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How to Apply for Bachelor Studies in English?  

Applying to programmes conducted in English at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) takes place through a system of online application that 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) you have applied to.  

In the spring 2021 applying for the English-taught Bachelor's degrees starting in autumn 2021 at KAMK takes place using one of the following:

1) Joint application 7 - 20 January 2021. The entrance exams will be arranged both online in collaboration with the FINNIPS-network and in Kajaani. 

2) KAMK Separate Application with online entrance exam for Bachelor's programmes from 1 March to 23 April 2021, 3 pm. For this application round, the student selections are based on an online exam and an interview. There is no pre-reading materials during this application round.

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We offer the following bachelor's studies in English: 

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 qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification
  • Bachelor´s or Master´s degree

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 by the given date. In addition, 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 applicants finishing secondary school in the summer, can apply with their temporary certificates. In this case the required document to be downloaded on the application form is the latest transcript of records (list of courses and grades) from your current school. The final graduation documents (scanned copies) must be submitted to KAMK Admissions in connection to accepting the study place.

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 by the given date.

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.
3) A copy of passport or ID card

The applicants graduating in summer following the application period, are requested to submit the copy of the transcript of records (and official translation) to the online application form by the given date. The copies of the final certificates will be submitted upon confirmation of acceptance.

Education completed in Finland

You must submit copies of your certificates by the given date

  • if you have taken the Finnish matriculation examination prior to 1990
  • if you are completing an IB-examination in a Finnish upper secondary school in the spring 2021
  • if you are completing a Reifeprüfung-examination in the spring 2021 or
  •  if you are completing an EB-examination in the spring 2021, you must submit a copy of your temporary certificate to the Admission Services of the UAS of your first choice by the given date. The copies of the final certificates will be submitted upon confirmation of acceptance.
Joint application in January

During the joint application round students will be selected on the basis of the points awarded for the entrance examination and certificate-based selection. The certificate-based selection take into account the applicants´matriculation examination completed in Finland and international EB, IB and RP/DIA certificates. The scoring models for the certificate-based selection can be found on the website ammattikorkeakouluun.fi

The entrance exams are arranged in Kajaani, Finland and online. The online exams are arranged in cooperation with the Finnips network.  More detailed information will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter. Invitations to the entrance examinations will be sent to applicants by email in early February 2021and the exams will take place in February - March yearly. For the applicants for Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management an additional Sports video (performing certain tasks based on instructions and filming a video) will be required. Further information will be sent to the applicants directly together with the exam invitation.
See the field-specific information on the entrance exams from here: https://www.kamk.fi/en/Applicants/How-to-Apply-for-Studies-at-KAMK/Entrance-Examinations

Separate application

In the separate application round (1 March - 23 April 2021) it is possible to apply based on an online entrance exam + interview. 

The online entrance exam with interviews will be arranged on twice within this application round. The applicants will receive an email invitation to the entrance exam with instructions after we have received the application with required attachments. The exams are arranged on 

  • Written part 23 March 2021, interviews 30 - 31 March 2021
  • Written part 29 April 2021, interviews 10 - 11 May 2021

You will be invited to the next possible exam depending on when your application was received. It is not possible to choose the exam date by yourself. Those who pass the written part, will be invited to take an online interview. 

Please note that the application period may be closed earlier once the study groups are full. 

For the applicants for Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management an additional Sports video (performing certain tasks based on instructions and filming a video) will be required. Further information will be sent to the applicants directly together with the exam invitation. 

Timetable

Joint application to higher education, spring 2021

7 January 8:00 am to 20 January 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Degree programmes offered in English

27 January 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Submit the attachments and advance assignments by the deadline

4 June
Student selection results published at the latest

16 July 3:00 pm (UTC + 3)
Deadline for accepting a study place

2 August 3:00 pm (UTC + 3)
Admissions from waiting lists end

Studies start in August 2021

KAMK separate application to higher education, spring 2021

1 March 8:00 am to 23 April 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Degree programmes offered in English

The exams are arranged on 

  • Written part 23 March 2021, interviews 30 - 31 March 2021
  • Written part 29 April 2021, interviews 10 - 11 May 2021

4 June
Student selection results published at the latest

16 July 3:00 pm (UTC + 3)
Deadline for accepting a study place

Studies start in August 2021

Depending on the application round and the exam taken, the results are published between March and June.

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.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year. There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students. The payment is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. It is not possible to pay in installments. On their first year, the students may take advantage of the early bird scholarship by accepting their study place offer within two weeks after submission the notice of acceptance. The early bird scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee and is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. This means that the student pays 3 000 euros for the first year. 

For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid in May yearly. The scholarship system rewards students for progress in their studies by giving a scholarship to reduce 50% of the tuition fee from the second year onward (ie. paying 3 000 euros per year). In addition, the students who pass a national Finnish language exam may receive another scholarship that will give them the opportunity to study one year for free (providing that the student receives both the 55 credits and the Finnish language exam based scholarships). The student can only receive the scholarship based on Finnish language once during his/her studies.  Read more about the tuition fees and scholarship system.

In addition to the tuition fee, the students must pay for their study materials and for their own living costs. The average monthly living expenses for a student living in Finland are approximately 700 – 900 euros. This may vary depending on personal circumstances. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA nationals need to demonstrate that they have at least 560 euros per month at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee. Read more



Further questions?

Do you have questions about the application process to Kajaani University of Applies Sciences? We are here to help you! Leave you contact information on the form below, and our admissions team at International Student Admissions Services will be in touch with you.  We cooperate with them to guide you through the application process.

 

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