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1 STUDY IN VAASA

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3 ADMISSION Applying to programmes conducted in English at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences takes place through a system of joint application. The application form will be submitted online: Studyinfo.fi Eligibility An applicant is qualified to apply to VAMK after having completed the upper secondary examination, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifeprüng examination, vocational qualification of three years or more in duration, a non-finnish degree or studies equivalent to these qualifications. Citizens of non-eu/eea countries must have completed their studies by the end of the application period. EU/EEA-country citizens can apply if the qualification is completed during the spring applying. Language test Applicant who is not a citizen of an EU/EEA country must provide proof of his/her English language skills. Please find requirements at UAS s webpage: students/applying/ Entrance examinations All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility and language skills will be invited to the entrance examinations. Entrance examinations will be arranged in Vaasa, Finland and in several countries abroad. The details about the countries and places in question will be informed to the applicant in the invitation letter and on VAMK s webpage. Entry permits Students from EU/EEA countries do not need to apply for a visa in order to enter the country. Students from outside of EU/EEA countries need to check whether they need a visa or not from their local embassies. Financial issues At the moment there are no tuition fees for higher education in Finland. Students are expected to pay for their living costs, travel costs, study materials, health insurance etc. See for other regulations for incoming international students at Finnish Immigration Service Accommodation Student accommodation in Finland is of a high standard and rather easy to access. The apartments and rooms are in good condition, and include central heating, a refrigerator, cooking and washing facilities and free internet access. Both furnished and unfurnished rooms are available. Prices vary depending on the location and the size of the room or apartment. Check out the Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa:

4 FINLAND Modern, safe and clean country with 5,4 million inhabitants km 2 of which 10 percent is water and 70 percent forest Four distinct seasons with midnight sun in the summer and long winter nights VAASA Population of which are students of higher education Dynamic city of culture, education and tourism Two languages, Finnish and Swedish, fluently combined in everyday life Centre of business life in the area Ostrobothnia with the biggest energy technology sector in the Nordic countries International large-scale industry with subcontractors and a vibrant service sector

5 DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN ENGLISH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Engineering, 4 years, 240 credits The degree programme in Information Technology prepares students for demanding careers in the industry. The students gain professional skills and a strong theoretical basis that are much needed in the rapidly changing environment. Graduates have the competence to work in positions within design, research, production, marketing and product development in the field of electronics and information technology and working as international experts in export companies as well as entrepreneurs. The degree programme provides a wide course selection. The education relies on the modern facilities of the Technobothnia education and technology research laboratory and the highlevel expertise of the lecturers. Cooperation with the working life gives students good possibilities to take part in projects made for the industry throughout their studies. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Basic and Professional Studies: Introduction to Engineering Studies, Electronics I, Basic Skills of ICT, Telecommunications and Electronics, Professional ICT Skills, Electronics II, Economy, Energy Technology Advanced Professional Studies - Web Applications - Software Development Methods - Client-Server Applications - Embedded Systems I -III - Telecommunication - Project Studies Optional Studies Practical Training Thesis TIMETABLE Application period January Apply at Studyinfo.fi Entrance examinations April May

6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Bachelor of Business Administration, 3.5 years, 210 credits The degree programme in International Business provides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the demanding expert and leadership positions of both public and private sector. The students gain know-how and the ability to operate and adapt in constantly changing business environment. Graduates are employed as managers or experts in various international organizations in the fields of marketing, export and import, forwarding, transportation and custom clearance. The studies consist of active problem-based individual and teamwork learning tasks dealing with marketing, management and foreign trade issues. Co-operation with the industry provides authentic work-related cases that are integrated into the studies in form of various learning assignments and projects. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Basic and Professional Studies: Society and Entrepreneurship, Languages and Communication, Data Processing, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Business Economics and Legal Norms, Marketing, Company Economics, Research Process Advanced Professional Studies - International Marketing - Foreign Trade - International Management Optional Studies Practical Training Thesis TIMETABLE Accepted students must confirm their study places by mid July Academic Year starts late August/early September

7 VAMK EXPERIENCE BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS We offer you a great opportunity to gain Professional Education with strong emphasis on applied research that contributes significantly to your employability in the working life. We at Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu (VAMK), University of Applied Sciences provide Quality Competence in Finnish and English by combining theory with practice. Together with the international students of over 50 different nationalities along with 3,500 students, VAMK is the perfect place to gain higher education and cultural experience. You couldn t ask for a better opportunity to internationalise. OUR FOCUS AT VAMK IS: - Technical know-how of energy industry (electricity generation, utilization and transmission technologies and information technology with focus on energy industry) - Business know-how of export industry (the practices of international trade and logistics) - The essential basic know-how of social services and health care and promoting the population s health and ability to work Our well-equipped learning environment consists of two campuses located within walking distance from each other. Numerous local and international companies and organisations offer all students an authentic training environment. Practical training in the region s bilingual organisations as well as in the school s modern premises prepare the students for working life. VAMK is the experience of a lifetime!

8 Contact Information Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu (VAMK) University of Applied Sciences VAMK Admission Services Wolffintie 30, Vaasa, Finland Tel (switch) vamk.fi

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