Open Study Path, Autumn 2022

Have you completed courses through Open Studies? If yes, this page tells you all about applying as a degree student for Jamk’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes conducted in English via Open Study Path!

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1.-15.11.2022

Open Study Path, Autumn 2022
Apply as a degree student via Open Study Path on Studyinfo with a separate application form!

Applying

You can access the application form during the application period from the link below or from the degree programme description on Studyinfo.fi. You can choose two application preferences. 

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.

After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you have given on the application form. Please notice, that you can submit only one application form. If you submit several applications, only the latest will be taken into consideration and all others will be deleted. 

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Requirements for eligibility

  • At least 30 ECTS credits (30/55 op) of Open Studies must be completed and registered by 15 November 2022 (the end of the application period).
  • Complete altogether at least 55 ECTS credits of Open Studies that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by 20 December 2022.
  • Please notice, that there can be only 10 ECTS credits worth of elective studies, and 20 ECTS credits can be accredited of the 55 credits of Open Studies.

Studies completed in higher education institutions outside Finland are not accepted!

Intake for bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Information Technology: 3 study places

Admission criteria

The selection is based on the completed Open Studies, so one does not have to take part in the normal student selection process (joint application system).

In all programmes, students are selected based on the Open Studies grade point average (checked from open UAS transcript of records) in case there are more applicants than available study places. The grade point average is counted from the final grades of the completed study courses. In case the grade of a course is graded as P, the course will not be counted in to the grade point average. 

  • In case there are as many or less applicants as there are available study places, all applicants who have completed at least 30 ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by the end of the application period will gain admission as a degree student. In this case the grade point average is not used for student selection.
  • In case there are more applicants than available study places, applicants who have completed at least 30 ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by the end of the application period will be selected based on the grade point average. The grade point average is counted from the transcript of records from the studies that can be recognised as part of the degree programme completed by the end of the application period. 

The admission is conditional until the final transcript has been checked (55 ECTS credits and other requirements) on 20 December 2022.

Selection between applicants with equal grade point averages

In cases of equal grade point averages, applicants of Open Study Path will be ranked on the following grounds in the final selection:

  1. Order of application preferences
  2. Amount of completed ECTS credits (all completed ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme are counted in, including ECTS credits from partially completed courses)
  3. Computerised lotter

Application attachments

Required attachments by 15 November 2022

If you are applying for a bachelor's degree, at least 30 ECTS credits of Open Studies must be completed and registered by 15 November 2022. The completed ECTS credits will be checked from the transcript of records for determing the grade point average.

  • If you have completed your Open Studied at Jamk Open UAS, we will check the studies from Peppi after application period.
  • If you have completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 15 November 2022 and the transcript of records and course descriptions must be attached to the application by 15 November 2022 at the latest.

Required attachments by 20 December 2022

Please notice that the student selection is conditional until the meeting of requirements of Open Study Path are checked from the final transcript of records.

  • If you have completed your Open Studied at Jamk Open UAS, we will check the studies from Peppi. The studies must be completed and registered by 20 December 2022.
  • If you have completed some/all studies at another UAS, the final transcript of records and course descriptions must be attached to the application or submitted to Jamk Admission Services by 20 December 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

Timetable

  • The application period is 1 - 15 November 2022. Application as a degree student via Open Study Path is done on studyinfo.fi vith a separate application form. 
  • At least 30 ECTS credits out of the required 55 ECTS credits must be completed by 15 November 2022 at the latest. If the applicant has completed the Open Studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 15 November 2022 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 15 November 2022 at the latest.
  • The conditional results of the student selection are announced by 25 November 2022.
  •  If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place, enrol for attendance or non-attendance (and pay the tuition fee, if applicable) by 2 December 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, at the latest.
  • The final transcript of records and the meeting of the requirements of Open Study Path application are checked on 20 December 2022. In case the requirements are not met, the study place will be cancelled.
  • The studies will begin in January 2023.

Requirements for eligibility

Requirements for Jamk Open Study Path for Master's degrees:

  • Anyone who fulfills the degree and work requirements AND
  • who completes at least 30 ECTS (other than Master of Engineering) credits of Open Studies that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by 20 December 2022, may apply to become a degree student via Open Study Path.
  • At least 15 ECTS credits (15/30 op) of Open Studies must be completed and registered by the end of the application period (15 November 2022).

The credits can be completed in any Finnish Open UAS in a corresponding programme (Open Studies). ECTS credits can also be accredited from other studies, in case they are suitable for the degree programme in question.

Degree and work experience requirements

The Open Study Path for master’s degree does not exempt applicants from the degree and work experience requirements. Consequently, all applicants applying via Open Study Path still need to have a required bachelor's level degree (stated in the entrance requirements for each degree programme), and at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor's degree.  An applicant can count in work experience until 31 December 2022.

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. 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.

Master's degree programmes in Open Study Path

  • Master of Health Care, Digital Rehabilitation
  • Master of Health Care, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy

Student Selection

The selection is based on the Open Studies, so one does not have to take part in the normal student selection process (joint application system) or participate to an entrance examination. 

All applicants who have completed at least 15 ECTS credits out of 30 ECTS credits worth of Open Studies that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by the end of the application period, are selected as degree students. The admission is conditional until the final transcript (30 ECTS credits and other requirements) and degree and work certificates have been checked on 20 December 2022.

If the applicant has not completed the required Open Studies nor does not have the required bachelor's degree and at least 24 months of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree, the study place will be cancelled.

Application attachments

Required attachments by 15 November 2022

All applicants need to attach the following documents to the application:

  • a copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate
  • copies of work certificates after the bachelor’s degree
  • 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. 

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

In this case, attach the following documents to the application in addition of the documents mentioned above:

  • a copy of transcript of records of the bachelor's degree
  • CV

If you are applying for a master's degree, at least 15 ECTS credits of Open Studies must be completed and registered by 15 November 2022. 

  • If you have completed your Open Studied at Jamk Open UAS, we will check the studies from Peppi after application period.
  • If you have completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 15 November 2022 and  the transcript of records and course descriptions must be attached to the application by 15 November 2022 at the latest.

Required attachments by 20 December 2022

Please notice that the student selection is conditional until the meeting of requirements of Open Study Path are checked from the final transcript of records.

  • If you have completed your Open Studied at Jamk Open UAS, we will check the studies from Peppi. The studies must be completed and registered by 20 December 2022.
  • If you have completed some/all studies at another UAS, the final transcript of records and course descriptions must be attached to the application or submitted to Jamk Admission Services by 20 December 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

Timetable

  • The application period is 1 - 15 November 2022. Application as a degree student via Open Study Path is done on studyinfo.fi with a separate application form. 
  • At least 15 ECTS credits out of the required 30 ECTS credits must be completed by 15 November 2022 at the latest.
  • If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 15 November 2022 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 15 November 2022 at the latest.
  • The conditional results of the student selection are announced by 25 November 2022.
  •  If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place, enrol for attendance or non-attendance (and pay the tuition fee, if applicable) by 2 December 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, at the latest.
  • The final transcript of records and the meeting of the requirements of Open Study Path application are checked on 20 December 2022. In case the requirements are not met, the study place will be cancelled.
  • The studies will begin in January 2023.

Accept the offer of an 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 2 December 2022 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, or you will lose your offer. 
  • You can accept only one offer of admission per academic term, even if you have other admission offers from other universities.
  • 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.

Enroll for attendance / non-attendance

In addition of accepting the offer of admission, enrol for attendance by 2 December 2022 by 3 p.m. 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

Bachelor's degree programmes

Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA citizens is 8 000 €/year for the Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee at Jamk. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 60 credits per academic year.

Master's degree programmes

Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA citizens is 9 000 €/year for the Master’s degree programmes conducted in English. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee at Jamk. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year.

Paying the tuition fee 

The tuition fee must be paid by 2 December 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. ​​​Applicants who are required to pay the tuition fee will receive the admission letter and instructions how to pay the tuition fee for the first year. 

If you are exempted from paying the tuition fee (see further information from the link below) please attach a copy of your valid passport or national ID card where your citizenship is indicated, and/or a copy of the exempting document to the online application form.

Jamk's Study Guide for new student

Get familiar with Jamk’s Study Guide for new students, that 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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Frequently asked questions

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