Eligibility

Transfer can be applied if you fulfill the following criteria:

  • You have been a present student at least one academic term

AND

  • You have a study entitlement in an corresponding or equivalent degree programme in some other university of applied sciences or university in Finland

OR

  • 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
- Information and Communication Technology <--> Tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
- Nursing <--> Sairaanhoitaja
- Purchasing and Logistics Engineering -> International Business
- Business Information Technology <--> Tietojenkäsittely
- Tourism Management <--> Palveluliiketoiminta
- Tourism Management <--> International Business

Admission criteria

Decisions on the transfer applications will be made case by case according to the Admission Criteria presented below. JAMK cannot accept all transfer applicants. 

  • Your studies have been progressed normally: 55 ECTS credits/academic year or 27,5 ECTS credits/academic term. An applicant can take into count all the studies which will be at the transcript of records in the end of academic term
  • You have a realistic possibility to graduate during the standard study time. Study right does not start from the beginning or be extended after transfer.
  • In case there are more applicants than available study places, total amount of study credits, academic performance and the reasoning given in the application are taken in account.

If you apply for transfer in such a way, that the language of instruction will change, an interview will be required in order to determine your language skills corresponding to the new language of instruction.

Please note!

  • Degree student of a foreign institution cannot apply for transfer. You can apply for an admission in joint application in January.
  • If you apply to a different field than to the field you are currently studying in, you have to apply in 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.

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)

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.

Timetable and application

Autumn application period is 1 - 15 November 2021, 3 pm. You can apply at studyinfo.fi. Spring application period is on May 2022.

Transfer application period for English conducted degree programmes: 

Twice in a year

  • Purchasing and Logistics Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • International Business
  • Business Information Technolog
  • Master’s degree programmes

Once in a year
Spring application period: 

  • Nursing
  • Tourism Management

Results

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.

After transfer, a 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.

Appeal

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
Finland
admissions@jamk.fi

Further Information

Ask more information by e-mail: admissions@jamk.fi

Veander Mira

Veander Mira

Hakukoordinaattori, Admission Coordinator
Opiskelijapalvelut, Student Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358405262681
Sarén Raisa

Sarén Raisa

Hakukoordinaattori, Admission Coordinator
Opiskelijapalvelut, Student Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358400398576