Individual arrangements for the first and second phase of the entrance exam

If, due to disability, disease, dyslexia or some other specific reason, you need individual arrangements during the entrance exam (e.g. additional time, tasks without pictures for applicants using a screen reader), you have to fill in a written request for individual arrangements. Please attach a medical certificate or other equivalent attestation on the nature of your disability or disease. The applicants’ situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

How do I request individual arrangements for the entrance exam?

You can request individual arrangements with a separate application form for individual arrangements. Jamk UAS uses a printable paper form for requesting individual arrangements. 

Submit your request to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam that is first on your application form. Please attach a copy of the attestation or statement (e.g. medical certificate) that indicates the ground for individual arrangements. If it is written on another language than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant has to provide, in addition to the original attestation or statement, a translated copy of the document with an authorised translator’s name, signature and stamp.

Submit your request for individual arrangements, with the necessary attachments, by 26 January 2022 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam that is first on your application form. If you receive an invitation to the second phase of the International UAS Exam, please submit the decision on individual arrangements granted to you to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences that sent the invitation by 25 February 2022 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time.

The printable request form for individual arrangements (UASinfo.fi)

Attachments to the application form for requesting individual arrangements - attestations and statements

Please attach copies of attestations that support your request (e.g. medical certificate or equivalent statement on the nature of your disease or disability, or certificate on dyslexia or learning difficulty). Those who request support measures, such as additional time, on the grounds of dyslexia have to attach a statement of a trained special needs teacher, an expert psychologist, speech therapist or specialist medical doctor (e.g. child neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrician). The statement shall indicate that you need support measures for taking the exam due to dyslexia. The UAS may accept an equivalent decision made by The Finnish Matriculation Examination Board if it contains the granted support measures.

The validity of statements is assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of disability, disease or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, only statements that have been obtained at the age of 16 or later are considered. Do not send original certificates but be prepared to present the originals at the start of your studies should you become accepted to the study programme. Information related to your health shall be kept secret (Section 24, Act on the Openness of Government Activities).

Processing of requests for individual arrangements and announcement of granted individual arrangements

Your request for individual arrangements is processed in that university of applied sciences that uses the International UAS Exam entrance examination and is first on your application form. The UAS will inform you by email on individual arrangements that you have been granted. Individual arrangements that have been granted in advance for the second phase are valid only if you receive an invitation to the second phase. The announcement on individual arrangements in the entrance examination is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance examination.

If, for some reason, individual arrangements cannot be arranged as requested by the applicant, the UAS sends a written notification, with justifications, to the applicant.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange.

If the applicant is not satisfied with the arrangements stated in the announcement, they should contact the university of applied sciences without delay so that it can, if necessary, revise its previous decision. When the applicant receives the final joint application selection decision, they can lodge a request for a review on the granted arrangements as part of an appeal against the selection decision.

Submitting the application form for individual arrangements

Please notice, that in case you are invited for both first and second phases of the exam, you need to submit the application for individual arrangements twice according to these instructions.

Submit the requested documents according to deadlines. We cannot accept late attachments.

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