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Right to Study

Right to Study

14.02.2020 08:50

The right to study time begins when a student accepts the offered study place and enrols as present or absent for the academic year.

Right to study time

The regular completion time of Bachelor’s degree is 3.5 years (210 credits) or 4 years (240 credits). After that you have one extra year to complete your studies.

The regular completion time of Master’s degree is 2 years (60 credits) or 2.5 years (90 credits). After that you have one extra semester to complete your studies.

ScopeRight to study time
240 cr5,0 years
210 cr4,5 years
90 cr3 years
60 cr2,5 years

Students who have not enrolled for the academic year within the enrolment period lose the right to study. Student needs to apply for reinstatement of right to study to continue the studies (see: Neglecting enrolment).

Extension period

A student who has not completed the studies within the right-to-study period can be granted an extension to complete the degree. The extension can be granted due to special causes for the maximum of one year. Application for extension period needs to be done before the right to study time expires.

Applying for extension period

  • Make an appointment with your student counsellor in time before your right-to-study period ends and make a plan to complete the degree.
  • Fill in the application for extension of study right.
  • Apply for extension in the spring or at the end of the year before your right-to-study period ends.
  • Deliver the application to the Student affairs office.
  • Attach the receipt of payment (see: Application processing fee)

Application processing fee

The application processing fee is 50 euros. The fee is based on Government decree 1440/2014, 3§.
Receiver for the payment: Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd
Account number: FI58 1732 3000 0090 57
Message: Right to study

If you don’t complete your degree during the extension year you can continue your studies at HAMK’s Open University.
It is also possible to apply for a study right later if you are a former student of a higher education institution and you have not completed the degree (see: Granting of right to study).

Granting of right to study

A former student of a higher education institution can apply for the right to study to complete the degree. The Head of Degree Programme may grant a right to study due to special causes.

Granting of right to study: guidelines for former students

  • You can apply for the right to study if you have maximum 60 cr (Bachelor´s degree) or 30 cr (Master’s degree) uncompleted degree studies.
  • You can apply for the right to study if you have resigned or your right-to-study period has expired.
  • You can be granted the right to study if your former studies are applicable to the degree programme and it is possible to complete the degree at HAMK.
  • If you have more than 60 cr (Bachelor´s degree) or 30 cr (Master’s degree) studies left, you can study at HAMK’s Open University and apply later for the right to study.

Applying for the right to study

Application processing fee

The application processing fee is 50 euros. The fee is based on Government decree 1440/2014, 3§.
Receiver for the payment: Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd
Account number: FI58 1732 3000 0090 57
Message: Right to study

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