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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 around 120 higher education 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 (see the Freemovers section below).

To take the first step towards exchange studies at HAMK, we recommend that you take a look at the available study modules listed below and find out more 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 nominations and online applications.

Available study modules in 2022-2023

The autumn semester 2022 starts on 17 August 2022. The spring semester 2023 starts on 9 January 2023. Prior to the beginning of the studies, there will be an orientation event for new exchange students. You will receive further information from your guidance counsellor. You will receive a Welcome Letter from the degree programme where you will find programme-specific information and contacts. If you have any questions, contact the degree programme.

The complete module selection for each degree programme can be found via the degree programme link below. 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 degree programme. Students often complete two consecutive modules (2 x 15 ECTS) during one semester. Normally, it is not possible to select single courses from the module, i.e. the whole module has to be completed. Please contact the guidance counsellor of the degree programme for further information.

Please note that the distances between the HAMK campuses range from 10 to 100 kilometre​s. We advise that you select studies only from the campus where your degree programme is situated. Read more here about the distances between campuses.

Click on the campus name to find out what courses are offered by the degree programmes at the campus.

If you can’t find information related to general questions below, please contact international@hamk.fi .

Business Administration

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor  Marjo Vaalgamaa.

Business Administration – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Service Design (online, partly online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Business Design; (online, partly online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Startup Business School (online, partly online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Strategy Concepts and Processes; BBIB22A-1024; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022
Concepts and Models of Strategy Process, IB00DL12; 10 ECTS
Strategy Project Work; IB00DL14; 5 ECTS

Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (online and partly online); 15 ECTS; 24.102022 – 16.12.2022
Business Analytics; 5 ECTS
Business Intelligence; 5 ECTS
Financial Business Analysis; 5 ECTS

Esports Business Management (partly online); 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 10.3.2023
Sports Management; 5 ECTS; 24.102022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Startup Business School (online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Service Design (online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Business Design; (online, non-stop implementation, timetable is flexible); 5 cr; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Future Marketing Applications (online); TRLT22A-1019; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Marketing Trends; LT00DE95; 5 ECTS
Sustainable Marketing; IB00DL70; 5 ECTS
Diversity Marketing; IB00DL71; 5 ECTS

Esports Business Management (online); BBIB21A1020; 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 10.3.2023
Marketing and Events; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Esports Project; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Biotechnology and Food Engineering

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor  Riitta Rytkönen.

Biotechnology and Food Engineering – link to module selection will be added in March 2022
Link to Study Guide

Summer Semester 2022

Internship: HAMK Bio research unit offers two internship positions in ongoing R&D projects. If you are interested, please send your open internship application, CV and transcript of records to Guidance Counsellor Riitta Rytkönen. Applications are processed once a month. If your application is tentatively accepted, the project manager will contact you and give more information about the project and tasks involved. If you decide to join our project, you should send your final application to HAMK online exchange system SoleMOVE by April 15. Your open internship application must be sent latest March 31.

Autumn Semester 2022

Studies:
• Sustainable Bioeconomy (partly online); 10 ECTS; August – October 2022
• Bioprocess Applications; 5 ECTS; August -October 2022

In addition, you can choose also courses organised by other HAMK degree programmes, for example Business Design and Service Design, or courses from Virtual Open University.

Internship: HAMK Bio research unit offers two internship positions in ongoing R&D projects. If you are interested, please send your open internship application, CV and transcript of records to Guidance Counsellor Riitta Rytkönen. Applications are processed once a month. If your application is tentatively accepted, the project manager will contact you and give more information about the project and tasks involved. If you decide to join our project, you should send your final application to HAMK online exchange system SoleMOVE by April 15. Your open internship application must be sent latest March 31.

Spring Semester 2023

Internship: HAMK Bio research unit offers two offers two internship positions in ongoing R&D projects. If you are interested, please send your open internship application, CV and transcript of records to Guidance Counsellor Riitta Rytkönen. Applications are processed once a month. If your application is tentatively accepted, the project manager will contact you and give more information about the project and tasks involved. If you decide to join our project, you should send your final application to HAMK online exchange system SoleMOVE by October 15. Your open internship application must be sent latest September 30.

Business Information Technology / Computer Applications

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Anu Vaaraniemi.

Business Information Technology – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Mobile Programming; TK00CU52; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Virtualization Techniques for Software Developers; 4 ECTS
Cross-platform Development; 5 ECTS
Mobile Programming Project; 6 ECTS

Customer Projects; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Data Processing with Python; CA00DL53; 4 ECTS
Software Testing; CA00DL54; 3 ECTS
Design Factory Project; TK00DJ36; 5 ECTS
Communication in Customer Projects; CA00DL55; 3 ECTS

Business analytics; 15 ECTS; 24.10. – 16.12.2022
Predictive Analytics with Python; CA00DL56; 5 ECTS
Foundations of Data Engineering; CA00DL57; 5 ECTS
Digital and Social Media Analytics; CA00DL58; 5 ECTS

Spring Semester 2023

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

Thesis; 15 cr; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

ICT Project; CA00CI06; 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
ICT project implementation; 8 ECTS
ICT project management and professional working skills; 2 ECTS
ICT project customer relationships; 2 ECTS
Communication in ICT project; 3 ECTS

Automating business processes; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Software Robotics and Automation; CA00DL59; 6 ECTS
Software Design; CA00DL60; 4 ECTS
Minithesis; CA00DL61; 5 ECTS

Backend web development; 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Web Accessibility; TK00DH19; 3 ECTS
Javascript; TK00DH20; 4 ECTS
Web Framework Project; TK00DH21; 8 ECTS

Data science; 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Mathematics for Data Science with Python; TK00DH09; 6 ECTS
Big Data Technologies; TK00DH10; 3 ECTS
Applied Machine Learning; TK00DH11; 6 ECTS

Delivering software products; 15 ECTS; 13.3.- 5.5.2023
Software Delivery Models & Methods; TK00DJ32; 3 ECTS
Web Servers; TK00DJ30; 5 ECTS
Containerization TK00DJ29; 3 ECTS
Software Delivery Tools; TK00DJ31; 4 ECTS

Construction Engineering

For further information on available study modules, please contact guidance counsellor Kirsi Liimatainen.

Construction Engineering – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

1st module 22 August – 14 October 2022

2nd year group

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

Fundamentals of Structural Design; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022  – 14.10.2022
Technical English 1; KM00DE59; 2 ECTS
Conceptual Design of the Structures; CO00DM69; 3 ECTS
Concrete Materials Technology; CO00DM70; 3 ECTS
Strength of Materials; CO00DM72; 4 ECTS
Basics of Building Information Modelling (BIM); CO00DN13 ; 3 ECTS

3rd year group

Steel Structures; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Basics of Structural Steel Design; CO00DM85; 5 ECTS
Industrial and Commercial Buildings; CO00DM86; 3 ECTS
Manufacturing of Steel Structures; CO00DM87; 3 ECTS
Advanced building Information Modelling (BIM); CO00DM88; 4 ECTS

2nd module 24 October – 16 December 2022

2nd year group

Structural Systems in Buildings; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Technical English 2; KM00DE60; 3 ECTS
Timber Structures; CO00DM74; 4 ECTS
Foundation Engineering; CO00DM75; 3 ECTS
Building Services Systems (HVAC); 3 ECTS
Construction Management and Economics; 2 ECTS

3rd year group

Design of Concrete Stuctures; 15 ECTS; 24.10 – 16.12.2022
Precast Concrete Structures; CO00DM89; 3 ECTS
Advanced Concrete Structures Design; CO00DM90; 5 ECTS
Design of Foundation Structures; CO00DM91; 4 ECTS
Prestressed Concrete and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures; CO00DM92: 3 ECTS

Spring Semester 2023

3rd module 9 January – 10 March 2023

2nd year group

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

Residential Buildings; 15 ECTS; 9.1. – 10.3.2023
Advanced Timber Structures; CO00DM76; 5 ECTS
Load Bearing Frames of Buildings and their Stability; 5 ECTS
Structural Analysis; CO00DM78; 5 ECTS

3rd year group

Design of Steel Structures; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Advanced Steel Structures Design; CO00DM93; 4 ECTS
Cold-Formed Steel Structures; CO00DM94; 3 ECTS
Structural Fire Design; CO00DM95; 3 ECTS
Finite Element Method; CO00DM96; 5 ECTS

4th module 13 March – 5 May 2023

2nd year group

Concrete Structures; 15 ECTS; 13.3. – 5.5.2023
Building Physics; CO00DM81; 3 ECTS
Concrete Works; CO00DM82; 3 ECTS
Concrete Structures; CO00DM83; 5 ECTS
Advanced Mechanics; CO00DM84; 4 ECTS

3rd year group

Life Cycle Thinking in Building Technology 15 ECTS; 13.3. – 5.5.2023
Life Cycle of Buildings and Building Products; CO00DQ49; 5 ECTS
Circular Economy in Construction IndustryCO00DQ50; 5 ECTS
Project on Circular Economy; CO00DQ51; 5 ECTS

Nursing

In the Nursing Degree Programme there are no study modules available in English, only traineeships. We can offer 6-9 week traineeships for international exchange students. Usually, traineeships are placed in local hospital or in other health care units in Hämeenlinna area.

When you are applying to HAMK  Nursing Degree Programme, please let us know how many study credits you need during your stay in Finland.

Contact persons in Nursing Degree Programme:
Johanna Helanen, service coordinator (traineeships): johanna.helanen@hamk.fi
Annina Herala-Hemmilä, international coordinator (Learning Agreements, accommodation): annina.herala-hemmila@hamk.fi

Sari Lamminpää, student counsellor (student counselling): sari.lamminpaa@hamk.fi

Minna Määttä, student counsellor (student counselling): minna.maatta@hamk.fi

Smart and Sustainable Design / Design

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Johanna Ojanen.

Smart and Sustainable Design – link to Study Guide

Design – link to module selection

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Orientation to design (first year 1st mobule) ; 13 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Sketching and Visualization; MU00DK24; 5 ECTS
Design in Culture (partly online); MU00DK29; 3 ECTS
Design Studio; MU00DK27; 5 ECTS

Design Basics; (first year 2nd module); 10 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Basics of Sustainable Design; MU00DK32; 2 ECTS
Materials and Techniques (basics according to major studies); MU00DK35; 8 ECTS

Design Process (second year 1st module); 12 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Colour and Form; MU00DK46; 3 ECTS
Design Process (according to major studies); 6 ECTS
Design Methods and Research 1; MU00DV34; 3 ECTS

Product Development (second year 2nd module); 11 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Future Studies in Design; MU00DK50; 2 ECTS
Product Development Project (according to major studies); 9 ECTS

Design and Business (third year 2nd module); 11 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Graphic Design; MU00DK78; 3 ECTS
Service Design; MU00DK79; 2 ECTS
Basics of Digital Presentation (online); MU00DX28; 6 ECTS

Basics of 3D Modelling in Design (online); 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Optional Design Project (own design project); 5-10 cr; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Design Methods (first year 3rd module); 12 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Basics of Design thinking; MU00DK36; 5 ECTS
Design and Techniques (according to major studies); MU00DK37; 7 ECTS

Prototyping (first year 4th module);  10 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Basics of Smart Design; MU00DK40; 3 ECTS
Prototyping and Techniques (according to major studies); MU00DK42; 7 ECTS

Manufacturing (second year 3rd module); 15-16 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Design History (partly online); MU00BP64; 3 ECTS
Manufacturing Project; 9 ECTS OR Design Factory (IPDP); 10 ECTS
Visual Communication; MU00DK52; 3 ECTS

Global and Local Design (third year 3rd module); 4 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Design Methods and Research 2; MU00DV70; 4 ECTS

Applied Research in Design (third year 4th module); 8 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Smart and Sustainable Research; MU00DK98; 3 ECTS
Smart Design Project; MU00CO03; 5 ECTS

Optional Design Project (own design project); MU00DL04; 5 cr; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Social Services

For further information on available study modules, please contact Tuija Jurvanen.

Social Services – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date
(The start and end dates are quite flexible as the modules are mainly completed independently.)

Children’s rights (partly online); SO00CP28-3004; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Phenomenon-based learning (partly online); SO00CP29-3004; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Practical placement/internship for exchange students in the School of Wellbeing; SO00CP33-3004; 10 – 20 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Sustainable development (partly online); SO00CP26-3004; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Youth in the changing society (partly online); SO00CP27-3004; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Creative methods and social pedagogy in social work and education (partly online); SO00CP30-3004; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

Study Module; Code; Credits; Start Date – End date
(The start and end dates are quite flexible as the modules are mainly completed independently. The only exception is the Wellbeing International Week.)

Promoting cultural well-being; SO00CT39-3001; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Creative methods and social pedagogy in social work and education (partly online); SO00CP30-3004; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Children’s rights (partly online); SO00CP28-3005; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Phenomenon-based learning (partly online); SO00CP29-3005; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Practical placement/internship for exchange students in the School of Wellbeing; SO00CP33-3005; 10 – 20 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Sustainable development (partly online); SO00CP26-3005; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Youth in the changing society (partly online); SO00CP27-3005; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Wellbeing International Week; SO00DM65-3002; 2 ECTS; 20.2.2023 – 24.2.2023

Electrical and Automation Engineering

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Leena Koivisto.

Electrical and Automation Engineering – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Maintenance (partly online); EA00CM43; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022 (4th year studies)
Fundamentals of Maintenance; 5 ECTS
Maintenance Information System; 5 ECTS
Maintenance Planning; 5 ECTS

Distributed Energy Solution; EA00CW36; 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022 (3rd year studies)
Hybrid systems; 4 ECTS
Small-scale production and storage of electricity; 2 ECTS
Automation of building electrical networks; 4 ECTS
Electrical drives of buildings; 2 ECTS
Preliminary Thesis; 3 ECTS

Programming Applications 1; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022 (2nd year studies)
Data Networks and Data Security; EA00DD50; 4 ECTS
Mechanics; EA00DD51; 3 ECTS
PLC Programming and Human Machine Interface; EA00DD52; 8 ECTS

Modern Technology Applications; EA00CW37; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022 (3rd year studies)
Robotics; 5 ECTS
Modelling and Simulation; 5 ECTS
Artificial Intelligence, 5 ECTS

Software Engineering; 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022 (2nd year studies)
Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics; EA00DD53; 3 ECTS
Mathematics of Computing; EA00DD54; 3 ECTS
Negotiation Skills; KM00DE61; 2 ECTS
Software Production and Testing; EA00DD56; 7 ECTS

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); 22 Aug 2022 – 16 Dec 2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Process Automation; EA00CW38; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023 (3rd year studies)
Field Design; 4 ECTS
Electrical Engineering and Electric Drives; 4 ECTS
Control and Automation Design; 7 ECTS

Information Technology; 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023 (2nd year studies)
Data Analysis; EA00DD57; 4 ECTS
Electricity, Magnetism and Waves; EA00DD58; 3 ECTS
Industrial Internet of Things; EA00DD59; 5 ECTS
International Project, part 1; EA00DD60; 1 ECTS
Technical English 2; KM00DE81; 2 ECTS

Production Automation; EA00CW39; 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023 (3rd year studies)
Safety Engineering; 3 ECTS
Virtual Commissioning; 5 ECTS
Machine Vision; 4 ECTS
Electrical Design of Production Process; 3 ECTS

Programming Applications 2 ; 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023 (2nd year studies)
Embedded Systems; EA00DD61; 6 ECTS
International Project, part 2; EA00DJ01; 1 ECTS
Physics Laboratory Work; EA00DD62; 3 ECTS
Statistical Mathematics and Differential Equations; EA00DD63; 3 ECTS
Technical English 3; KM00DE58; 2 ECTS

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

International Business

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Johanna Heinola-Lepistö.

International Business – link to Study Guide

Students must always choose full modules, i.e. 15 credit entities

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Finnish Language
Finnish 1, IB00DU74; 2 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022

Applied Research Methods (2nd year studies); BBIB21A-1006; 15 ECTS
Research Writing Skills; IB00DH64; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Qualitative Methods; IB00DH65; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Quantative Methods; IB00DH66; 4 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Introduction to Research Methods; IB00DH67; 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022

Developing Future Management Skills (2nd year studies); BBIB21A-1009; 15 ECTS
Cross Cultural Communication; IB00DU91; 3 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Organizational Behaviour; IB00DU92; 3 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Management Accounting; IB00DU93; 3 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Circular Economy; IB00DU94; 3 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Supply Chain Management; IB00DU95; 3 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022

Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (3rd year studies); BBIB21A-1019
Business Analytics; LT00DE98; 5 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Business Intelligence; LT00DE99; 5 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Financial Business Analysis; LT00DF00; 5 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022

Esports Business Management (3rd year studies); BBIB22A-1016
Sports Management; LT00DJ74; 5 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022

Strategic Management (3rd year studies); BBIB22A-1021
Financial Analysis of a Company Performance; IB00DH86; 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022
Process of Strategy Work; IB00DH87; 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022
Concepts and Models of Strategic Thinking; IB00DH88; 5 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Finnish Language
Finnish 2; IB00DU79; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Finnish 3; IB00DL72; 3 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023

Implementing Marketing Dynamics (2nd year studies); BBIB22A-1010
Positioning and Branding; IB00DU96; 4 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Digital Marketing Expressions; IB00DU97; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.20231
Marketing with Data; IB00DU98; 4 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Customer Relationship Management; IB00DU99; 4 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Advancing Professional Profile (2nd year studies), BBIB21A-1031
Communication, IB00DW45; 2 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Project Management, IB00DW50; 3 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Specialization Unit, IB00DW48; 5 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Practical Implementation of Analytics, IB00DW49; 5 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023

Doing Business in China (3rd year studies), BBIB22A-1015
China’s Foreign Trade System, IB00DH89; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Business Environment in China; IB00DH90; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Market Entry in China; IB00DH91; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Esports Business Management (3rd year studies); BBIB22A-1016
Marketing and Events; LT00DJ75; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Esports Projects; LT00DJ76; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023

Future Marketing Applications (3rd year studies); BBIB22A-1017
Marketing Trends; LT00DE95; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Sustainable Marketing; IB00DL70; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Diversity Marketing; IB00DL71; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.20231

Human Resource Management (3rd year studies)
Human Resource Development; IB00DH83; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Change Management; IB00DH84; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023
Human Resource Leadership; IB00DH85; 5 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Information and Communication Technology

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Marianne Autero.

Information and Communication Technology – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Internet of Things (IoT); TI00CR32-3003; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Basics of Measurement Technology; 3 ECTS
Electronics, Microcontrollers and IoT Platforms; 5 ECTS
IoT Project; 3 ECTS
TI00CW23 IoT, Sensor Technologies and Performance; 3 ECTS
TI00CW25 IoT, Architectures; 2 ECTS

Game Production; TI00CR42-3001; 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Game Design; 5 ECTS
Game Programming, Graphics and Algoriths; 2 ECTS
Grame Programming with Unity; 3 ECTS
Game Project; 5 ECTS

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Internet of Things (IoT); 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Basics of Measurement Technology; 3 ECTS
Electronics, Microcontrollers and IoT Platforms; 5 ECTS
IoT Project; 3 ECTS
TI00CW23 IoT, Sensor Technologies and Performance; 3 ECTS
TI00CW25 IoT, Architectures; 2 ECTS

TI00CR40-3001 3D-visualization and Virtual Environments 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
3D Visualization; 5 ECTS
Game Graphics and Dynamic Environments; 5 ECTS
3D Projects; 5 ECTS

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects): 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Kirsi Liimatainen.

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

22 August – 14 October 2022

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

Machine Design; 15 ECTS
Strength Theory in Design; BE00DK63-3001; 3 ECTS
Thermodynamics; BE00DK64-3001; 3 ECTS
Machining; BE00DK65-3001; 4 ECTS
Dynamics; BE00DK66-3001; 3 ECTS
Technical English 1; KM00DE59-3003; 2 ECTS

Structural Analysis; BE00CW80-3001; 15 ECTS
Finite Element Methods; 6 ECTS
Measuring Strength of Materials; 3 ECTS
Structural Optimization; 3 ECTS
Numerical Methods; 3 ECTS

24 October – 16 December 2022

Machine Elements; 15 ECTS
Selection of Machine Elements; BE00DK67-3001; 6 ECTS
Tolerances and Fits; BE00DK68-3001; 3 ECTS
Statistical Mathematics and Reliability Engineering; BE00DK69-3001; 3 ECTS
Electrical Engineering; BE00DK70-3001; 3 ECTS

Manufacturing Automation in a Workshop; BE00CW81-3001; 15 ECTS
NC Programming; 6 ECTS
Robotics; 6 ECTS
Modern Manufacturing Methods; 3 ECTS

Spring Semester 2023

9 January – 10 March 2023

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

Sheet Metal Structures; 15 ECTS
Design of Sheet Metal Products BE00DK74-3001; 6 ECTS
Sheet Metal Work BE00DK75-3001; 3 ECTS
Coatings; BE00DM43-3002; 3 ECTS
Technical English 2; KM00DE60-3002; 3 ECTS

Robotics; BE00CO99-3004; 15 ECTS

13 March – 5 May 2023

Product Development; 15 ECTS
Control Systems; BE00DK76-3001; 3 ECTS
Product Design; BE00DK77-3001; 9 ECTS
Entrepreneurship; BE00DK80-3001; 3 ECTS

Design of Industrial Appliances BE00CW79-3001; 15 ECTS
Product Data Management; 3 ECTS
Project Management; 3 ECTS
Design Project; 9 ECTS

Traffic and Transport Management

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Johanna Nikkola.

Traffic and Transport Management – link to Study Guide

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Wise Mobility; LI00DA59; 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022

Wise Mobility (online); LI00CX74; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Traffic Measurements; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

EU Legal Bases of Traffic Management (online); 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Smart and Safe Traffic Management (online); 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

ITS Solutions for Traffic and Safety Management (online); 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); 22.8.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Wise Mobility (online); LI00CX74; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Traffic Measurements; 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

EU Legal Bases of Traffic Management (online); 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Smart and Safe Traffic Management (online); 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

ITS Solutions for Traffic and Safety Management (online); 3 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Individual Project (studies with individually tutored projects); 9.1.2023 – 5.5.2023

Equine Business Management

For information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Anu Virtanen.

Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Satu Alatalo.

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Working in Bioeconomy (1st year studies); 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Digitalized Bioeconomy BB00DI30; 3 5 ECTS
Programming and Information Network Basics; BB00DI31; 5 ECTS
Algebra; KM00CV11; 5 ECTS
Finnish 1; KM00DE52; 5 ECTS
Introduction to Communication 1; BB00DW97; 1 ECTS

eBioeconomy (1st year studies); 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Responsible Circular Bioeconomy; BB00DI33; 2 ECTS
Digital Services; BB00DI34; 2 ECTS
Microcontrollers; BB00DI35; 3 ECTS
Professional English 1; BB00DI36; 3 ECTS
Geometry and Linear Algebra; KM00CV13; 3 ECTS
Finnish 2; KM00DE53; 2 ECTS

Circular Economy (2nd year studies); 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Circular Economy Principles; BB00DX01; 6 ECTS
Management and Finance; LT00DJ78; 4 ECTS
Project Management; BB00DI46; 2 ECTS
Innovation Methods; BB00DX02; 3 ECTS

IoT Platforms (2nd year studies); 15 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Basics of IoT Platforms; BB00DX04; 5 ECTS
IoT Project; BB00DX03; 5 ECTS
Design Thinking; BB00DI49; 2 ECTS
Professional Communication; BB00DX05; 3 ECTS

Management and Responsible Procurement (3rd year studies); 15 ECTS; 22.8.2022-14.10.2022
Team Work Management and Finance; BB00DX09; 4 ECTS
Value Driven Procurement; BB00DX10; 4 ECTS
Lean as the Cornerstone of Efficiency; BB00DX11; 4 ECTS
Management and Responsible Procurement Project; BB00DX12; 3 ECTS

GIS and Smart Logistics (3rd year studies); 15 cr; 24.10.2022-16.12.2022
GIS; BB00DI59; 5 ECTS (Campusonline course)
Logistics; BB00DI60; 5 ECTS
Smart Logistics Project; BB00DX13; 5 ECTS

Spring Semester 2023

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

Bioeconomy Value Chains (1st year studies); 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Bioeconomy Value Chains and Network; BB0DW99; 5 ECTS
Databases; BB00DI38; 2 ECTS
Chemistry; BB00DI39; 2 ECTS
Professional English 2; BB00DI41; 3 ECTS
Introduction to Communication 2; BB00DW98; 1 ECTS
Finnish 3; KM00DE54; 2 ECTS

Data Analytics (1st year studies); 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
DF Data-based Decision Making and Data Analytics Tools; BB00DI42; 5 ECTS
DF Project Work; BB00DI43; 4 ECTS
DF Data Processing and Analysis with Python; BB00DX00; 3 ECTS
Finnish 4; KM00DE55; 3 ECTS

Smart Sensors (2nd year studies); 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Smart Systems and Sensors; BB00DX06; 5 ECTS
Sensor Systems Project; BB00DX07; 5 ECTS
Electricity and Magnetism; BB00DI54; 3 ECTS
Differential Calculus; KM00CV61; 2 ECTS

Cloud Services (2nd year studies); 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Principles of Cloud Services; BB00DI55; 2 ECTS
Cloud Services Project; BB00DX08; 5 ECTS
User Interface Design and Usability; BB00DI57; 3 ECTS
Applied Physics; BB00DI58; 3 ECTS
Integral Calculus; KM00CV62; 2 ECTS

3D Modelling and Printing (3rd year studies); 15 ECTS; 9.1.2023-10.3.2023
3D Modelling and Printing; BB00DX14; 15 ECTS

Development Project ( 3rd year studies); 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023-5.5.2023
Development Project; BB00DI63; 15 ECTS

Nursing

Currently, no exchanges studies offered.

For information on study modules, please contact guidance counsellor Minna Määttä.

Sustainable Development

For information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Anu Virtanen.

Smart Organic Farming

For further information on available study modules, please contact Guidance Counsellor Sari Mäki-Latikka.

Autumn Semester 2022

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

Agricultural Expertise; BN00DG05; 12 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Arable Operations; BN00DG07; 3 ECTS; 22.8.2022 – 14.10.2022
Animal Husbandry; BN00DG08; 13 ECTS; 24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022

Spring Semester 2023

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

Crop Plants And Production; BN00DG11; 8 ECTS; 9.1.2023 – 10.3.2023
Research Project; BN00DG14; 12 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Planning Rural Development; BN00DG149 15 ECTS; 13.3.2023 – 5.5.2023
Research And Farm Practices; (during growing season); BN00DG17; 15 ECTS; April – October

Horticulture

Currently no studies offered in autumn or spring.

The contact person at Lepaa is Guidance Counsellor Riitta Ahokas.

Landscape Design and Construction

Currently no studies offered in autumn or spring.

The contact person at Lepaa is Guidance Counsellor Riitta Ahokas.

Forestry

Currently no studies offered in autumn or spring.

The contact person at Evo is Guidance Counsellor Lauri Värri.

 

General information

CONTACT INFORMATION

Inquiries related to studies

Contact the guidance counsellor of the degree programme.

Other inquiries

Contact international@hamk.fi

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Before your arrival, please check the following information:

Contact persons for practical matters

You will find all the information related to practical matters on this website.  If you need further information, the contact persons in the degree programmes are listed below.

Please note: If you need information related to studies, contact the guidance counsellor mentioned under each degree programme in the Available Study Modules 2022-2023 section.

Niina Kovanen 
Biotechnology and Food Engineering (Hämeenlinna)
Construction Engineering (Hämeenlinna)
Information and Communication Technology (Riihimäki)
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (Riihimäki)
Electrical and Automation Engineering (Valkeakoski)

Johanna Helanen
Nursing (Hämeenlinna)
Social Services (Hämeenlinna)

Satu Suoranta 
Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy (Forssa)
Smart Organic Farming / Agricultural and Rural Industries (Mustiala)

Riikka Kekäläinen-Alkio
Business Administration (Hämeenlinna)
Computer Applications / Business Information Technology (Hämeenlinna)
Smart and Sustainable Design (Hämeenlinna)
International Business (Valkeakoski)

COVID-19 - Information for exchange students

COVID-19 latest updates

Please check the latest official updates on the website of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare.

Before making any arrangements to come to Finland, please check and organise insurance coverage that is comprehensive for your whole time in Finland. Because of the unpredictable situation, we recommend that you make the necessary arrangements, such as booking flights, as late as possible, and remember to check the flight cancellation terms. HAMK is closely following the situation and we continue to follow the government guidelines. Incoming students should be prepared to voluntary quarantine when they arrive in Finland.

Important information for returning to home country and possible need for negative Covid-19 test result

When you return to your home country after your exchange period at HAMK, check the possible restrictions and regulations regarding entering your home country. Some countries may be restricting entry. You need to check the current regulations governing entry from the officials of your destination country before travel. You also need to check in advance if a negative coronavirus test is required of arriving passengers. For example, some countries require a negative result from a PCR test or an antigen test. Some countries also require a negative IgM antibody test result (source: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic).

If you are required to take a Covid-19 test before departure from Finland, you need to contact a private health care clinic. Make sure that you receive an official certificate of the result of the Covid-19 test for the authorities (e.g. a text message is not an official certificate).

You need to pay for the test yourself. You should also check your insurance coverage and contact your insurance company for possible reimbursement of the cost of the test. You can find information on the private health care clinics at each of HAMK campuses here.

There are no free Covid-19 tests available for symptomless customers in Finland.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to stay in quarantine when I arrive in Finland?

Read the official instructions here.

Can I come to campus during the voluntary quarantine?

No, you should avoid all contacts during the voluntary quarantine period, read more here.

If I get symptoms of COVID-19, what should I do?

For further instructions, read more here.
You can also find information on Finnish healthcare services on HAMK’s website.

Can I come come to campus if I feel sick?

No, you cannot come to campus if you feel sick.

Can I go shopping during the voluntary quarantine?

You should avoid all contacts during the voluntary quarantine. You can buy groceries also online (Instructions have been sent to your email. If you have not got the instructions by email, contact international@hamk.fi).

Where can I buy masks and hand disinfectant?

At all supermarkets (also from online shops).

I am feeling very stressed, who can I contact?

You will find contact information here.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023

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

Students often complete two consecutive modules (2 x 15 ECT) during one semester. 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 teaching period 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.

TEACHING PERIODS IN AUTUMN SEMESTER (22 August – 16 December 2022)
Period 1 22 August – 14 October autumn holiday week 17-21 October 2022
Period 2 24 October – 16 December Christmas holiday weeks 19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023
TEACHING PERIODS IN SPRING SEMESTER (9 January – 5 May 2023)
Period 3 9 January – 10 March winter holiday week 27 February – 3 March 2023
Period 4 13 March – 5 May  

DEADLINES FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

The semester dates 2021 – 2022 are:

  • Autumn semester 2021: 23 August – 17 December 2021
  • Spring semester 2022: 10 January – 6 May 2022

The nomination deadlines are:

  • 15 April for the autumn semester
  • 15 October for the spring semester

The application and learning agreement deadlines are:

  • 30 April for the autumn semester
  • 30 October for the spring semester

 

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 noreply@solenovo.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 international@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 (see detailed information below at “Learning Agreement”)
    1. If you are applying as an Erasmus student, you do not have to add the Learning Agreement to your SoleMOVE application. You are required to simultaneously complete the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) and HAMK’s contact person will add the OLA to your SoleMOVE application once they have checked and signed it.
    2. If you are not an Erasmus student, add the Learning Agreement – which has been signed by you and the responsible person at your home university – to the Enclosures section in the SoleMOVE application.
  • Applicants to Degree Programme in Design: also portfolio (presentation of previous design work)

CREDITS

One ECTS credit is equivalent to a 27-hour workload. This includes contact lessons, teamwork and independent work.

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

Students often complete 30 ECTS credits during one semester (= two teaching periods). For example, you can choose two different modules (2 x 15 ECTS) but they must be from two consecutive teaching periods.

Studies offered in the degree programmes at our campuses:

Hämeenlinna University Centre

Valkeakoski Campus

Riihimäki Campus

Lepaa Campus

Mustiala Campus 

Evo Campus

Please note that the distances between the HAMK campuses range from 10 to 100 kilometre​s. We advise that you select studies only from the campus where your degree programme is situated. Read more here.

RECOMMENDED ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

LEARNING AGREEMENT

A Learning Agreement is a document in which you list the study modules you want to complete at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).

Erasmus+ students should use the Digital Learning Agreement. It should be signed by all three parties (1. student, 2. responsible person at home institution and 3. responsible person at HAMK = guidance counsellor).

Other exchange students should use their home university’s Learning Agreement template and add the Learning Agreement signed by the student and the responsible person at the student’s home university to the Enclosures section in the SoleMOVE application. After the application has been submitted, HAMK’s guidance counsellor will check and sign the Learning Agreement and will add the final updated Learning Agreement to the Enclosures section of the SoleMOVE application.

Fields of education and HAMK’s responsible person for signing the online learning agreement / learning agreement:

EU subject area Area HAMK Degree Programme HAMK’s Responsible Person for signing the Learning Agreement = Guidance Counsellor
0210 Arts, not further defined Smart and Sustainable Design Johanna Ojanen
0410 Business and administration, not further defined Business Administration Marjo Vaalgamaa
0410 Business and administration, not further defined Equine Business Management Anu Virtanen
0410 Business and administration, not further defined International Business Johanna Heinola-Lepistö
0521 Environmental sciences Sustainable Development Anu Virtanen
0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS), not further defined Business Information Technology Anu Vaaraniemi
0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS), not further defined Computer Applications Anu Vaaraniemi
0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS), not further defined Information and Communication Technology Marianne Autero
0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS), not further defined Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy Satu Alatalo
0714 Electronics and automation Electrical and Automation Engineering Leena Koivisto
0715 Mechanics and metal trades Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology Kirsi Liimatainen
0721 Food processing Biotechnology and Food Engineering Riitta Rytkönen
0731 Architecture and town planning Traffic and Transport Management Johanna Nikkola
0732 Building and civil engineering Construction Engineering Kirsi Liimatainen
0810 Agriculture, not further defined Agricultural and Rural Industries Sari Mäki-Latikka
0812 Horticulture Horticulture Riitta Ahokas
0812 Horticulture Landscape Design and Construction Riitta Ahokas
0821 Forestry Forestry Lauri Värri
0913 Nursing and midwifery Nursing, Forssa Minna Määttä
0913 Nursing and midwifery Nursing, Hämeenlinna Sari Lamminpää 
0923 Social work and counselling Social Services Tuija Jurvanen

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.

FREEMOVERS

We have bilateral agreements with around 120 educational institutions abroad and our whole exchange programme system is based on these agreements. In special cases, students can be accepted as a freemover from outside the above schemes. Due to the limited number of available spots, we prioritise students from our partner institutions. Applications from freemovers will be reviewed only after the available spots have been allocated to students from our partner universities.

The freemover applicant must be a degree student of a higher education institution in the same field of study that the student wishes to study at Häme University of Applied Sciences. The acceptance of a freemover student is done on a case-by-case basis. The freemover student must be nominated by their home institution according to the instructions given on this website.

Tuition fee

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

The tuition fee for bachelor’s studies for one semester is €4850 and for the whole academic year €9700. HAMK does not provide any scholarships for freemover exchange students.

ACCESS TO HAMK STUDENT SYSTEMS

When your exchange period has been confirmed in SoleMOVE you will receive an email informing you that your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to HAMK’s student systems.

You must activate the ID through self-service (without strong identification).

AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL

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

 

BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME

We hope that you have enjoyed your exchange period at HAMK. Before you return home, remember to take care of the following matters.

Inform your guidance counsellor at least two weeks in advance that you are leaving.

Accommodation 
One calendar month before departure, remember to terminate your rental agreement as instructed. You will find more information here for each location.  Contact the housing office or landlord and agree on how to return your key.

Moving Out, Cleaning and Deposit 
Make sure that the apartment is as clean as it was when you moved in. If something is missing or broken, please be honest and inform the landlord about that. When everything has been settled, the deposit will be paid to you. Make sure that your bank account number has been given to the housing office or landlord so that the deposit can be paid to you. Please do not leave anything in the apartment. Try to recycle as much as possible (other students, Facebook fleamarkets, local fleamarkets, recycling centres).

Learning Agreement 
If you made changes to your Learning Agreement, ask the guidance counsellor to sign it.

Transcript of Records 
Remember to ask for the official Transcript of Records at this address studentservices@hamk.fi.  If any courses are missing, contact your guidance counsellor.

Letter of Confirmation/Attendance
You can ask the guidance counsellor to print your Letter of Confirmation from SoleMOVE or you can ask them to sign your home university’s Letter of confirmation.

Letter of Arrival / Letter of Departure
If you have your own Letter of Arrival or Letter of Departure from your home university that needs to be signed, contact the HAMK guidance counsellor of the degree programme of your exchange studies.

Feedback
Login to SoleMOVE and complete the SoleMOVE Feedback section. Please complete the feedback so that we can get valuable information about your exchange experience in order to develop our services for exchange students.

HAMK user ID and access to HAMK’s online programmes 
You will have access to HAMK’s online programmes for 28 days after the end of your studies at HAMK. If you need to access to the programmes after this, please contact IT Services it@hamk.fi .

HAMK Access Key Card
Remember to return your key card before you leave. A fee of 30 euros will be charged if you do not return your key card.

Have a safe trip home and keep in touch with HAMK! We hope to see you here in Finland again in the near future.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

STUDIES

Where can I find my timetable?
When you start your studies at HAMK, you will be instructed on how to enrol on the modules/courses and search for timetables. If you wish to search the timetable of your studies in advance, HAMK’s timetables are available at lukkarit.hamk.fi. NB: The course timetable will be published slightly before the start of the teaching period.

Do I need to bring my own computer with me?
Yes, BYOD (bring your own device). Read more here about BYOD and other IT-related information.

I want to change my course or I have problems with my courses, what should I do?
Contact your home institution and your guidance counsellor at HAMK.

What certificates do I need before I leave?
Check with your home institution.

Where can I get my certificates?
Read more in section BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME.

ACCOMMODATION

How do I find accommodation?
Please read the section BEFORE YOU ARRIVE – Accommodation.

Do I need to buy furniture?
Check with your apartment provider.

Is there an internet connection in my accommodation? Is it wireless?
In student housing apartments (HOPS), there is normally internet (wireless or wired) but you may need to make a separate agreement with the operator. If you are living in a private sector apartment, normally you should make an internet agreement of your own.

Do I need to pay for the electricity?
In student apartments, the electricity is usually included in the rent. In private sector apartments, you might need to make an electricity agreement of your own. Ask your apartment provider about it.

Do I need to pay the water fee?
In student apartments, monthly water fee is usually included in the rent. In private sector apartments, ask about this from your apartment provider.

There are some problems with my accommodation, what should I do?
Contact the accommodation provider.

Where can I wash my clothes?
In student housing apartments, there is often a laundry room. If not, you might have to purchase your own washing machine. If you live in a private sector apartment, ask your landlord if the building has a laundry room.

My internet is not working, what should I do?
Contact your internet service provider.

Where can I take my trash?
There are recycling bins outside your apartment. Recycling the right way is very important, so pay attention that you recycle right way. Also, empty bottles are worth money in Finland.

My friend is coming to visit me, can they stay in my apartment?
You should ask about this from the housing office or your landlord first. Also, if you are living in a shared apartment, negotiate this also with your flatmate.

Can I drink tap water in Finland?
Yes, you can. Finland has one of the cleanest drinking waters in the world.

Do I need to terminate my rental agreement?
Yes, see section above BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME – Accommodation.

What do I with my survival kit?
See section above BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME – Moving Out, Cleaning and Deposit.

I have bought extra furniture, what can I do with it?
See section above BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME – Moving Out, Cleaning and Deposit.

How do I get my deposit back?
See section above BEFORE YOU ARRIVE – Accommodation.

TRAVEL

Which airport do I need to fly to?
Go to this page and click the name of the campus location.

How can I get from the bus/train station to my accommodation?
It is suggested to take a local bus or a taxi to your accommodation.

How do I get from my accommodation to the bus/train station?
It is recommended to take a taxi, especially if you have heavy luggage with you. Please book a taxi in good time before your bus or train leaves, as it might take some time for the taxi to arrive.

GENERAL

I need Finnish mobile number, how can I get it?
When you arrive, you can purchase a prepaid SIM card at R-kioski.

Do I need insurance?
Please read the section above INSURANCE.

How can I join HAMK Student Union?
Information can be found on the HAMKO web pages.

How can I order a survival kit? How and where can I pay it?
Once you are a member of HAMKO, you can then order a survival kit here .  The survival kits are only for exchange students.

What kind of winter clothing do I need?
Read more here.

Where can I buy winter clothing?
Most clothing stores, markets and fleamarkets in Finland.

How can I meet the other students?
Join the Whatsapp group. Take part in the student activities organised by HAMKO or the tutors of your degree programme.

Do I need to register for a Finnish personal identity code?
Please read the section BEFORE YOU ARRIVE – Immigration information – Finnish identity code (ID number).

I need to book an appointment to the doctor, how can I do that?
Contact the school nurse. You will find campus-specific information about student health care here. The general emergency number in Finland is 112.

How do I get my library card?
Please read here.

I feel very stressed, who can I contact?
You will find contact information here.

I want to go to gym
Read more about sports activities for each campus here.

Where can I buy lunch?
Each campus offers student-friendly meals. Read more here.

Explore the possibilities at HAMK

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