The instructions below concern spring application period 5 - 19 January 2022 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time for Bachelor's Degree Programmes (Tourism Management, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, Nursing, International Business, Business Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Automation and Robotics).

Please note that the instructions on this site do not concern applying for Degree programme in Music Pedagogue. Application time for Music Pedagogue will be 16 - 30 March 2022. Read more about applying for Degree Programme in Music Pedagogue.

Who can apply?

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. 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.
  • higher education degree (bachelor's level or master's level)

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. 

Finnish Citizens

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

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,

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.



You can apply for 6 different degree programmes with 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 to 6 different degree programmes, but you can accept only one.

Please notice, that you can submit only one application form. Only the application submitted the latest will be taken into consideration! We strongly recommend you to fill in your own application form, agents are not needed.

Please notice that entrance examinations/online course can be held before we have checked your eligibility. It’s possible to be participated for the exams even if you are not eligible (if you have not attached eligible degree certificate(s) to the application) and thus cannot be admitted as a degree student.
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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. Please attach a copy of your transcript of records (and official translation) to the online application form by 26 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

If you graduate during the spring and apply with International Baccalaureate (IB)/European Baccalaureate (EB) degree, please attach your predicted grades or the final grades of DIA degree to the online application form by 6 April 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).

Please note, that in this case your admission is conditional until the UAS has checked your final degree certificates. The qualification used in the application process 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 present the original final certificates is 31 August 2022.

If you have the final degree certificate:

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 26 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).


Submitting the requested attachments:

  • copies of the original degree certificate (senior secondary school/high school/higher education qualification)
  • authorised translation of the certificate if needed (in English, Finnish or Swedish, the translation must have the translators' signature and stamp), copy is enough
  • Copy of a valid passport / national ID card
  • Non-EU/EAA citizens: If applicable, copy of a document which exempts you from paying the tuition fee, see list here

Please follow these instructions when submitting the attachments:

  • Take a high quality picture or scan the requested document.
  • The maximum size of one attachment is 1GB. Upload your files in PDF-, JPG-, DOCX-, or PNG-format.
  • In case your document includes several pages, combine the pages into a one file.
  • Give your document a clear name and include your first and last names. For example: Anna_Smith_degree_certificate.
  • All required attachments must be submitted directly to the online application form.
  • Be prepared to complete your documents. In case some of the requested documents are missing, we will request the missing file via e-mail.
  • Attach the requested documents according to deadlines. We cannot accept late attachments.

If an applicant cannot submit attachments to the online application form, applicant can send them by e-mail to Admission Services. JAMK's e-mail address is admissions(at) The attachments have to be submitted by 26 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.


Discretionary Admission at JAMK

If you do not have senior secondary degree certificate / higher education qualification / you are not graduating this spring, you can apply for discretionary admission.

Based on the documents of prior education submitted to the online application/result of the International UAS Exam written part (ICT: online course), Jamk UAS decides if you are eligible to be accepted as our student via student selection process.

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

  1. Submit the online application form at during 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).
    • Contact to Jamk's Admission Services by email during application period.
  2. Attach your documents to the online application form
    • possible final school certificates (or transcript of records if you are not graduated yet) and
    • official translations of documents, if required.
    • (No motivation letter or additional forms are required.)
  3. The attachments must be attached to the online application form by 26 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2).
  4. Participate normally for entrance examinations (ICT: online course).

Please notice that the discretionary admission decision can be made also after you have participated for exams. In case you have applied for discretionary admission for other universities of applied sciences, please contact them as well during application time. Other UAS's might require additional forms or information concerning your educational background.


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 26 January 2022 at the latest.

In addition, please request a Verification of Educational Background form from Admission services in case you do not have your original degree certificates. Fill in the form and return it to all of the Admission services of the UAS's you are applying for.


Tuition fees and scholarships at JAMK

Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA citizens is 8 000 €/year for the Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English. 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 60 credits per academic year. 

We recommend you to pay tuition fee (4 000€) during Mayto be able to start the residence permit application process immediately, and to start your studies in August. The tuition fee must be paid by 15 July 2022 by 3.00 PM Finnish time at the latest.

Read more information about who is required to pay the tuition fee and exemptions


Application timetable


Student Selection & 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 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

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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