAMK’s own courses. You can also see the registration status in your personal study plan (PSP), and after completing the course, the assessments will be transferred to your study records without the need for recognition of prior learning (RPL/AHOT) or sharing links from the My Studyinfo webpage.

You can easily find cross-institutional courses through Pakki via your personal study plan (PSP). Familiarize yourself with the course provision well in advance so that you can enroll on time. You can also browse the courses on the CampusOnline portal, but register through Pakki whenever possible.

I will enroll in Cross-institutional courses that cannot be found in Pakki

You can familiarize yourself with the courses on CampusOnline through the CampusOnline portal. Unlike before, there are now separate registration periods for each UAS on CampusOnline. Please make sure to explore the courses well in advance.

Register for CampusOnline courses according to the course-specific instructions found on the portal.

Transfer of Cross-institutional study completions from another university

When you register in Pakki, the completion is automatically transferred to your PSP/HOPS. If you haven’t registered in Pakki, you can transfer the cross-institutional study completion to Pakki using a transfer form. The link to the form can be found in Pakki from the following location:

  1. From the top menu, select the lamp icon.
  2. Choose Cross-study performance transfer to Pakki from the Study link list.
    To access the form, authenticate via HAKA login. Select Häme University of Applied Sciences from the menu and use your own HAMK credentials. The form provides detailed instructions for the transfer.

Please note that this form can only be used to transfer cross-institutional study completions from another university when you have completed a course simultaneously at HAMK.

An AHOT application is made for courses completed elsewhere and completed before the start of the studies in your degree program.
Please note that Bachelor level courses cannot be included in the Master’s degree.

Cross-institutional Student arriving at HAMK from another higher education institution

Welcome to study at Häme University of Applied Sciences. We are happy that you are interested in the Cross-institutional studies offered by HAMK!

The registration procedures for cross-institutional enrollment are currently undergoing changes as the new nationwide cross-institutional enrollment service channel is gradually being implemented across universities. Cross-enrollment networks will be introduced to the service gradually.

For CampusOnline studies at HAMK, there are currently two alternative enrollment methods, and the method depends on the university where you are studying. Below, you will find instructions for registering for cross-institutional courses at HAMK.

The enrollment methods are:

  1. Registration via your home university student desktop
  2. Registration via the CampusOnline website

XAMK’s students register for HAMK’s electrical and automation technology courses via the Peppi student desktop of their own UAS. Similarly, Diak and XAMK students for social and health network studies, and SeAMK students for bio and food technology degree program.

  1. Explore the course selestion on the student desktop (e.g., Pakki or Peppi).
    • Add the cross-institutional course in your Personal Study Plan (HOPS) under the correct heading (select “Course Selection” tab).
    • Click on the course name to view information about the content and implementation of the course.
  2. Enroll for the course organized by HAMK on your student desktop.
    • Information about the registration period is visible in your Personal Study Plan (check the “View” tab, and an icon indicates when enrollment period is open).
    • Enroll in the course (tab: “Enrollments”).
    • During the registration, you must accept the transfer of your data to the organizing university’s student registry.
  3. Once your registration is accepted or rejected:
    • The status of your registration (accepted/rejected) is visible in your Personal Study Plan.
    • You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is accepted (Note: The email may end up in your spam folder).
  4. Activate your HAMK user account and enable two-factor/multi-factor authentication (MFA).
  5. Log in to the HAMK Learn (Moodle learning platform) with your HAMK credentials.
    • Login address: learn.hamk.fi
    • The learning platform will open at the latest on the start date of your studies.
  6. After completing the course, remember to provide feedback.
  7. Once the teacher has assessed your performance, you can view the grade on your student desktop (Pakki or Peppi).

If your enrollment for a course is not accepted, you will receive information in your Personal Study Plan.

Cancellation of Registration:

You can cancel your registration while the registration period is ongoing. Cancellation is done on the student desktop (Pakki or Peppi) under the “Registrations” tab. If the teacher has already accepted your registration and you still want to cancel, send an email to opiskelijapalvelut@hamk.fi. Include your name and specify the course for cancellation in the message.

  1. Find HAMK’s courses on the CampusOnline portal.
  2. Review the course information and implementation plan.
  3. Enroll in the course organized by HAMK through the link provided in the course details. Enter your personal identification number correctly and use your home university’s email address.
  4. Once your registration is accepted:
    • you will receive a confirmation email (Note: The email may end up in your spam folder).
    • Registrations will be processed after the registration period ends. Registration may close earlier if all slots are filled.
  5. Activate your HAMK user account and enable two-factor authentication.
  6. Log in to the Moodle learning platform with your HAMK credentials.
    • Login address: learn.hamk.fi
    • The learning platform will open at the latest on the start date of your studies.
  7. After completing the course, remember to provide feedback.
  8. Once the teacher has assessed your performance, follow the guidelines to transfer the evaluation to your home university.

Cancellation of Registration:

You can cancel your registration while the registration period is ongoing. Cancellation is done on the student desktop (Pakki or Peppi) under the “Registrations” tab. If the teacher has already accepted your registration and you still want to cancel, send an email to opiskelijapalvelut@hamk.fi. Include your name and specify the course for cancellation in the message.

Good to know

  • The courses usually have a quota, that is, a certain number of places reserved for cross-institutional students. Enrol for studies well in advance to make sure you will get in.

If you have any questions about cross-institutional studies, please contact us:

Information for planning your studies