Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) welcomes you to be a part of our 7000-student community representing 60 countries. HAMK has been offering the most inspiring and the most customer-oriented applied research since 1840. In addition to the competitive, high-quality education, HAMK is committed to driving new ways of thinking in our ever-changing world with outstanding modern learning facilities and world-class education methods.
HAMK has seven campuses located in and around the picturesque lakeside town of Hämeenlinna in southern Finland with fantastic transport links to the rest of the country. HAMK degree programmes in English are held in Hämeenlinna, Riihimäki and Valkeakoski campuses. All the campuses are equipped with the latest technology to ensure the students reach their full potential and enjoy their time at HAMK
The design, implementation and development of their international educational programmes are based on the applied research conducted by HAMK Global Education Research and Development team of the HAMK Edu Research Unit. The research is conducted through various methods such as design-based implementation research, customer experience research, action research, impact studies, surveys, digital narratives, field studies and observations.
University is united in their efforts to guide their students to international success. They have strong international networks, from which their students can take advantage of during and after their studies. The student is the centre of all their operations and the workplace is the immediate beneficiary. The students become the next generation leaders in their respective fields.
FREE for students from the EU
Tuition fee for Bachelor’s degree studies: €9700/academic year
Tuition fee for Master’s degree studies: €11 700 / academic year
*Scholarships available for nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries studying for a degree in HAMK’s English-taught degree programmes based on student's Finnish language skills (basic or independent user)
For more information about tuition fees, exceptions and scholarships please see here.
Usually it is quite easy to find a place to live when you are studying at HAMK. All HAMK campuses are located in small to medium sized cities, so wherever your housing is located you are never far away from your classroom. Please pay attention in which campus your programme is taking place.
Whenever it is a 'student housing foundation/organisation' that provides accommodation, the rent would include all housing related services, such as electricity, water and internet connection.
Monthly rent can range from 140-250€/EUR for a room in a shared flat and all the way to 790,00€ for a three-room flat.
Apartments from private sector:
Can be found via local housing agencies. Notice that normally in private sector, you should take care of all agreements (i.e. electricity, insurance, internet) by yourself. Also the apartments are normally unfurnished, so it is good to be prepared to buy the furniture on arrival to your new apartment.
For more information about different accommodation options please see here.
LIVING COSTS IN FINLAND
The expected monthly living costs varies between student to student and their lifestyles. On average students spend €600 – €700 per month on their living expenses.
Example of a monthly budget:
Rent: €300 (own room in shared apartment with 1-2 students)
Daily warm lunch at school: €3.06/day, all together approximately €60/month
Food and beverages: €300/month (depending on your lifestyle)
Proving your incomes for residence permit (only non-EU/EEA students):
For the student residence permit, you must have at least 560 euros per month to pay for your accommodation, food and other expenses. For one year of residence, you will therefore need 6,720 euros in total in your own bank account.
WORKING IN FINLAND
International exchange and degree students are allowed to work in Finland, with certain restrictions. Students from EU/EEA countries are allowed to work full time without having to seek for a permit.
Students from outside the EU/EEA countries are allowed to work 25h per week during term time. For further details please visit Finnish Immigration Service´s website: https://migri.fi/en/working-in-finland
If you work in Finland, you have to pay tax. Taxation depends on the length of your stay and the type of your employment. There are tax agreements, which allow tax deductions for students. For more information on tax, please visit The Finnish Tax Office´s website https://www.vero.fi/en/individuals/
WHEN TO APPLY (for Autumn 2021)
There are two periods to apply:
Application period begins 1.10.2020
Application period ends 15.11.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
Entrance examinations 1.12.2020
Information on whether you got a place 18.12.2020 at the latest
Application period begins 7.1.2021
Application period ends 17.5.2021 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
Entrance examinations online 5 times during the spring
Information on whether you got a place within 2 weeks
WELCOME TO FINLAND
Finland is an exotic, peaceful and safe country in northern Europe with an abundance of natural beauty surrounding our modern infrastructure. Finland is known for as a land of thousands of lakes and as a home of innovation and technology. Finland is also ranked high in the OECD Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA). Did you know, Finland is claimed to be one of the happiest countries in the world?
Finland has regularly been named as one of the safest countries in the world. Finns value their privacy and security, which makes Finland the ideal study destination. Safe doesn’t mean boring. Finland is full of new experiences to be had, from bathing in a lakeside sauna to the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships.
Apart from the stunning nature, this northern gem has gained worldwide recognition for its education system. Finland is also one of the most educated nations in the world. Student welfare is a key player in the success story of Finnish education. There are many support and counselling services available for all students.
Interested? To learn more about the university, your study options, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
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