Häme University of Applied Sciences was the first ever higher education institution in Finland to receive the highest status “advanced” for its quality system.

Häme University of Applied Sciences, also known as HAMK, is a higher education institution with several campuses throughout the most populated area of southern Finland. There are around 7 500 students studying in the 7 campuses of HAMK. Bachelor level degree programs are offered completely in English in the fields of Technology, Engineering, Business and Design.

HAMK has strong links to business and industry. Therefore, the graduate employment rate is one of the highest in Finland, as is also the rate of graduates who start their own business. HAMK also has four research units that support the industry within the region. In this way, HAMK can offer authentic learning environments and assignments for the benefit of both students and enterprises.

Moreover, HAMK is known for its international environment. The university has more than 100 partner institutions worldwide. Students can choose to do exchange studies or double degree programs in one of HAMK’s partner institutions.

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

The seven campuses of HAMK all have modern learning environments. In addition, web-based learning and remote studies are possible at HAMK. The latest educational technologies and eLearning techniques are used together with traditional face-to-face teaching. Features like these enable students to better adapt to the fast-paced working environment of the future.

Hämeenlinna campus address

Visamäentie 35 A
13100 Hämeenlinna
Finland

Valkeakoski campus address

Tietotie 1
37630 Valkeakoski
Finland

Riihimäki campus address

Kaartokatu 2
11100 Riihimäki
Finland

Forssa campus address

Wahreninkatu 11
30100 Forssa
Finland

Website

HAMK

Häme University of Applied Sciences offers 7 bachelor’s level programs fully in English.

Tuition fees

Bachelor’s degrees

Students who are from non-EU/EEA countries and start their studies after January 2020 are required to pay a fee of 9700 € 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

Scholarships are available for fee paying degree students at HAMK. Starting from November 2020 scholarships are granted based on Finnish language skills. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship program is to support the future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging students to gain good level of Finnish language during their studies.  

 Students can be awarded with a scholarships twice during their studies based on their level of Finnish language and provided that they complete 60 ECTS credits per academic year. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results or HAMK’s Finnish language teachers written certificate. 

 1. Scholarship: Basic User of Finnish language (CERF level A2): 3200 € 

2. Scholarship: Independent User of Finnish language – (CERF level B1): 6500 € 

  • Paid once, the earliest after the first academic year. If the student is awarded with Scholarship 1, they can be awarded with Scholarship 2 after the second academic year the earliest 
  • HAMK encourages students to aim at Finnish language level B1 and will support and offer guidance. B1 is an advanced level requiring long-term commitment to studying Finnish. 

Please note: the students who have started their degree studies before 2020, will continue to be awarded with scholarship based solely on study progression. The scholarship programme that was in place at the start of their studies, will be applicable for the whole duration of the studies. 

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 4-6 weeks.

  • Required documents

    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
    • 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 copies must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Proof of nationality

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

    Portfolio assignment

    The Bachelor Program in Smart and Sustainable Design also requires a Portfolio assignment to be submitted together with the application. Please read the instructions for the Portfolio assignment before starting to create it. The Portfolio consist of two parts (a motivation letter and a design assignment). All applicants that pass both parts of the Portfolio assignment are invited to an online interview with HAMK.

     

  • Paper-based admission

    Applicants from India and Vietnam can also be admitted on the basis of their high school performance to all other programs except to the Smart and Sustainable Design program, for which applicants are selected on the basis of a Portfolio assignment and interview. For other study programs, applicants from India and Vietnam are exempted from the entrance exam if they have the below-mentioned grades. Such applicants are invited directly to the online interview.

    Indian applicants

    Applicants with All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or with Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE):

    Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) the certificate can be admitted based on their certificate and an online interview. To be invited to the interview applicants are required to have the following grades on their certificate:

    • GPA 60% or higher
    • English 60% or higher
    • Mathematics 60% or higher
    • Additonal requirement for Engineering programs: Physics 60% or higher

    Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application the previous transcript of records. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

    Applicants that have achieved the required grades on their certificate will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

    Vietnamese applicants

    Applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học):

    Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) high school in Vietnam can be admitted on the basis of their school performance and an online interview. To be invited to the interview applicants are required to have the following grades on their 12th grade transcript of records:

    • GPA 8.0 or higher
    • English 8.0 or higher
    • Mathematics 8.0 or higher
    • Additonal requirement for Engineering programs: 8.0 or higher

    Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous semester in grade 12. They must upload to the application the previous transcript of records and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

    Applicants that have achieved the required grades in their Vietnamese high school studies will be invited to an online interview. The invitations will be sent by e-mail approximately one week before the exam. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

  • Online exam & interview

    All applicants regardless of their grades can apply to HAMK by taking part in an online entrance exam and interview. Note that applicants to the Smart and Sustainable Design program cannot participate an exam – instead they are required to submit a Portfolio Assignment together with their application.

    For other study programs, applicants are invited to an entrance exam after submitting the application. The invitation will be sent by e-mail approximately two weeks before the exam. Entrance exams are organized four times during the application period. Applicants will always be invited to the next possible exam after submitting the online application and the necessary attachments. You cannot choose the exam date by yourself.

    Exam: The entrance exams are organised online. The entrance exam consists of an essay, a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking, and an interview. The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English language proficiency. The essay is the test for written English and the interview tests the applicant’s spoken English skills. Applicants are not given separate points for the language test, and it’s graded only a pass/fail. The total duration of the entrance exam is 3 hours, of which 45 minutes is reserved for the English language test.

    You must pass all parts of the exam in order to be able to be selected for admission. If you fail to reach the minimum points in any of the exam parts or in the total score, you will be disqualified. Applicants that pass all parts of the written exam will be invited to an online interview within one week of the written exam.

    Interview: The purpose of the interview is to get an idea of the applicant’s English language level and to get to know them on a more personal level. In the interview there will be questions that relate to International Business studies, as well as some general questions about the student and their goals for their studies and future.

  • SAT Test Scores

    Applicants can also choose to apply to HAMK with their SAT Test scores. Applicants who submit SAT scores will not have to participate the entrance exam and interview. Note that applicants to the International Business program can only apply through the exam and interview, not with SAT scores.

    If you apply with SAT scores, HAMK requires a minimum score of 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 400 from Mathematics. Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted. You need to request the test score report to be sent to HAMK directly from the testing center. HAMK’s code is 6894.

    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 our general page about how to apply to study in Finland. Specific instructions will be given to you once you apply to our application portal.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & August

Tuition fee:
9700 € / year

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Degree programs in English

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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