jamk.fi

Concerns Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Logistics Engineering, Nursing and International Business

Timetable

1. Apply online www.admissions.fi 7 January – 11 February 2014 by 4.15 pm. Finnish time (UTC+2).

2. Applicants applying with non-Finnish qualifications must send the required enclosures to their first-preference admissions office by 21 February 2014 by 4.15 pm. Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.

Required enclosures:

  • copies of the original degree certificates (high school/secondary school)
  • authorised translation of the certificate if needed (in English, Finnish or Swedish, the translation must have the translators' signature and stamp)
  • English language proficiency certificate (depending on your citizenship)

3. All eligible applicants are invited to entrance examinations. Invitations to entrance examination or decisions on eligibility are posted by mail in the end of March. Invitations are also posted by email for applicants living outside EU.

4. Entrance examinations are arranged between 1 April and 2 May 2014. The invitation letter will include all the details about time, location, and special arrangements.

5. If you are applying with an upper secondary education completed in Finland, please inform us about the possible changes in your grade point average by 16 May 2014.

6. Results are announced on 27 May 2014, at the earliest.

7. If you are admitted, start visa/residence permit application procedure (if needed) immediately at the beginning of June.

8. If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place by 29 July 2014 by 4.15 pm. Finnish time (UTC+2), at the latest. If you do not return the form on time, you will lose the study place.

9. If you have applied with an upper secondary education completed in Finland (suomalainen ylioppilastutkinto tai ammatillinen tutkinto), please attach a copy of your educational certificate(s) to the confirmation form and return them by 29 July 2014 at 4.15 pm at the latest.

10. Please remember that your admission is conditional until your relevant orginal certificates have been checked. The polytechnic/UAS may withdraw the admission if an applicant has given false information or has forged document(s).

11. Studies will begin middle of August 2014. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä by that time!

12. Concerning the Degree Programme in Nursing JAMK may require a criminal record from the students whose practical training includes working with minors (under 18 year olds). Furthermore, please check the health requirements in DP in Nursing.

Application

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. You can apply up to four different degree programmes (available in UAS) using the same application form. You can submit only one application form. If you submit multiple applications, only the latest will be taken into consideration. We recommend you to fill in your own application form, agents are not needed.

>> It is not recommended to use educational consultants for making an application to Finnish universities of applied sciences.

Co-operating degree programmes

To make up your mind about which 1 - 4 degree programmes to apply for you can check the website of Finnish National Board of Education to learn which degree programmes in Finnish UAS accept each others exam results!

General Entry Requirements

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with

  • general upper secondary school (ylioppilastutkinto/lukio)
  • vocational qualification (ammatillinen tutkinto), further information at admissions.fi
  • International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate examination
  • vocational college diploma or higher vocational diploma
  • foreign degree/qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country.

In addition, NON-EU/EEA CITIZENS must provide proof of their English language skills by 21 of February 2014 at 4.15 pm Finnish time (UTC+2). More information below.

Information for EU/EEA Citizens

EU and EEA countries

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Degree Certificate

If you are an EU/EEA citizen, you are able to apply even if your degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (secondary school certificate). Notice, that in this case your admission is conditional until the polytechnic/UAS has checked your final degree certificates. If you are admitted as our student you must send copy of your degree certificate with study place confirmation form. Your degree certificate must be ready at the latest by 31 of July 2014.

If you have the final degree certificate (high school):

The copies of the certificates must be posted or delivered to the admissions office by 21 February 2014 at 4.15 pm Finnish time. Do not send them by fax or as email attachments, they are not accepted. In addition, 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 include the translators' signature and stamp.

English Language proficiency certificate

It is NOT necessary for the EU/EEA CITIZENS to provide a language proficiency certificate by the set date.

Finnish Citizens

Check the Admission Groups (below) for more information how to apply with Finnish qualifications. Notice, you can also check the short introduction about applying and the degrees written in Finnish: Englanninkieliset AMK-tutkinnot

Information for NON-EU/EEA Citizens

If you are applying with non-Finnish qualifications and you are  not an EU/EEA citizen you must have the final degree certificate by the end of the application period. UAS' accept only the final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies granting educational certificates. Various other documents such as "Testimonials", "Statements of Results", or "Result Slips" are not considered as official certificates without the final certificate.

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  • copies of the original degree certificate (secondary school/high school)
  • authorised translation of the certificate if needed (in English, Finnish or Swedish, the translation must have the translators' signature and stamp), copy is enough
  • English language proficiency certificate (check the information below).

All required enclosures must be at the admissions office of your first-choice university of applied sciences by 21 February 2014 by 4.15 pm (UTC+2). Faxed or scanned copies (send as an email attachment) are not accepted. You can send them by post or via delivery service to the address below:

Admissions Office of JAMK
P.O. Box 207 (Rajakatu 35)
FI-40101 JYVÄSKYLÄ
Finland

English Language Proficiency Certificate

If you are not an EU/EEA CITIZEN you must provide proof of your English language skills by 21 of February 2014 by 4.15 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) to your first-choice UAS's admissions office. You must provide one of the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS score academic level 6.0 (copy is enough)
  • TOEFL score 550 paper-based test/ 213 computer-based/ 79-80 internet -based test
  • Cambridge ESOL's Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge ESOL's Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
    • CEFR level C1
  • Pearson test of English (Academic 51)
  • grade C in the Finnish matriculation examination in advanced level English
    • (IB-examination grade 4 completed in Finland, Reifeprüfung –examination grade 7 completed in Finland or EB-examination grade 6.00-6.95)
  • skills level 4 in English in all parts in the Finnish general language examination/National Certificate of Language Profiency.

If you have completed your primary and secondary school education or Bachelor's or Master's degree in English in Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand you are exempted from the language test. Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English in a European Union/European Economic Area -country is also accepted as a demonstration of sufficient English language skills.

TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, CAE and Pearson test results are valid for two years. TOEFL score results are accepted only directly from the Educational Testing Service. JAMK University of Applied Sciences' Toefl code is 0719.

Refugees (in Finland)

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and the qualifications you have obtained cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS' concerned can still invite you to the entrance examination. In this case you must prove the refugee status by a decision made by a competent authority and send a copy of the decision to the admissions office by 21 February 2014 at the latest. In addition, you also must provide proof of your English language skills (check the information above).

Entrance Examinations in 2014

Bachelor's Degree Programmes Conducted in English

Entrance Examinations Outside Finland during spring 2014

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by mail (letters are posted 18 March onwards). Detailed information on places and dates will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter. Exams will be in the middle of April.

Applicants will be invited to participate to an exam in Finland and possibly in another country based their address mentioned in the application. Applicants living in the neighbouring countries mentioned in the brackets can be invited to the entrance examinations of the respective country.

JAMK is arranging entrance examinations as a part of FINNIPS -network in the following countries at spring 2014:

(The term "All 3" contains Logistics Engineering, Nursing and International Business.)

Area/CountryCitiesNeighbouring countries from where applicants are invited to the respective countryProgrammes included
South America
Brazil Sao Paolo (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina) All 3
Asia      
CHINA Guangzhou, Wuhan (Hong Kong, Japan, South-Korea, Mongolia) All 3
NEPAL Kathmandu (Pakistan, India) All 3
VIETNAM Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines) All 3
Europe   
ESTONIA Tallinn   All 3
GERMANY Ludwigshafen (Austria, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland) All 3
GREAT BRITAIN London (Ireland, USA, Canada) All 3
HUNGARY Budapest (Slovenia, Croatia) All 3
LATVIA Riga (Lithuania) All 3
POLAND Warsaw (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova) All 3
TURKEY Istanbul (Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, United Arab Emirates) All 3
Africa
     
KENYA Nairobi (Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi) All 3
Other
RUSSIA Murmansk, St. Petersburg, Dmitrov (CIS countries e.g. Belarus, Ukraine) All 3

 

Entrance Examinations in Finland

Entrance examinations will be organised in Finland on the following dates:

  • International Business, 23 April 2014
  • Logistics Engineering, 24 April 2014
  • Nursing, 15 April 2014

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by mail (letters are posted 18 March onwards).

Content of International Business Entrance Examination 2014

The entrance examination follows the national guidelines.

The International Business entrance exam consists of a written part (essay, multiple-choice questions, tasks of applied mathematics and logic) and group discussion. There is a compulsory English language section for all applicants, even if you have provided an English language proficiency certificate e.g. IELTS or TOEFL. The essay and multiple-choice questions are based on the pre-reading material which applicants must study before the exam.

The ability to communicate fluently in English, both speaking and writing, is a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, you must pass all parts of the exam in order to gain admission. If you score below the minimum points in of any of the sections, you will fail the exam. If you score less than 30 points out of 100 points in the entrance exam overall, you are not eligible for admission.

The final content of entrance examination will be informed in the invitation letter. Entrance exams from the previous years are not available.

The pre-reading material for the International Business Entrance Exam 2014 is two PDF files: "Itella Annual Report 2012" and "Itella Group Presentation", which you can find at these links:

The material is available at this website until 23 April 2014.

Applicants must study the material carefully before the entrance exam. It is not allowed to take the material to the actual exam, and the material is not available during the exam.

We reserve the right to make changes.

Content of Logistics Engineering Entrance Examination 2014

The entrance examination will follow the national guidelines.

The main content of the examination is mathematics, logical deduction, also some physics and chemistry questions are included. From physics and chemistry, you can choose which questions you want to answer. In addition, there will be a compulsory English language test for all applicants even if you have provided an English language proficiency certificate e.g. IELTS or TOEFL. The final content of entrance examination will be informed in the invitation letter.

If you score less than 30 points out of 100 points in the entrance exam overall, you are not eligible for admission.

The lists given below are not complete or accurate. They only give some examples and idea which kind of questions can be included in the entrance exam.

MATHEMATICS
Examples of mathematical content: real numbers, numerical calculation, equations, system of equations, elementary functions, percentage, geometry, analytic geometry, basics of set theory, basics of probability.

PHYSICS
Examples of physics content: Force and motion, work and energy, heat and thermodynamics, properties of fluids, electric charges, resistance and simple resistor circuits, and geometrical optics.

CHEMISTRY
Examples of chemical content: Structure of atoms, elements, simple inorganic and organic compounds. Stoichiometry, reactions, reaction equations. Properties of gases, liquids and mixtures. Solutions, concentration, strong acids and bases, pH and neutralization, oxidation and reduction.

We reserve the right to make changes.

Content of Nursing Entrance Examination 2014

The entrance examination consist of the following parts:

  • mathematics test. If you fail to reach the minimum point level in this examination part, you will be disqualified from the entrance examination. For those who pass this test, the points received in this part will not be taken into consideration in the final points.
  • written part (essay and motivation questions)
  • possible group interview

The final content of the entrance examination will be informed in the invitation letter.

An English language test will be included in the written parts of the examination.

If you score is less than 30 points out of 100 points in the entrance exam overall, you are not eligible for admission. If you fail to reach the minimum point level in any of the examination parts, you will be disqualified from the entrance examination.

We reserve the right to make changes.

Admission Groups

50% of the applicants will be admitted on the basis of the entrance examination only and 50% on the basis of the combined school performance and examination points.

If study places become available applicants on the waiting list will be admitted in the order determined by their admission points.

1. Admission on the basis of the entrance examination only

  • Applicants applying with non-Finnish certificates, or
  • a vocational qualification (ammatillisella tutkinnolla hakevat).

Admission is based on the points awarded from the entrance examination only. The maximum number of points in the entrance examination is 100 points.

2. Admission on the basis of combined school performance and entrance examination

Applicants who have completed or are completing

  • the Finnish matriculation examination (suomalainen lukio/ylioppilastutkinto),
  • IB-examination in a Finnish upper secondary school,
  • the Reifeprüfung examination in Finland or
  • European Baccalaureate examination of European schools.

The maximum admission points: 100 points, of which 30 points represent school performance and 70 points the entrance examination result.

Points awarded for school performance

Applicants who are applying on the basis of their Finnish upper secondary school leaving certificate and the Finnish matriculation examination certificate are awarded points for school performance.

If you will participate in the matriculation examination in spring 2014 mark your grades to the application form from you latest certificate/transcript of records. Notice, that you must inform the final grades and grade point average at the latest 16 of May 2014 by email to your first choice UAS/polytechnic admissions office. The UAS/polytechnics will receive results of the matriculation examination directly from the Matriculation Examination Board, but You must inform the final grade point average.

  • If you are completing an IB-examination at a Finnish upper secondary school or the European Baccalaureate examination in the spring 2014 you apply with your Predicted Grades. In this case, you must provide a copy of your Predicted Grades to the admissions office of your first preference by 16 May 2014.
  • If you are completing you Reifeprüfung-examination in the spring 2014, you must provide a copy of the final certificate no later than 16 May 2014.
  • If are completing your European Baccalaureate examination in the spring 2014, you must provide a copy of the temporary certificate no later than 16 May 2014.

The admission of an applicant who is completing their European Baccalaureate examination or their IB-examination in a Finnish upper secondary school during application process is conditional until your final certificate has been checked.

Upper secondary education leaving certificate
Grade point average

 

≥ 8.00

≥ 7.50

≥ 7.00

≥ 6.50

≥ 6.00

Points

15

13

11

8

4


Nursing, International Business
Finnish Matriculation examination

Grades

L/E

M

C

B

A

Mother tongue

5

4

3

2

1

English, advanced level or

5

4

3

2

1

English, basic level

3

2

1

0

0

Mathematics or best general studies test*

5

4

3

2

1

* general studies if the exam was taken before 2006

 

Logistics Engineering
Finnish Matriculation examination

Grades

L/E

M

C

B

A

Mother tongue

5

4

3

2

1

English, advaced level or

5

4

3

2

1

English, basic level

3

2

1

0

0

Mathematics or Chemistry/Physics

5

4

3

2

1

 

NOTE: Applicants, who have completed IB examination in a Finnish upper secondary school, or European Baccalaureate examination of European schools or RP examination in Finland, convert the grades in the certificates as instructed at www.admissions.fi -> Application practicalities -> Certificates.

Discretionary admission at JAMK

To be eligible it is necessary for NON-EU/EEA CITIZENS to have the final school certificate(s) and English language proficiency certificate (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL).

However, if it is impossible for you to provide these certificates, you can apply via discretionary admission. This means that if there are not enough eligible applicants, we can invite you to the entrance examination based on the certificates you send us by 21 February 2014 (4.15 pm, UTC+2). Notice that JAMK's first-choice applicants are priority.

If you want to apply via discretionary admission the following steps need to be taken:

  1. At first fill the online application form at www.admissions.fi during 7 January - 11 February 2014 by 4.15pm (UTC+2).
  2. Then send the copies of the possible final school certificates, translations and/or English language proficiency certificate and possible other certificates to JAMK's admissions office. The attachments must arrive to our admissions office by 21 February 2014 by 4.15pm (UTC+2) by post or via delivery services.

Based on the documents JAMK/the head of the degree programme decides whether or not you are given a chance to participate for the entrance examination. The decisions are made around 15 March.

As a conclusion, all eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination, but applicants applying via discretionary admission have a smaller chance to be invited to the entrance examination. In discretionary admission applicants are evaluated by the result of the entrance exam only.

If you are not first-choice applicant of JAMK you do not need to send copies of our certificates to us. But remember to send those to your first-preference UAS. Notice that JAMK's first-choice applicants are priority. Contact universities of applied sciences to which you have applied by using discretionary admission, thus, the other UAS' might require additional forms or information concerning your educational background.

>> Other UAS that use discretionary admission

Before Arrival

Notice that you must be in Jyväskylä Finland by middle of August 2014 if you plan on starting your studies 2014.

Residence Permit

If you live outside EU or EEA, you need to apply for a residence permit before leaving for Finland. It is recommended to do so without a delay at the nearest Finnish consulate or embassy after getting the notice of acceptance letter.

Please note! The precondition for obtaining a residence permit is that you have a valid health insurance coverage with a reliable and solvent company or institution. Further information can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Transfer student Are you already a student of another Finnish university of applied sciences? Further information

Admissions Office

The Admissions Office is there to assist you in all the matters related to applying. We advise applicants and our guidance is based on our institutional responsibility.

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