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Have you completed courses via Open Studies? If yes, this page tells you all about applying as a degree student for JAMK’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes conducted in English.

 

Applying as a degree student for bachelor’s degrees via Open Study Path, spring 2020

One can apply through the Open Study Path to all JAMK’s Bachelor's Degree programmes conducted in English:

• Purchasing and Logistics Engineering
• International Business
• Nursing
• Tourism Management

Anyone who has completed at least 55 ECTS credits worth of Open Studies in a Finnish UAS that can be recognized as part of the degree programme may apply via Open Study Path to become a degree student.

Studies completed in higher education institutions outside Finland are not accepted!

If you have completed Open Studies in Finnish language, it is possible to apply via Open Study path to JAMK's degree programmes conducted in Finnish as well. More information at avoimen AMKin väylä -pages.

Requirements for JAMK Open Study Path in a nutshell: 

  • Complete altogether at least 55 ECTS credits that can be recognized as part of the degree programme
  • Complete three credits worth of compulsory language studies (included in the 55 ECTS credits)
  • Applying for Purchasing and Logistics Engineering? Complete a mathematics course worth at least 5 ECTS credits (included in the 55 ECTS credits)

Studies completed at JAMK have to be registered by 20 June 2020. If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May, 2020 and the applicant has to send a transcript to the Admission Services by 31 May, 2020.

Notice also, that there can be only 10 ECTS credits worth of elective studies, and 20 ECTS credits can be accredited of the 55 credits.

Maximum intake of degree students via Open Study Path:

Bachelor’s degree programme Maximum intake of degree students via Open Study Path
International Business 5
Purchasing and Logistics Engineering 5
Nursing 4
Tourism Management 5


Application as a degree student through Open Study Path is done in studyinfo.fi via a separate application form (link below). The application period is 2 - 15 May 2020.

In addition to Open Study Path, an applicant can also apply via joint application  to try to gain an admission. So, if you have completed 55 ECTS credits in a Finnish open university of applied sciences and you have an eligibility to higher education studies in Finland, you can fill both application forms. Read more about the joint application for bachelor's degrees or master's degrees.

Student selection

The selection is based on the completed Open Studies, so one does not have to take part in the normal student selection process (joint application system) or participate in an entrance examination.

Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, International Business and Tourism Management: Students are selected based on the Open Studies grade point average (checked from open UAS transcript of records) in case there more are more applicants than available study places. 

Nursing: The selection process is carried out in two phases:

  • 50 % of selection is based on the Open Studies grade point average and 50 % of the selection is based on an interview.
  • The number of applicants invited to an interview will be double the number of places available. The applicants are invited based on the grade point average of Open Studies completed by 15 May 2020 (at least 30 credits).
  • The interview places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. The interview is worth 50 points and the applicant has to get at least 20 points. The interview can be a group interview. The interviews are held in the beginning of June.
  • The final decision is made between the applicants that fulfil the criteria of the Open study. The grade point average is checked from open UAS transcript of records (studies completed at JAMK by 20 June and studies at another UAS by 31 May).

The results of the student selection are announced by 8 July 2020.

Application form, Bachelor's Degrees Application period for Open Study Path 2 - 15 May 2020! Apply

Attachments

If you have completed your open studies at JAMK's Open UAS it is not necessary to send a transcript of records to JAMK's admission services. Remember that you need to have at least 55 ECTS credits (open studies) registered by 20 June.

However, if you have completed your studies in some other Open UAS than JAMK, send your transcript of records by 31 May 2020 at 3 pm, to JAMK's Admission Services. It is possible to attach your transcript of records to the application form, but you can also send it by post or email (admissions(at)jamk.fi) after you have filled the application. The transcript must be stamped by the UAS if you have completed the studies in some other Open UAS than JAMK.

If you are applying to Nursing, you are required to send transcripts

  • on 15 May 2020 (grade point average checked for interview) and
  • on 31 May 2020 at 3 pm (the final transcript of records)

In this case all the 55 ECTS credits completed have to be completed by 31 May 2020. The transcript is also needed to check the grade point average if there are more applicants than available study places (check the intake per programme above).

Notice! It is not necessary to provide an English Language Proficiency certificate while applying via Open Study Path.

Accepting the study place

The student selection is announced by 8 July 2020 and the offered study place must be confirmed by 15 July 2020. 

Accreditation of courses

If you gain admission as a degree student to JAMK, you may apply accreditation (AHOT) of the courses you have completed via open studies. All accreditation decisions are based on the degree's curriculum, accreditation is always decided by the receiving UAS.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens is 8 000 €/year for the Bachelor’s degree programmes. More information concerning who is required to pay the fees and about the scholarship programme.

Applicant's Health Issues

Those applying to study in the field of Health Care and Social Services (Nursing) must have a sufficient good health status and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies. Studying and working in these professions requires sufficient physical, mental and social capacity.

Obstacles to student admission may include, for instance, the following:

  • Severe rash and/or allergy to e.g. medicinal products and detergents 
  • Sensory disability affecting functional ability 
  • Mental health disorder 
  • Substance abuse/drug abuse or misuse during the last two years 
  • Limited social capacity which makes it difficult to work with people 

Long-term illness or physical injury limiting participation in studies and practical training 
Blood-borne illnesses may restrict practical training and, after graduation, the students’ placement in work assignments. The social welfare and health care sector is not suitable for individuals convicted of one of the following: of-fences against children, sexual offences, violent offences, crimes against freedom, or drug offences.

Students involved in traineeships in social welfare and health care operating units shall be vaccinated against measles and chicken pox or have acquired immunity to them from natural infection, and those treating infants shall be vaccinated against whooping cough. In addition, annual influenza vaccination is required. (Section 48 of the Communicable Diseases Act 1227/2016). An extract from the judicial record shall be submitted for completing assignments or practical training included in the studies which require working with minors. A university of applied sciences may oblige a student to present a certificate on a drug test if there is a reason to suspect that the student is performing practical assignments related to the studies under the influence of drugs or that the student has a drug addiction.

An issue related to health or functional ability is not an obstacle to student admission if the obstacle can be removed by reasonable means. The severity and the management of the obstacle will be taken into account when assessing the applicant's suitability to be admitted as a student in the degree programme concerned. Based on the applicant's notification submitted at the application stage, the university of applied sciences may require more detailed health information to assess whether the student will be able to manage the studies and which support measures will reasonably be required.

Open Studies
-a Path to Degree Studies

Complete studies at open UAS to gain admission!

 

Applying as a degree student for master’s degrees via Open Study Path, spring 2020

This selection criteria concerns the following Master’s degree degree programmes at JAMK: Master’s degree programme in International Business Management, Sport Business Management and Full Stack Software Development.

Thus, it is not possible to apply via Open Study Path to other Master’s Degree programmes at JAMK.

The application period is 2 - 15 May 2020.

Maximum intake of degree students via Open Study Path:

Master’s degree programme Maximum intake of degree students via Open Study Path

International Business Management

5

Sport Business Management

7

Full Stack Software Development

all applicants

The Open Study Path for master’s degree does not exempt applicants from the degree and work experience requirements. Consequently, all applicants applying via Open Study Path still need to have a required bachelor's level degree (stated in the entrance requirements for each degree programme), and at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor's degree.

The requirements for JAMK Open Study Path in a nutshell:

  • Anyone who fulfills the degree and work requirements

    AND

  • who has completed at least 30 credits (ECTS) worth of Open Studies that can be recognized as part of the degree programme, may apply to become a degree student for International Business Management or Sport Business Management via Open Study Path.

Studies completed at JAMK have to be registered by 20 June 2020. If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May, 2020 and the applicant has to send a transcript to the Admission Services by 31 May, 2020.

The credits can be completed in any Finnish Open UAS in a corresponding programme. 10 ECTS can be accredited. 

The selection is based on the Open Studies, so one does not have to take part in the normal student selection process (joint application system) or participate to an entrance examination. The student selection is based on grade point average of the Open Studies in case there are more applicants than available study places.

Application form, Master's degrees Application period for Open Study Path 2 - 15 May 2020! Apply!

Attachments

If you have completed your open studies at JAMK's Open UAS it's not necessary to send a transcript of records to JAMK's admission services.

However, if you have completed your studies in some other Open UAS than JAMK, send your transcript of records by 31 May 2020 at 3 pm, to JAMK's Admission Services. It is possible to attach your transcript of records to the application form, but you can also send it by post or email (admissions(at)jamk.fi). The transcript must be stamped by the UAS if you have completed the studies in some other Open UAS than JAMK.

If you have a bachelor's degree which is not completed in a Finnish UAS/University and/or your work experience is completed outside Finland you need to send the following documents to JAMK’s Admission Services:
• an official open UAS transcript of records (stamped by the UAS)
• a copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate
• copies of work certificates after the bachelor’s degree

Notice! It is possible to attach the documents to the application form. However, you may also send them by post or email after you have filled the application form. Contact information can be found at the end of this page. 

Only those applicant’s applications will be processed who have completed studies in open UAS in Finland, and fill the degree and work experience requirements, thus are eligible.

Accepting the study place

The student selection is announced by 8 July 2020 and the offered study place must be confirmed by 15 July 2020. 

Accreditation of courses

If you gain admission as a degree student to JAMK, you may apply accreditation (AHOT) of the courses you have completed via open studies. All accreditation decisions are based on the degree's curriculum. You may apply accreditation of the courses completed at JAMK’s Open Studies, but also in other universities of applied sciences (as explained above, max 10 credits). Accreditation is always decided by the receiving UAS.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens is 9 000 €/year for the Master’s degree programmes. More information concerning who is required to pay the fees and about the scholarship programme.

The One-Place-Per-Student Provision

A student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term.

• Higher education degrees are Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by universities, and Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by polytechnics/UAS.
• The academic term (from 1 August to 31 December OR 1 January to 31 July) is the set framework for implementation.
• Even if the student postpones the starting of studies for one year, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.

Appeal

Appeal can be made, if the applicant can prove 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. 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.

Admission Services of JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä
Finland

admissions@jamk.fi