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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 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.  

In the spring 2020 you can apply for the English-taught Bachelor's degrees starting in autumn 2020 using one of the following:

1) The joint application from 8 to 22 of January 2020, 3 pm. For this application round, the student selections are based on entrance exams that are arranged both in Kajaani and in different countries together with theFINNIPS-network.

2) Separate application round at KAMK from 31 March to 15 April 2020, 3 pm. For this application round, the student selections are based on SAT-test results. The designated Institution Code for KAMK is 7787. Read more about using the SAT test. 
Please note that there are less study places available during the separate application round.

We offer the following bachelor's studies in English: 

Take a look at a brief brochure about applying and the programmes offered (NB. The tuition fees concern only non-EU applicants). 

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

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, 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 by 10 July 2020.

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.
Applying with Entrance exam result

In the joint application (8 - 22 January 2020) it is possible to apply based on the entrance exam result. The entrance exams are arranged in Kajaani, Finland and abroad.

The exams abroad are arranged in cooperation with the Finnips network in twelve different countries. 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: https://www.kamk.fi/en/Applicants/How-to-Apply-for-Studies-at-KAMK/Entrance-Examinations

Applying with the SAT test result

In the separate application round (31 March - 15 April 2020) it is possible to apply based on the SAT test results. The designated Institution Code for KAMK is 7787

KAMK accepts the SAT test that includes Reading test, Writing and Language test and Math test. Please note that essay is not required and SAT subject tests are not accepted. The minimum required scores are

  • 400 from Evidence-based Reading and Writing
  • 400 from Mathematics

In addition to SAT scores, you need to have a higher secondary degree to apply to KAMK (see Required documents).
For the applicants for Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management using the SAT test for admission, 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.

The SAT score must be delivered to KAMK by 22 April 2020 to be considered for admissions. Therefore the test must be taken no later than on the March 2020 test date. Please check the registration deadlines on the SAT web page!

If these criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, the applicants will be
automatically ranked by lots drawn by a computer system.

Further details: https://www.kamk.fi/en/Applicants/How-to-Apply-for-Studies-at-KAMK/Applying-for-Bachelors-Degrees/SAT-test

Selection of Students

The student selection to English-taught Bachelor's degrees at KAMK is made

1) on the basis of the entrance examination result (application period 1: 8 - 22 January 2020) or

2) the SAT test result (application period 2: 31 March - 15 April 2020).

For the applicants for Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management using the SAT test for admission, an additional Sports video will be required. Further information will be sent to the applicants directly. 

See more information on the selection process in joint application at Studyinfo: How to apply for Bachelor's.

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

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 receiving the letter 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. 

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

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). Read more about the tuition fees and scholarship system.

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