Enrolment

Students are to enrol for attendance for each academic year or semester via the JAMK University of Applied Science’s Student Management System ASIO. All new students receive information on enrolment before the beginning of the academic year.

Academic calendar & Enrolment Periods
Instructions on how to enroll

It is recommended to enrol for the whole academic year during the enrolment period of the Autumn term. Alternatively, it is possible to separately enrol for both the Autumn and Spring semesters.

For the continuing students it is preferable to enrol for the following academic year during the enrolment period of the Spring term the previous academic year. In order to be able to enrol the student must have a valid study entitlement.

The students are informed of the precise enrolment period dates by the JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ email system and in the announcements found in the Optima >> AOKK Opiskelu/AOKK Studies workspace.

Neglecting the enrolment results in the student loosing his study entitlement, which can then only be restored by the Vice Rector (provided that the maximum study period has not been exceeded). If restored the study entitlement, the student may resume his studies in the beginning of the next semester.

 

Study Entitlement

A person selected as a student for the vocational teacher education programme who has confirmed his study place, enrolled as present and whose study entitlement has not expired can proceed in his vocational teacher’s pedagogical studies. The study entitlement is in compliance with Act 932/2014 and the Degree Regulations of JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

The maximum period of studies in vocational teacher education is three academic years. Once granted a study place, the student is to begin his studies in the beginning of the academic year following the selection. An exception to this rule can only be made for very particular reasons (due to long-term illness, maternity/paternity leave or military service). In these types of cases the Director of the College can grant the student the right to enrol as absent for the whole academic year and the studies can continue at the beginning of the following autumn semester. In all cases the absence period is considered as “spent” study time, as well. 

The students have the possibility to complete the teacher education studies in less than the standard study period. In this case the personalized study plan is to be drafted in accordance with the expected study period. 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences can, for special reasons and in compliance with its’ Degree Regulations, grant an individual student a discretionary extension of study period. Before applying for discretionary extension of study period, the student is recommended to have a discussion with his educator and also with study counselor if needed. On the student´s application, the student services manager may extend the student´s study period, generally once and for up to two semesters, if the student has no more than 20 credits left to complete and graduation within the extension period is a realistic goal. An application for an extended study period must be submitted two months before the expiration of the study entitlement in ELMO dashboard.

The electronic application form is available in the student's electronic service widget in the ELMO dashboard, under Forms, 2 During Studies. An application with necessary attachments in pdf-document (study plan containing a scheduled plan for the remaining studies approved by tutor teacher/educator and a receipt of the 50 € payment) must be attached to the application. The decision to restore the study entitlement is based on the Head of Department’s proposal and is made by the Student Services Manager. If your maximum study period is already expired, you do not have a student status and your application can not be processed.

Please notice that JAMK collects an application processing fee. The payment (50€) is collected if you apply for the extension of maximum study period or the new study entitlement. The 50€ application processing fee is based on the Government decree 1440/2014 and must be paid before submitting the application for extension of study period.

The account information for Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) is:
Bank: OP-Pohjola
BIC: OKOYFIHH
IBAN: FI38 5290 0220 4210 34
Reference: 1122

A student who has not taken the required 60 study points within the maximum study period will lose his study entitlement and thus cannot complete his studies nor obtain a certificate. In this case, the only way to complete the studies is to re-apply for the teacher education programme. 

 

Restoring a Lost Study Entitlement

Students who do not enrol for attendance or non-attendance or have not finished their degree within the maximum study period will lose their study entitlement.

Those who have not enrolled for attendance or non-attendance can apply to the student services manager for a new study entitlement, if they have not exceeded the maximum study period. Forms and instructions are available here or at the Student Services. In accordance with the Government's Degree 1440/2014, a fee of € 50 is payable for the handling of the application.

The application is attached a revised study plan approved by the career tutor / programme coordinator, a transcript of records and a receipt of paid application handling fee.

As a rule, study entitlement is restored at the beginning of the following semester, but if the student can present sufficient justification and supporting documents, study entitlement may be restored immediately. However, it must be done before the next date when student statistics are completed, September 20th or January 20th. All the semesters without a study entitlement due to non-enrolment will count as semesters reducing the maximum allowed attendance time. 

If a student has not finished the degree within the maximum study period (or the granted extension), but wants to continue his/her studies, he/she must re-apply for addmission to education.

 

Interruptions in Studies

If the student wishes to enroll for non-attendance, he is to apply for it. The permission is granted by the Director of the Teacher Education College, and for special reasons only (due to long-term illness, maternity/paternity leave or military service). >> Non-attendance application.

If granted, the Student Services Secretary enters the enrolment for non-attendance in the ASIO system. An enrolment for attendance can be changed into an enrolment for non-attendance or vice-versa during an enrolment period only. Due to the nature of the studies, enrolling for non-attendance holds no significant relevance on the practical level - a period of non-attendance is included in the maximum period of studies. However, what it is important to agree on the practical implications of a possible non-attendance with one’s own educator. 

In case the student decides to definitely give up his study entitlement during a period of non-attendance, he is to submit a notification in writing to the Office. >> Notice of discontinuation

 

Discontinuation of Studies

The electronic form is available in the student's electronic service widget in the ELMO dashboard, under Forms, 3 End of Studies.

By returning this form you will withdraw from your studies at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Be sure that you have all grades in Asio. After withdrawing you can´t get grades anymore.

Financial Support for Studies

Students finance their studies mainly with government financial aid. Adult students may also have other forms of financing.

 

Student Services of the Teacher Education College

Email: opiskelijapalvelut.aokk(at)jamk.fi

Lahtinen Henriikka

Lahtinen Henriikka

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358407720598
Salminen Marika

Salminen Marika

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358403515261