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JAMK University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of different fields of study for exchange students to choose from. On these pages you can find a list of the study programmes offered by each School as well as courses offered for exchange and double degree students.

NB! The applicants for the double degree programmes have to contact their International Office to find out if there are specific courses they have to complete during their double degree study period at JAMK.

Course selection for exchange students Check the courses offered and course descriptions. Click here!

Study Programmes Offered for Exchange Students

JAMK University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of different fields of study for exchange students to choose from. Below you can find a list of the study programmes offered by each School.

Applying for the programmes is done with the Online Application Form within the application periods. Please check the section ‘Application Process' for further instructions.

School of Business

Bachelor-level programmes:
Tourism and Hospitality
International Business (Business Administration) (NB! Music and Media Management is available as a study track within the International Business programme from autumn semester 2014 onwards!)
Entrepreneurship Development (Team Academy)

Master-level programmes:
International Business Management

School of Technology

Bachelor-level programmes:
Logistics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Information Technology
Agriculture and Rural Industries (starting academic year 2015-2016)

Teacher Education College

Further education:
Teacher Education

School of Health and Social Studies

Bachelor-level programmes:
Nursing
Physiotherapy
Social Services
Occupational Therapy
Music

Exchange studies differs in Bachelor-level and Master-level

Studying as an exchange student differs on bachelor and master level. It is good for you to prepare yourself for different ways of studying so you know what to expect.

Exchange studies: Bachelor-level

Studying at bachelor level is full-time. Depending on the courses a student has chosen and their timetables, the student will usually have contact lessons on a daily basis. Even during contact free days students usually need to do independent work/studying in order to complete courses successfully. At JAMK working in groups is also a very common mode of study. Therefore, exchange students on bachelor level need to be prepared to study full-time. There is no specific exam period at JAMK, instead you will usually have exams at the end of each course.

Exchange studies: Master-level

Studying at master level is usually part-time. Other students in the groups are mostly adults who study alongside their work, which is why contact lessons are designed from that perspective into tight and concise packages. This means that at the beginning of a course students take part in contact lessons that might be arranged during late afternoon/evening hours even for 8 consecutive hours. After that the students continue working independently on assignments provided by the teacher. At JAMK working in groups is also a very common mode of study, so some of the assignments might be done in groups as well. All in all, exchange students applying and arriving to study in the master level programmes should be prepared for self-directed and independent learning/studying outside the classrooms. Most likely you will not have many exams, but you will have a lot of writing to do.

Study Programmes Offered for Double Degree Students

The double degree programmes offered at JAMK University of Applied Sciences are available only for students from certain partner institutions with whom JAMK has a double degree agreement. If you are interested in the double degree programmes, please contact the International Office of your home institution to find out whether such an agreement exists between the institutions.

The following degree progammes at JAMK have double degree agreements:

School of Business

Bachelor-level double degree programmes:
International Business

Master-level double degree programmes:
International Business Management

School of Technology

Bachelor-level double degree programmes:
Information Technology for IT-PRO

School of Health and Social Studies

Master-level double degree programmes:
Health care and social services development and management

Learning Agreement for Exchange and Double Degree Students

Learning Agreement is a preliminary study plan and an agreement between the student, JAMK and the student's home institution of the studies to be completed during the exchange period. Afterwards students can transfer the credits obtained at JAMK to their home institution according to the home institution's credit transfer regulations. After the exchange period the International Services of JAMK provides a Transcript of Records for all exchange students. The Transcript of Records shows all the courses chosen in the Learning Agreement and possible Changes to the original Learning Agreement, with the credits and grades earned.

The preliminary Learning Agreement is drawn up well before the beginning of the exchange period. However, as the study plan often undergoes some changes, it is revised after the start of the exchange and the Learning Agreement is updated by filling in the Changes to the original Learning Agreement.

As you choose the courses notice that 65 – 75 % of them have to be chosen from the School and study programme you are applying to! This means that you have to choose at least 20 credits (assuming that you are going to do 30 credits per semester) in your Learning Agreement from the courses offered by the School you are applying to. After that it is also possible to choose a couple of additional courses from the other study programmes and Schools of JAMK.

After your exchange period at JAMK you will be provided a Transcript of Records based on your Learning Agreement, and a Letter of Confirmation based on the completed exchange period.

How to select courses to the Learning Agreement: Courses for exchange and Double Degree Students

  1. Check the courses offered by the school and study programme that you are applying to (listed below).

    School of Health and Social Studies

    To see a list of all available courses, please click here and choose the courses from your chosen area of study.  When in doubt, please contact the International Coordinator.

    • Music: The Learning Agreement (=study plan) will be tailored for each student, contact the International Coordinator for discussing your course choices.

    Contact information: Ms. Armi Hirvonen, e-mail: armi.hirvonen(at)jamk.fi

    School of Business

    To see a list of all available courses, please click here and choose the courses from your chosen area of study.  When in doubt, please contact the International Coordinator.

    NOTE: If you have chosen to do the optional "Doing Business in Latin America (FEES APPLY!)" in Buenos Aires Argentina, please apply as if you were going to be in Finland as an exchange student for that time. For example: A student wants to come to JAMK as an exchange student for the full academic year and also participate in the "Doing Business in Latin America (Argentina)". The student would apply for the full year at JAMK. When asked to choose courses, the student would enter the courses for Autumn and then add the text "Doing Business in Latin America" for Spring Courses. Please keep in mind that if you are coming to JAMK within the Erasmus+ programme, you might not be eligible for the Erasmus+ study grant while you are in Argentina. Please check with your home institution!

    Contact information:
    Mr. Risto Korkia-Aho, e-mail: risto.korkia-aho(at)jamk.fi

    School of Technology

    To see a list of all available courses, please click here and choose the courses from your chosen area of study.  When in doubt, please contact the International Coordinator.
    Contact information: Ms. Sanna-Leena Piiroinen, e-mail: sanna-leena.piiroinen(at)jamk.fi.

    Teacher Education College

    The Learning Agreement (=study plan) will be tailored for each student, contact the International Coordinator for discussing your course choices.
    Contact information: Mr Jari Aho, Teacher Education College, e-mail: jari.aho(at)jamk.fi

    The Language and Communication courses

    Click here to see the Finnish language courses offered specifically for exchange students. From the drop-down menu please check also the Elective Interdiscplinary Studies for more language and communication courses.



  2. Please note that it is not possible to register for courses through the links above. It is only for viewing the courses, course descriptions and schedules. The incoming exchange students should take 30 credits per one semester. In the course list, 5S stands for the autumn semester 2015 and 6K for the spring semester 2016. Semesters are marked on the left-hand side in the Schedule column.

  3. After you have selected the courses, please return to the ONLINE EXCHANGE APPLICATION.

  4. Fill in your Learning Agreement in the ONLINE EXCHANGE APPLICATION with the course selections you have made. NOTICE! It is compulsory to enter the course selections in the Learning Agreement online.

  5. Complete and submit your online application with the duly filled in Learning Agreement.

  6. In case your Learning Agreement needs revising, the International Coordinator, who processes your application, will send it back to you via the online application system. You can then make the necessary corrections and save the renewed study plan online. After the application period your Learning Agreement will be printed out, signed at JAMK and sent to you and your home institution for signatures.

  7. You will have a chance to make changes to your original study plan only ONCE per semester within one month after your arrival at JAMK.

If you have any further questions about selecting courses for your Learning Agreement, please contact the International Coordinator of the School you are applying to. See their contact information above.