The instructions below concern spring application period 9 - 23 January 2019 (Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Tourism Management, International Logistics, Nursing and International Business).

Note that the instructions on this site do not concern applying to Degree programme in Music Pedagogue. Application time for Music will be 20 March – 3 April 2019, 3 pm. Read more about applying for Degree Programme in Music Pedagogue.


1. Apply online www.studyinfo.fi 9 – 23 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).

2. Applicants applying with non-Finnish qualifications must attach the required attachments directly to the online application form (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files). If an applicant cannot submit attachments online, applicant can return them by email to their first-preference admission services. The attachments have to be submitted/returned by 30 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.

Required enclosures:

  • copies of the original degree certificates (high school/secondary school)
  • authorised translation of the certificate if needed (in English, Finnish or Swedish, the translation must have the translators' signature and stamp)

3. All eligible applicants are invited to entrance examinations. Invitations to entrance examination or decisions on eligibility are sent by email in the beginning of March.

4. Entrance examinations are arranged in the end of March/beginning of April. The invitation letter (email) will include all the details about time, location, and special arrangements.

5. Results are announced on 28 June 2019, at the latest.

6. If you are admitted, start visa/residence permit application procedure (if needed) immediately at the beginning of June.

7. If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place by 8 July 2019 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2), at the latest. If you do not return the form on time, you will lose the study place.

8. If you have applied with an upper secondary education completed in Finland (suomalainen ylioppilastutkinto tai ammatillinen tutkinto), please send a copy of your educational certificate(s) to us by 8 July 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the latest.

9. Please remember that your admission is conditional until your relevant original certificates have been checked. The polytechnic/UAS may withdraw the admission if an applicant has given false information or has forged document(s).

10. Studies will begin in the middle of August 2019. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä by that time!

11. Concerning the Degree Programme in Nursing JAMK may require a criminal record from the students whose practical training includes working with minors (under 18 year olds). Furthermore, please check the health requirements in DP in Nursing.

12. We communicate by email, so please remember to type your email address correctly into your application! Check your email regularly, including your spam and junk folders.

13. Notice, that there is tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA-citizens. 
Lukuvuosimaksuja ei ole suomalaisille tai muiden EU-maiden kansalaisille!

Read more about tuition fees

How to Apply?

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) and universities takes place through an online joint application system. Apply online 9 – 23 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m, www.studyinfo.fi. 



You can apply up to 6 different degree programmes using the same application form. Notice, that you can submit only one application form. However, if you submit multiple applications, only the latest will be taken into consideration! You cannot change your preferences after the application period has ended. We recommend you to fill in your own application form, agents are not needed.

Remember to place the study options in order of your preference, so that the option you prefer most is first on the application! You are offered only one study place, if admitted – your results will be checked to determine the highest option your results will be enough to.

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by email. So please remember to type your email address correctly into your application! Check your email regularly and also your spam email folder. Notice, that if you have an application number, we have received your application, even if you did not receive a confirmation email.

Check the detailed instructions for applying at studyinfo.fi.

Co-operating degree programmes

To make up your mind about which 1 - 6 degree programmes to apply to you can check pdf file below to learn which degree programmes in Finnish universities of applied sciences accept each other’s exam results!

The names of the exams indicate which programmes co-operate and use the same exam. Please note that in some fields, there is only one degree programme, which has its own exam* and/or an alternative selection method**.

The co-operating degree programmes within the FINNIPS network's UAS in the January 2019 application period

FINNISH CITIZENS / Applicants applying also for the Finnish degree programmes

NOTE! Higher education joint application has two different application times.

  • The first application time for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes conducted in English is in 9 – 23 January 2019.
  • The second application time for Bachelor’s degrees conducted in Finnish and in English is 20 March – 3 April 2019.

Applicants applying for degree programmes conducted in Finnish: In addition to application time in January, the limitation of 6 degree programmes concerns also the second application time in 20 March – 3 April 2019 until 3:00 p.m. So if you are planning to apply also for degree programmes conducted in Finnish, remember to leave empty slots for those degree programmes as well.

In Finnish: Jos olet aikeissa hakea myös suomenkielisiin koulutuksiin maaliskuussa, muista jättää tammikuun haussa tyhjiä hakutoiveita suomenkielisiä koulutuksia varten! Eli voit hakea tammikuun ja maaliskuun hakuaikoina yhteensä 6 hakutoiveeseen.

Voit hakea englanninkielisiin koulutuksiin maaliskuun hakuaikana, jos voit tehdä valintakokeen Suomessa. Jos tarvitset mahdollisuuden tehdä kokeen ulkomailla, hae tällöin ehdottomasti tammikuun haussa englanninkielisiin koulutuksiimme!

Check more detailed information in Finnish: Hakeminen JAMKiin: AMK-tutkinnot

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 (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 studyinfo.fi
  • International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung 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.


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 (senior secondary school certificate). Please, attach a copy of your transcript of records (and official translation) to the online application form by 30 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Notice, 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 orginal degree certificate will be checked at the Student Sevices at the beginning of studies. The final deadline to show the orginal final certificates is 30 August 2019.

If you have the final degree certificate (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 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 by email to their first-preference admission services. JAMK's email address is admissions(at)jamk.fi. The attachments have to be submitted/returned by 30 January 2019 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 30 January 2019 at the latest.

Finnish Citizens

Notice, you can check the short introduction about applying and the degrees written in Finnish: Hakeminen JAMKiin: AMK-tutkinnot

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 30 January 2019 (3.00 pm, UTC+2). Notice that JAMK's first-choice applicants are priority.

If you want to apply via discretionary admission the following steps need to be taken:

  1. At first fill the online application form at www.studyinfo.fi during 9 - 23 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).
  2. Then send the copies of the
    • possible final school certificates (or transcript of records if the final certificate is not out yet),
    • translations and
    • possible other certificates. For example, if you have an English language proficiency certificate (but it is NOT mandatory).
    • (You don't need to send a motivation letter or additional forms to JAMK.)
  3. The attachments must arrive to our admission services by 30 January 2019 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Notice that TOEFL score results are accepted only directly from the Educational Testing Service. JAMK’s TOEFL code is 0719.

Based on the documents JAMK/the head of the degree programme decides whether or not you are given a chance to participate in the entrance examination.

If you are not a first-choice applicant of JAMK you do not need to send copies of your certificates to us, however, remember to send them to your first-preference UAS. Notice that JAMK's first-choice applicants are priority. Contact universities of applied sciences to which you have applied by using discretionary admission, thus, the other UAS' might require additional forms or information concerning your educational background.

Student Selection & Contents of Entrance Examinations

Student Selection

  • International Logistics
    - Entrance examination max. 40 points. (80 % of study places)
    - SAT-test (20 % of study places)
  • Nursing: Entrance examination max. 70 points (all study places)
  • International Business: Entrance examination max. 40 points (all study places)
  • Tourism Management: Entrance examination max. 70 points (all study places)

At JAMK, all the applicants will be chosen based on entrance examination only for Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Tourism Management, International Business and Nursing. In International Logistics 80 % of study places will be offered based on entrance examination and 20 % based on SAT-test. Students are chosen by taking into account the diversity of countries.

Entrance exams from the previous years are not available. We reserve the right to make changes.

SAT-test (concerns only International Logistics)

You can be selected to the JAMK’s Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Logistics with the SAT test without participating in an entrance exam. Notice, that SAT is just one option to be selected as a student for International Logistics (it’s NOT mandatory). 

JAMK UAS requires a minimum score of

  • 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and
  • 400 from Math.

Applicants are accepted in order of best points. The intake is 5 students via SAT test for International Logistics.

Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted. Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. The official SAT result report must be ordered directly from the test organiser. The code for JAMK University of Applied Sciences is 6956. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable.

JAMK UAS must receive your SAT score by 10 April 2019. Consequently, the SAT Test should be taken no later than on the March 2019 test date. Nevertheless, we recommend you to take the SAT test during the autumn to secure the delivery of your result on time. It’s recommendable for you to participate in the entrance examination in March/April, if you haven’t received your SAT-results yet, and you are uncertain of your upcoming SAT results. The registration closes approximately one month before the test dates. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website.

Dates and Places of Entrance Examinations

Bachelor's Degree Programmes Conducted in English

Entrance Examinations in Finland

Entrance examinations will be organised in Jyväskylä, Finland on the following dates:
• Tourism Management, 4 April 2019
• International Logistics, 15 April 2019
• Nursing, 9 April 2019
• International Business, 10 April 2019 (concerns only January application period)

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by email. So please remember to type your email address correctly into your application! Check your email and also the spam folder regularly.

Entrance Examinations Outside Finland during spring 2019 (concerns only January application)

In Finland, the exam is free of charge. The exams in countries outside Finland are arranged in co-operation with local partner institutions that might charge a registration fee (0 - approximately 50€) to cover the administration costs.

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by email. The exams will be held between 18 and 26 March 2019. You can check the exact dates from the website of Finnips. More detailed information on place and date will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter (email). Applicants will be invited to participate in an exam based on their choice they made in the application. 

JAMK is arranging entrance examinations as a part of FINNIPS -network in the following countries at spring 2019:  
(Concerns Bachelor's Degree Programmes in International Logistics, Nursing, Tourism Management and International Business.)

  • 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
  • Nepal: Kathmandu (note, only International Logistics and International Business)
  • Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • USA: Chicago
  • Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Please note that JAMK Nursing and Tourism Management does not organise entrance examinations in Kathmandu (only International Business and International Logistics).

Note! changes may occur.

Choosing an entrance examination country at studyinfo.fi (concerns only January application period)

You have a possibility to choose the country in which you would like to complete the entrance examination. Thus, in the application form there is a question "in which country do you want to complete the entrance examination(s) organised by the FINNIPS network?".

In China, Russia and Vietnam the exams are arranged in two cities. You can choose between the cities after selecting the country in the application form. You can confirm your choice of CITY in China, Russia or Vietnam after you receive the invitation for the entrance examination by email in the beginning of March.

Notice that based on your answer (you can choose only one option) you receive an invitation letter to this particular COUNTRY. You can change your exam country selection until 30 Jan 2019 by sending an email to your first-choice UAS Admission Services. After this date, the requests to change the country are not taken into consideration.

Please note that if you are planning to take the exam outside your own country of residence, you should check whether you need a visa to enter the exam country and whether visas are granted for exam purposes. It is the applicants’ own responsibility to take care of acquiring the required permits and it is recommended to do it before making other travel arrangements. Some embassies may have a general policy of not granting visas for entrance exam purposes.

Only the highest option within the same examination group can invite eligible applicants to the entrance examination. After you have completed the exam, your admission points will be transferred to other UAS within the same group. Notice, that if you are not an eligible applicant, there is a chance that you still might be invited for the entrance examination via discretionary admission. However, you may not be invited for your highest preference, but to some lower option. Each UAS which uses discretionary admission makes the decision autonomously.

Note, that all UAS' degree programmes are not members of the FINNIPS network. The list of co-operating degree programmes, FINNIPS network’s member UAS, and more information can be found at www.finnips.fi.

Selection Between Applicants with Equal Admission Scores

In cases of equal admission scores, JAMK's applicants will be ranked on the following grounds in the final selection:

  1. points awarded for the entrance examination;
  2. the applicant's preferred programme ranking on the application form

If the above mentioned criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, they will be automatically ranked by a computerised lottery.

Residence Permit

If you live outside EU or EEA, you need to apply for a residence permit before leaving for Finland. It is recommended to do so without a delay at the nearest Finnish consulate or embassy after getting the notice of acceptance letter.

Please note! The precondition for obtaining a residence permit is that you have a valid health insurance coverage with a reliable and solvent company or institution. Further information can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Orginal Degree Certificates

The final original senior secondary school certificates will be checked at the Student Services at the beginning of the studies. So remember to take those with you before you leave from your homecountry!

Any questions?

What is the total cost of education for international students? What kind of certificates do I need to send when applying for bachelor’s degrees? Do I need to prove my English language skills?

We've compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most often. 

Frequently asked questions