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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 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 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 2020-2021

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.

Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (2 ECTS) is offered to all exchange students in autumn and in spring. The content includes: Finland and living in Finland; Finnish sports, food, dining, history, design, nature and animals; Finnish society (e.g. education, social and health care, government, equality); and culture shock. Please contact Kirsi Liimatainen for further information.

A summary of modules offered is given under each programme. Students often complete two consecutive modules (2 x 15 ECTS) during one semester. 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.

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

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 / spring 2021 due to COVID-19.

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.

Forestry

If you are interested in completing a work placement period at the Evo Campus, please contact Lauri Värri.

COVID-19

COVID-19 – INFORMATION FOR INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Due to the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, we will continue with the current hybrid model (= contact lessons and online studies) for the time being. If the situation improves during the spring, we will review the policy again. In any case, all exchange students should be able to visit the campus on a regular basis. Campus visits will be arranged on a campus-by-campus basis and coordinated and instructed separately.

Before making any arrangements to come to Finland, please check and organise insurance cover 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.

Voluntary quarantine

Please check the instructions on voluntary quarantine on the website of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare . You should avoid all contacts during this voluntary quarantine period. This means, for instance, that you cannot go shopping, visit the campus or meet other students.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to stay in quarantine when I arrive in Finland?
Read the official instructions on the website of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare. 

Can I come to the 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.

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 during my voluntary quarantine, whom can I contact?
You will find contact information for HAMK’s student wellbeing services here.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

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 (24 August – 18 December 2020)
Period 1 24 August – 23 October autumn holiday week 12-16 October
Period 2 26 October – 18 December Christmas holiday weeks 21 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
TEACHING PERIODS IN SPRING SEMESTER (11 January – 7 May 2021)
Period 3 11 January – 12 March winter holiday week 1 – 5 March
Period 4 15 March – 7 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:

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

The application deadlines 2020-2021 are:

  • 30 May 2020 for the autumn semester 2020
  • 30 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 (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

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. In addition, Orientation to Finnish Culture and Society (2 ECTS) is offered to all exchange students.

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.

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).

Which template should I use?

Erasmus+ students should use the EU Online Learning Agreement (OLA) tool. After the OLA has been signed by all three parties, HAMK’s contact person will add it to the student’s SoleMOVE application.

You can find more information about the Online Learning Agreement below.

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 contact person will check and sign the Learning Agreement and will add the final updated Learning Agreement to the Enclosures section of the SoleMOVE application.

Online Learning Agreement (OLA) for Erasmus+ students

Register with the portal or app.

Fill out all the compulsory fields about yourself, your home university and HAMK. You will find the fields of education and HAMK’s contact persons below.

Choose the HAMK study modules given above and insert them in “Proposed Mobility Programme Table A”.

Table B: add the courses that will be recognised at your home institution.

Sign and send the document to the responsible person at your home university who will then check and sign it and send it to HAMK’s contact person.

NOTE: You can print out your Learning Agreement from the system after each time it has been signed by one of the three parties (the student, responsible person at sending institution or responsible person at receiving institution)

Fields of education and OLA contact person at HAMK:

EU subject area Area HAMK Degree Programme HAMK Contact / Guidance Counsellor
0210 Arts, not further defined Smart and Sustainable Design Aija Lundahl
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 Ismo Turve
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 Marianne Autero
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 Marianne Autero
0810 Agriculture, not further defined Agricultural and Rural Industries Harri Luukko
0812 Horticulture Horticulture Riitta Ahokas
0812 Horticulture Landscape Design and Construction Riitta Ahokas
0821 Forestry Forestry Lauri Värri
0913 Nursing and midwifery Nursing, Forssa International contact person for incoming students
Päivi Homan-Helenius
0913 Nursing and midwifery Nursing, Hämeenlinna International contact person for incoming students
Jaana Malmisuo 
0923 Social work and counselling Social Services International contact person for incoming students
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

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 freemover students.

ACCESS TO HAMK STUDENT SYSTEMS

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

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

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Before your arrival, please check the following information:

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 need these documents, contact your guidance counsellor.

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 30 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.

How do I get my key?
Check with your guidance counsellor.

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 I accommodate them to 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 about 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 good time before your bus or train is leaving, 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.

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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