How to apply for Master's Degrees

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Application

You can access the application form during the application period from the study programme description or the calendar on the front page by clicking “Fill in application“. You can apply to up to six degree programmes. 

No registration is needed for filling in the application form. You do not have to log in, just open the form and start. Carefully read the instructions at the beginning of the application form.

In the first joint application of the spring you do not have to place the programmes in order of preference on the application form. You can be accepted up to six different degree programmes, but you can choose only one.

After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you have given on the application form. Note that you can only submit one application form in the same joint application. If you submit several, only the latest will be taken into consideration and all others will be deleted. We recommend you to fill in your own application form, agents are not needed.

If you are invited to an examination, you will receive an invitation letter by email. Check your email regularly and also your spam email folder.

Study options in spring joint application

Study options available at Jamk in spring joint application period (4 - 18 January 2023 at 3.00 pm Finnish time):

You can read more about content of degree programmes from links above.

Required attachments

All applicants need to attach certificates to the application (e.g. as pdf. files):

  • copies of the original degree certificates (bachelor’s degree)
  • copies of work certificates (minimum 2 years from the relevant field after graduation)
  • authorised translations of the certificates, if needed*

*If the certificates are written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you have to enclose authorised translations of the certificates in one of these languages. The translator must sign and stamp the translations. 

The copies of degree certificates and work certificates must be attached to the application not later than 25 January 2023 by 3 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).

The original certificates will be checked at the Student Services in the beginning of studies. The selection is not final until they have been checked. If the applicant has given false information about ones qualifications, it may make one ineligible for admission.

English Language proficiency certificate

It is NOT necessary to attach a language proficiency certificate to the online application when applying for Jamk's degree programmes. The English language skills are assessed in the entrance examination.

Pre-assignment

Pre-assignment is a mandatory part of the application process for the following Jamk's Master's degree programmes:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Full Stack Software Development
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Digital Rehabilitation

The pre-assignment's questions can be found on the application on Studyinfo when the application period begins (4 January 2023). The answers for the questions must be attached to the application by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. If an applicant fails to score at least 20 points in the pre-assignment, one will not be invited to the entrance examination.

  • The pre-assignment must be written in English.
  • The pre-assignment must be written individually.
  • In case you are using reference material to your pre-assignment, you must mention the source of the material.
  • You need to submit a different pre-assignment for each degree programme you’re applying for in case the degree programme in question requires a pre-assignment as part of the student selection process.
  • Submit the pre-assignment in PDF format to your application form on Studyinfo.fi as one PDF file.

Please notice, that in case you do not submit the mandatory pre-assignment by the set deadline, your eligibility will not be evaluated, and you cannot be admitted to the degree programme.

Entry requirements: International Business Management

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of business and administration/natural science, BBA (or other equivalent business degree) or hospitality management AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of business and administration or tourism and hospitality after the bachelor's degree. 

Entry requirements: Sport Business Management

  • The requirements for eligibility are bachelor’s degree in the field of business or natural science (BBA), in the field of sport /sport studies, or in the field of hospitality management AND
  •  at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of sport, business and administration or tourism and hospitality after the bachelor's degree. 

Entry requirements: Cyber Security

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) after the bachelor's degree. 

Entry requirements: Full Stack Software Development

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology, or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology)  AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of  technology after the bachelor's degree.  

Entry requirements: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology, or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of technology after the bachelor's degree.  

Entry requirements: Professional Project Management

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of technology after the bachelor's degree. 

Entry requirements: Advanced Practice Nursing

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's degree: Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health Nursing or Paramedics AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree.

Entry requirements: Digital Rehabilitation

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of social services and health care AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree.

Other higher education qualification

In case you do not have a higher education qualification from the relevant field, you can also gain eligibility with some other suitable higher education qualification, Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. Vocational college diplomas were awarded mainly in Finland in the 1990s.

Applicants who apply with any other degree than with the relevant higher education degree specified above, are considered case-by-case based by their educational background and work experience. 

In this case, you must attach, in addition to degree and work certificates, a copy of transcript of records (of the degree used in applying) and CV to your Studyinfo.fi online application.

Please note that vocational college diplomas are not vocational qualifications/further vocational qualifications/specialist vocational qualifications (in Finnish ammatillinen perustutkinto, ammatti- tai erikoisammattitutkinto) nor pedagogical teachers studies completed at professional teacher education of UAS.

Work experience

The minimum requirement regarding work experience is at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor's degree.

Jamk accepts work experience also after a vocational college diploma or a higher vocational diploma (in Finnish: opistoasteen tutkinto, ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing a bachelor's degree. If an applicant has completed one of these diplomas before graduating from the bachelor's degree, the work experience is accepted also after the prior degree. Even in this case the minimum requirement of work experience from the field is 2 years (24 months).

The work experience must be from the field of the degree (used for applying) or from field that the applicant is currently applying. An applicant can count in work experience in joint application of spring 2023 until 31 July 2023.

  • Part-time work can be transferred into whole months, in a way that, 150 hours or 20 full workdays (at least 7 hours per day) corresponds to one month.
  • If an applicant has worked as an entrepreneur it is necessary to provide for the Admissions Services a document to prove it. For example, a Finnish entrepreneur need to have a document that proves one has YEL- or MYEL-insurance.
  • Service in an army, non-military service or nursing leave is not considered as work experience.
  • Practical training or on-the-job learning is not counted as work experience if it has been a part of the degree used for applying.
  • Maternity leave is considered as work experince in case the employment is active during the leave

Work certificates

The work experience must be demonstrated with work certificates. A work certificate is a written official document that contains information about the job position of an employee of the company. Employees can request this certificate from their employer or from human resource department.

Note that the work certificates must include the following information:

  • working title (and preferably also a job description/duties)
  • length of employment (date of beginning and termination of employment (or information whether the employment is still active)
  • date of issue
  • a signature of the employer (and if possible, a stamp)

Please note, that in case you do not submit work certificates which include all the information listed above, we cannot consider your application and you cannot be invited for entrance examination.

Please also note that:

  • letters of recommendations are not accepted as work certificates in case they do not include all the information mentioned above.
  • employment offer letters are not accepted as work certificates as they state only the beginning date of the employment, not the possible leaving date / information if the employment is still active.
  • employment contracts are not accepted as work certificates as they state only the beginning date of the employment, not the possible leaving date / information if the employment is still active.
  • work experience stated on a resume/CV is not sufficient without work certificates.

Entrance examination: International Business Management | Sport Business Management

The entrance examinations are arranged as following:

  • Sport Business Management 23 March 2023
  • International Business Management 24 March 2023

In both master's degree programmes the student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination. All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examinations. 

The entrance exams include an interview and a written exam based on a pre-reading material.

The applicant must score at least

  • 20/60 points from the interview and 
  • 15/40 points from the written part

in order to pass the exam and have a chance to be admitted for the applied programme. The total points from entrance examinations are 100 points. Applicant's English language skills will be assessed as a part of the entrance examination, thus, the entrance examination does not include a separate English language test.

Please note that these degree programmes do not co-operate in entrance examinations. If you are applying for both of the degree programmes, you need to participate to and pass both of the entrance examinations.

Pre-reading materials

The written exams in both of the entrance examinations for the degree programmes are based on pre-reading materials.

You can find the pre-reading material for International Business Management (1 PDF file) and Sport Business Management (3 PDF files) from the links below.

Entrance examination: Cyber Security | Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics | Full Stack Software Development

The entrance examinations (interview) will be held online (skype, zoom) during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

Pre-assignments and entrance examinations

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, attached the pre-assignment to the application and have scored at least 20 out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). Therefore, if an applicant fails to receive at least 20 points in the pre-assignment, one will not be invited to the entrance examination.

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. The student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. An applicant must score at least scored at least:

  • 20/40 points in the pre-assignment and
  • 10/60 points from the interview

The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

Please note that these degree programmes do not co-operate in entrance examinations. If you are applying for several of the degree programmes, you need to participate to and pass all of the entrance examinations of the degree programmes.

Entrance examination: Professional Project Management

The entrance examination will be held online on 14 March 2023 at 17.00-19.00 / 5-7 PM Finnish time (UTC+2).

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance exam includes an spoken part (max 20 p.) and a written exam (max 80 p.). Total points from entrance examination are 100 points. The student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination.

The applicant must score at least 

  • 5/20 points from the spoken part and 
  • 15/80 points from the written part

in order to pass the exam and have a chance to be admitted for the programme. Applicant's English language skills will be assessed as a part of the entrance examination, thus, the entrance examination does not include a separate English language test.

Entrance examination: Advanced Practice Nursing | Digital Rehabilitation

The entrance examinations (interview) are organised during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, sent the pre-assignment and have scored at least 20 points out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). Therefore, if an applicant fails to receive at least 20p. in the pre-assignment one is not invited to the entrance examination.

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. Student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

An applicant must score at least

  • 20/60 points from the interview and 
  • altogether at least min. 40/100 points from both of pre-assignment and interview

in order to have a chance to be admitted to the programme.

Please note that these degree programmes do not co-operate in entrance examinations. If you are applying for both of the degree programmes, you need to participate to and pass both of the entrance examinations.

Selection between applicants with equal admission points

In cases of equal admission scores, Jamk's applicants will be ranked on the following grounds in the final selection:

International Business Management, Sport Business Management, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Full Stack Software Development:

  1. points awarded for the entrance examination
  2. If the above mentioned criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, they will be automatically ranked by a computerised lottery.

Professional Project Management, Advanced Practice Nursing & Digital Rehabilitation:

  1. points awarded for the entrance examination
  2. If the above mentioned criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, all the applications with equal admission scores will be selected.

Accept the offer of admission

If you have been admitted to a study programme, you will receive a notification of this to your email.

  • You must accept the offer of admission by the given deadline (14 July 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time in general OR  according to your personal deadline, stated on Studyinfo.fi), or you will lose your offer. 
  • You can be accepted from waiting list until 1 August 2023 at 3.00 p.m. (2022: 2 August 2022 at 3.00 p.m.) Finnish time, in case the programme you have applied for has available study places.
  • You can accept only one offer of admission per academic term.
  • Accepting an offer of admission is a binding choice, and you cannot cancel or change your choice later.
  • When you accept an offer of admission, all your other admission offers will be cancelled automatically.
  • You cannot be accepted to other programmes starting in the same academic term after you have accepted an offer of admission.

Enrol for attendance/non-attendance

In addition of accepting the offer of admission, enrol for attendance latest at 14 July 2023 at 3 pm Finnish time, according to the e-mail instructions. Non-enrolment (both for attendance and non-attendance) leads to loss of study entitlement.

Students may enrol as non-attending students in the first year only if they are

  • completing their military or civil service in accordance with the Conscription Act, Non-Military Service Act or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service
  • on maternity, paternity or parental leave
  • incapable of commencing the studies due to personal illness or disability.

The absence must be verified with official documents during the enrolment period in Student Services. If the documents are insufficient or are not delivered during the enrolment period, the student in question will be registered as attending.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that.

The tuition fees of Jamk University of Applied Sciences for NON-EU/EEA citizens are 10 000€/academic year for Master's degrees taught in English. 

All the first-year students will be granted a scholarship, which covers 40 % of the annual tuition fee. Thus, in the first year the tuition fee in the master’s degrees is 6000€. In the following academic years, the scholarship covers 40% of the tuition fee IF a student completes at least 30 credits (ETCS) per academic year. 

Please pay the payment as soon as possible to be able to start the residence permit application process immediately, and to be able to start your studies on August. The final deadline for paying the tuition fee is on 14 July 2023.

Start the visa/residence permit application procedure

Non-EU/EEA students need a student residence permit for studying in Finland. The residence permits are granted by the Finnish Immigration Service.  You can find detailed information and advice on the residence permit requirements and procedures on the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) website.

Start your residence permit process as soon as possible, carefully following the immigration authorities' instructions and regulations, so that you can receive your permit in good time before your studies begin! Please note, that the visa/residence permit application process might take over 2 months, so be in time!

Please note that Jamk does not process the visa / residence permit applications nor can give any advice or guidance regarding the application process. Please contact Finnish Migration service in all issues regarding this matter.

Jamk's Study Guide for new student

Get familiar with Jamk’s Study Guide for new students, which includes all the necessary information for you to begin your studies at Jamk. 

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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 / Kristiina Korhonen
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä, Finland
admissions@jamk.fi

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