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Exchange Studies

Instructions for exchange applicants

We here at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) warmly welcome exchange students from our partner institutions abroad. We have bilateral agreements with about 100 educational institutions abroad and our whole exchange programme system is based on these agreements. In special cases, students can be accepted from outside the above schemes.

To take the first step towards exchange studies at HAMK, we recommend that you take a look at the suitable study modules and find more information about student life at HAMK.

Once you have found suitable modules and discussed with your own university’s staff about exchange studies at HAMK, please read carefully the instructions about nomination and online application.

AVAILABLE STUDY MODULES IN 2019-2020

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

Please note that the semester dates include exams and the exam dates will be announced at the beginning of each study module. Some module parts have assignments or exercises instead of an exam.

AUTUMN SEMESTER (24 August – 18 December 2020)
Module 124 August – 23 Octoberautumn holiday week 42
Module 226 October – 18 DecemberChristmas holiday weeks 52, 53 and 1
SPRING SEMESTER (11 January – 7 May 2020)
Module 311 January – 12 Marchwinter holiday week 9
Module 415 March – 7 May 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

Please note that the semester dates include exams and the exam dates will be announced at the beginning of each study module. Some module parts have assignments or exercises instead of an exam.

AUTUMN SEMESTER (26 August – 20 December 2019)
Module 126 August – 25 Octoberautumn holiday week 42
Module 228 October – 20 DecemberChristmas holiday weeks 52 and 1
SPRING SEMESTER (13 January – 8 May 2020)
Module 313 January – 13 Marchwinter holiday week 9
Module 416 March – 8 May 

DEADLINES FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

The semester dates 2020-2021 are:

  • Autumn semester 2020: 24 August – 18 December 2020
  • Spring semester 2021: 11 January – 7 May 2021

The nomination deadlines 2020-2021 are:

  • 15 April 2020 for the autumn semester 2020
  • 15 September 2020 for the spring semester 2021

The application deadlines 2020-2021 are:

  • 15 May 2020 for the autumn semester 2020
  • 15 October 2020 for the spring semester 2021

 

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you wish to study at Häme University of Applied Sciences as an exchange student we need an official nomination by your home institution by the given deadline.

Step 1

You need to be nominated by your home institution’s international coordinator by the given deadline (see above). The international coordinator of your home institution needs to send the nomination information through HAMK’s online application system – SoleMOVE. For access to SoleMOVE, the international coordinator of your institution should contact international@hamk.fi. We will create a user account for the international coordinator to nominate you through SoleMOVE.

Step 2

After you have been nominated, you will receive an email containing the instructions on how to fill in the online application form in SoleMOVE. The email will be sent from the address movesupport@hamk.fi with the title “Instructions for exchange application form of Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)”. Please also check your junk mail in case the email is there. If you have any questions, please contact movesupport@hamk.fi.

ONLINE APPLICATION

After HAMK has received the nomination from your home university, you will receive further instructions on how to fill in your application and download the required documents online.

HAMK uses the SoleMOVE online mobility programme for receiving the applications.

When filling in your application (after the nomination), you will need to download the following application documents (in English):

  • Motivation Letter (background, expectations for exchange)
  • Transcript of Records (showing your grades from home university, in English)
  • Learning Agreement (use your own university’s form)
  • Applicants to Degree Programme in Design: also portfolio

INSURANCE

Please note that as an exchange student you are not included in HAMK’s insurance policy. You need to have your own insurance.

For further information about insurance, please check the updated information on Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) website.

FREE MOVERS

HAMK’s tuition fee is applicable to students whose home university does not have a student exchange agreement (e.g. Erasmus+, Erasmus+ Global, bilateral) with HAMK and who are non-EU/EEA citizens.

The tuition fee for Bachelor’s studies for one semester is €4850 (starting from January 2020) and for the whole academic year €9700. HAMK does not provide any scholarships for free mover students.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Before your arrival, please check the following information:

AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL

PLEASE NOTE:

A good command of English is needed to study at HAMK as an exchange student.

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

Exchange students applying to International Business: students outside the EU that do not study their degree in English, language certification is required when you submit your application; either TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.0

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