Open Study Path, spring 2023

Sitting students

Have you completed courses via 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.

2.-15.5.2023

Open Study Path, Spring 2023
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. 

Apply 2 - 15 May 2023

Requirements for eligibility

  • Complete altogether at least 55 ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme
  • Applying for degree programmes in the field of technology? Complete a compulsory mathematics course worth at least 3 ECTS credits (included in the 55 ECTS credits)
  • Please note, that there can be only 10 ECTS credits worth of elective studies, and 20 ECTS credits can be accredited of the 55 credits.
  • Please note, that applicants of Bachelor's degree in Health Care, Nursing must complete all of the Open UAS studies at Jamk's Open UAS.

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

Studies completed at Jamk have to be registered by 20 June 2023. If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May 2023 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 31 May 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest.

Maximum intake

Bachelor's degree programme Maximum intake
Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communication Technology 5
Bachelor of Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering 5
Bachelor of Engineering, Automation and Robotics 5
Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Information Technology 10
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 4
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Tourism Management 5
Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing 2

Applicant's health issues

Those applying to study in the field of Health Care and Social Services must have a sufficient good health status and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies. Studying and working in these professions requires sufficient physical, mental and social capacity.

Obstacles to student admission may include, for instance, the following:

  • Severe rash and/or allergy to e.g. medicinal products and detergents
  • Sensory disability affecting functional ability
  • Mental health disorder
  • Substance abuse/drug abuse or misuse during the last two years
  • Limited social capacity which makes it difficult to work with people
  • Long-term illness or physical injury limiting participation in studies and practical training

The social welfare and health care sector is not suitable for individuals convicted of one of the following: of-fences against children, sexual offences, violent offences, crimes against freedom, or drug offences.

Students involved in traineeships in social welfare and health care operating units shall be vaccinated against measles and chicken pox or have acquired immunity to them from natural infection, and those treating infants shall be vaccinated against whooping cough. In addition, annual influenza vaccination is required. (Section 48 of the Communicable Diseases Act 1227/2016). An extract from the judicial record shall be submitted for completing assignments or practical training included in the studies which require working with minors. A university of applied sciences may oblige a student to present a certificate on a drug test if there is a reason to suspect that the student is performing practical assignments related to the studies under the influence of drugs or that the student has a drug addiction.

An issue related to health or functional ability is not an obstacle to student admission if the obstacle can be removed by reasonable means. The severity and the management of the obstacle will be taken into account when assessing the applicant's suitability to be admitted as a student in the degree programme concerned. Based on the applicant's notification submitted at the application stage, the university of applied sciences may require more detailed health information to assess whether the student will be able to manage the studies and which support measures will reasonably be required.

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 55 ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by 20 June 2023 (or by 31 May 2023, if the required studies are completed at other Open UAS than at Jamk) 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 55 ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the degree programme by 20 June 2023 (or by 31 May 2023, if the required studies are completed at other Open UAS than at Jamk) will be selected based on the grade point average. 

Selection between applicants with equal grade point averages

In cases of equal grade point averages, applicants will be ranked based on their order of preference of the study programmes. If this criteria fails to differentiate the applicants with equal grade point averages, all applications with equal grade point averages will be selected.

Application attachments

  • If you have completed your open studies at Jamk's Open UAS, it is not necessary to send a transcript of records to Jamk's admission services. Remember that you need to have at least 55 ECTS credits (open studies) registered by 20 June 2023.
  • If you have completed your studies in some other Open UAS than Jamk, attach your transcript of records to the application by 31 May 2023 by 3 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. The transcript must be official transcript.

The grade point average is checked from the transcript of records if there are more applicants than available study places (check the intake per programme above).

Notice! It is not necessary to provide an English Language Proficiency certificate while applying via Open Study Path.

Timetable

  • The application period is 2 - 15 May 2023. Application as a degree student through Open Study Path is done in studyinfo.fi via a separate application form.
  • Studies completed at Jamk have to be registered by 20 June 2023. If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May 2023 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 31 May 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest.
  • The results of the student selection are announced by 7 July 2023.
  •  If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place, enrol for attendance or non-attendance (and pay the tuition fee, if applicable) by 14 July 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest.
  • You can be accepted from waiting list until 1 August 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, in case the programme you have applied for has available study places.

Requirements for eligibility

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

  • Anyone who fulfills the degree and work requirements AND
  • who has completed / will complete at least 20 ECTS (in Master of Engineering) / 30 ECTS (other than Master of Engineering) credits worth of Open Studies that can be recognised as part of the degree programme, may apply to become a degree student via Open Study Path.

Studies completed at Jamk have to be registered by 20 June 2023. If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May 2023 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 31 May 2023 by 3.00 p.m. at the latest.

The credits can be completed in any Finnish Open UAS in a corresponding programme (Open Studies). ECTS 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.

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 Business Administration, International Business Management
  • Master of Business Administration, Sport Business Management
  • Master of Engineering, Professional Project Management
  • Master of Engineering, Full Stack Software Development
  • Master of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Master of Health Care, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy
  • Master of Health Care, Digital Rehabilitation

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 in an entrance examination. 

All applicants who have the required bachelor's degree and at least 24 months of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree and have completed at least 30 ECTS credits (other than Master of Engineering) / 20 ECTS credits (Master of Engineering) 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. 

Attachments

  • If you have completed your open studies at Jamk's Open UAS it's not necessary to send a transcript of records to Jamk's admission services. Remember that you need to have at least 30/20 ECTS credits (open studies) registered by 20 June 2023.
  • If you have completed your studies in some other Open UAS than Jamk, attach your transcript of records by 31 May 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, to the application. The transcript must be official transcript.

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

Only those applicants' applications will be processed who have completed studies in open UAS in Finland, and fulfill the degree and work experience requirements.

Timetable

  • The application period is on 2 - 15 May 2023.
  • If the applicant has completed some/all studies at another UAS, the studies have to be registered by 31 May 2023 and the applicant has to attach the transcript to the application by 31 May 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest.
  • Studies completed at Jamk have to be registered by 20 June 2023.
  • Results are announced on 7 July 2023 at the latest.
  • If you are admitted, you must confirm your study place, enrol for attendance or non-attendance (and pay the tuition fee, if applicable) by 14 July 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, at the latest. 
  • You can count in work experience until 31 July 2023.

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 14 July 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time, or you will lose your offer. 
  • You can be accepted from waiting list until 1 August 2023 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.

Enroll for attendance / non-attendance

In addition of accepting the offer of admission, enrol for attendance latest at 14 July 2023 at 3.00 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 9 000 €/year for the Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 40% of the tuition fee at Jamk. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 40% 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 10 000 €/year for the Master’s degree programmes conducted in English. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 40% of the tuition fee at Jamk. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 40% 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 14 July 2023 at 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, which includes all the necessary information for you to begin your studies at Jamk. 

Welcome to study with us!

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

Any further questions? We have compiled a list of your most frequently asked questions!

Admission Services

Admission Services will assist you in all matters related to applying for degree programmes.