Joint application of spring 2015

Joint application of spring
7–27 January 2015
Bachelor’s degree programmes
HAMK offers four Bachelor's degree programmes
conducted in English in 2015:
• Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
• Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation
• Degree Programme in International Business
• Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and
Production Technology
Renewed joint application to
higher education
• From autumn 2014 onwards there
is a single application form for
Bachelor's and Master's degree
studies conducted in English,
Finnish and Swedish as well as
studies organized as full-time or
part-time studies.
• In the new joint application of
Finnish universities and universities
of applied sciences, you can choose
a maximum of six study options in
the order of preference.
• You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme when
you have completed education that provides eligibility to
apply for higher education in the country in question
(e.g. upper secondary school)
• If you are not an EU/EEA-citizen and you have completed
the qualification outside of Finland, the qualification
must be completed by the end of the application period.
• If you are an EU/EEA-citizen, the qualification must be
completed so that the copy of the certificate will arrive at
the relevant university of applied sciences by 17 July
2015 3:00 pm.
English language proficiency
• If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen applying with a
qualification completed outside of Finland you are
required to provide proof of your language proficiency by
10 February 2015.
• An upper secondary level certificate or a Bachelor’s or
Master’s degree completed in English in the United
Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or
New Zealand as well as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
completed in English in an EU/EEA country will be
accepted as evidence of English language proficiency.
In addition, language proficiency may be demonstrated
• Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English
(CPE), level C
• Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
CEFR level C1
• Cambridge IGSCE Certificate level C
• Pearson test of English, Academic 51 (valid for two years)
• IELTS, academic level 6.0 (valid for two years)
• TOEFL 550 paper-based test / TOEFL 79–80 Internetbased test (valid for two years)
• skills level 4 in a National Certificate of Language
Proficiency test in all areas of the English language
• a Finnish Advanced International Certificate of Education
Diploma (AICE)
Discretionary admission
Applicants graduating in summer 2015
• If you are a citizen of Canada, China, Vietnam, the
United States or one of the European countries* (that is
not a member of the EU/EEA) and you have not received
your final graduation certificate by the end of the
application period, you can still apply to HAMK UAS
through discretionary admission.
• Please send a document that proves that you will
graduate in summer 2015 to the admission services of
HAMK UAS by 10 February 2015. The document can be
for example a statement written by your school's
principal or a transcript of your records.
• The copy of the final graduation certificate needs to be
sent by 17 July 2015.
Applicants without a language skills certificate
• If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA-country but you are
a citizen of some other European country*, you are not
required to provide a language skills certificate (i.e. IELTS
or TOEFL). Your language skills will be evaluated in the
entrance examination.
• Send the copies of your certificates to the admission
services of HAMK UAS by 10 February 2015 for
discretionary admission.
* European countries (that are not members of the EU/EEA): Albania,
Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaizan, Bela-Russia, Bosnia-Hertsegovina,
Georgia, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco,
Montenegro, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraina, Vatican
Application practicalities
• Apply through the national joint application system at between 7 - 27 January 2015 3:00 pm
Finnish time.
• You can apply to 1-6 degree programmes in the order of your
preference. Consider the order of your preferences carefully as
you will be offered a study place based on your order of
preference and your admission points.
• If you are not admitted to your first-choice degree programme
your points are checked for your second choice etc. If you are
e.g. admitted to your second choice degree programme, your
application to all degree programmes below that in your order
of preference will be cancelled automatically.
• Please notice: You are only allowed to submit one application.
If you submit several applications the last application will stay
in force.
Attachments to the application
Applicants applying with non-Finnish qualification must
provide the required attachments to the first-choice UAS by
10 February 2015 3.00 pm Finnish time:
• Copy of the secondary school certificate
• Copy of an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation
of the certificate (if certificate is not written in one of
these languages). The translation must have the
authorized translator's signature and stamp.
• Proof of applicant's English language skills (if the
applicant is not an EU/EEA-citizen)
Please notice: This does not apply to applicants that are
EU/EEA-citizens and are completing their qualification in
spring 2015.
Admission criteria
Applicants will be selected using the following two
1. Admission on the basis of the total points for school
performance (max 60 p) and for the entrance
examination (max 40 p).
2. Admission on the basis of the points awarded for the
entrance examination (max 100 p).
50 percent of students will be admitted on the basis of the
entrance examination only and 50 percent on the basis of
the combined points for previous school performance and
the entrance examination.
Entrance examinations
• All eligible applicants will be invited to
the entrance examinations
• Entrance examinations in Finland on
22 April 2015
• Entrance examinations outside of
Finland during weeks 15 and 16 in
Brazil, China, Estonia, Germany, Great
Britain, Hungary, Kenya, Kosovo,
Nepal*, Poland , Russia , Turkey and
*Please notice: The entrance examination of
Degree Programme in International Business will
not be organized in Nepal.
Social Sciences, Business and
The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min/max
• essay (3.00/10.00 p)
• multiple-choice questions (2.00/6.00 p)
• section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (3.00/8.00 p)
• interview/group discussion (4.00/16.00 p)
• The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English
language proficiency. Applicants are not given separate points for the
language test but the language test is graded on a pass/fail basis.
• Applicant must pass all parts of the examination in order to be able
to be selected for admission. If the applicant fails to reach the
minimum point level in any of the examination parts, he/she will be
disqualified from the entrance examination.
Technology, Communication and
• An entrance examination is a written test lasting 4 hours. It
measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields.
• The examination includes a mathematics and
chemistry/physics test as well as a logical deduction skills test.
All tests will be conducted in English.
• An English language test is compulsory for all applicants and it
will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail. Only applicants passing
the language test will be considered for admission.
• Sample exams available at
Student selections
• The information on admission for studies beginning in
autumn of 2015 will be announced by 1 July 2015 at the
• You will receive a notification of acceptance from the
university of applied sciences if you are accepted.
• You can only be admitted to the highest application
preference to which you have enough points for
admission. When you are offered a study place, your
lower application preferences will automatically be
cancelled and you cannot anymore be admitted to those.
Timetable for spring 2015
7 January 2015
​27 January 2015
​10 February 2015
March 2015
​Application period begins
Application period ends at 3:00 pm
Finnish time
​Copies of non-Finnish certificates and
language skills certificates must be
delivered to the admission services
by 3:00 pm Finnish time
​Entrance examination invitations will be
​April 2015
Entrance examinations
​1 July 2015
​Information on admissions is available at
the latest
Admission services
HAMK University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 225, Visamäentie 35 A
13101 Hämeenlinna
tel. +358 3646 4503
e-mail admissions(at)

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