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You can complete university studies at HAMK by choosing a Study Path.

You can complete university studies at HAMK by choosing a Study Path

Study path is a great option if you did not become a selected degree student, do not have a qualifying degree, or if you want to supplement your skills so that your goal is a higher education degree. Study paths are study modules that consist of courses that belong to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. After completing the required number of credits, you can apply as a degree student without an entrance examination.

HAMK’s study paths consist of modules and courses in the first year of a Bachelor’s degree and studies in the first semester of Master’s degrees. The study mainly takes place with the starting group of degree students. A suitable prior Bachelor’s degree is required for the Master’s level study paths. Master’s level study paths can be started before the required work experience has been completed.

A study path student is required to have the same study skills as a degree student, and studying requires commitment for the entire first year of study (or the first semester in Master’s paths).

Depending on their citizenship international students may need a residence permit for Study Paths and Open Studies. As Open University Studies are not leading to a degree it is not possible to get a residence permit only for that purpose. For further information, please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service. The studies often contain contact lessons and require attendance in HAMK.

Enrolment, academic year 2023 – 2024

Enrolment begins at 8:00.
NOTE! Enrolment links are only active when enrolment is in progress!

Every giant leap starts with a small step – 5 Steps to Become a Study Path Student

  1. Explore the education of the path of study that interests you.
  2. Enrol for pathway studies during the enrolment period. Be quick, as places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. You will receive an email or a call. You will be contacted after the registration deadline to let you know how it went. (Some courses also require a motivation letter and an invitation to an interview, so watch your mail. If you do not receive any contact, contact the study secretary of education, studentservices(at)hamk.fi
  4. Pay for your studies. If you are accepted as a pathway student, you will receive a payment link by email to pay for your studies. Payment of your pathway studies confirms your place of study.
  5. Start studying. You will receive an email when you can activate your user account. For more detailed instructions click here (link to student instructions) Welcome to HAMK, you’re here to make a change!

Bachelor’s degree studies

​Most of HAMK’s degree programmes offer Study Paths. The available seats in degree programmes are listed below. Please check the description of the degree programme and explore the curricula and more information about studying.

NB: HAMK’s recommendation for English language skills is level B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

NB: Number of seat listed below is minimum number of seats.

AMK-tutkinnon polkuopinnot sopivat kaikille pohjakoulutuksesta riippumatta. Polkuopiskelijan opiskelusuunnitelma vastaa koulutuksesta riippuen tutkintokoulutuksen ensimmäisen lukukauden tai lukuvuoden opintoja. AMK-polkuopinnot ovat 30 tai 60 opintopisteen laajuisia. Tutustu koulutukseen ja opiskelun käytäntöihin tutkintokoulutusten verkkosivuilla (linkki avautuu koulutuksen nimestä), sekä opetussuunnitelmiin opinto-oppaassa.  Suomenkieliset koulutukset ovat listassa suomeksi ja ne, joiden opetuskieli on englanti, ovat listassa englanniksi.

Sairaanhoitaja-, sosionomi- ja terveydenhoitajakoulutusten polkuopinnot ovat 30 opintopisteen laajuisia. Kaikki muut AMK-polkuopinnot ovat 60 opintopistettä ja opinnot kestävät koko lukuvuoden.

Listauksessa kerrottu koulutuksen nimi, opiskelutapa, paikkakunta ja koulutukseen hyväksyttävien polkuopiskelijoiden minimipaikkamäärä. Jos koulutuksessa ei ole mainittu opiskelutapaa, ilmoittautujan on mahdollista valita päivä- tai monimuoto-opinnot, kun koulutuksesta otetaan häneen yhteyttä ilmoittautumisajan päätyttyä.

Polkuopintojen ilmoittautuminen alkaa klo 8:00 ja päättyy klo 23:59. Yksittäisen koulutuksen polkuopintoilmoittautuminen voidaan sulkea aikaisemmin, jos paikat ovat täyttyneet. Koulutuksen  kohdalla lukee ‘täynnä’ jos ilmoittautuminen on suljettu.

Master’s degree studies

Study Paths of Master’s degrees are available for only those who have a Bachelor’s degree applicable to the Master’s degree. The seats in Master’s degree Study Paths are listed below. Please check the description of the degree programme, the suitability of your Bachelor’s degree and explore the curricula and more information about studying. Please note that you will need a copy of your previous Bachelor’s degree as an attachment when you enrol for a Master’s level study path.

NB: HAMK’s recommendation for English language skills is level B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

NB: Number of seat listed below is minimum number of seats.

Voit ilmoittautua YAMK-tutkinnon polkuopintoihin, kun sinulla on hakemaasi koulutukseen soveltuva AMK-tutkinto suoritettuna. Tarkista suorittamasi AMK-tutkinnon soveltuvuus sinua kiinnostavan koulutuksen sivulta (linkki YAMK-koulutuslistassa). YAMK-polkuopinnot voi aloittaa ennen kuin erillishaussa vaadittava työkokemus on täyttynyt.

Huomaa, että tarvitset todistuskopion aiemmin suoritetusta AMK-tutkinnosta ilmoittautumisen liitteeksi.

Tuition fee for study paths

The fee for Bachelor´s level study paths is 400 €.
In Master’s level study path studies, the tuition fee is paid according to the extent (150€/10 credits or 225€/15 credits). The tuition fee for Study paths will be invoiced after the enrolment has been accepted. A payment link for the tuition fee will be sent to the approved registrant by email. Payment of the fee confirms the study place.

If you plan to apply as a degree student after completing the study path please note:
Degree students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Finland. Tuition fees apply to degree programmes taught in English since autumn 2017.

Cancellation policy

  • By paying for your pathway studies, you confirm your place of study. If you do not pay your tuition fee within the 7-day deadline, your place will be automatically cancelled.
  • If you wish to cancel your confirmed pathway place, please cancel immediately by emailing opiskelijapalvelut@hamk.fi
  • You can cancel your pathway place free of charge up to 14 days before the start of your studies. If you cancel after this date, your tuition fee will not be refunded.
  • The tuition fee may be refunded if you are selected as a degree student at another Finnish higher education institution before you have had time to start your pathway studies at HAMK.

Important to know!

A good command of English is needed to study at HAMK’s open studies. Upon request, the registrant must be able to demonstrate their language skills. HAMK’s recommendation for English language skills is level B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Studying requires long-term commitment and self-management. The necessary study skills include the ability to acquire information, present orally and in writing, and structure things in the language of instruction. For example, adequate mathematics skills, physics, language studies or communication skills may be required for each education.

Eligible applicants will be contacted in person from the degree programme of the study path.

Study path students may not receive student financial aid or student discounts unless they are entitled to benefits on the basis of other studies. The student can get a separate study path student card from the student organization HAMKO, with which he can get student benefits, but not VR or Matkahuolto student discounts. Pivo’s student card and AMK student card are not available to study path students

Find out from the TE-palvelut whether you have the opportunity to study voluntarily with unemployment benefits.

You will receive lunch at an unsupported student price when you show the study path student’s meal card at the checkout of HAMK’s student restaurant. The price of lunch is cheaper than the price of a visitor, but a little more than the price of degree students receiving Kela meal support.

HAMK students starting their studies must acquire their own laptop, if they do not already have one. See the Bring your own device – BYOD (linkki puuttuu) page for more information. Learning at HAMK can be independent of time and classroom.

This concerns only Finnish-speaking students: a study path student may not be credited for completing language skills required for staff in public administrations. Language skills required for staff in public administrations assessment can only be given to a degree student.

The RPL process takes into account each student’s prior learning corresponding to the learning objectives of degree programmes and their parts, as described in curricula. The RPL process consists of recognition and accreditation of learning and subsequent credit transfer, validation of learning through skills demonstrations and exemption from compulsory language studies. How and where learning was acquired is irrelevant in terms of launching the RPL process. Contact your student counsellor in the beginning of your studies. In HAMK’s Open UAS, a maximum of 1/3 of the extent of the study path can be recognized. Other Open UAS studies cannot be recognized (RPL). Please notice that studies that have been acquired via RPL in HAMK open UAS do not necessary provide for eligibility in applying process for degree programme in other Universities of Applied Sciences.

HAMK’s study path students are able to complete some studies also at HAMK’s partner universities of applied sciences, eg summer courses. The CampusOnline.fi portal courses are free of charge for the study path students of the partner universities. Implementation plans and registration are at the CampusOnline website. Evaluations of CampusOnline or similar courses (that are availble for study path students) completed at another UAS can be submitted electronically to the HAMK once the course has been completed during the study path. However, the study path student must primarily complete the studies of the first year of degree programme in order to obtain the study credits required for the degree programme applied for in a separate application for a degree student.

Study path students are entitled to the same guidance (by the guidance counsellor of the degree student group) and support as degree students. The study path student is covered by the same insurance as HAMK’s degree students.

Please note that when applying for a degree student, the courses and study modules at the Open UAS must be completed mainly with good knowledge. In International Business, the average of completed open UAS studies must be at least 3,0. Completion of the first year of studies is considered an advantage upon admission as a student.

Enrolment

If you do not have the certificates required for authentication (online banking credentials, mobile certificate or certificate card), use the link “enrolment without authentication”.

NOTE! Enrolment links are only active when enrolment is in progress!

Bachelor´s Degree Studies

Most of HAMK’s degree programmes offer Study Paths. The available seats in degree programmes are listed below. Please check the description of the degree programme and explore the curricula and more information about studying.

NB: HAMK’s recommendation for English language skills is level B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

NB: Number of seat listed below is minimum number of seats.

Autumn 2024

Computer Applications full-time, Hämeenlinna, 3 seats
Electrical and Automation Engineering full-time, Valkeakoski, 2 seats
Information and Communication Technology, Robotics, full-time, Riihimäki, 2 seats
International Business full-time, Valkeakoski, 4 seats
International Business part time, Valkeakoski, 4 seats
Information and Communication Tehnology, Circular Economy full-time, Forssa, 2 seats
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology full-time, Riihimäki, 2 seats
Smart and Sustainable Design full-time, Hämeenlinna, 3 seats
Sustainable Urban Design, full-time, Riihimäki, 2 seats

Spring 2024

There are no Study Paths in spring 2024.

Master´s Degree Studies

Study Paths of Master’s degrees are available for only those who have a Bachelor’s degree applicable to the Master’s degree. The seats in Master’s degree Study Paths are listed below. Please check the description of the degree programme, the suitability of your Bachelor’s degree and explore the curricula and more information about studying. Please note that you will need a copy of your previous Bachelor’s degree as an attachment when you enrol for a Master’s level study path.

NB: HAMK’s recommendation for English language skills is level B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

NB: Number of seat listed below is minimum number of seats.

Autumn 2024

Information coming in the spring.

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Spring 2024

There are no Study Paths in spring 2024.