Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education with 4800 students and 360 staff members.

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Overview

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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Tuition fees

7 000 € / year

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

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.

STUDY PROGRAMS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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.

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

The required documents might change before the start of the application period.

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.

Proof of nationality

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

Language requirements

Certificate of language test is not required, but you must demonstrate your language skills in the online exam and interview.

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.

Online extrance exam consists of two phases:

  • written examination
  • interview

Eligible applicants are sent an invitation to the online exam within two weeks of submitting an application and presenting the required documents that show eligibility. Access to a computer with a webcam and internet connection is required for taking the examination.

The written part of the examination consists of two sections: an essay and a multiple-choice section testing mathematical/logical skills. There is no pre-reading material for the examination.

Applicants who pass the written part of the online exam will be invited to an online interview within a few days after the written examination.

All the applicants, who reach the following requirements in each part of the exam, are admitted:

  • essay: 50 points out of the maximum 70 points
  • mathematical/logical section: 20 points out of the maximum 30 points
  • interview: pass
  • English language proficiency: pass

The applicant’s English language proficiency is measured in connection with the online exam: written skills are tested in the essay and spoken skills in the interview.

Indian applicants with the following grades don’t need to participate the entrance exam, and they are invited directly to the interview:

  • All India Senior School Certificate issued by CBSE:
    • GPA 60% or above
    • English grade 70% or above
  • Indian Secondary Certificate (ISC) issued by CISCE:
    • GPA 60% or above
    • English 70% or above
  • Higher School Certificate issued by a state board in India:
    • GPA 50% or above
    • English 75% or above

Tuitions 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

At SeAMK all first year degree students, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be automatically granted a scholarship, which covers 30% of the tuition fee. This means you will only need to pay 70% of the first year’s tuition fee.

To be eligible for a scholarship after the first academic year, you must complete a minimum of 55 credits during the previous academic year in a bachelor’s degree program. The amount of the scholarship after the first academic year depends on the study merits.

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