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Accept your study place and get started!
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Accept your study place and get started!

Accept your study place at HAMK and get started!

Start your international student journey with HAMK by first confirming your study place. Take care of other student registration matters on time.

In this page, you will find information on accepting your study place at HAMK, registering for the academic year, activating your HAMK student user ID, starting the self-study online course – Digital Starter Kit, and Orientation Days Autumn 2022.

Go to HAMK Orientation Days Autumn 2022.

 

After you have been admitted to a degree programme, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. You must confirm the study place by 15 July 2022!

Confirm your study place electronically through the link provided in the email notification.

  • If you have a Finnish ID number and online banking credentials, mobile certificate, or an electronic ID card you can confirm the study place by logging in at the My Studyinfo service.
  • If you don’t have a Finnish ID number nor online banking credentials, mobile certificate, or an electronic ID card, please read the instructions on the My Studyinfo email notification you received.
  • If you are for some reason not able to confirm your study place electronically, please contact the Admission Services of HAMK.

Make sure that you make the confirmation on time. Otherwise, you will lose the study place offered to you. Once you have confirmed your study place, it is binding and irrevocable and cannot be altered.

Please notice that if you accept the study place you cannot later accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin during the same semester (1 January – 31 July, 1 August – 31 December).

 

One study place per term provision

You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term. This rule applies to all higher education. Higher education degrees included in the provision are:

  • Bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees awarded by Finnish universities of applied sciences
  • Bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees awarded by Finnish universities
  • Licentiate and Doctoral degrees awarded by Finnish universities

The provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you accept a study place offered to you through HAMK’s direct application, you cannot later accept a study place from the joint application to higher education if the studies begin during the same semester.

Only exceptions to the provision are:

  • Transfer student selections
  • the Åland University of Applied Sciences
  • the Police University College of Finland

The provision is also not applied to studies at foreign higher education institutions.

The academic term (1.8.−31.12. or 1.1.−31.7) is the set framework for implementation. The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme during another academic term. Even if you postpone the commencement of your studies, or interrupt your studies, you cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.

Registering for the academic year

You need to register for the semester/academic year electronically through the link that was provided to you in the email notification.

Please note that if you are required to pay tuition fees for your studies, you are not able to register for the semester/academic year electronically before you have paid the tuition fee. In that case, you should make the registration as soon as you have paid the tuition fee.

Also, if you confirmed your study place conditionally and remain on the waiting list for reserve places you are not yet able to register for the semester/academic year. You should make the registration as soon as you are no longer remaining on the waiting list for reserve places.

 

Registering as non-attending

You can register as absent with the enrolment form, but you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. According to the Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as non-attending for the academic year for the following reasons only:

  • Military service, non-military service or women’s voluntary military service
    Documents that prove the legal grounds for your absence: Call-up order
  • Maternity, paternity, or parental leave
    Documents that prove the legal grounds for your absence:

    • Kela’s certificate regarding maternity, paternity, or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy
    • Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave
  • Personal illness or injury
    Documents that prove the legal grounds for your absence:

    • Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies on 1 January 2023 (January intake) / 1 August 2022 (August intake).
    • Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification, e.g., a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury. The student’s own notification is not an adequate clarification.

Documents proving the legal grounds for your absence must be submitted to the Admission Services of HAMK by 31 December 2022 (for January intake) / 31 July 2022 (for August intake) at the latest. The documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. You can send required documents electronically with secured way by using this link.

If the legal grounds for your absence apply only to the second academic term (e.g., military service or maternity leave beginning in January), you may register as non-attending for the entire academic year if you wish. You may also change the status of your registration for the spring term from ‘attending’ to ‘non-attending’ during the spring term registration period.

If you register as ‘non-attending’ in your first academic year but fail to deliver sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence, you will lose your right to study. If you wish to begin your studies at a later time, you must apply for readmission. Readmission does not require participation in the student admissions procedure.

 

Copies of certificates (concerns only students admitted based on previous school performance)

Students with International Baccalaureate, Chinese High School Graduation Certificate from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan, Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate, or Indian School Certificate that graduate in spring/summer 2022:

If you are offered a study place based on your previous school performance (without participating in the written part of the entrance examination), and you complete International Baccalaureate, Chinese High School Graduation Certificate from the following provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan, Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate in spring/summer 2022, please send a copy of your graduation certificate to admissions@hamk.fi by 15 July 2022.

Chinese students are required to provide a copy of High School Graduation Certificate and official translation of the certificate in English. Indian students are required to provide a copy of All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate. Vietnamese students are required to provide a Temporary High School Graduation Certificate together with a transcript of records and official translations of the certificates in English.

All other students:

You are not required to provide a copy of your graduation certificate before starting your studies. Bring along your original certificates with you in the beginning of your studies.

Original certificates

Bring along your original certificates, your passport/identity card and residence permit card with you on the first day of your studies. The original certificates will be checked during the first two weeks of study. If you do not bring along the original certificates by the date given, your study place will be cancelled.

If you have enrolled as ‘non-attending’, your original documents will be checked when you start your studies.

You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems. Firstly, you activate your ID at HAMK Identity Service , please find the instructions here. After that, you need to enable multi-factor authentication for Office365 services. Find instructions for that here.

For more information and in case of an error, please contact ServiceDesk. Service desk is a customer services system that HAMK uses for advising students and staff. By using the ServiceDesk, a customer services ticket will be generated specifically for you and for your matters. The IT department can keep track with your questions and offer advice to you by following the same ticket.

NB: you can log in to ServiceDesk only after you already have acquired and activated your HAMK student ID. If you don’t have a HAMK student ID yet, please contact the IT department by the email it@hamk.fi instead. That also creates a ticket automatically.When you contact the IT service, remember to include a descriptive subject line and detailed description!

Log in to HAMK services

Logging in to HAMK services is done by either using short form of username or long form of username. Short username is typed in the form of firstname12345. Long username is typed in the form of firstname12345@student.hamk.fi. You can type in the form of username accordingly to what it is asked for in the login window.

Log in to Google cloud services

Logging in to Google cloud services is usually done by the form of firstname.lastname@student.hamk.fi.

Experience HAMK studies from the comfort of your home and be better prepared to start your studies!

After you have enrolled for the academic year, you will receive an automated message requesting you to activate user account at HAMK. Please read the instructions here.

After activating user account, bachelor students can start their studies already online with Starter Kit of Digital Skills – course. These online studies have been developed for you to have a smooth start to your studies. Master´s Degree students start their studies also with Starter Kit of Digital Skills.

Starter Kit of Digital Skills are for all new degree students

Starter Kit of Digital Skills will help you start using HAMK online tools, equipment, environments, and methods used in higher education studies.

Get familiar with the content and instructions of the Starter Kit.

Starter Kit of Digital Skills has opened from December 2021 onward.

Instructions:

  • Go to HAMK’s online learning platform: Moodle
  • Choose “HAMK login”. Log in with your activated HAMK user account.
  • Once you are in the Moodle platform, go to the Starter Kit of Digital Skills
  • When you enrol for the first time, you need the student enrolment key, which is: Digistarter-22

If you have questions related to this course, please contact askus@hamk.fi

Orientation Days Autumn 2022

Download the full programme in PDF

HAMK Orientation Days is a programme that we organize for new exchange students and international degree students every year in August before the academic year starts. This year, the Orientation Days Autumn 2022 programme will be organized at Hämeenlinna University Centre on 17 and 18 August, both days from 10:00 – 16:00. We intend to welcome all international degree students and exchange students with an event which is both informative and interactive. Please find more information on the programme below.

Day 1, Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Download Hämeenlinna University Centre map

Info Desk available for the whole day at N building 1st floor lobby

9:30 – 10:00

Students arriving at Hämeenlinna University Centre from different campuses. Get a row number before entering and be seated accordingly.

10:00 – 11:00 C building 1st floor auditorium

11:00 – 15:00 all time accessible points at different locations (lunch time 11:00 – 13:30)

Student Services open office C building 1st floor C-149
Student Services info screen C building 1st floor lobby screen
Entrepreneurial University & Gaming Academy info screen C building 1st floor lobby TV screen
HAMK International Stand N building 1st floor lobby
Design Factory Stand N building 1st floor lobby

12:00 – 15:00 repeating presentations and workshops at different locations (lunch time 11:00 – 13:30)

You can participate in MAX. 6 presentations of your choice. 20 min/presentation, 10 min in between presentations for transitioning of classrooms.

Repeating schedule: 12:00 – 12:20; 12:30 – 12:50; 13:00 – 13:20; 13:30 – 13:50; 14:00 – 14:20; 14:30 – 14:50

Studying at HAMK (theory and practice, group work, role of teachers) Presentation N building 1st floor open classroom N-100
First step towards Finnish language Presentation C building 1st floor C-130
HAMK library services Presentation C building 1st floor C- 146
Student wellbeing services Presentation C building 2nd floor C – 205
Basic computing (Activating user account; username & password; moodle, IT service desk) Technical support C building 2nd floor C – 237
Yammer and Tuudo Presentation D building 2nd floor D – 217 – 218
HAMKO Student Union (Student Membership and student card) Presentation D building 2nd floor D – 214 – 215
Social security coverage for foreign students Presentation D building 3rd floor D – 328

*For non-EU degree students only

Tuition fees and scholarship

Presentation S building 3rd floor S – 301

*For degree students

Finnish Student Health Service YTHS/FSHS

Presentation S building 3rd floor S – 312

* For exchange students

General Health Care for exchange students

Presentation S building 3rd floor S – 313
HAMK Moves, Gym and sports services for students Physical activity Football field, north of O building

Design Factory workshop, multidisciplinary and hands-on learning

*Only available at 12:00 – 12:30, 13:00 – 13:30, 14:00 – 14:30, each workshop takes 30 minutes, Max. 20 participants/round.

Workshop E building 1st floor stage room 209

15:00 – 16:00 C building 1st floor auditorium

Closing of Day 1 and briefing of Day 2

16:00

Students return to their own campus.

NB: Arrive near the bus pick up point in advance to avoid missing the bus to return to your own campus.

Day 2, Thursday, 18 August 2022

Download Hämeenlinna University Centre map

9:30 – 10:00 group meeting point, lawn area in front of C-N-D building

Students arriving at Hämeenlinna University Centre from different campuses. Find your own group before starting Day 2 programme.

10: 00 – 15:00 all time accessible points (lunch time: 10:30 – 13:30)

10:00 – 15:00 Finnish Digital and Population Data Services Agency DVV
Registration of residence & Finnish personal identity code info & immigration registration C building 1st floor C-146

NB: Prepare the ID and other required documents before visiting.

  • Bring your laptop.
  • Bring your passport/EU ID card/residence permit and colored copies of them, if possible.
  • Bring a copy of your study certificate, if possible.
  • Printing, copying, and scanning is possible on Day 2
  • Room C-146

You can also Download registration instructions (HAMK user ID needed to access the document)

 

10:00 – 15:00, HAMK open office
Entrepreneurial University & Gaming Academy (entrepreneurial courses, gaming courses, and gaming labs) open office C building 1st floor C – 125
IT Services (username & password, basic computing, and electronic devices) open office C building 1st floor C – 126
HAMKO Student Union (student membership, student card, overalls, and student events) open office C – 138
Student Services (student benefits, Kela subsidy meal card, and transport discounts & certificates of studies) open office C – 150
HAMK International (Exchange studies & Work placement abroad) open office C – 155
HAMK library (library card, library resources and devices) open office N building 2nd floor lobby
Student Wellbeing Services (Study Psychologist, Welfare Officer, Special needs teacher) open office S – 118

HAMK Moves

Sports facilities are open for all students to visit during Day 2. Remember to bring your gym outfit and shoes if you plan to use the facilities in the gym. Mr. Jari Virtanen will be in the gym room for you.

Gym room H building 1st floor gym room

Design factory

Panama room is a newly renovated creativity room located in the Design Factory building. It is meant for creative multidisciplinary project use.

Panama room show E building 1st floor Panama room

 

10:00 -15:00, Open Fair

Häme region services & Inception into humorous Finnish Nightmares visual story gallery

Your first integration step into Finnish society and culture

Inception into humorous Finnish Nightmares visual story gallery

“Meet” the protagonist Matti from the book series Finnish Nightmares. There are other books related to Finnish people and cultures available for your reading as well. Enjoy!

Visual gallery E building 1st floor stage room 209

City of Hämeenlinna, Visit Häme

Get familiar with the services provided by the City of Hämeenlinna. Get to know about the leisure time activities in Häme region.

Stand E building 1st floor stage room 209

Vanajaveden Adult Education Centre

Explore various courses offered by the education centre, including arts and crafts, music, language, Finnish for foreigners, digital skills, dance, and sports.

Stand E building 1st floor stage room 209

Häme Settlement Services

Get to know the services that help you and your family settle in Finland while you are studying at HAMK. Advice and guidance on career development in Häme region.

Stand E building 1st floor stage room 209

 

10:00 – 14:30 Orientation Activity

Find your group & get an Orientation passport for your group before starting the activity. You can get the passport from the InfoDesk, the assistants meeting you at the group meeting point, or directly from the checkpoint & infopoint sites. Complete the orientation activity as a group and celebrate your teamwork with a lottery! This activity will take about 45 – 60 minutes in total. Return the passport before 14:30 for lottery.

Checkpoints

Do a small task together with your teammates at each checkpoint. There are 5 checkpoints in total. It will take 10 – 15 minutes to complete one task. After completing the task, ask for a stamp on the orientation passport from the checkpoint assistants. You need to collect at least 4 stamps for the lottery.

Group activity At N building 1st and 2nd floor

Infopoints

Find an information sheet at each infopoint. There are 23 infopoints. It will take 2-3 minutes to read the information at each infopoint. On the back of the info sheet, you will find a Finnish word. Note the words down on your orientation passport. You need to collect at least 12 words for the lottery.

Group activity Westward lawn area in front of A & B building
NB: return to the campus area before 14:30.

15:00 – 16:00 C building Auditorium room

Closing of Day 2

Lottery winner announcement

Feedback for the Orientation Days

16:00

Students return to their own campus.

NB: Arrive near the bus pick up point in advance to avoid missing the bus to return to your own campus.

Lunch, coffee, and tea

Day 1, Wed, 17 Aug,

Flexible lunch time from 11:00 – 13:30 at D building 1st floor lobby. See menu of the day at Sodexo Restaurant. Show studentship related certificates at the cashier to get student discounts (Kela meal subsidy cards, study certificates from Tuudo, letter of admissions, HAMKO student card).

NB: student price does not include coffee and tea from Sodexo restaurant. But you can get coffee and tea offered at the event. On Wednesday, coffee and tea is available from 13:30 – 15:00 at C building 1st floor lobby.

Day 2, Thu, 18 Aug

Flexible lunch time from 10:30 – 13:30 at D building 1st floor lobby. See menu of the day at Sodexo Restaurant. Show studentship related certificates at the cashier to get student discounts (Kela meal subsidy cards, study certificates from Tuudo, letter of admissions, HAMKO student card).

NB: student price does not include coffee and tea from Sodexo restaurant. But you can get coffee and tea offered at the event. On Thursday, coffee and tea is available from 13:00 – 16:00 at N building 1st floor lobby.

Support and assistants

The Orientation Days event assistant team will be wearing HAMK navy blue T-shirts.

If you only participate in part of the event, simply follow the schedule of the event or ask the assistants for advice and guidance when you arrive at Hämeenlinna University Centre.

If you get lost, first consult our assistants for help. The assistant team is wearing HAMK navy blue T-shirts. Remote direction guidance available:

Ms. Tuula Rauhamäki

tel. +35850574529

tuula.rauhamaki@hamk.fi

She is located at N building 1st floor info desk.

In case of emergency

In case of life threatening emergency, call 112. Download the Suomi 112 application to your phone beforehand.

For other emergency (e.g., in need of a car transport to the hospital), call Ms. Annina Herala-Hemmilä (tel. +358505745149).

Smoking

Indoor smoking is strictly prohibited.

When smoking outdoor, use the designated smoking point, which is located in front of N building´s back entrance.

See Hämeenlinna University Centre map.

Parking for students

Parking areas for students is at P1. You need to write your registration number to a note book available at the info desk of N-building. See Hämeenlinna University Centre map.

Information package

For those who could not participate in the event due to various reasons, we will send an information package to help you recap the essential topics that are covered in the event. The same information package will also be sent to all the students who have participated in the event for further reference.

Contact us

Transportation from your campus to Hämeenlinna on 17 and 18 August will be arranged by your degree programme. Please contact your degree programme directly if you have questions related to pick up and drop off on both days.

For the most updated information on the contents and arrangements for Orientation Days Autumn 2022, please contact arrival@hamk.fi.

ADMISSION SERVICES

If you have questions related to information on this page, you can contact Admission Services by

Tel. +358 3 646 4503, or +358 3 646 4504

Email: admissions@hamk.fi

If you have questions related to Orientation Days Autumn 2022, please contact arrival@hamk.fi

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