International studies open new doors for your future career path. HAMK offers good opportunities for internationalisation 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.
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 in 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.”
HAMK has many partner Institutions all around the world.
You can find the contact information for HAMK’s partner institutions in the SoleMOVE system.
HAMK Partner Institutions
If you wish to search for more information about our partners, please follow these 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 selecting, for instance, the destination country.
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.
|Kati Heikkinen||Head of International Affairs||+358 50 5171581|
|Leena Rantanen||International Officer, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator||+358 40 5962770|
|Taina Honkavuori||International Officer||+358 50 4417649|
International Contact Persons
|Agricultural and Rural Industries||Monna Alatalo||+358 3 646 6910|
|Automation Engineering||Annina Herala||+358 3 646 4521|
|Biotechnology and Food Engineering||Tuija 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 Technology||Lasse 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 Management||Niina Kovanen||+358 3 646 2558|
|Design||Juha 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|
|Forestry||Monna Alatalo||+358 3 646 6910|
|Horticulture||Monna Alatalo||+358 3 646 6910|
|Information and Communication Technology||Merita Aronen||+358 50 574 5024|
|International Business (in English)||Dawn Aarnio||+358 3 646 2268|
|Mechanical Engineering||Merita Aronen||+358 50 574 5024|
|Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (in English)||Merita Aronen||+358 50 574 5024|
|Nursing, Forssa||Kirsi Liimatainen||+358 3 646 7414|
|Nursing, Hämeenlinna||Kirsi Liimatainen||+358 3 646 7414|
|Social Services||Kirsi Liimatainen||+358 3 646 7414|
|Sustainable Development||Monna Alatalo||+358 3 646 6910|
|Traffic and Transport Management||Merita Aronen||+358 50 574 5024|