Jamk for Ukraine

In close cooperation with our network, we meet the educational needs free of charge for anyone who has had to flee Ukraine due to war and is in Finland in temporary protection.

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Separate Study Right for students fleeing from Ukraine (UKR), 120 ECTS cr

The separate study right is aimed for students who have fled the war in Ukraine to Finland and have an existing, valid right to study at a Ukrainian higher education institution and whose studies have been interrupted.

Separate study rights are granted on the basis of applicants' former university studies and their comparability to the studies offered by Jamk. Tuition language is English, and students are required to be fluent in oral and written English.

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Open Studies at Jamk Free of Charge

During the Academic years 2022 - 2023 and 2023 - 2024 Open Studies in Jamk University of Applied Sciences are free of charge for anyone, who has had to flee Ukraine due to war in the country and is currently in Finland.

Open Studies are available to everyone, irrespective of age and educational background. In Open Studies, you can 

  • develop your expertise or the knowledge and skills needed in the world of work
  • get to know the field of study that you are interested in 
  • advance your all-round education in your areas of interest

Courses in Open Studies have the same objectives, contents, requirements, and teachers as the courses in our degree programmes. However, you cannot complete the whole degree in Open Studies. If you are admitted as a degree student later, your studies can be credited in a degree at Jamk.


Free-of-charge studies for people who have fled Ukraine and are in Finland with temporary protection -status

Courses in Jamk Open Studies are free for people who have fled Ukraine and are in Finland with temporary protection -status.


  1. Get acquainted with the open studies.
  2. Enrol: On the electronic form, check the box next to ‘other’ and write ‘UKR’ in the additional information field. Bypass online payment (you can close the page in the online payment section)
  3. Verify your eligibility for free-of-charge studies within a day by using secure email (link below), message to avoinamk(at)jamk.fi. Enter the title “Certificate for free-of-charge studies” and in the message section the studies / study module for which you have enrolled. You can verify your eligibility by sending an image or scanned document of
  • the document that you have received from the Finnish police when you applied for temporary protection or asylum 
  • or the decision of temporary protection 
  • or your residence permit card

NOTE! Always submit a certificate when registering for a new course!

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at Jamk

Jamk offers studies in eight fields of study, six out of which offers programmes also in English. Learn more about the practically oriented Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree programmes we offer in English through the link below! 

Next application periods:

Degree programmes in English 4 - 18 January 2023
Degree programmes in Finnish 15 - 30 March 2023

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Jamk offers free studies to all who have fled the war in Ukraine to Finland

​Jamk University of Applied Sciences supports Ukrainians who have fled the war with free open studies and exemption from tuition fees for those who are under temporary protection in Finland due to the war in Ukraine.


Jamk supports Ukraine with donations and education possibilities

Jamk University of Applied Sciences will donate 10,000 euros to support Ukraine in the catastrophe caused by the full-scale Russian invasion.


Jamk University of Applied Sciences expresses its support for Ukraine

Immediately after the war of aggression launched by Russia, the rectors' organisations of Finnish universities expressed their support for Ukraine and the Ukrainians.

More information

Sirpa Tuomi

Koulutuksen kehittämispäällikkö, Educational Development Manager
Koulutuksen kehittämispalvelut, Educational Development Services
Korkeakoulupalvelut, University Services

Tytti Pintilä

Asiantuntija, Specialist
Koulutuksen kehittämispalvelut, Educational Development Services
Korkeakoulupalvelut, University Services