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Application period for Bachelor's degrees in English has ended

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination.

General Admission Criteria: Bachelor's Degrees

GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION: BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Eligibility for Bachelor’s degree programmes

Provisions on eligibility for universities of applied sciences are contained in the Polytechnics Act (932/2014).

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
  • Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or 180 credit points, or a comparable previous Finnish vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units;
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
  • a Finnish  vocational  upper  secondary  qualification  or  a  further  or  specialist  vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification; or
  • foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question.

As a basic assumption, the qualification requirements listed in this admissions criteria always refer to a Finnish qualification unless otherwise stated.

A higher education degree does not confer eligibility.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) uses discretionary admission for the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes conducted in English. Applicants who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries and who complete an eligible background education during Spring 2017 are considered eligible without presenting a copy of the degree certificate before the entrance examinations. However, if this kind of applicants are accepted as students, they have to present an acceptable certificate about completing an eligible education and a Finnish or English translation if needed, by 31 July 2017. If the required eligibility is not showed by the given time, SAMK will cancel the applicant’s admission.

 

Proving eligibility

Applicants must have completed the qualification used in the application procedure in time for a copy of the certificate to reach the relevant university of applied sciences by the deadline specified in advance following the publication of admission results (see the Schedule Appendix).

Applicants with a Finnish qualification certificate need not submit copies of their certificates, as only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked. However, this does not apply to applicants who have taken the Finnish matriculation examination prior to 1990, as they will need to submit copies of their certificates to the admissions offices of the relevant universities of applied sciences by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix).

In order to prove their eligibility, applicants with a non-Finnish qualification certificate must submit a copy of the final certificate used as the basis for application by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix) to the admissions office of the university of applied sciences marked as the first choice on their application form, which will then decide on each applicant’s eligibility for all UAS programmes they have selected. However, this does not apply to EU/EEA citizens graduating during the application period, who will need to submit certificate copies by another deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix). In SAMK also the applicants from non-EU/EEA countries who are graduating in Spring 2017 will be considered eligible. Only final qualification certificates can be accepted; no provisional or temporary certificates will be accepted.

In addition, each applicant must submit a copy of his or her qualification certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator if the original document is in none of these languages. Such translations must be signed and stamped by the translator. The translations must be submitted by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix)  to the admissions offices of the relevant universities of applied sciences.

If an applicant is a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and is unable to submit documentary evidence of his or her qualification, a university of applied sciences may invite the applicant to sit an entrance examination. The applicant must have an official decision attesting to his or her refugee status (a decision to grant asylum or a residence permit issued on the basis of need for protection). The applicant must submit a copy of this decision to the admissions office of each university of applied sciences to which he or she is applying by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix).

 

Admissions criteria

SAMK uses only student selection method based on entrance examination.

The maximum admission score is as follows:

SELECTION METHOD 1: ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Entrance examination                              40/70/100 points

There are intake quotas for applicant groups with different background education in a degree programme only, if mentioned. Otherwise the applicants are selected solely in the order of points received from the entrance examination.

In cases of equal admission scores under selection method 1, applicants will be ranked on the following grounds:

  1. entrance examination points
  2. applicant’s first-choice programme on the application

If these criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, SAMK admits all of  the equally ranked applicants.

 

Applying through discretionary admission

A university of applied sciences decides on discretionary admissions by programme. Anyone applying through discretionary admission is required to submit copies of the certificates that he or she wishes to use to the admissions office of each university of applied sciences to which he or she is applying by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix). Discretion only concerns an applicant’s eligibility to apply.

SAMK uses discretionary admission in the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes tuitioned in English. Applicants who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries and are finishing an eligible background education in Spring 2017 can be admitted through discretionary admission.

 

English language proficiency in degree programmes provided in English

Excellent skills in English are required for success in degree programmes provided in English. The applicants’ language proficiency is assessed in the entrance examination. For a more detailed description of the examination, see the admissions criteria for specific fields.

When applying to a degree programme provided in English, the applicants need not submit evidence of language proficiency.

 

Accessible student admission – special arrangements for entrance examinations

An applicant may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking an entrance examination. The same application form is used by all higher education institutions, and it can be found on the website of each institution. The application should indicate the types of special arrangements being requested and the grounds for the request. The applicant should enclose copies of the certificates to which he or she makes appeal.

Please note: Documents verifying dyslexia must have been issued within the last 5 (five) years. In addition, documents verifying a permanent disability, illness or learning disability must have been issued within the last 5 (five) years. The period of validity of other documents will be decided case-by-case.

In cases where an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements already exists during the application period, an application for special arrangements for entrance examinations must be submitted by the common deadline decided by the universities of applied sciences (see the Schedule Appendix). The applicant must submit a separate application to each university of applied sciences to which he or she has submitted an application. A university of applied sciences may provide additional instructions, for example related to two-stage admissions. The application should be submitted to the admissions offices of the relevant higher education institutions. The applications addressed to SAMK should be delivered to:

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Tiedepuisto 3
FI-28600 PORI

If an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, the applicant must submit an application for special arrangements to the admissions offices of each university of applied sciences arranging the entrance examinations that he or she intends to take without delay. A university of applied sciences may deny an applicant the right to special arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Decisions on special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date. Procedures indicated by good governance must be followed when making the decisions. Any attachments to applications for special arrangements shall be secret.

Applicant’s Checklist

Applicant: Please Check this List

  1. Know your options (December 2016 – 9 January 2017)

Find information about SAMK’s bachelor’s degree Programmes in Studyinfo.fi. Links to each degree programme’s info:

Check: What background education is required from an applicant? Can you apply in Spring 2017?

 

  1. Apply on time (10 January 2017 – 25 January 2017 at 3 p.m. Finnish time)

Link to the electric application form in Studyinfo.fi is on the right of each degree programme above.

studyinfo

The “Fill in application” button becomes active when the application period starts. Clicking the button will open the application form. In the application form you’re required to

  • give your personal and educational information
  • confirm your options of preference (the degree programmes you’re applying to in the order of preference) and
  • answer some questions regarding e.g. publishing your result in Internet.

 

Please note!

It’s crucially important that your e-mail address is correctly written in the field reserved for it. Our Admissions office will use only e-mail to contact you about the application form and to inform you about the entrance examination.

 

  1. Send certificate copies (at latest 8 February 2017 or 14 July 2017)

If you’re applying with a non-Finnish degree and you have graduated before Spring 2017, you’re required to send the following documents to SAMK Admissions office by the 8th of February 2017:

  • a copy of an educational certificate that gives you eligibility to higher education studies in the respective country and
  • an official Finnish or English translation of the certificate if the original is not in Finnish or in English.

 

If you’re applying with a Finnish degree or if you’re graduating in Spring 2017, you’re required to send the copy of the educational certificate by the 14th of July 2017, if you’re selected as student. The selection is conditional until the certificate is checked and the eligibility confirmed.

 

  1. Attend the entrance exams (April 2017)

If you’re an eligible applicant, you’ll get invitation to and information about the entrance examination by e-mail by the 18th of March 2017.

 

The entrance exams will be organized in Spring 2017 as follows:

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, full-time studies, Pori

  • 20–21 April in Tiilimäki campus, Pori, Finland
  • one day exam for each applicant, applicants divided between two exam days

Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy, full-time studies, Pori

  • 20–21 April in Tiilimäki campus, Pori, Finland
  • one day exam for each applicant, applicants divided between two exam days

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Rauma

  • 1st phase (written exam): from 3 April at 8.00 a.m. to 7 April at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
    • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start
    • acceptable result from 1st phase entitles the applicant to be invited to the 2nd phase
  • 2nd phase (online video interview): 24–25 April from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Finnish time
    • as individual or group interviews, 30 minutes per interview

Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management, distance studies, Rauma

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

Bachelor of Engineering, Logistics, distance studies, Rauma

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

Bachelor of Marine Technology, Sea Captain, full-time studies, Rauma

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

The degree programmes in Industrial Management and Logistics have the same entrance examination, so the result is transferable between these two programmes. Other programmes have separate and independent entrance examinations, so one exam result is not transferable to any other programme and no other result is accepted as exam result to any of these programmes.

SAMK will send only e-mail invitations to the entrance examinations.

 

  1. Wait for the results of student selection (you can be selected at earliest in May and at latest in the end of June)

Students are selected in the order of the points received in the entrance examination. There’s a minimum level of points in each entrance examination, that an applicant has to get to be eligible for admission and entitled to a reserve place at least. The maximum numbers and the minimum requirements of examination points are:

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, full-time studies, Pori

  • 70 points
  • requirement 30 points, all parts of the exam must be completed acceptably

Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy, full-time studies, Pori

  • 70 points
  • requirement 30 points, all parts of the exam must be completed acceptably

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Rauma

  • 1st phase (written exam): max. 40 points, minimum requirement 10 points & English part has to be completed acceptably
  • 2nd phase (online video interview): pass or fail
  • final selection: according to the points in 1st phase from those, who pass 2nd phase

Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management, distance studies, Rauma

  • 40 points, minimum requirement 10 points & English part has to be completed acceptably

Bachelor of Engineering, Logistics, distance studies, Rauma

  • 40 points, minimum requirement 10 points & English part has to be completed acceptably

Bachelor of Marine Technology, Sea Captain, full-time studies, Rauma

  • 100 points, minimum requirement 20 points & English part has to be completed acceptably

Students will be informed about being accepted as student by e-mail as soon as possible, starting in May. Every applicant will be sent an e-mail about their result by the end of June 2017.

 

6.A. Confirming the study place, enrolling for academic year 2017–2018 and paying the tuition fee (confirming the study place: from June by 14 July 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at latest; paying the tuition fee & enrolling: from June by 1 August 2017 at latest)

Applicant who has been accepted as student is required to confirm the study place by 14 July 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at latest. After confirming the study place the steps differ in respect whether the student is required to pay the tuition fee or not. Confirming the study place will be available either in Studyinfo.fi or with paper form.

If the student is required to pay the tuition fee, he/she will be billed the fee. The tuition fee should be paid by 1 August 2017. If the student pays the fee, he/she is considered to enroll as present for academic year 2017-2018. If the student is entitled to enroll as absent, he/she is required to present documents that prove the reason for absence by 1 August 2017.

If the student is not required to pay the tuition fee, he/she should enroll as present or absent. If the student enrolls as absent, he/she is required to present documents that prove the reason for absence by 1 August 2017.

 

6.B. Applying for residence permit, arranging travel & housing and starting the studies (from June, before the end of August 2017)

Before starting the studies, reserving the travel ticket or arranging the housing, an accepted student who is not from a country in European Union or European Economic Area is required to apply for a residence permit in Finland. The application is done via Internet. More information can be found on Finnish Immigration Service’s (Migri’s) pages.

If you get accepted, you’ll receive information about rental apartment services in Pori and Rauma from SAMK. SAMK doesn’t have a dormitory, so unfortunately we can’t offer students apartments directly. You will also get advice for getting into Pori and Rauma with public transport, but you’ll have to arrange your travel and purchase the tickets yourself.

For starting the studies you’ll get the contact information of your student tutor and your teacher tutor. Your student tutor will help you in getting to know other students, the campus and the city you’re studying in. Your teacher tutor will help you to plan your studies and to know the student services available.

Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams Spring 2017

If you’re an eligible applicant, you’ll get invitation to and information about the entrance examination by e-mail by the 18th of March 2017.

The entrance exams will be organized in Spring 2017 as follows:

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, full-time studies, Pori:

  • 20–21 April in Tiilimäki campus, Pori, Finland
  • one day exam for each applicant, applicants divided between two exam days

Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy, full-time studies, Pori:

  • 20–21 April in Tiilimäki campus, Pori, Finland
  • one day exam for each applicant, applicants divided between two exam days

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Rauma:

  • 1st phase (written exam): from 3 April at 8.00 a.m. to 7 April at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
    • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start
    • acceptable result from 1st phase entitles the applicant to be invited to the 2nd phase
  • 2nd phase (online video interview): 24–25 April from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Finnish time
    • as individual or group interviews, 30 minutes per interview

Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management, distance studies, Rauma:

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

Bachelor of Engineering, Logistics, distance studies, Rauma:

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

Bachelor of Marine Technology, Sea Captain, full-time studies, Rauma:

  • the online exam is open from 18 April 2017 at 8.00 a.m. to 25 April 2017 at 10.00 p.m. (Finnish time)
  • applicant has two hours to complete the online exam from the start

 

The degree programmes in Industrial Management and Logistics have the same entrance examination, so the result is transferable between these two programmes. Other programmes have separate and independent entrance examinations, so one exam result is not transferable to any other programme and no other result is accepted as exam result to any of these programmes.

SAMK will send only e-mail invitations to the entrance examinations.

Timetable for Admission Process 2017

SCHEDULE APPENDIX

Application periods to universities of applied sciences and deadlines for submitting certificates, appendices etc. in 2017

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

The required documents must arrive by the specified deadline (the postmark date is not sufficient). Any diverging field-specific dates will be specifically indicated on UAS application pages and in field-specific admissions criteria.

Document

Spring application period I 
10 January – 25 January 2017

 

Finnish qualifications:

 

1) Qualifications to be completed and copies of qualification certificates to be submitted to the admissions office (* = those graduating during the application period)

 

2) Matriculation examination grades of those who took their matriculation examination in or after 1990

 

3) Copies of matriculation examination certificates of those who took their matriculation examination prior to 1990 to be submitted to the admissions office

 

4) Original qualification certificates to be checked

 

 

 

1) by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

2)  obtained directly from the Matriculation Examination Board

 

3) by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

4) at the beginning of studies

 

 

 

 

International matriculation examination (IB, EB, RP):

 

1) Copies of diplomas and their official translations to be submitted to the admissions office (* = those graduating during the application period to submit a Predicted grades or equivalent)

 

2) Final grades of applicants who complete an IB diploma during the application period (Transcript of grades)

 

 

1) by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

* by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

2) by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Original diplomas and official translations to be checked

 

3) at the beginning of studies

 

 

Qualifications taken outside Finland:

 

1) qualifications to be completed and copies of qualification certificates and their official translations to be submitted to the admissions office (not applicable to applicants who complete their qualification during the application period)

 

2) copies of qualification certificates and their official translations of EU/EEA citizens completing their qualifications during the application period to be submitted to the admissions office

 

3) original diplomas and original official translations to be checked

 

 

1) by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

 

 

2) by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

3) at the beginning of studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment certificates:

 

1) work experience to be obtained

 

2) copies of employment certificates to be submitted to the admissions office

 

3) original certificates to be checked

 

 

1) by 31 July 2017

 

2) by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

3) at the beginning of studies

 

 

 

 

Decisions to grant asylum or residence permits issued on the basis of a need for protection of refugees or applicants in a refugee-like situation to be submitted to the admissions office:

by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

Advance assignments to be submitted (see the website of the UAS/Studyinfo.fi)

by the deadline given by the university of applied sciences

 

Discretionary applicants: appendices specified by the university of applied sciences to be submitted to the UAS (see the UAS website or Opintopolku.fi/Studyinfo.fi):

by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

Accessibility in student admissions:

applications for special arrangements for entrance examinations to be submitted to the university of applied sciences (see the UAS website or Opintopolku.fi/Studyinfo.fi):

by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

Any changes to work experience information affecting actual admissions to be submitted to the admissions office:

by 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 May 2017

Application period for Master's degrees in English 15 March – 5 April 2017

Welfare Technology, Master of Health Care, Master of Engineering

General Admission Criteria: Master's Degrees

Eligibility for Master’s degree programmes at universities of applied sciences (programmes provided in English)

Eligibility for a UAS Master’s degree programme is conferred by an appropriate UAS Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree and at least three years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. As a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the previous higher education degree.

Educational requirements

Each university of applied sciences determines the basic educational requirements separately for each programme choice.

SAMK has the following educational requirements for the Master’s Degree Programmes tuitioned in English:

DEGREE PROGRAMME

CAMPUS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

DP in Welfare Technology, Master of Health Care

SAMK Campus Pori

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the field of Health, Social Services or Business

DP in Welfare Technology, Master of Engineering

SAMK Campus Pori

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the field of Technology or Engineering

 

Applicants must complete the degree used in the application procedure in time for a copy of the final degree certificate to arrive at the admissions office of the relevant university of applied sciences by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix).

In order to prove their eligibility, anyone applying with a non-Finnish degree certificate must submit a copy of the final certificate used as the basis for the application by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix) to the admissions office of the university of applied sciences. This does not apply to EU/EEA citizens who complete their qualification during the application period.

If a certificate was issued in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator to the admissions office of their first-choice university of applied sciences. Such copies must be submitted to the admissions office by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix).

If an applicant is a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and is unable to submit documentary evidence of his or her qualification, a university of applied sciences may invite the applicant to sit an entrance examination or take any advance assignment submitted by the specified deadline into account. The applicant must have an official decision attesting to his or her refugee status (a decision to grant asylum or a residence permit issued on the basis of need for protection). The applicant must submit a copy of this decision to the admissions office of each university of applied sciences to which he or she is applying by the deadline specified in advance (see the Schedule Appendix).

 

Work experience requirements

In order to be eligible, applicants must have three years of work experience accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2017 for the spring application period.

Universities of applied sciences also accept work experience obtained after completion of a post- secondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree. In such cases, too, at least three years of work experience obtained in a relevant field is required.

Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

In Seafaring, at least six months of officer service aboard a vessel approved by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), as per an extract of the seamen’s register, is accepted for the Master’s Degree Programme in Marine Technology (Master Mariner). An additional requirement is work experience in the seafaring field, either at sea or on land, to the extent that the above-mentioned officer duties and other seafaring work experience add up to at least three years of work experience.

Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.

Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience. Work placements or on-the-job learning will not be regarded as work experience if they are included in a qualification used in the application.

 

Submitting degree and employment certificates

Degree and employment certificates and any possible other certificates will be checked for those admitted as students. The university of applied sciences may cancel admission if an applicant fails to submit qualification certificates/certificates of employment by the specified deadline, or if an applicant has provided false information.

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment continues, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer.

If an original employment certificate is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator, bearing the translator’s name, signature and stamp, along with the copy of the original certificate to the relevant admissions offices.

 

 

Accessible student admission – special arrangements for entrance examinations

An applicant may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking an entrance examination. The same application form is used by all higher education institutions, and it can be found on the website of each institution. The application should indicate the types of special arrangements being requested and the grounds for the request. The applicant should enclose copies of the certificates to which he or she makes appeal.

Please note: Documents verifying dyslexia must have been issued within the last 5 (five) years. In addition, documents verifying a permanent disability, illness or learning disability must have been issued within the last 5 (five) years. The period of validity of other documents will be decided case-by-case.

In cases where an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements already exists during the application period, an application for special arrangements for entrance examinations must be submitted by the common deadline decided by the universities of applied sciences (see the Schedule Appendix). The applicant must submit a separate application to each university of applied sciences to which he or she has submitted an application. A university of applied sciences may provide additional instructions, for example related to two-stage admissions. The application should be submitted to the admissions offices of the relevant higher education institutions. The applications addressed to SAMK should be delivered to:

 

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Tiedepuisto 3
FI-28600 PORI

If an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, the applicant must submit an application for special arrangements to the admissions offices of each university of applied sciences arranging the entrance examinations that he or she intends to take without delay. The university of applied sciences may deny an applicant the right to special arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Decisions on special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date. Procedures indicated by good governance must be followed when making the decisions. Any attachments to applications for special arrangements shall be secret.

 

Admissions criteria for Master’s degree programmes at universities of applied sciences (programmes provided in Finnish, Swedish and English)

Entrance examination and/or advance assignment

Entrance examination and/or advance assignment 100 points (an entrance examination may include an interview). The minimum acceptable score is 20 points.

Language proficiency will be assessed in connection with the entrance examination/advance assignment for those applying to programmes provided in English.

The grade awarded for a Bachelor’s thesis, school performance and work experience may be taken into account as part of the entrance examination/advance assignment.

 

Selection between applicants with equal admission scores

In cases of equal admission scores, applicants will be ranked on the following grounds:

  1. Entrance examination and/or advance assignment
  2. Applicant’s first-choice programme on the application

If these criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, a university of applied sciences may admits all the equally ranked applicants.

Timetable for Admission Process 2017

SCHEDULE APPENDIX

Application periods to universities of applied sciences and deadlines for submitting certificates, appendices etc. in 2017

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

The required documents must arrive by the specified deadline (the postmark date is not sufficient). Any diverging field-specific dates will be specifically indicated on UAS application pages and in field-specific admissions criteria.

 

Document

 

Spring application period II 15 March – 5 April 2017

Finnish qualifications:

 

1)            qualifications to be completed and copies of qualification certificates to be submitted to the admissions office (* = those graduating during the application period)

 

2)            Original qualification certificates to be checked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)            by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

 

 

2)            at the beginning of studies

Qualifications taken outside Finland:

 

1)    qualifications to be completed and copies of qualification certificates and their official translations

 

 

 

1)    by 3 p.m. on Thursday, 20 April 2017

to be submitted to the admissions office

 

2)            original diplomas and original official translations to be checked

 

 

 

 

 

2)            at the beginning of studies

Employment certificates:

 

1)            work experience to be obtained

 

2)            copies of employment certificates to be submitted to the admissions office

 

3)            original certificates to be checked

 

 

 

 

1)            by 31 July 2017

 

2)            by 3 p.m. on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

 

3)            at the beginning of studies

Advance assignments to be submitted (see the website of the UAS/Studyinfo.fi)

 

by the deadline given by the university of applied sciences

Accessibility in student admissions: applications for special arrangements for entrance examinations to be submitted to the university of applied sciences

(see the website of the UAS/Studyinfo.fi)

 

by 3 p.m. on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Any changes to work experience information affecting eligibility to be submitted to the admissions office:

 

by 3 p.m. on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Any changes to work experience information affecting actual admissions to be submitted to the admissions office:

 

by 3 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June 2017

Applying to the degree programmes at SAMK takes place through a system of joint application (studyinfo.fi). For more detailed information about applying to the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, please read those pages.

 

Admissions Office

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Tiedepuisto 3
FI-28600 Pori
Finland
admissions@samk.fi
+358 2 623 4801

 

Opening hours:

Mon 12.00–15.00
Tue-Thu 9.30–15.00
Fri 9.30–12.00