Welcome, new Master Degree Student

We are pleased to have you as our student! On this page you can find the instructions for your smooth start at JAMK. Please, follow them carefully and notice the deadlines!

Familiarise yourself with the Study Guide which you are already reading at the moment. The Study Guide contains information that is common to all students. You will need it throughout your entire studies.

Accepting the study place

You can accept the study place online at www.studyinfo.fi:

  1. If you have Finnish banking codes you can accept the study place at studyinfo.fi. Just click “My Studyinfo” to sign in with your banking codes to accept the study place and enrol as a student. The final deadline to accept the study place is 17 July, 2020, 3 pm (degree programmes conducted in English). Note, the date has changed!
  2. If you do not have the Finnish National Identification Number you received an automatic email when the results were published. So, you are able to enter studyinfo.fi via that link in the email, and accept the study place.
  3. If there are any problems or you cannot enter studyinfo.fi (you do not have the banking codes or you did not receive the email mentioned above), please contact the Student Services as soon as possible (studentservices(at)jamk.fi). We can provide you a document which allows you to accept the study place.

Notice that you need to accept the study place by 17 July, 2020, 3 pm at the latest. If one has not accepted the study place by the deadline the study place is cancelled and given for the first person on the waiting list.

Enroll for Attendance or Non-attendance

After you have accepted the study place you also need to enroll attendance/non-attendance at www.studyinfo.fi. Students must enroll for attendance (=attending) or non-attendance (=absent). Only those enrolled for attendance have the right to register for courses and pursue the studies. If you do NOT enrol for attendance or non-attendance by 17 July 2020, 3 pm you will lose the study place.

You may enroll for non-attendance only in the case of illness that prevent you from starting your studies, pregnancy/parenting leave, or military service. If you are going to enroll for non-attendance, you need to provide a document that proves one of these reasons for absence. The document must be delivered to JAMK Student Services by 17 July 2020, 3 pm. More information at the studyguide.

Note, in case you need to pay tuition fees (you are not an EU citizen and do not hold one of the exempting documents, such as a permanent residence in Finland), then you cannot enroll as a student before you have paid the tuition fee. Please check more information about the tuition fees below.

Supply application certificates

You need to send us the copies of your certificates (bachelor's degree certificate and work certificates) that you used in the application process by 17 July 2020, at the latest. (Note, if you provided the copies already during the application period it is not necessary to send them again at this point). Send the copies to Student Services (studentservices@jamk.fi). 

The original degree and work certificates will be checked by the Student Services at the beginning of your studies. If you fail to show the original certificates your study place will be revoked.

Tuition fees / exemption of tuition fees

Notice that 1st of January 2016 a new legislation concerning tuition fees came into effect in Finland. Therefore, higher education institutions are obliged to charge tuition fees for those students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).The legislation concerns degree programmes taught in English. The tuition fees of JAMK for NON-EU/EEA citizens are €9,000/academic year for Master's Degrees taught in English.

The following document exempts students of paying tuition fees:
  • a Finnish passport or a passport of any other EU/EEA country
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland (type A permit)
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland (type P permit)
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland

If you hold one of the documents, send us a copy of it as soon as possible. You may scan it and send it via email to fasten the process: studentservices(at)jamk.fi. Thus, if you have one of these cards you do not need to pay the tuition fee! We will check the original document in the beginning of studies. If you are in the process of receiving one of these cards, please inform us about that as well. If you start your studies in the autumn semester the card must be valid on 1st of August and it must be presented by 31st August to be exempted from paying the tuition fee. In the spring semester the card must be valid on 1st of January and it must be presented by 31st January to be exempted from paying the tuition fee.

Notice, if you receive one of the documents at any point of your studies, please inform Student Services immediately, then you are exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the following semester.

The scholarship scheme for master's degrees:
The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee in the first academic year (a scholarship can be given only to such students who are required to pay tuition fees). Thus, the fee for the first academic year is 4,500€.

In the following academic years, the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee IF a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year (15 credits per semester) in the master's degrees. The credits are counted cumulatively. The scholarship can be received only for the standard study period. Consequently, the fee must be paid for all semesters and academic years for which the student enrolls as attending student, including any extension period. Note, in a case a student has already paid the tuition fee for the entire academic year, but graduates by 31 December the fee from spring semester is returned only if requested by the student.

More information at our website https://www.jamk.fi/en/Education/tuition-fees/
Information about "Am I required to pay tuition fees" at studyinfo.fi

Get your JAMK username

Please, read the JAMK network usage rules and Vetuma instructions to receive a user code. If you don't have finnish bank codes you will get your username during the first study week.

NB! You are able to get your JAMK username and set a new password earliest after you have received an email stating that you may get your username from Vetuma service. Please, be patient and wait for the email.

Login Elmo

You need the username for access to Elmo student intra. There is the new student site which includes important dates, times and places.

Do the Pre-Assignments

The pre-assignments are your first study-related assignments. They will give you a good overview of your studies. Use a computer to complete them. You will discuss the assignments with your teacher tutor at the beginning of your studies.

Pre-Assignment, Part 1 This part orientates you e.g. to your curriculum. Will be released in June. Open
Pre-assignment, Part 2 Orientative Digipackage Open