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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.    

 We offer the following bachelor's studies in English: 

Joint application round took place 5 - 19 January 2022 for studies starting in autumn 2022. Next application round will be published on this website later in spring 2022. 
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 Study Info 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 2022
  • if you are completing a Reifeprüfung-examination in the spring 2022 or
  •  if you are completing an EB-examination in the spring 2022, 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.
Entrance Exams for Joint application 2022

Joint application for studies starting in autumn 2022 took place on 5 - 19 January 2022. The students for the Bachelor´s degrees will be selected based on International UAS Online entrance examination.The entrance exams were organized in February-March 2022 online and in two phases.

  1. Written, online exam on 9 February 2022 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT+2)

    The entrance exam consists of common sections and certain program-specific parts that are determined based on the programme you have applied for. All sections are completed at one time. A specific completion time is determined for each exam section. When the time is up, the section closes. If you didn't finish the section, the latest version of your answers will be saved. Any opened section must be completed at once, but the sections can be completed in any order.

    In order to be invited to the second phase group interview, you have to pass all the exam sections.
    The written exam consists of:

    Reasoning skills (20 minutes)
    This section assesses the logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

    English language (20 minutes)
    This section assesses reading and interpreting texts, such as understanding the relation between different parts of the text, mastering vocabulary and linguistic reasoning.

    Mathematical skills (20 minutes)
    In this section, your basic mathematical skills are assessed. The focus is on basic calculations, calculating percentages, first-degree equations, geometry, mathematical-logical reasoning and interpreting tables, graphs and diagrams.

    For Sports and Leisure Management: Ethical Skills (10 minutes)
    In this section, your skills in recognizing the ethical nature of statements are assessed.

    To access the written exam, you will receive a personal link to the email address you have given in your Study Info application. The link will also be available at My Studyinfo in your own application.

  2. Oral part (group interview), 2 - 16 March 2022

Those who pass the written part (1) will be invited to the oral part (2). The applicant must pass both two parts of the exam and score minimum points of total points in order to be selected for the admission. 

 See more detailed on the entrance exams from International UAS exam – Ammattikorkeakouluun.fi (uasinfo.fi)


Joint application to higher education, spring 2022

5 January 8:00 am to 19 January 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Degree programmes offered in English

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

9 February 12:00 (UTC/GMT+2)
Written, online exam

2 - 16 March
Group Interview (for eligible applicants who have passed the written exam)

3 June
Student selection results published at the latest

15 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 2022

Individual arrangements

An applicant can apply for individual arrangements for Join Application entrance examination (e.g. extra time, technical aid, or other special arrangement) due to an injury, illness, reading disability, or other special reason. 

If applicants due to their state of health or learning difficulties require special arrangements as regards the entrance examination, they must request such arrangements in writing at the very latest immediately they receive the invitation to sit the entrance exam. Applicants must submit the request to the admissions office of the University of Applied Sciences that sent the entrance exam invitation. A statement written by a doctor or other expert concerning the applicant’s form of disability or illness must be enclosed with the written request. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences will inform the applicant of the special arrangements that will be made on his/her behalf.

Application and required certificates for the individual arrangements must be sent by 26 January 2022 at 3 pm with form below. Form will be closed 26.1.22 at 3pm and requests after that will not be handled. Please note, that all attachments must be attached to the form, make sure all needed information is on hand when filling the form. 

Further information at UASinfo website.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year in Bachelor's Degree programmes. 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 applying through joint application may take advantage of the Early Bird scholarship by accepting their study place offer and paying their tuition fee 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. Read more about KAMK tuition fee and scholarship policy.

Separate Applications

Pathway Studies

Pathway studies

If you wish to get a head start to your studies, there is the opportunity to join KAMK via Pathway studies.

Nordic Pathway at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Nordic Pathway at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences and the School of Continuing Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University jointly opened a one-year Finnish pathway course (credit course) in Shanghai. The first semester (August - December 2021) focuses on intensive learning of academic English; the second semester (January - May 2022) a total of 30 credits in 6 courses is taught by professors of Finnish partner University of Applied Sciences. We have reserved a limited number of study places exclusively for successful graduates of the Pathway program. You are eligible to apply for admission if you meet the admission requirements of our institution, achieved a minimum of 20 academic credits and 10 language credits in the preparatory course. Relevant credits can be transferred to undergraduate courses.

For specific enrollment information, please consult Mr. Gao at 158-0098-5998

我校和上海交通大学继续教育学院在上海合作开办一年制芬兰留学预科班(学分课),学生第一学期(2021.8--2021.12)主要集中强化学习英语;第二学期(2022.01---2022.05)由合作的芬兰大学教授6门课程总共30个学分。我们给预科班学生预留一些名额,对于达到我校录取要求并且考试通过20个学分的学生(同时第一学期的10个学分)可以申请录取到合作专业,相关学分可以转到本科课程中。具体招生信息可以咨询158-0098-5998 高老师

Application period for studies starting in autumn 2022 2. - 16 May 2022 (3 pm Finnish local time). Application can be filled Study Info.

Pathway to Finland offered by Edunation

Pathway to Finland offered by Edunation

This one semester Pathway to Finland programme provided by our Finnish educational partner Edunation offers applicants from outside of EU/ETA area a convenient and affordable way to gain admission to degree programmes with us. Pathway studies will be partly or fully accredited as part of the degree. Upon completing the Pathway, you will be given guaranteed access to your pre-selected degree program. Edunation’s qualified teachers will help you to develop your language and academic skills so that you can comfortably start your degree studies. Same time, in collaboration with us, Edunation’s skilled professionals will help you with all the practicalities related to studies and arriving to Finland. Depending your location, you can choose to take part in the Pathway completely online from your home, or choose from some of the study hubs provided by Edunation. Read more on Edunation webpage.

Application period for studies starting at KAMK in autumn 2022: 31 March - 6 April 2022 (3 pm Finnish local time). Application is filled in Study Info.

Top Up Programme
Top-up programme offers students who have completed a higher diploma to continue their studies towards a Bachelor's degree. Completing the Bachelor’s degree in the top-up programme takes up to tree (3) to four (4) semesters, i.e. 1.5 to 2 years.
Entry Requirements
- Applicant holds a school-leaving certificate that makes him/her eligible to apply for higher education in his/her come country (completed before entering the current institution)
- A Higher Diploma with transcript of records in English and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CBPA) of 2.00 or above (out of 4.00)
- Successful completion of a Higher Diploma, where the language of instruction was English; or Achieved an Academic IELTS of 6.0 with no band score below 5.5; or equivalent qualifications
Tuition Fees
Based on the Finnish law, a tuition fee will be charged from all non-EU/EEA students. The tuition fee for top-up students varies.
Structure of Studies

- 72 - 85 ECTS of courses at KAMK. Courses to be completed at KAMK will be planned based on the completed higher diploma
- 30 ECTS practical training. Practical training to be completed at KAMK will be planned based on the completed higher diploma
- 15 ECTS thesis

Separate Application for AP Degree Graduates from Denmark

KAMK welcomes applicants, who have completed an AP Degree (Academy Profession) in Denmark after their secondary education to apply in separate application round 31 March - 6 April 2022 (3 pm Finnish local time). 

Prior education

- Foreign upper secondary qualification
- AP Degree (Academy Profession) completed in Denmark

Eligibility criteria

- Eligible applicants for degree studies in a university of applied sciences have completed
- Foreign upper secondary qualification AND
- AP Degree (Academy Profession) completed in Denmark

Those finishing the AP degree in summer 2022 can apply with their latest transcript of records and submit the final graduation documents upon confirmation of acceptance.

Admissions criteria

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences uses the following student selection method:
• Motivation letter (max one A4 document)
• Individual interviews will be arranged if deemed necessary

In case there are more applicants than study places, the selections will be based on the motivation letter and the grading of the compulsory elements of the AP degree Studies will start in August 2022.

Any questions?
Please contact:
KAMK Admissions Services
+358 40 654 8475