Degree Student

Regulations and Principles

This page sets out the main rules and principles that govern students' studies and student life. Please familiarise yourself with them.

Degree Regulations

The Degree Regulations of Jamk University of Applied Sciences are rules that are approved by the Academic Board. The regulations determine the most important principles and practices governing studying and guidance.

  • The right to study / study entitlement: student admission, enrolment, maximum study period, losing and restoring the right to study
  • The studies: study guidance, curricula, Personal Learning Plan (PLP), completing studies, accreditation, assessment practices, thesis and maturity test
  • Graduation: degree certificate
  • Drug testing
  • Disciplinary Procedure
  • Appeals to the decisions of the University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical Principles

There are 13 pedagogical principles at Jamk that describe how learning, teaching, and guidance are put into practice.

Ethical Principles

Ethical competence has been raised to a common competence for UAS students. The attached document describes matters including the ethical principles of student and staff conduct and procedures in cases of fraud. The Ethics Committee of Jamk promotes the implementation of ethical principles in the university’s activities.

Principles of Guidance at Jamk

The guidance provided by Jamk supports students in completing their degree, gaining employment, and in developing lifelong career skills. The principles of guidance are applied in all Jamk units and courses and apply to all students and staff.

Approaches to guidance at Jamk

  • Equality and Non-discrimination Plan
  • Early Intervention Model

These can be found on the “Approaches to guidance in problem situations” page.

Jamk Online Quality Criteria

Jamk’s pedagogical principles also apply to online learning. The online operating environment brings its own specificities to teaching, learning, and studying that do, however, need to be taken into account.

ECTS and Student Workload

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a European system for the transfer and accumulation of study credits and grades. 

The purpose of reforming the system has been to create a uniform European higher education area. The ECTS increases the competiveness and attractiveness of European higher education, as compared to other continents, and facilitates student mobility and the comparison of the curricula of different higher education institutions. The starting point for the ECTS is the student workload needed to achieve the learning outcomes of a degree programme.

Student Workload

Student workload in full-time study is 1600 hours per academic year, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits. If the annual hours are allocated to 40 weeks, the workload of each week is 40 hours. Respectively, the total workload of a semester is 800 hours of student work (30 ECTS credits). One ECTS credit is equivalent to about 27 hours of student work. This can consist of contact lessons, online learning, group work, independent study, preparation for exams, exams, etc.