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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary, workplace-orientated higher education institution. HAMK offers 27 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 10 Master’s degree programmes and professional teacher education. Ten of the degree programmes are taught in English. HAMK’s seven campuses are situated centrally in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area of southern Finland.HAMK’s roots stretch back to 1840, when agricultural education began at the Mustiala Campus. The Evo Campus, meanwhile, is Finland’s oldest school of forestry. It was founded in 1862 and is still operating today, surrounded by its 1800 hectares of observational forest. At the end of the 19th century, Fredrika Wetterhoff founded in Hämeenlinna a handicrafts school which taught weaving and sewing and trained teachers. Horticulture education, meanwhile, began in the manor surroundings of the Lepaa Campus in 1910. Later on, in the 1950s and the following decades, the technical, healthcare and commercial institutes in Forssa, Hämeenlinna, Riihimäki and Valkeakoski were established to meet the region’s educational needs. The School of Professional Teacher Education is rooted in the earlier tradition of teacher education in Hämeenlinna that started in 1959.Nowadays, HAMK offers degree programmes in its schools of bioeconomy, wellbeing, technology, entrepreneurship and business, and professional teacher education. In addition, HAMK offers continuing education and further education.  As Finland is undeniably well known for its strengths in the field of education,here at HAMK we offer educational products also for the global market.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on between January 10th and January 25th.  Since a high school diploma is technically needed to apply, students who are in their final year of high school should check with the school to see if they could be considered for discretionary admission (which basically means that the school allows you to apply for provisional consideration).  Applicants from non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores, and all applicants need to include a photocopy of their passports. 

Entrance exams for Finnish UAS programs are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some programs/schools require that the exam is taken in Finland.  Some programs allow SAT scores to substitute for the entrance exam.  

What is student life like?

Häme University of Applied Sciences offers a broad selection of sports activities on all campuses to its students. When using the sports services in Hämeenlinna, students need a sports pass to use the various sports services offered by HAMK. After buying the sports pass, students can use the sports services of all HAMK campuses. In other Hamk locations, students are free to use all the sports services provided by HAMK without any costs (excluding swimming halls).

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HAMK does arrange housing for students.  Housing in the student resides range from 130-329 euros per month.

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