Exchange Studies - Häme University of applied sciences
Exchange Studies
Häme University of applied sciences
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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.



Autumn semester 201926 August – 20 December15 May 2019
Spring semester 202013 January – 8 May15 October 2019


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 


Exchange students should first get approval from their home university for their planned exchange. After that, your home institution’s coordinator will send the nomination information to our university’s contact person. You will then receive the user ID for SoleMOVE.

Please see here for a list of our contact persons.

The nomination must include the following information for each student:

  • Last name
  • Given name(s)
  • Date of birth (
  • Gender
  • Email
  • Duration of exchange
  • EU subject area at the home university
  • EU subject area at HAMK


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):

  • Your photo
  • Motivation Letter (background, expectations for exchange)
  • CV (free format)
  • 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


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.


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.


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