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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.fiThe applicants are expected to fill in the application themselves. There are no application fees. 

An application submitted online is directly received by the admissions office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) you have applied to.    

Joint application round took place 3 - 17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024

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. 

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.

Applicants are required to have good oral and written skills in English. To be selected by the International UAS Exam, the applicants have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies.
Please check the approved documents at UASinfo.fi.

Please note that if you are under 18 years old when you start the studies in Finland, you are legally a minor and you can’t for example make a rental agreement for accommodation, electricity contract or open a bank account by yourself. Therefore, life in Finland as a minor student without parents can be very challenging.

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.

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 2024
  • if you are completing a Reifeprüfung-examination in the spring 2024 or
  •  if you are completing an EB-examination in the spring 2024, 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.

Identification documents

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:  

  • A passport (can be either biometric or non-biometric)
  • A biometric EU/EEA identity card (must have biometric symbol)

No other forms of identification documents are accepted. Please check the approved documents at UASinfo.fi 

English language certificate

To be selected by the International UAS Exam, the applicants have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies.
Please check the approved documents at UASinfo.fi.

Selection methods for Joint application 2024

Joint application for studies starting in autumn 2024 took place on 3 - 17 January 2024.

KAMK use the following student selection method for the Bachelor´s degrees:
- International UAS Online entrance examination (the entrance exam will be organised fully online)
- Certificate-based selection (Finnish Matriculation Examination, International Baccalaureate (IB) degree, European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma or Reifeprüfung (RP)/Deutsches Internationales Abitur (DIA) degree completed in Finland). Minimum requirement: Advanced English C.

Language certificates are required for admission based on the International UAS Exam.
Timetable

Joint application to higher education, spring 2024

3 January 8:00 am to 17 January 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Degree programmes offered in English

24 January 3:00 pm (UTC + 2)
Submit the attachments by the deadline

21 March from 12:00 o'clock noon onwards (UTC + 2)
The International UAS Exam is organised remotely online

31 May
Student selection results published at the latest

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

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

Studies start in August 2024

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 24 January 2024 at 3 pm with form below. Form will be closed 24.1.2024 at 3 pm 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. 

Application form.

Further information at UASinfo website.

Tuition fees and scholarships
There is tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens starting their studies at KAMK. Read about KAMK's tuition fee policy from https://www.kamk.fi/en/Study-at-KAMK/Tuition-Fee-and-Scholarships
Student Agreement
All non-EU/EEA citizens selected for KAMK English-taught studies leading to a Finnish higher education degree must agree on a KAMK student agreement. The acceptance of the terms and conditions is done in StudyInfo when accepting the study place.
The KAMK Student Agreement applies to students who will start their studies after 1.1.2023.

The agreement applies to Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' tuition fees and scholarships and defines the rights and obligations of all parties and the terms under which a student may receive a scholarship for their studies in the degree programme.

The Student Agreement can be read in whole from KAMK website.

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.

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 2024: 25.-27.3.2024. 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 three (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
Any questions?
Please contact:
KAMK Admissions Services
admissions(at)kamk.fi
+358 40 654 8475
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