International Competence

International Competence

28.08.2018 12:21

International studies open new doors for your future career path. HAMK offers good opportunities for internationalization both at home and abroad.

Develop Your International Skills! 

Graduates need to be equipped with professional, language and international skills to succeed in the workplace.

You can complete part of your studies and work placement abroad. You will find more detailed information on the pages Student Exchange and Work Placement. In addition to mobility abroad, you can become international in many ways:

  • You can complete part of you studies in English. We have courses delivered in English in our Finnish-taught programmes. It is also possible for you to take part in courses in our English-taught programmes.
  • In some degree programmes, you can complete a double degree at a partner institution abroad. You can find out more about this opportunity from the international coordinator of your degree programme.
  • You can take part in the students union HAMKO’s international tutor activities.

Student Exchange 

Where would you like to spend your exchange period abroad? HAMK has over 100 partner institutions around the world.

It is best to start preparing for your exchange period at an early stage of your studies. Contact the international contact person in your degree programme for further information.

Studying Abroad is Worthwhile! 

During your exchange period abroad you will complete part of your studies in one of our partner institutions. When you start looking for a job in the future, an international experience may be just the deciding factor in being selected for a position. You will study and spend your free time in an international group and the friends you make may possibly last a lifetime. This is how you can also build your international network during the time you are studying.

The duration of student exchange is 3 – 12 months and you will be awarded a grant for studies abroad.

You should start preparing for your exchange period at an early stage of your studies. The studies completed abroad are included in your personal study plan (PSP) and they are fully recognised into your studies Therefore, the exchange period abroad will not delay your graduation.

Students’ comments on exchange experience:

“You should keep an open mind when you go abroad. The exchange period is an excellent time to get to know new people, widen your own view of the world and make new friends from different cultures.”

“The teachers took me well into account and I felt that I received enough attention.”

“It was also easy to talk with the teachers when I felt that an assignment was too challenging so that it could be made more suitable for me and in this way I gained the most from the assignment and the learning experience.”

Work Placement Abroad 

Make the most of your work placement, go abroad!
 
Work placement abroad creates opportunities to build international networks during your time of studies. Contact the international contact person in your degree programme for further information.

Go Abroad for Work Placement Period 

You can complete part work placement studies abroad. When you start looking for a job in the future, an international experience may be just the deciding factor in being selected for a position. Your work placement period and free time will be spent in an international group and the friends you make may possibly last a lifetime. This is how you can also build your international network during the time you are studying.

The minimum duration of work placement abroad is two months and you will be awarded a grant for the period abroad.

You should start preparing for your exchange period at an early stage of your studies so that you can find a suitable work placement. The work placement completed abroad is included in your personal study plan (PSP) and is fully recognised into your studies. Therefore, the exchange period abroad will not delay your graduation.

Students’ comments on work placement experience abroad:

“The people at work warmly welcomed me and it was nice to go to a new place to work. All the employees in the office helped me if asked them anything at all.”

“Be brave and just go because it is a wonderful daily experience to be part of a foreign culture and county.”

“You should go abroad because during the time spend there you learn a lot about yourself, life and different cultures.”

Partner Institutions

HAMK has a lot of partner Institutions all around the world.
 
 You can find the contact information of the HAMK’s partner Institutions from SoleMOVE system.

HAMK Partner Institutions 

When you want to search more information about our partners, please follow the instructions:

  • Open SoleMOVE in your browser
  • Choose Häme University on Applied Sciences (HAMK) from the ‘login’ pull-down menu
  • Choose Exchange Destinations Abroad from the area above ‘login’
  • ‘Search for exchange destinations abroad’ will open and you can search for information by i.e. selecting the destination country

Contact Information

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us!

In matters related to international affairs, you can contact HAMK’s International Office and the international contact persons of the degree programmes.

International Office 

Kati HeikkinenHead of International Affairs+358 50 5171581
Leena RantanenInternational Officer, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator+358 40 5962770
​Taina Honkavuori​International Officer​+358 50 4417649

emails: firstname.lastname@hamk.fi

International Contact Persons

Agricultural and Rural IndustriesMonna Alatalo+358 3  646 6910
Automation EngineeringAnnina Herala+358 3  646 4521
Biotechnology and Food EngineeringTuija Pirttijärvi+358 3  646 2356
Building and ​Construction Engineering​Niina Kovanen​+358 3  646 2558
​Built Environment​Monna Alatalo​+358 3  646 6910
​Business Administration​Tarja Pääkkönen​+358 3 646 6304
Business Information TechnologyLasse Seppänen+358 3  646 6677
​Construction and Civil Engineering​Niina Kovanen​+358 3  646 2558
Construction Engineering (in English)Niina Kovanen+358 3  646 2558
Construction ManagementNiina Kovanen+358 3  646 2558
DesignJuha Laurikainen+358 3  646 3660
​Electrical and Automation Engineering (in English)​Annina Herala​+358 3  646 4521
​Electro technology and Automation Engineering​Annina Herala​+358 3  646 4521
ForestryMonna Alatalo+358 3  646 6910
HorticultureMonna Alatalo+358 3  646 6910
​Information and Communica​tion Technology​Merita Aronen​+358 50 574 5024
International Business (in English)Dawn Aarnio+358 3  646 2268
Mechanical EngineeringMerita Aronen​+358 50 574 5024
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (in English)Merita Aronen​+358 50 574 5024
Nursing, ForssaKirsi Liimatainen+358 3  646 7414
Nursing, HämeenlinnaKirsi Liimatainen+358 3  646 7414
Social ServicesKirsi Liimatainen+358 3  646 7414
Sustainable DevelopmentMonna Alatalo+358 3  646 6910
Traffic and Transport ManagementMerita Aronen​+358 50 574 5024

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