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How to apply for studies in English?

Applying to programmes conducted in English at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) takes place through a system of joint application. Online application is available at the website www.studyinfo.fi. An application submitted online is directly received by the admissions office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) of your first choice. 

The joint application period for English-taught studies starting in autumn 2020 will take place from 8th to 22nd of January 2020, 3 pm. For this application round, the entrance exams are arranged both in Kajaani and in different countries together with the FINNIPS-network.

The separate application for KAMK only for studies starting in autumn 2020 takes place in April 2020. In this application, the entrance exams will be arranged online. The online application is available in www.studyinfo.fi. 

Entry Requirements

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed:

* foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question
* the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
* an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma; a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma; Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
* a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or 180 credit points, or a comparable previous Finnish vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units;
* a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
* a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualifi-cation as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification

In order to prove their eligibility, applicants with a non-Finnish qualification certificate must attach a copy of the final certificate to their online application at www.studyinfo.fi. In addition, an official translations of the documents must be provided if the original document is not awarded in Finnish, Swedish or English. 

Applicants are required to have good oral and written skills in English. The English language skills are tested in the entrance examination. 

The admission is conditional until the original school certificates have been checked in the beginning of the studies.

Required documents

Education completed outside Finland 

Applicants, who have completed a qualification outside Finland, must attach the following documents to their online application in Studyinfo.fi. Please note that documents received after the given deadline will not be accepted. 

1) A copy of the final secondary school certificate or equivalent 
Only final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies granting educational certificates will be accepted. Therefore, various other documents such as “Result slips”, “Testimonials”, “Statements of Results”, “Examination Results” are not considered as official certificates.

2) A copy of an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate must be provided, if the certificate is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.

The applicants graduating in summer following the application period, are requested to submit the copies of their current academic record and a letter from school confirming the graduation. The copies of the final certificates will be submitted upon confirmation of acceptance. 

Education completed in Finland

Applicants with a Finnish qualification do not have to send copies of their certificates during the application process. The results of the matriculation examination will be received directly from the Matriculation Examination Board. Those graduating during the spring application period must complete the qualification used in the application procedure. Copies of certificates will be requested after acceptance.
Entrance exams

The entrance exams are arranged in Finland and abroad, depending on the application period.

The exams abroad are arranged in cooperation with the Finnips network. The exams outside Finland will take place in March yearly. More detailed information about the country and exam-specific schedules will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter.

See the field-specific information on the entrance exams from here: 

Admission Results

The student selections are published early May at the earliest. 

All applicants will receive an email with a link to the admission results after the results have been published. Please note that the message might end up to the junk email folder.

The study place must be confirmed by the given deadline or the admission will be cancelled

Any questions?
Please contact:
KAMK Admissions Services
admissions(at)kamk.fi
+358 44 7101 229

Read more:

Joint application system: Studyinfo
Information about studying in Finland: Study in Finland
Entrance exams Abroad: FINNIPS