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The next application period for Master's degree programmes in International Business Management and Sport Business Management and in Cyber Security is 20 March - 3 April 2019.

Application timetable for International Business Management & Sport Business Management

  • First application period 9-23 January.
  • Second application period 20 March - 3 April by 3 p.m. (UTC+2) www.studyinfo.fi
  • Attach the certificates (degree and work certificates) to the application, concerns degrees completed outside Finland
  • Invitations for entrance examination / decision on eligibility around end of May
    • Entrance exams in Finland for both master's degrees 5 April 2019
  • The student selection results are announced at the latest 28 June
  • Deadline to confirm the study place 8 July by 3 p.m. (UTC+2)
  • Studies will begin in the beginning of September 2019

Entry Requirements and Enclosures

International Business Management: the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of business and administration (or other equivalent business degree) or in the field of hospitality management, and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree.

Sport Business Management: the requirements for eligibility are bachelor’s degree in the field of business, in the field of sport /sport studies, or in the field of hospitality management, and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree.

If you are applying with a non-Finnish qualification, you need to attach your certificates to the application (e.g. as a pdf. file). You may also send the copies to JAMK's Admission Services via email by 30 January 2019 by 3 pm. If the certificates are written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, please attach an authorized translations of the certificates in one of these languages. The translator must sign and stamp the translations. Note that the work certificates must include a title (and preferably also a job description), working period and it must be signed (and if possible stamped) by the employee.

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.

Work experience

The minimum requirement regarding work experience is at least three years (36 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 3 years (36 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 until 31 July 2019.

Note that the work certificates must include a title (and preferably also a job description), working period and it must be signed (and if possible stamped) by the employee. 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.

Entrance examination for International Business Management & Sport Business Management

All the eligible applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examinations. The entrance exams include an interview and a written exam. The pre-reading materials will be published closer to the application period. In both master's degree programmes the student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination. The total points from entrance examinations are 100 points.

Note, these degree programmes do not accept each others entrance examination scores. So, if you apply for both of them, you need to participate for both entrance exams.

The applicant must score at least 20 points /100p. in the entrance examination in order to pass the exam and have a chance to be admitted for the programmes. Applicant's English language skills will be assessed as a part of the entrance examination, thus, the entrance examination does not include a separate English language test.

Entrance Examinations in Finland

The entrance examinations are arranged in Jyväskylä, Finland 5 April 2019. If you apply for both master's degree programmes, you may complete both of the exams during the same day.

Entrance examinations outside Finland (concerns only January application period!)

The exams will be held 18 - 26 March 2019 in the countries mentioned below. The more detailed information on place and date will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter (email).

JAMK is arranging entrance examinations as a part of FINNIPS -network in the following countries at spring 2019:

Brazil: São Paulo China: Shanghai, Wuhan
Germany: Heilbronn
Great Britain: London Hungary: Budapest India: Greater Noida (approximately 40 km from New Delhi)
Kazakhstan: Astana Kenya: Nairobi Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg
USA: Chicago Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City  

Note that JAMK master's degrees do not organise entrance examinations in Nepal during spring 2019. 

While filling the online application form you can choose the country in which you would like to complete the entrance examination. Notice that based on your answer (you can choose only one option) you receive an invitation letter to this particular selection. You can change your exam country selection by 30 Jan 2019. After this date, the requests to change the country are not taken into consideration. If you are planning to come to Finland to participate for the exams, you should check whether you need a visa to enter Finland. In addition, whether visas are granted to Finland solely for entrance exam purposes from the country of your current residence.

Tuition fees and scholarships at JAMK

The Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA citizens is 9 000 €/year in the Master’s degree programmes of JAMK.

In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee at JAMK. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year.

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

Application timetable for Cyber Security

  • Application period starts 20 March 2019. Online application form at www.studyinfo.fi
  • Application period ends 3 April 2019 by 3 p.m. (UTC+2)
  • Deadline for the attachments 10 April by 3 p.m. (UTC+2), please send a copy of your bachelor's degree and work certificates (concerns all applicants)
  • Invitations for entrance examination / decision on eligibility around middle of April 
  • Entrance exams in Finland 6 – 8 May 2019 for all eligible applicants
  • The student selection results are announced at the latest 28 June
  • Deadline to confirm the study place 8 July by 3 p.m. (UTC+2)
  • Studies will begin in the beginning of September 2019

Entry requirements and enclosures

The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) or other equivalent degree and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree.

Please note that all applicants must attach the required certificates directly to the online application form (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files):

  • copies of the original degree certificates (bachelor’s degree)
  • copies of work certificates (minimum 3 years from the 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 authorized translations of the certificates in one of these languages. The translator must sign and stamp the translations.

If you cannot submit attachments online, you can return them by email to their first-preference admission services. The attachments have to be submitted/returned by 10 April 2019, 3 p.m. (UTC+2). at the latest.

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.

Work experience

The minimum requirement regarding work experience is at least three years (36 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 3 years (36 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 until 31 July 2019.

Note that the work certificates must include a title (and preferably also a job description), working period and it must be signed (and if possible stamped) by the employee. 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.

Pre-assignment and entrance examination for Cyber Security

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, sent the pre-assignment and have scored at least 20 points out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). Therefore, if an applicant fails to receive at least 20p. in the pre-assignment one is not invited to the entrance examination.

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. An applicant must score at least 20 points /100p. in order to have a chance to be admitted to the programme. Student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

The entrance examination (interview) is organized in Finland 6 - 8 May 2019.

Tuition fees and scholarships at JAMK

The Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA citizens is 9 000 €/year in the Master’s degree programmes of JAMK.

In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee at JAMK. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year.

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