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Apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

Applying for English-taught bachelor’s degrees at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences takes place through a system of online applications that is available at the website www.studyinfo.fi. Joint application for studies starting in autumn 2023 takes place on 4 – 18 January 2023

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree program at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences if you have completed a foreign qualification that gives you the eligibility to apply for higher education studies in the country in question.

Applicants are required to have good oral and written skills in English. The English language skills are tested in the entrance examination. It is not necessary to provide a language proficiency test. 

Required documents:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A copy of passport or ID card

The documents are uploaded to the application form in studyinfo.fi.

If you finish secondary school in the summer after the application period, you can apply with a temporary certificate. 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 Services at the same time with accepting the study place.

The admission is conditional until the original school certificates have been checked in the beginning of the studies. Find out more about the application practicalities.

Joint application

The joint application in Finland is a national application procedure that Finnish higher education institutions use when selecting new students. Applying though joint application is done with one form online, and you can apply up to six different programs with one application. An application submitted online is directly received by the admissions office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) you have applied to.

More detailed instructions in studyinfo.fi

  • How to apply in joint application?
  • How to fill in the application in studyinfo.fi?

Joint application for studies starting in autumn 2023 takes place on 4 – 18 January 2023. Fill in the application in studyinfo.fi. During the joint application round students will be selected based on the points awarded for the entrance examination.

Entrance Exams

In the joint application, the students are selected based on the international university of applied sciences (UAS) exam. This exam is a joint digital entrance exam of Finnish universities of applied sciences and it is used for selecting students for the English-taught degrees.  Applicants will be ranked by the points awarded for the examination. Further details on the entrance exam.

At KAMK, the joint exam is used in the Bachelor’s Degrees in Esports Business, International Business, Sports and Leisure Management and Tourism. There are no pre-reading materials or pre-assignments for the entrance exam!

The exam consists of a written part (reasoning skills, mathematical skills, English language, ethical skills) and an oral part (group interview). Both parts are arranged online. There are no pre-reading materials or pre-tasks for the entrance exams.

The written part will be arranged on 8 February 2023 and the oral part on 1 – 15 March 2023. Those who pass the written part, will be invited to take the oral part. Applicants must pass all parts of the exam to be selected for admission.

If you wish to get a head start to your studies, there is an opportunity to join KAMK via Pathway Studies, arranged in collaboration with our partners. Pathway studies mean accomplishing approximately 30 – 60 credits of courses offered by agreed partners. The students are offered a study place based on the completed studies. 

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 on 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.

University of Applied Sciences Pathway, 60 ECTS (fully online)

The UAS Pathway Studies to Finland consist of 60 ECTS, after which you are eligible to apply to continue your studies in Finland as a degree student. The pathway is available for studies in Business and in ICT. The degrees are taught in English at selected Universities of Applies Sciences in Finland. The pathway studies are fully accredited as part of your degree, and universities have reserved a number of study places exclusively available for successful graduates of the UAS Pathway Studies to Finland program.
Tuition fee for the UAS Pathway Studies to Finland program is 6,000 EUR (including VAT). Read more: https://uaspath.fi/.

A top up degree means that the student has completed a diploma or qualification at their home university. After finishing the diploma, the students can apply to continue the studies towards a bachelor’s degree at KAMK.

A double degree means that the student is a student in two different higher education institutions at the same time, and after finishing the studies, receives two bachelor’s degrees on graduation.

Both top up and double degree applications are based on agreements with partner institutions. Please contact your home institution before applying.

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