The instructions below concern spring application period 7 - 20 January 2021 (Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Tourism Management, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, Nursing, International Business, Business Information Technology & Information and Communication Technology).

Note that the instructions on this site do not concern applying to Degree programme in Music Pedagogue. Application time for Music Pedagogue will be 17 - 31 March 2021. Read more about applying for Degree Programme in Music Pedagogue.

Who can apply?

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate and you can apply even if your degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). JAMK uses also discretionary admission. Read more below.

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
  • International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung, Deutsche Internationale Abitur or European Baccalaureate examination
  • vocational college diploma or higher vocational diploma
  • foreign degree/qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country.

Note, that the admission is conditional until the university of applied sciences has checked applicant’s final school certificates. The UAS may cancel the admission if an applicant fails to submit certificates by the specified deadline, or if an applicant has provided false information. 

Have you completed ECTS credits via Open UAS in Finland? If yes, find out more how to apply as a degree student via Open Study Path.

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 7 – 20 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m,

Transfer students

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

Further information

Discretionary Admission at JAMK

If you do not have senior secondary degree certificate / you are not graduating this spring, 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 27 January 2021 (3.00 pm, UTC+2).

If you want to apply via discretionary admission, follow these instructions:

  1. Submit the online application form at during 7 - 20 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).
  2. Attach your documents directly to the online application form
    • possible final school certificates (or transcript of records if the final certificate is not out yet) and
    • translations.
    • (No motivation letter or additional forms are needed)
  3. The attachments must be attached to the online application form by 27 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Based on the documents, JAMK/the head of the degree programme decides whether or not you are invited to the entrance examination. Contact also other universities of applied sciences which you have applied by using discretionary admission. Other UAS' might require additional forms or information concerning your educational background.


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.

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.

Learn which degree programmes in Finnish universities of applied sciences accept each other’s exam results: Student Selection Criteria & Content of Entrance Examinations-> Co-operating degree programmes

Applying in joint application, 


If you graduate during the spring of applying:
You are able to apply even if your degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Please, attach a copy of your transcript of records (and official translation) to the online application form by 27 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Please note, that in this case your admission is conditional until the polytechnic/UAS has checked your final degree certificates. The qualification used in the application procedure must be completed during the summer time. In addition, the final original degree certificate will be checked at the Student Sevices at the beginning of studies. The final deadline to show the original final certificates is 31 August 2021.

If you have the final degree certificate (high school / senior secondary school):
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, attach the documents to the online application form by 27 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  • copies of the original degree certificate (senior 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

Submitting the attachments:
All required attachments must be submitted directly to the online application form (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files). If an applicant cannot submit attachments online, applicant can return them to admission services. JAMK's email address is admissions(at) The attachments have to be submitted/returned by 27 January 2021 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.

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.


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 (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection) to the admission services by 27 January 2021 at the latest.

Finnish Citizens

Notice, you can check the short introduction about applying and the degrees written in Finnish: Kevään ensimmäinen yhteishaku: englanninkieliset AMK-tutkinnot

Spring application period
7 - 20 January 2021

Programmes offered:

International Business

Business Information Technology

Tourism Management

Purchasing and Logistics Engineering

Information Communication Technology (more information coming soon)



Application timetable


Student Selection & Content of Entrance Examinations

Results of Student Selection
Accept the study place

Results are announced on 4 June 2021, 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 16 July 2021 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2), at the latest. Notice, that you must be in Jyväskylä, Finland, by middle of the August 2021, if you plan on starting your studies 2021. Additional information about accepting the study place

Enrol for Attendance

In addition of accepting the study place, enrol for attendance latest at 16 July 2021 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 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.

Admission Services of JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä

Before arrival
Welcome to JAMK!

We recommend for you to familiarise yourself with our Study Guide. The Study Guide contains information which is common to all students and which you will need throughout your studies.

JAMK's Study Guide for Students

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