Transfer can be applied if one fulfills the following criteria:

  • Student has a study entitlement in an corresponding (or equivalent) degree programme in some other university of applied sciences or university in Finland, OR if you have a study entitlement at JAMK and are willing to transfer in another degree programme, as following: 

- International Business <--> Liiketalous
- Purchasing and Logistics Engineering <--> Logistiikka
- Nursing <--> Sairaanhoitaja
- Purchasing and Logistics Engineering -> International Business
- International Business <--> Business Information Technology
- Business Information Technology <--> Tietojenkäsittely
- Tourism Management <--> Palveluliiketoiminta
- Tourism Management <--> International Business

  • Student has been as a present student at least one academic term
  • Studies have been progressed normally: 55 ECTS credits/academic year or 27,5 ECTS credits/academic term. A student can take into count all the studies which will be at the transcript of records in the end of academic term.
  • Student has a realistic possibility to graduate during the standard study time. Study right does not start from the beginning or get extended after transfer.

When an applicant apply for transfer from an English taught degree programme to a Finnish taught degree programme there will be an interview in Finnish to check the applicant’s Finnish skills.

Please note! Degree student of a foreign institution cannot apply for transfer, however, the admission can be received via joint application in January.

Student’s study right will end in the present university and will be transferred to JAMK in the beginning of the next academic term.

After transfer, a transfer student may enroll for non-attendance for the first academic year only in the case of illness that prevents you from starting your studies, pregnancy/parenting leave, or military service. If you are going to enroll for non-attendance, you need to provide a document that proves one of these reasons for absence.

The tuition fee and scholarship

Transfer student needs to pay the tuition fee if the student is NON-EU/EEA citizen. The tuition fee is 8 000 €/year for the Bachelor’s degree programmes and 9000€/year for Master’s degree programmes. The rules regarding the tuition fees and scholarships at JAMK: In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 60 credits (bachelor’s degrees) or 30 credits (Master’s degrees) per academic year.

Notice: When a transfer student starts at JAMK, the student’s study time is counted from the beginning of the studies at the present university. So, if you have already studied a year before transferring to JAMK you are not considered to be a first year student. This means that you need to have 60 credits (bachelor’s degrees) or 30 credits (Master’s degrees) when you arrive to JAMK in order to get the scholarship.  

Read more about tuition fees.

Additional requirement concerning the school of health and social studies

The admission of such transfer student whose right to study has been revoked in another educational institution based on one's health or ability to function and whose right of study has not been restored later on the basis of a medical certificate, are considered separately. The right to study may be revoked if a selected transfer student has concealed a previous revocation of right to study. (Polytechnics Act 352/2003 a §, 1 subsection)

Application and application period

Spring application period is 3 - 14 May 2021, 3 pm. You can apply at Autumn application period is on November 2021.

Transfer application period for English conducted degree programmes: 

Twice in a year
- Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, International Business, Business Information Technology, Master’s degree programmes

Once in a year
-Spring application period: Nursing, Tourism Management

Student selection and results

Decisions on the transfer applications will be made case by case by the head of the programme and director of department. The decision will be based on criteria mentioned above. Moreover, in case there are numerous applicants, the reasoning given by the student in the application may have an influence to the transfer decision.

Results will be announced before 30 June (studies begin in autumn) or 15 December (studies begin on January). Study place have to be accepted 31 July at the latest, or 31 December at the latest, depending on the application period. Studies will always start beginning of the next 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

Further Information

Ask more information by e-mail:

Veander Mira

Veander Mira

Hakukoordinaattori, Admission Coordinator
Opiskelijapalvelut, Student Services
Hallinto, Administration
Sarén Raisa

Sarén Raisa

Hakukoordinaattori, Admission Coordinator
Opiskelijapalvelut, Student Services
Hallinto, Administration