The next application period for Master's degree programmes is on 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (International Business Management, Sport Business Management, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy, Digital Rehabilitation, Professional Project Management, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Full Stack Software Development)

Who can apply?

The minimum eligibility criteria for the master’s degree programmes are a suitable bachelor’s degree (or other equivalent degree) and at least two years of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor’s degree. Check more detailed degree and work experience requirements concerning each master’s degree programme.

 

Eligibility and entry requirements

International Business Management:  

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of business and administration/natural science, BBA (or other equivalent business degree) or hospitality management AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of business and administration or tourism and hospitality after the bachelor's degree. 

Sport Business Management:

  • the requirements for eligibility are bachelor’s degree in the field of business or natural science (BBA), in the field of sport /sport studies, or in the field of hospitality management AND
  •  at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of sport, business and administration or tourism and hospitality after the bachelor's degree. 

Cyber Security:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) after the bachelor's degree.  

Full Stack Software Development:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology, or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of  technology after the bachelor's degree.  

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology, or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of technology after the bachelor's degree.  

Professional Project Management:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of technology after the bachelor's degree. 

Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree or other equivalent work experience in the field of sport and exercise. 

Digital Rehabilitation:

  • the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's degree: Bachelor of Health Care (in Nursing, Midwifery or Public Health Nursing), Bachelor of Social Services or Bachelor of (Social Services and) Health Care (in Rehabilitation Counselling, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy) AND
    • in Finnish: sairaanhoitaja (AMK), kätilö (AMK), terveydenhoitaja (AMK), sosionomi (AMK), kuntoutuksen ohjaaja (AMK), fysioterapeutti (AMK) tai toimintaterapeutti (AMK)
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree.

Work experience

The minimum requirement regarding work experience is at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor's degree.

JAMK accepts work experience also after a vocational college diploma or a higher vocational diploma (in Finnish: opistoasteen tutkinto, ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing a bachelor's degree. If an applicant has completed one of these diplomas before graduating from the bachelor's degree, the work experience is accepted also after the prior degree. Even in this case the minimum requirement of work experience from the field is 2 years (24 months).

The work experience must be from the field of the degree (used for applying) or from field that the applicant is currently applying. An applicant can count in work experience in joint application of spring 2022 until 31 July 2022.

The work experience must be demonstrated with work certificates. Note that the work certificates must include the following information:

  • working title (and preferably also a job description)
  • working period (starting date and leaving date (or information whether the employment is still active)
  • a signature of the employer (and if possible, a stamp)

Please note that:

  • letters of recommendations are not valid as work certificates in case they do not include all the information mentioned above
  • Employment contracts are not valid as work certificates as they state only the beginning date of the employment, not the possible leaving date / information if the emplyment is still active
  • work experience stated on a resume/CV is not sufficient without work certificates.

Part-time work can be transferred into whole months, in a way that, 150 hours or 20 full workdays (at least 7 hours per day) corresponds to one month.

Service in an army, non-military service or nursing leave is not considered as work experience.

If an applicant has worked as an entrepreneur it is necessary to provide for the Admissions Services a document to prove it. For example, a Finnish entrepreneur need to have a document that proves one has YEL- or MYEL-insurance.

Other higher education qualification

In case you do not have a higher education qualification from the relevant field, you can also gain eligibility with some other suitable higher education qualification, Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. Vocational college diplomas were awarded mainly in Finland in the 1990s. Applicants who apply with any other degree than with the relevant higher education degree specified above, are considered case-by-case based by their educational background and work experience. In this case, you must attach, in addition to degree and work certificates, a copy of transcript and CV into your Studyinfo.fi online application.

Please note that vocational college diplomas are not vocational qualifications/further vocational qualifications/specialist vocational qualifications (in Finnish ammatillinen perustutkinto, ammatti- tai erikoisammattitutkinto) nor pedagogical studies teachers completed at professional teacher education of UAS.

Application

You can apply up to 6 different degree programmes using the same application form. In the first joint application of the spring you do not have to place the programmes in order of preference on the application form. You can be accepted up to 6 different degree programmes, but you can choose only one.

No registration is needed for filling in the application form. You do not have to log in, just open the form and start. Carefully read the instructions at the beginning of the application form.

Notice, that 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.

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by email. Check your email regularly and also your spam email folder.

Applying in joint application, Studyinfo.fi 

How to apply?

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. Apply online 5 – 19 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m Finnish time at www.studyinfo.fi. 

studyinfo.fi

English Language proficiency certificate

It is NOT necessary to provide a language proficiency certificate by the set date. The English language skills are assessed in the entrance examination.

Required attachments, Spring 2022

All applicants need to attach certificates to the application (e.g. as pdf. files):

  • copies of the original degree certificates (bachelor’s degree)
  • copies of work certificates (minimum 2 years from the relevant field after graduation)
  • authorised translations of the certificates, if needed*

*If the certificates are written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you have to enclose authorised translations of the certificates in one of these languages. The translator must sign and stamp the translations. 

The copies of degree certificates and work certificates must be attached to the application not later than 26 January 2022 by 3 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).

The original certificates will be checked at the Student Services in the beginning of studies. The selection is not final until they have been checked. If the applicant has given false information about ones qualifications, it may make one ineligible for admission.

Pre-assignment: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Full Stack Software Development, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy, Digital Rehabilitation

The entrance examinations for these degree programmes include a pre-assignment. If an applicant fails to score at least 20p. in the pre-assignment, one is not invited to the entrance examination. Pre-assignment's questions are visible on the application of Studyinfo. The answers for the questions must be attached to the application on 26 January 2022 by 3.00 PM Finnish time at the latest. 

 

Tuition fees and scholarships at JAMK

The tuition fees of JAMK University of Applied Sciences for NON-EU/EEA citizens are €9,000/academic year for master's degrees taught in English.

The scholarship scheme for JAMK's master's degrees:

The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee in the first academic year (a scholarship can be given only to such students who are required to pay tuition fees). Thus, the fee for the first academic year is 4,500€. The scholarship application is filled as a part of the joint application form at www.studyinfo.fi.

More information concerning who is required to pay the fees and about the scholarship programme

Application timetable

 

Content of Entrance Examinations

 
Results of Student Selection
Accept the study place

Results are announced on 3 June 2022, at the latest. If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place, enrol for attendance or non-attendance (and pay the tuition fee, if applicable) by 15 July 2022 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time, at the latest. Notice, that you must be in Jyväskylä, Finland, by middle of the August 2022, if you plan on starting your studies 2022. Additional information about accepting the study place

Enrol for Attendance

In addition of accepting the study place, enrol for attendance latest at 15 July 2022 at 3 pm Finnish time, according to the e-mail instructions. Non-enrolment (both for attendance and non-attendance) leads to loss of study entitlement.

Students may enrol as non-attending students in their first year if they are

  • completing their military or civil service in accordance with the Conscription Act, Non-Military Service Act or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service
  • on maternity, paternity or parental leave
  • incapable of commencing the studies due to personal illness or disability.

The absence must be verified with official documents during the enrolment period in Student Services. If the documents are insufficient or are not delivered during the enrolment period, the student in question will be registered as attending.

See further information

Do you need a residence permit? Apply it as soon as you have received confirmation of the study place. See the instructions!

One study place per term provision

According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term. This rule applies to all higher education.
 

  • The academic term (1.8.−31.12. or 1.1.−31.7) is the set framework for implementation.
  • The provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. When you accept a study place other offered study places will be cancelled automatically. You cannot be accepted to other programmes starting in the same academic term after you have accepted a study place. 
  • Only exceptions to the provision are:
    • Transfer student selections
    • the Åland University of Applied Sciences
    • the Police University College of Finland
    • Other higher education schools abroad
  • Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.
  • The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme that begins in another academic term.

Appeal

Appeal can be made, if applicant can demonstrate satisfactorily that an error was made by the authority in the university of applied sciences in evaluation of the applicant according to the rules and regulations of the admission process.

Appeal based on personal circumstances (difficult life situation, misunderstanding, health reasons) or e.g. possible errors made by post offices and so on will not be considered as valid reasons for appeal. Student admission decision can be changed only in those cases where it is clearly shown that the UAS has not followed the student admission criteria. Therefore, the appeal must be well-grounded and it should contain accurate information on where the UAS has not followed the criteria.

Applicants not satisfied with the decision may appeal in writing to the address below within 14 days of receiving the notification of the decision (the email). The notification date of the decision (the date on this letter) is not included in the 14-day appeal period. The UAS is not responsible of possible delays in postal delivery and therefore, the above mentioned time frame applies even if the post is not received within the mentioned time frame.

JAMK Study Affairs Board
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä
Finland
admissions@jamk.fi

 
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