Applying as degree student

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Applying as degree student

Open studies offer a way to the degree studies

You can apply as a degree student to HAMK on the basis of open studies completed in a university of applied sciences.

Applicant who has completed 60 credits applicable to the degree is eligible for Bachelor's degree studies. Applicant who has an applicable higher education degree and three years of work experience after graduation and who has completed 10 credits (belonging to a 60 cr's degree) or 15 credits (belonging to a 90 cr's degree) applicable to the degree is eligible for Master's degree studies.

Seats available - Bachelor's Degree Studies

Degree programmeCampusSeats available during the academic year 2018-2019
Electrical and Automation Engineering, 8-16 methodValkeakoski4
Construction Engineering, 8-18 methodHämeenlinna3
International BusinessValkeakoski6
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, 8-16 methodRiihiämki2

 

Seats available - Master's Degree Studies

Degree ProgrammeCampusSeats available during the academic year 2018-2019
Business Management and EntrepreneurshipHämeenlinna5

 

Eligibility / Bachelo​r's d​egree​

You are eligible for Bachelor's degree studies when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You must have completed the studies in an Open University of Applied Sciences and you cannot apply with unfinished bachelor's degree studies.

Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.

 

Eligibility / Master's de​gree

You are eligible f​​or Master's Degree studies when you have completed

  • ​​a relevant higher education degree
    • Tradenomi, Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Restonomi (AMK), Bachelor of Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
    • Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
    • Other relevant qualification comparable to the above mentioned qualifications. You need to have at least 40 credits of Bachelor’s level studies in the field of Economics and Business Administration.
  • three years of work experience gained after completing the degree from the field you have graduated or from the field you are applying to, and
  • 15 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You cannot apply with unfinished master's degree studies.

​Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.​

Work experience required for eligibility (Master's degree)

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least three years of work experience from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. The work experience must be from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to.

  • The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.
  • Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).
  • A part-time job is converted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
  • The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.
  • Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.
  • Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

Language skills requirements

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have completed your open studies in English or you have passed an English language test in an entrance examination of the joint application of higher education in Finland within one year.​

 

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 15 June.

Required attachments / Bachelor's degree studies

Download the following attachments to your application at Studyinfo.fi (at the latest within 7 days after submitting the application):

  • an official transcript of records (studies completed in the open university)​​
  • a language skills certificate (if required)
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

Required attachments / Master's degree studies

Download the following attachments to your application at Studyinfo.fi (at the latest within 7 days after submitting the application):

  • an official transcript of records (studies completed in the open university)
  • copies of degree certificates and testimonials
  • a language skills certificate (if required)
  • an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate/testimonial if the certificate/testimonial is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

The student selection is conditional until original certificates have been checked.

Student Selection in Bachelor's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Bachelor's degree student when you have completed 60 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.

 

Student Selection in Master's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Master's degree student when you have the eligibility for Master's degree studies and you have completed 10 credits (60 cr's degree) / 15 credits (90 cr's degree) of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to.

Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.​

 

Studies completed in an open university of applied sciences

The studies completed in an open university of applied sciences (60 cr, 15 cr or 10 cr) may contain no more than 1/3 of credit transfers. You cannot apply as a degree student on the basis of studies completed in a university or in a higher education institute outside of Finland.

The applicability of the open studies to the degree will be evaluated. It will be beneficial if the applicant has completed open studies from the first academic year applicable to the degree. It will also be beneficial if the applicant has completed more credits than required.

For the Degree Programme in International Business the grade point average of the completed studies must be at least 3.0.

 

Student selection results and enrolment

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

Admitted applicants must confirm the study place and enrol to the academic year as instructed in the admission letter. The student selection of applicants failing to confirm the study place will be cancelled.​

Appeal p​​rocess

If you are not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, you may appeal in writing to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences within 14 daysfrom the time you had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

One place per student provision

You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term.

 

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies. The tuition fee for Bachelor’s degree studies is €8700 per academic year and the tuition fee for Master’s degree studies is €9700 per academic year.

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Next application period starts 1st Aug 2018 in address www.studyinfo.fi

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