Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education with 4800 students and 360 staff members, that offers bachelor programs in International Business and Automation Engineering in English.

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Overview

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) offers practice-oriented degree programs at bachelor’s and master’s levels. Located in Seinäjoki, high-quality education and student satisfaction are at the core of SeAMK’s strategy and activities.

Here, students acquire competencies and skills for their future careers in a number of project-based learning environments. They also learn to keep up-to-date with digital development at SeAMK. Also, SeAMK does not only offer top-ranking education but also opportunities for international students to study in Finland with scholarships.

Finally, with affordable tuition fees, international students have a great study abroad experience in the western part of Finland.

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Semester starts

September

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Application period

29.12.2021 – 18.03.2022

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Tuition fees

7 000 € / year

About the university

SeAMK has a modern, well-equipped campus within a walking distance from the city center and train station. Up-to-date student housing facilities are also located on campus. Traffic connections to Seinäjoki are excellent with frequent train services to Helsinki, the capital with the international airport, which can be reached in less than three hours. Seinäjoki provides a clean and safe living environment but at the same time lots of facilities for extracurricular and free-time activities and different sports. Seinäjoki is also well-known for its numerous music festivals and events.

SEINÄJOKI CAMPUS ADDRESS

Kampusranta 11
60320 Seinäjoki
Finland

WEBSITE

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

International opportunities

Besides opportunities to study in Finland with scholarships, SeAMK possesses an extensive international network with 200 partner institutions spanning the globe guarantees excellent opportunities for student exchange and training. And it is possible to earn a double degree from our university in conjunction with one of our partner universities. Our partner universities in seven countries can offer this unique possibility to our students. Research and development (RDI) at SeAMK is also internationally oriented to intensify cooperation with professional personnel from all over the world.

SeAMK has passed the Quality Audit by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. Moreover, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

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STUDY PROGRAMS

Through Edunation, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences offers a bachelor’s degree program in International Business, Automation Engineering and Agri-food Engineering.

SeAMK calculates the academic workload by ECTS credits. The average amount of ECTS credits for one academic year is 60 credits, which translates to approx. 1600 hours of work. One semester of workload generally translates to 30 ECTS credits.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
    • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Automation Engineering
    • 4 years = 240ECTS
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Agri-food engineering
    • 4 years = 240 ECTS

Admission criteria

The application process is fast and simple. Students are pre-screened on a first come, first served basis which means that if you meet the admission requirements, you are forwarded to the university and invited to the online exam and/or interview. You can get your acceptance in 3-4 weeks.

Our Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to bachelor’s degree programs at SeAMK.

Admission requirements:

Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country OR statement of graduation from the educational institution
  • Transcript of records with a GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation.
  • Translations of the documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

Note: Original documents must be shown when arriving in Finland. All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

Language requirements

A certificate of language test is not required, but you must demonstrate your language skills during the admission process.

English language proficiency must be at level B2 in the common European Framework of Reference for Languages, equal to, for example, IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT: 46.

When applying, you should indicate you have understood the language requirements and that your language skills are at the required level. If you show an English test result that puts you under the required level, your application won’t be processed.

International Business

Student selection is based on the points awarded for the online entrance examination, which consists of three parts:  written examination (parts 1, 2) and video assignment (part 3). There is no pre-study material for the examination.

Applicants must reach the following requirements in each part of the examination to be admitted:

  • Part 1: Mathematical/logical thinking: 10 points out of the maximum of 20
  • Part 2: Essay: 5 points out of the maximum of 10 points
  • Part 3: Video assignment (Applicant makes a 2-minute-video according to instructions): 5 points out of the maximum of 10 points

The applicant must reach min. 10 points in Part 1, min. 5 points in Part 2 and min. 5 points in Part 3.  Part 1, 2 and 3 are done at one sitting and you have a maximum of four (4) hours to complete these parts.

The applicant’s English language proficiency is evaluated in connection with the entrance examination: written skills are tested in the essay and spoken skills in the video. The mathematical/logical skills are tested in a multiple-choice section. Parts 2 and 3 will not be evaluated, if the part 1 is not passed.

Automation Engineering

Student selection is based on the points awarded for the online entrance examination, which consists of two parts: mathematics (Part 1) and video assignment (Part 2). There is no pre-study material for the entrance examination.

 

Applicants must reach the following requirements in each part of the examination to be admitted:

  • Part 1: Mathematics (min. 7, max 20 points)
  • Part 2: Video assignment (min. 5, max 10 points)
  • English language proficiency: pass

Part 1 tests mathematical skills. It is recommended to use a function calculator, ruler, protractor, pen and paper in the entrance exam. The applicant’s English language proficiency is evaluated in the video (Part 2). Part 2 will not be evaluated, if the previous part 1, is not passed. The result of the entrance examination is not taken into consideration, if applicant is found ineligible to apply.

Agri-food Engineering

Student selection is based on the points awarded for the online entrance examination, which consists of two parts: mathematics (Part 1) and video assignment (Part 2). There is no pre-study material for the entrance examination.

 

Applicants must reach the following requirements in each part of the examination to be admitted:

  • Part 1: Mathematics (min. 5, max 20 points)
  • Part 2: Video assignment (min. 5, max 10 points)
  • English language proficiency: pass

Part 1 tests mathematical skills. It is recommended to use a function calculator, ruler, protractor, pen and paper in the entrance exam. The applicant’s English language proficiency is evaluated in the video (Part 2). Part 2 will not be evaluated, if the previous part 1, is not passed. The result of the entrance examination is not taken into consideration, if applicant is found ineligible to apply.

Additional information

You will be notified of the admission result within 28 days after submitting the application.

Please notice, that the entrance examination is offered only once. It is not possible to retake the online examination. Entrance examinations are arranged every two weeks.

Access to a computer with a webcam and internet connection are required for taking the examination. Please make sure, that you have the required equipment and your internet connection is functioning.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA students are required to pay a tuition fee of 7 000 € per academic year for the bachelor’s degree program.

Scholarships

Early Bird scholarship

There is an Early Bird scholarship for the first year students at SeAMK. Early Bird scholarship will concern students admitted in 2022 or later. Early Bird scholarship is 30 % of the tuition fee and scholarship is available for the students, who will:

  • accept the study place offered by SeAMK within 7 days of notice of admission and
  • pay the tuition fee within 28 days from accepting the study place and
  • register as an attending student for the first academic year.

Please note that the early-bird discount does not concern pathway applicants!

Scholarships for second year onwards

To be eligible for a scholarship after the first academic year, you must complete a minimum of 60 credits during the previous academic year in a bachelor’s degree program. The amount of the scholarship after the first academic year 30% of the tuition fee.

SeAMK offers also a one-off scholarship of 1000 euro if you achieve B1 CEFR level in Finnish language.

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