Scholarships for nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries
HAMK’s scholarship programme is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries who are studying for a degree in HAMK’s English-taught degree programmes. The nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee.
From 1.1.2020 onwards, HAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. The scholarship programme awards students who gain at least the basic skills of Finnish language during their degree studies at HAMK. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship programme is to support the future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging students to gain good level of Finnish language during their studies.
Students can be awarded with a scholarships two times during their studies, based on their level of Finnish language and provided that their studies progress with 60 ECTS credits per academic year at HAMK. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results (see below: Finnish language tests)
1. Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level-A2): 3200 €
2. Scholarship: Independent User of Finnish language – (CERF level B1): 6500€
Please note: the students who have started their degree studies before 2020, will continue to be awarded with scholarship based solely on study progression. The scholarship programme, which applied at the start of their studies, will apply for the whole duration of their studies.
Finnish language tests
Dates and venues
Finnish language tests are arranged twice a year at HAMK’s campuses.
1 October 2021
1 February 2022
Campuses: Forssa, Hämeenlinna, Riihimäki and Valkeakoski
- Bring your own computer and headphones. You will also need a microphone.
- You will receive an email with a sign up link for the test about three weeks before the test day. After signing up you will receive a code for the test system about one week before the test.
- You will get your test result in three weeks.
- The first test is free of charge but if you need to retake the test you will have to pay 108 €. Retaking the test means you need to do the whole test.
- The test consists of four parts
- Reading comprehension and writing (approx. 2 hours)
- Listening comprehension and speaking (approx. 1 hour)
Contents of language tests in level A2 and B1
Reading comprehension (A2 and B1)
You will read approximately five texts and answer questions. The questions are either true/false, multiple choice, or open questions.
Writing (A2 and B1)
You will need to write three different texts.
Listening comprehension (A2 and B1)
You will be listening to messages, news, or dialogues, and answering a set of questions about what you hear. The questions are either true/false, multiple choice, or open questions.
There are three tasks: an individual long turn (speaking at length about a given topic), an interview, and expressing an opinion. You will be interacting with a computer.
There are three tasks: an individual long turn (speaking at length about a given topic), reacting in everyday situations, and expressing your opinion. You will be interacting with a computer.
Please note, if you start your studies in September 2019 or before, this information will apply for the whole duration of your studies!
Bachelor’s degree studies
HAMK will offer you a scholarship of 45% of your annual tuition fee if your studies at HAMK have progressed according to the schedule below.
In order to receive the scholarship, you need to complete:
- 27 ECTS credits in the first academic semester (August – December)
- 55 ECTS credits in each academic year (August – July)
The scholarship for Bachelor’s degree studies will be granted annually after the student has fulfilled the conditions of the scholarship. The scholarship can be granted at the earliest after studying for one semester.
The maximum duration of the scholarships is the estimated studying time: 3.5 years in the Degree Programme in International Business and 4 years in the Bachelor of Engineering degree programmes.
We reserve the right to any changes.
Master’s degree studies
HAMK offers a scholarship of 30% of the annual tuition fee to those students who have completed 45 ECTS credits each academic year.
The HAMK scholarship for Master’s degree studies will be granted once a year after the student has fulfilled the conditions of the scholarship.
We reserve the right to any changes.