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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 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 2020-2021

Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (2 ECTS) will be offered to all exchange students.

The complete module selection for each degree programme can be found via the degree programme link. In addition to the modules/courses offered by the degree programme, there are also some virtual open university courses available.

A summary of modules offered is given under each programme. Please contact the international contact person of the degree programme for further information.

Biotechnology and Food Engineering

Biotechnology and Food Engineering – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Sustainable Bioeconomy (partly online); BI00CL00-3002; 10 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Project Work in Bioprocesses; BI00CN84-3002; 30 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Bioprocess Applications; BI00CN85-3003; 5 cr; 7.9.2020 – 18.11.2020
  • Alternative Proteins (online): Production and Use of Edible Insects; BI00CN86-3002; 5 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Project Work in Bioprocesses; BI00CN95-3002; 30 cr; 14.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Product Quality and Safety (partly online); BI00CN96-3003; 5 cr; 8.2.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Business Administration

Business Administration – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Startup Business School (online and partly online); LT30114300-3012; 15 cr; 31.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Esports Business Management (online); LT00CX67-3001; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 12.03.2021 (online)
  • Strategic Management (online and partly online); LT00CU28-3002; 15 cr; 14.09.2020 – 29.11.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Marketing Dynamics (online and partly online); IB00BR96-3006; 15 cr; 10.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Startup Business School (online and partly online); LT30114300-3013; 15 cr; 10.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Mobile Programming; TK00CU52; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Business Analytics and Business Intelligence; CA00CH51; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Thesis; NA; 15 cr; 11.1.2021; 12.3.2021
  • ICT Project; TK00CU48; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Web Development; CA00CR86; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Master’s)

Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Residential Building and Civil Engineering; CO00BZ43; 17 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Energy in Construction Technology; CO00BZ39; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 19.12.2020
  • Timber Structures; CO00BZ53; 17 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Renovation ; CO00BZ49; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 19.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Basics of Structural Dimensioning; CO00BZ37; 16 cr; 11.1.2021 -12.3.2021
  • Commercial and Industrial Buildings; CO00BZ45; 13 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Design of Steel Structures; RA00BZ51; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Concrete Structures; CO00BZ47; 13 cr;
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Nursing

No exchange studies or work placement offered in autumn 2020.

Smart and Sustainable Design / Design

Smart and Sustainable Design – link to module selection

Design – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Orientation to design (first year) (partly online); BA00CV67; 11 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Design Basics; (first year) (partly online); BA00CV68; 13 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Design Methods (second year) (partly online); MU00CL93; 9 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Research and development of design (third year); MU00BP47; 8 cr; 24.08.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • The production process and outsourcing manufacturing (third year); MU00BP53; 9 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020; 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Design methods (first year) (partly online): BA00CV76; 12 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Prototyping (first year)(partly online); BA00CV78; 13 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Cooperation with business and industry (third year); 10 cr; MU00BP64; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Marketing of designer’s competences (third year); 10 cr; MU00BX52; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Design project (VV2021) (individually tutored design projects); NA; 5-10 cr; 24.8.2020 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr;11.1.2021; 7.5.2021

Social Services

Social Services – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Children’s rights (partly online); SO00CP28-3002; 3 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Phenomenon-based learning (partly online); SO00CP29-3002; 3 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Practical placement/Internship for exchange students in the School of Wellbeing; SO00CP33-3002; 10 – 20 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Sustainable development (partly online); SO00CP26-3002; 3 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Youth in the changing society (partly online); SO00CP27-3002; 3 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Creative methods and social pedagogy in social work and education (partly online); SO00CP30-3002; 3 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Culture and art oriented methods in social work and education; SO00BN77-3003; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Creative methods and social pedagogy in social work and education (partly online); SO00CP30-3002; 3 cr; 11.1.2020 – 31.5.2021
  • Children’s rights (partly online); SO00CP28-3002; 3 cr; 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Phenomenon-based learning (partly online); SO00CP29-3002; 3 cr; 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Practical placement/Internship for exchange students in the School of Wellbeing; SO00CP33-3002; 10 – 20 cr; 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Sustainable development (partly online); SO00CP26-3002; 3 cr: 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Youth in the changing society (partly online); SO00CP27-3002; 3 cr; 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Electrical and Automation Engineering

Electrical and Automation Engineering – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Maintenance; A00BX11; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 31.12.2020
  • Smart Solution in Building Automation; EA00BX04; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Automation and Electrical Design of Industry; EA00BX05; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Programming Applications 1; EA00CM35; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Introduction to Power Engineering; EA00CX13; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Introduction to Automation; EA00CW13; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Automation Applications; EA00CW14; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 24.8.2020 -18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Distributed Small Scale Energy Solutions; EA00BX03; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Applications of Modern Technology; EA00BX06; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Electrical Networks for Buildings; EA00CX11; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Programming Applications 2; EA00CM38; 15 cr; 15.2.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Fundamentals of Metrology; EA00CW16; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Metrology Systems; EA00CW32; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

International Business

International Business – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Applied Research Methods; IB00CU87; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Exploring European Markets; IB00BX10; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Innovative Service Management; IB00BR92; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Human Resources; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Quality Management (online); TU00BL51; 5 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Project Sisu; IB00CN40; 18 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Project Sisu Support; IB00CN41; 9 cr; 11.1.2021 – 2.3.2021
  • Global Fashion Business (online); MU00CL99; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Marketing Dynamics (online); LT00CU26; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Principles of Accounting; IB00BR87; 5 cr; -; –
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Smart Systems; TI00BQ14-3008; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
    The exchange students selecting this study module might have already completed similar courses like differential calculations and integral calculations (Mathematics) or Measurement fundamentals ( Physics ). For completing the module with 15 credits an exchange student can complete online courses IoT Sensor technologies and performance 3 cr, IoT Architecture 2 cr and IoT Assignment 2 2 cr.
  • 3D Technology; TI00BQ19-3008; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Internet of Things (IoT); TI00CK10-3001; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
    The exchange students selecting this study module might have already completed similar courses like differential calculations and integral calculations (Mathematics) or Measurement fundamentals ( Physics ). For completing the module with 15 credits an exchange student can complete online courses IoT Sensor technologies and performance 3 cr, IoT Architecture 2 cr and IoT Assignment 2 2 cr.
  • Digital Audio and Video Production; TI00BQ15-3009; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Game Production; TI00BQ20-3008; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects)

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Machine Elements; BE00CL40-3001; 15 cr; 24.8.2020 – 23.10.2020
  • Parts Design and Manufacturing; BE00CL38-3001; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Robotics; BE00CX66-3001; 15 cr; 26.10.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Manufacturing; BE00CW72-3001; 13 cr; 11.1.2020 – 12.3.2021
  • Design of a Beam Structure; BE00CW73-3001; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Sheet Metal Structures; BE00CL42-3001; 15 cr; 11.1.2021 – 12.3.2021
  • Product Development; BE00CL44-3001; 15 cr; 15.3.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects)

Traffic and Transport Management

Traffic and Transport Management – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2020

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); -; -; 24.8.2020 – 18.12.2020

Spring Semester 2021

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date

  • Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (partly online); KV00CP21; 2 cr;11.1.2021 – 7.5.2021
  • Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects)

Agricultural and Rural Industries

Currently, no exchange studies offered.

Landscape Design and Construction

Currently, no exchange studies offered.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

HAMK’s academic year is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring) and four periods.

Students normally complete one module worth 15 ECTS credits during one period. There are also some separate courses available that have less ECTS credits than for one module (e.g. Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society, 2 ECTS).

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)
Period 124 August – 23 Octoberautumn holiday week 12-16 October
Period 226 October – 18 DecemberChristmas holiday weeks 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
SPRING SEMESTER (11 January – 7 May 2021)
Period 311 January – 12 Marchwinter holiday week 1 – 5 March
Period 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)
Period 126 August – 25 Octoberautumn holiday week 42
Period 228 October – 20 DecemberChristmas holiday weeks 52 and 1
SPRING SEMESTER (13 January – 8 May 2020)
Period 313 January – 13 Marchwinter holiday week 9
Period 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

Here is some important information after you have arrived and started your studies at HAMK:

 

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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