Bachelor's Degree

Become a Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

Meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and at the same time study to be a competent nurse! 

Application period for 2024
Nursing students at Dynamo Campus
Product scope
210 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
03.01.2024 - 17.01.2024
Bachelor of Health Care
Study modes
Full-time studies

Content of Nursing studies

The nursing studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows you to build your own career path. The education in Degree Programme in Nursing is highly esteemed and meets the strict quality requirements set in the EU legislation - A Bachelor of Health Care is a Registered Nurse.

Practical training, which represents one third of the nursing studies, is implemented in several phases in various health care environments. This allows you to acquire a deep understanding and a wide view of the different possibilities that a career in nursing can offer. Part of the practical training can also be completed abroad.

Basic Studies are: 

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Research studies
  • Language studies
  • Common basic courses in health and social studies
  • Clienthood in the field of health and social services
  • Health promotion and wellbeing

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply. The students for Nursing are selected from three selection queues:

  1. International UAS Exam: 70% of study places
  2. Certificate-based selection, Finnish Matriculation examination: 20% of study places
  3. Certificate-based selection, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification: 10% of study places

1. Application time 3 – 17 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m. on

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate or with a higher education certificate. You can also apply even if your secondary school degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Jamk uses also discretionary admission.

Apply online 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time on

2. Deadline for the enclosures 24 January 2024 by 3.00 pm

The required enclosures need to be attached to the online application form by 24 January 2024 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files).

To be selected by the International UAS Exam, you must submit also an English language proficiency certificate by 24 January 2024, 3.00 p.m. Finnish time.

3. International UAS Exam

International UAS online Entrance examination concerns Jamk's International Business, Tourism Management, Nursing, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering & Automation and Robotics.

The International UAS Exam will be held online 21 March 2024.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks. Applicant must score minimum points in order to be selected for admission.

English language profiency certificate

In order to be considered for selection by the International UAS Exam, the applicants have to prove their English language skills by 24 January 2024, 3.00 pm Finnish time. Read more from How to Apply for Bachelor's degrees (Who can apply? -> International UAS Exam: English language requirements) .

Identification documents

The applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document to be able to participate in the International UAS Exam. The passport/identity card has to be valid until 21 March 2024. The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:  

  • A passport
  • A biometric EU/EEA identification card

Submitting the identification document

  • You have to submit the number of your passport or EU/EEA identification card to the application form during the application period.
  • In addition, you have to attach a copy of that document to your application form on 24 January 2024 at 3:00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.
  • You must attach a copy of both sides of the EU/EEA identification card to your application form.
  • If the information you submit is incorrect or you do not submit this information to the application by the given time limit, you cannot identify yourself in the exam.

Read more about identification and up to date information on 

4. Certificate-based selection (completed in Finland)

  • The results of the certificate-based selection will be published by 27 May 2024 at the latest.
  • If you want to have a chance to be selected by both certificate-based selection and international UAS Exam, you must participate to the UAS Exam which is held before the results of the certificate-based selection are published.
  • Those selected in certificate-based selection do not need to provide an English language proficiency certificate.
  • Read more about scoring and detailed information about certificate-based selection on website.

Finnish Matriculation examination

This selection method is used in the following degree programmes:

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

The certificate-based selection concerns applicants who have completed or will complete during the spring of applying:

  • the Finnish matriculation examination (in Finland)
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate diploma (EB)
  • Reifeprüfung (RP) diploma (in Finland) or 
  • Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) diploma (in Finland).   

Admission is based on the points awarded from matriculation examination.

Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification

This selection method is used only in degree programme in Nursing.

  • Finnish (completed in Finland) vocational upper secondary qualifications completed after 1 August 2015 are taken into account in certificate-based selection.
  • Competence-based qualifications are not taken into account in certificate-based selection.

Admission is based on the points awarded from vocational upper secondary qualification.

5. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced end of March at the earliest and on 31 May 2024, at the latest.


  1. accept the study place on
  2. enrol for attendance/non-attendance on
  3. NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  4. start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in April to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!

The final deadline to accept the study place, enrol for attendance and pay the possible tuition fee is 11 July 2024 by 3:00 pm Finnish time. There are no tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

Studies will begin in the middle of August 2024. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä, Finland by that time!

Study nursing at Jamk

More information

Marjo Palovaara

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies

Student story

I'm a kind of guy that don't give up easily

I decided that instead of staying home, I would rather channel that energy into a program in the field of nursing.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

Language and Communication Studies

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