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Application with Open UAS studies for MBA

Application with Open UAS studies

for Master of Business Administration, International Business Management

You may apply to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) in the Application with Open UAS studies during 16-30 November 2016 at www.studyinfo.fi The application closes on the last day at 15.00 (+2 GMT). 


You can apply if you have:

  1. Higher education degree completed in Finland or outside Finland

  2. Work experience: 36 months of work experience after completing the higher education degree that gives eligibility (see section 1.)
    • If you have a higher education degree completed outside Finland, the work experience needs to be in the field of business and administration
    • If you have a higher education degree completed in Finland, the work experience can be from the same field as the completed degree or from the field of business and administration.
      Applicants who have completed "opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto" in Finland before the completion of their higher education degree, may also take into account the work experience gained before the higher education degree

    The work experience between the date of granting on the final higher education degree certificate and 16 December 2016 is taken into account. Work experience must be indicated in full months on the application form. Applicants should convert part-time work into full-time equivalents such that 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 awarded for parallel employment relationships may only equate to the amount awarded for full-time employment. Entrepreneurship can be accepted as work experience, if applicant has YEL- or MYEL-certificate. Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.

  3. at least 15 ECTS study credits of master-level UAS studies completed in Open UAS and registered on the transcript of records by 16 December 2016. Only studies with a passing grade that are suitable to the degree programme one is applying to, are taken into consideration. On the application form you can enter the amount of credits you will have by 16 Dec 2016. The credits need to be recorded on the transcript of records, that has to be delivered to SeAMK Admission Services by 16 December 2016 by 15.00 (+2 GMT). Studies completed as a degree student, in specialisation studies, in open university or outside Finland will not be accepted.

Application fee

Applicants who are applying based on a qualification completed outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland will be required to pay an application fee of 100 €. The fee is paid before sending the application. Further information at Studyinfo.fi 

Admission criteria

If there are more applicants to be admitted than study places, applicants will be ranked according to the grade point average of Open UAS studies entered on the application form. If this criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, all of the equally ranked applicants will be admitted.

Admission results and the required documents

Admission results will be published by 2 December 2016 at Studyinfo.fi -service. Also an email will be sent to all applicants. Admitted applicants must confirm to accept the study place and register as a student and provide the required documents by 16 December 2016, 15.00 (+2 GMT) at the latest.

If you are admitted, you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  1. An up-to-date official transcript of records of the credits completed in Open UAS
  2. A copy of degree certificate
  3. A copy of an official translation of the degree certificate if not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  4. Copies of testimonials of work experience

The documents need to be submitted to SeAMK Admission Services electronically by 16 December 2016 by 15.00 (+2 GMT). Please see: www.seamk.fi/liitteet 

Your eligibility will be checked from the documents mentioned above. The student admission is conditional until the required number of study credits is completed and the required documents are submitted to Admission Services within the stipulated time. The original degree certificate, translation and testimonials of work experience will be checked when the studies start. Student admission can be revoked also after the studies have started.

Registering as a student

In addition to accepting the study place, you need to register as an attending or non-attending student for the spring term 2017 by 16 December 2016, 15.00 (+3 GMT) at www.studyinfo.fi right after accepting the study place. If you do not register as a student, you will lose your study right. If the student needs to apply for the restitution of the study entitlement, the application fee is 50 Euros (A1440/2014, 3 §).

Registering as non-attending student

Please note that first year student can register as non-attending only on the following legal grounds:

  • completion of military service or civilian service in Finland
  • maternity leave, paternity leave or parental leave or
  • if you are unable to begin your studies due to illness or disability.

If you register as absent, you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. The documents need to be submitted to SeAMK Admission Services electronically by 16 December 2016 by 15.00 (+2 GMT). Please see: www.seamk.fi/liitteet 

The student's own notification is not an adequate clarification. The documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Documents that prove the legal grounds for your non-attendance:

  1. service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995): Call-up order
  2. maternity, paternity or parental leave: Kela's certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy. Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave.
  3. the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury: Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies on 1 January 2017. Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification, e.g. a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury. The student's own notification is not an adequate clarification.
Admission Services
Seinäjoki University of
Applied Sciences
Admission Services
P.O. Box 46
FI-60101 Seinäjoki
Visiting/street address:
Kampusranta 11,
Frami F, 2nd floor
FI-60320 Seinäjoki

Tel. +358 (0)20 124 5208
Fax +358 (0)20 124 5001
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