Häme University of Applied Sciences, also known as HAMK, is a higher education institution with several campuses throughout the most populated a​​rea of southern Finland. HAMK offers inspiring higher education and customer-oriented applied research to over 7200 students.

HAMK has strong links to business and industry, and have four research units which support the business and industry within the region​. Therefore, they can offer their students authentic learning environments and assignments for the benefit of both the students and enterprises. These links with the business world have given HAMK graduates one of the highest employment rates in Finland. HAMK also has a very high rate of graduates that start their own businesses.

Moreover, the school is known for the international environment that it offers its students. HAMK has more than 100 partner institutions worldwide, from which students can choose to do exchange studies, as well as double degree studies.


Häme university of applied sciences students in computer lab in Finland
HAMK students in computer labs


HAMK has modern physical and web-based learning environments. The latest educational technologies and eLearning techniques are used together with traditional face-to-face teaching. Features like these enable students to be better adapt to the fast-paced working environment.

The Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Häme University of Applied Sciences.

Hämeenlinna campus address

Visamäentie 35 A
13100 Hämeenlinna

Valkeakoski campus address

Tietotie 1
37630 Valkeakoski

Riihimäki campus address

Kaartokatu 2
11100 Riihimäki



Häme University of Applied Sciences

Häme University of Applied Sciences offers 4 bachelor’s level programs fully in English.

Semester dates and application period

2018 – 2019
Semester dates September – December, January – May
Orientation to be announced
Application period May 14 – May 31, 2018
  • Bachelor's degree program
  • Credits

    At Häme University of Applied Sciences, the duration of your studies and the credits you get from them depend on which program you have chosen. Listed below, you may find some general information about the total ECTS that you will receive by the time you graduate from a given program.

    Bachelor’s degrees

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
      • 3,5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Automation Engineering
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Construction Engineering
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS
  • Tuition fees

    Bachelor’s degrees

    Students who are from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay a fee of €8700 per academic year for bachelor’s degrees in English.

    The tuition fee for the academic year must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments.

  • Scholarships

    Bachelor’s degrees

    HAMK will offer you a scholarship of 45% of your annual tuition fee if your studies have progressed according to the schedule below.

    In order to receive the scholarship, you need to complete:

    • 27 ECTS credits in the first academic semester (August – December)
    • 55 ECTS credits in each academic year (August – July)

    The scholarship will be granted annually after the student has fulfilled the conditions for the scholarship. The scholarship can be granted at the earliest after studying for one semester.

    The maximum duration of the scholarships is the estimated studying time:

    • 3,5 years in the Bachelor of Business Administration program
    • 4 years in the Bachelor of Engineering degree programs

“This school has offered me so much more than just quality education. I have made international friends from all over the world, which has helped me build a wide network of people in my field of study.”

– International Business student at HAMK

HAMK has multiple campuses, with three of them offering fully English-taught programs. The most international HAMK campus is located in Valkeakoski, where both International Business studies and Electrical and Automation Engineering studies are delivered. Valkeakoski is a small town in southern Finland, located within a driving distance from Helsinki.

Below, you can see an intriguing video about life in Valkeakoski, and how students like to spend their time there.

“Coming to Finland for my higher education was the best decision I’ve made. Even though the campus is in a small town, living there was very nice during my study years, and the actual campus facilities are very modern. The night life is pretty great too, and a big student city, Tampere, is only half an hour away.”

– Electrical and Automation Engineering student at HAMK

Häme university of applied sciences student in an auditorium in finland
HAMK students in auditorium

The application process is fast and simple. The students are accepted on a first come, first served basis which means that if you meet the admission requirements, you can get your acceptance already in 3 weeks.

Please note that the application process through Edunation is different than the one found on HAMK’s website, and thus we ask you to carefully follow the instructions on our page.

  • Admission requirements

    Make you 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 secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country

    Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page


    • Official ID card indicating the nationality

    Other documents

    For the degree program in International Business:

    • motivation video: Maximum of 10 minutes. The video should contain your personal information plus a motivational description of why you want to study International Business at Häme University of Applied Sciences.

    The questions you should answer on the video are the following:

    • Your first and last name, what city and what country you come from.
    • Why you want to study International Business.
    • Why you have chosen to apply to Häme University of Applied Sciences
    • What kind of student you are as well as the positive attributes you will bring to our program.
    • What you feel your greatest achievements are inside and outside of the classroom.

    You must make sure that the name of the application video includes your first name and your family name when saving it. Submit your video by 2 June 2018.

    • interview: The purpose of the interview is to get an idea of the applicant’s English language level, as well as to get to know them on a more personal level. There will be questions asked which relate to international business studies, as well as some general questions about the student and their goals for their studies and future.
    • The interviews will be organized online on June 5th, 2018. The interview will last approximately 15 minutes

    For degree programs in Engineering:

    • online exam: The entrance examination will be conducted online on 5 June 2018. The exam measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields (logical reasoning skills and basic competence in mathematics and physics/chemistry), as well as English language proficiency.
    • The total duration of the entrance examination is 3 hours of which 45 minutes is reserved for the English language test.

    Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a degree program you would like to apply for at Häme University of Applied Sciences
    • Fill out the online application form on Edunation’s website
    • Attach the required documents
    • Pay the 100€ Edunation application fee
    • Take part in an online exam if you applied for the degree program in engineering and meet the requirements
    • Send your motivation video and take part in an interciew if you applied for te degree program in International Business and meet the requirements
    • Apply for a residence permit, once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the first year’s tuition fee

    If you fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance from the university within 3 weeks from submitting your application. Only then can you start your residence permit application process.

    You will also be notified by email if you do not get accepted.

Quick facts

Semester start:

 Application deadline:

Application closed

Tuition fee:
8,700€ / year

Application fee:







Reasons to choose Häme University of Applied Sciences

More than 100 partner institutions around the world where students can go for exchange studies.

One of the highest graduate employability rates in Finland.

New, and very modern campus facilities, with state of the art equipment in every classroom.

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