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JAMK University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of different fields of study for exchange students to choose from. All the courses offered for exchange students are taught in English! The courses exchange students participate in are part of our curricula for degree students so there's usually a good mix of degree students and exchange students from all over the world in each class. On these pages you can find a list of the Exchange Study programmes offered by each School as well as courses offered for exchange and double degree students. Please keep in mind that the number of courses on offer will continue to grow until the end of March/October.

NB! The applicants for the double degree programmes have to contact their International Office to find out if there are specific courses they have to complete during their double degree study period at JAMK.

Study Programmes Offered for Exchange Students

JAMK University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of different fields of study for exchange students to choose from. Below you can find a list of the exchange study programmes offered by each School.

Applying for the programmes is done with the Online Application Form within the application periods. Please check the section ‘Application Process' for further instructions.

School of Business (Course offering seen by clicking pink button towards the end of the page)
• International Business / Business Administration (Bachelor level)
• Tourism and Service Business (Bachelor level)
• Entrepreneurship Development - Team Academy (Bachelor level)
• International Business Management (Master level)
• Special study package EM Normandie (Bachelor level)
• Freshman’s Path for Dubna students only (Bachelor level)

Additional information:
- In the School of Business the spring semester runs from beginning of February towards the end of June, so the exchange and double degree students arriving for the spring semester, must choose at least one intensive course from the Summer Studies offering. For those who stay at JAMK for the whole academic year, the Summer Studies are optional. See further instructions for choosing courses below.
Sports Management courses can be found within the International Business / Business Administration study programme. Students who major in sports related studies in their home institution, should choose International Business/Business Administration as their study programme at JAMK
- The School of Business also offers s a business study package in UADE Argentina during the spring semester. More information from here. If you wish to attend the "Doing Business in Latin America" package, please write "UADE Package" in your course choices when you apply in the online system. Please note that FEES APPLY for this study package. Please consult with your home insitution before applying for it as it may affect the possible grant paid to you by your home institution.

School of Technology (Course offering seen by clicking pink button towards the end of the page)
• International Logistics / Logistics Engineering (Bachelor level)
• Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor level)
• Construction and Civil Engineering (Bachelor level)
• Information and Communications Technology (Bachelor level)
• Agricultural and Rural Industries (Bachelor level)
• IT-PRO double degree programme (Bachelor level)
• FUN study programme for Fontys and Writtle students only (Bachelor level)
• Freshman’s Path for Dubna students only (Bachelor level)

Additional information:
- In the field of Agricultural and Rural Industries mobilities are possible only in the spring semester! The spring semester in this Exchange Programme runs from mid-March towards the end of June. The course offering is published by the end of October at the latest.

School of Health and Social Studies (Course offering seen by clicking pink button towards the end of the page)
• Music / Music Pedagogue (Bachelor level)
• Nursing (including Midwifery) (Bachelor level)
• Physiotherapy (Bachelor level)
• Rehabilitation Counselling (Bachelor level)
• Social Services (Bachelor level)
• Occupational Therapy (Bachelor level)
• Health Care and Social Services Management (Master level)

Additional information:
- In Music Programme the courses typically run for the whole academic year. Exchange students studying for one semester may choose the courses and complete half of the credits. If you choose Instrumental Studies (individual instrumental lessons), your main instrument and secondary must be mentioned in the application/study plan. NB! teaching your specific instrument might not necessarily be available, but you are welcome to choose from the listed theory courses.
- In practical training in the health and social studies related study programmes, the preferred content of the traineeship must be describred in the the application/study plan. NB! placements might not necessarily be available, but you are welcome to choose studies from the listed theory courses.

Teacher Education College (Course offering tailored, contact the academic advisor of Teacher Education College)
• Vocational Teacher Education

Important Information About Choosing Courses

The courses exchange students participate in are part of our curricula for degree students so there's usually a good mix of degree students and exchange students from all over the world in each class.

 Basic principles for choosing courses

You should choose 30 ECTS per semester!

At least 20 ECTS have to be chosen from the course listing of the School and preferably also within the Study Programme you are applying to.

Additionally, you can choose also from the wide range of language and communication courses (Finnish, English etc.). In the Course Listings, check "Language Centre" and also the "Elective Interdisciplinary Studies" from the drop-down menu

If you find courses suitable to your study background from other Schools of JAMK, you may propose one, max. 2 in your study plan. However, notice that enrolment for them is not guaranteed.

Choosing courses in the online application/Learning Agreement does not guarantee you a place in the course. Learning Agreement is the best possible plan, which is subject to change.

Actual course registrations are done after arriving to JAMK.

Each course has a limited number of places for exchange students and  thus, some students may have to change their course choices and enrolment.

You will have a chance to make changes to your original study plan ONCE per semester within one month after your arrival at JAMK. Further information on changing the study plan while on exchange will be provided upon arrival

Instructions for Interpreting the Course Listings

1.    Choose the correct area of study

  • Make sure the first drop down menu says “EXC, Exchange Studies”. Then choose the area of study (School) you are interested in / applying to under the heading "Select Education Unit" in the drop-down menu
  • Be sure that you are checking the course listings of the area of study specified in the exchange agreement between JAMK and your home institution. Contact your home institution’s International Office/Services to find out in which study fields a co-operation agreement exists.
  • Here at JAMK we refer to areas of study as “Schools” rather than faculties, i.e. School of Business or School of Technology, etc.
  • NB! If you are applying for spring semester at the School of Business, remember to check and choose at least one course under the heading "Summer Studies" in the drop-down menu!
  • In the Course Listings, check "Language Centre" and also the "Elective Interdisciplinary Studies" from the drop-down menu  to find the offered language and communication courses


2. Check courses related to your field of study

  • Always check the course description to see if the course matches to your curricula at your home institution
  • Clicking the link on the column CODE will open the course description
  • Clicking the link on the column SCHEDULE will open the dates of the classes


3. Fill in your course selections to your online application form
(and also to your home institution's Learning Agreement if applicable)


Doing Business in Latin America –course (UADE-package)

  • If you have chosen to do the optional "Doing Business in Latin America (FEES APPLY!)" in Buenos Aires Argentina, please apply as if you were going to be in Finland and JAMK as an exchange student for that time.
  • For example: A student wants to come to JAMK as an exchange student for the full academic year and also participate in the "Doing Business in Latin America (Argentina)". The student would apply for the full year at JAMK. When asked to choose courses, the student would enter the courses for Autumn and then in the study plan add the text "Doing Business in Latin America" for Spring Courses.
  • Please keep in mind that if you are coming to JAMK within the Erasmus+ programme, you might not be eligible for the Erasmus+ study grant while you are in Argentina. Please check with your home institution!

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to list and choose courses

This short tutorial will show you how to list the courses, check when the courses are and how to check for overlapping courses.

You can also watch the video from here »

Study Programmes Offered for Double Degree Students

The double degree programmes offered at JAMK University of Applied Sciences are available only for students from certain partner institutions with which JAMK has a double degree agreement. If you are interested in the double degree programmes, please contact the International Office of your home institution to find out whether such an agreement exists between the institutions.

Read more about double degrees by clicking here

Exchange studies differs in Bachelor-level and Master-level

Studying as an exchange student differs on bachelor and master level. It is good for you to prepare yourself for different ways of studying so you know what to expect.

Exchange studies: Bachelor-level

Studying at bachelor level is full-time. Depending on the courses a student has chosen and their timetables, the student will usually have contact lessons on a daily basis. Even during contact free days students usually need to do independent work/studying in order to complete courses successfully. At JAMK working in groups is also a very common mode of study. Therefore, exchange students on bachelor level need to be prepared to study full-time. There is no specific exam period at JAMK, instead you will usually have exams at the end of each course.

Exchange studies: Master-level

Studying at master level is usually part-time. Other students in the groups are mostly adults who study alongside their work, which is why contact lessons are designed from that perspective into tight and concise packages. This means that at the beginning of a course students take part in contact lessons that might be arranged during late afternoon/evening hours even for 8 consecutive hours. After that the students continue working independently on assignments provided by the teacher. At JAMK working in groups is also a very common mode of study, so some of the assignments might be done in groups as well. All in all, exchange students applying and arriving to study in the master level programmes should be prepared for self-directed and independent learning/studying outside the classrooms. Most likely you will not have many exams, but you will have a lot of writing to do.

Learning Agreement for Exchange and Double Degree Students

  • Learning Agreement is a preliminary study plan and an agreement between the student, JAMK and the student's home institution of the studies to be completed during the exchange period
  • The preliminary Learning Agreement is drawn up well before the beginning of the exchange period (as a part of the application process)
  • The study plan often undergoes some changes, so it is revised after the start of the exchange and the Learning Agreement is updated by filling in the Changes to the original Learning Agreement.
  • Afterwards students can transfer the credits obtained at JAMK to their home institution according to the home institution's credit transfer regulations. After the exchange period the International Services of JAMK provides a Transcript of Records for all exchange students. The Transcript of Records shows all the courses chosen in the Learning Agreement and possible Changes to the original Learning Agreement, with the credits and grades earned.