The eligibility requirement in detail can be found from the UAS admission criteria available through Studyinfo portal.

You can apply for the studies in the universities of applied sciences if you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB), a European Baccalaureate (EB) or a German Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
  • applicable Finnish vocational qualification or
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for equivalent higher education in the country in question.

The qualification used in the spring application procedure must be completed such that the qualification certificate will arrive at the relevant university of applied sciences no later than 3 pm on 15 July 2016. However, if you are not an EU/EEA citizen and are applying with a non-Finnish qualification, your degree must be completed by the end of the application period.

If the university of applied sciences (UAS) uses discretionary application, also other applicants can be considered. See the criteria for discretionary application at Mamk here.

Note! You cannot use a higher education level degree (e.g. polytechnic/UAS or a university degree) for applying. You should apply with your upper secondary school leaving certificate instead.


English language proficiency

Because the instruction in the degree programmes is provided in English, a good command of English language is required. All applicants must prove their skills in the English language.

If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and are applying with a qualification completed outside Finland, you are required to submit a certificate of your language proficiency (see minimum requirements below). Not delivering proof of language skills by the given deadline makes you ineligible for admission and you will not be invited to an entrance examination.

If you are from an EU/EEA country, your language skills are evaluated in a language test included in the entrance examination. If you fail the language test, you are withdrawn from admission.

In entrance examinations to Mamk degree programmes, all applicants must take part in a compulsory language test that is assessed on the scale of pass/fail. Any applicant who fails the language test is withdrawn from admission.

Language proficiency may be demonstrated with the following minimum certificate requirements:

  • Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), level C; or
  • Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), CEFR level C1; or
  • Pearson test of English, Academic 51; or
  • IELTS, academic level 6.0; or
  • TOEFL 550 paper-based test/TOEFL 79–80 Internet-based test; or
  • skills level 4 in a National Certificate of Language Proficiency test in all areas of the English language, including reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing (see www.oph.fi/english > Services > National certificate of language proficiency (YKI)); or
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma (AICE) taken in Finland; or
  • Finnish matriculation examination: grade C in the advanced syllabus test in the English language (IB Diploma: grade 4, EB Diploma: grade 6.00–6.95 or RP Diploma: grade 7); or
  • an upper secondary level certificate or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completed in English in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand as well as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country.

The language certificate must be valid during the application period. The Pearson test of English, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are valid for two years. There are no limitations on the period of validity of the other certificates.

Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences TOEFL Institution Code is 0179.
TOEFL score results are only accepted if delivered directly from the Educational Testing Service.
Copies of IELTS results are accepted, they are confirmed using the IELTS TRF Verification Service.

Deliver your language certificate to the admission services of your first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 at 3 pm (Finnish time).