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.

HAMK has seven campuses. The degrees which are conducted fully in English are located in Hämeenlinna, Valkeakoski, or Riihimäki.

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 January 25 – April 29, 2018
  • Bachelor's degree program
  • Credits

    At Häme University of Applied Sciences, the duration of your studies and the credits that 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 minimum criteria, you can get your acceptance already in 3 weeks.

All you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  • Fill the online application form
  • Attach the required documents
  • Apply for a residence permit once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the tuition fee

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.

  • 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

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

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page

    SAT Test score

    • For degree programs in Engineering, SAT Test score is required (minimum scores to be announced later)
    • For degree programs in International Business, participation in an online exam is required. You will be invited for the exam after you have submitted your application and if you meet the minimum requirements.

    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 university and a degree program you would like to apply for
    • Fill out the online application form found 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 International Business
    • 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:
April 29, 2018

Tuition fee:
Bachelor: 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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