Application Procedure and Instructions
Application period 7 January - 12 February 2013
Applications for TAMK's English Bachelor's degree programmes are submitted through joint national application system at www.admissions.fi
At the electronic application form, applicant may choose 1-4 application options. Students are selected on the basis of:
1) the admissions criteria decided by the UAS's which belong to the joint national application system
2) the order of preference of the options chosen by the applicant on the application form
The application form must be submitted before the application period ends on 12 February 2013 4.15 pm Finnish time. After the application period has ended, it is no longer possible to fill in and submit the electronic application form.
Note! Degree Programme in Media has also a compulsory pre-task. The pre-task must arrive to TAMK by 12 February 16.15 Finnish time.
The offered study place is conditional until the UAS has checked applicant’s original certificates. The UAS has a right to withdraw the offer if applicant has given false information.
Changing the application
Applicants may change the order of the options on their application form during the application period. The changes must be done in writing by e-mail or letter before the application period ends. Once the application period has ended, the order of preference may no longer be changed.
Change of address, telephone number or other relevant personal details can be made also after the application period has ended. All changes must be sent in writing to the admissions office of the first-choice UAS.
In order to demonstrate their eligibility to apply to Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, applicants applying with non-Finnish qualification must provide required attachments to the first-choice UAS by 22 February 2013 16.15 Finnish time at the latest. The required attachments are:
- copy of the original secondary school certificate
- copy of official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate (if certificate is not written in one of these languages). Translation must have authorised translator's signature and stamp
- proof of applicant's English language skills (see more below)
The attachments must be sent by post. Scanned or faxed copies are not accepted.
Note! This does not apply to those applicants who are EU/EEA-citizens and are completing their qualification in the spring of applying.
Language skill requirements
Applicant who is not EU/EAA-citizen, must send documentary proof of his/her English language skills. The document must arrive to the admissions office of the first-choice UAS by 22 February 2013 16.15 Finnish time at the latest. In addition, the language skills will be evaluated in as a part of the entrance exam on pass/fail basis.
Read more about the language skills requirements.
Note! Applicants to the Degree Programme in Nursing are required to have a basic command of Finnish language. The requirement is Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFR) level A2 at the minimum. Finnish language skills are tested in the entrance exam.
Selection between applicants with equal admission points
If two or more applicants earn same number of points from admissions procedure, those applicants will be ranked on following basis:
1) the order of preference of the options indicated by the applicant on the application form
2) the result of the entrance examination
3) the grade point average in all subjects
4) points awarded for school performance.
If the admission points are still tied after ranking applicants based on this criteria, the application system will automatically draw an applicant for selection.
Applicant who is not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, should first contact the university of applied sciences she/he has applied to. If the matter is not resolved, the applicant may appeal in writing to the executive board of the UAS in question. Such appeal must be made within 14 days from the time the applicant had the possibility of receiving information on the results of the student selection process.
Please note that personal circumstances such as illness, death in the family etc. are not considered valid reasons for a successful appeal.