Bachelor's Degree

Become a Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

Meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and at the same time study to be a competent nurse! 

Apply on between 4 - 18 January 2023
Students practising a nursing scenario with nursing manikin and teacher
Product scope
210 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Bachelor of Health Care
Study modes
Full-time studies

Content of Nursing studies

The nursing studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows you to build your own career path. The education in Degree Programme in Nursing is highly esteemed and meets the strict quality requirements set in the EU legislation - A Bachelor of Health Care is a Registered Nurse.

Practical training, which represents one third of the nursing studies, is implemented in several phases in various health care environments. This allows you to acquire a deep understanding and a wide view of the different possibilities that a career in nursing can offer. Part of the practical training can also be completed abroad.

Basic Studies are: 

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Research studies
  • Language studies
  • Common basic courses in health and social studies
  • Clienthood in the field of health and social services
  • Health promotion and wellbeing

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

1. Application time 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm on

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate or with a higher education certificate. You can also apply even if your secondary school degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Jamk uses also discretionary admission.

Apply online 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) on

2. Deadline for the enclosures 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm

The required enclosures need to be attached to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files).

3. International UAS Exam

All applicants are selected by International UAS Exam.

  1. The online entrance examination's (International UAS Exam) first part/written part will be organised on 8 February 2023.
  2. The second part/online group interview will be during 6 - 17 March 2023.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks. In order to be invited to the second phase group interview, you have to pass all the exam sections and reach the field-specific cut-off score. Applicant must score minimum points in order to be selected for admission.

Identification documents

You must submit your identification document on the Studyinfo’s application form no later than 25 January 2023 at 3:00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2). If your first phase of the International UAS Exam (written examination) is approved but you do not submit a valid identification document by the given date, you will be rejected from the second phase (group interview).

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • passport
  • Finnish identity card with a photo, issued by police (in Finland)
  • Finnish driver’s licence (issued in Finland)
  • another EU/ETA country identity card with a photo

Read more about identification in second phase.

4. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced end of March at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.


  1. accept the study place on
  2. enrol for attendance/non-attendance on
  3. NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  4. start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in April to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!

The final deadline to accept the study place, enrol for attendance and pay the possible tuition fee is 14 July 2023 by 3:00 pm Finnish time. There are no tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

Studies will begin in the middle of August 2023. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä, Finland by that time!

Study nursing at Jamk

More information

Marjo Palovaara

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

Language and Communication Studies

The Language Centre is responsible for all language and communication teaching and development of teaching in the area.

Admission Services

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