How to apply exchange and double degree students


Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences invites you from our partner institutions to join our exchange and double degree programmes! Explore the diverse programme options we offer for exchange and double degree students below. It’s crucial to select a programme that aligns with your studies at your home institution. You will be joining our students in their 2nd or 3rd year of studies, so having background knowledge of the chosen program is essential.

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth application process:

STEP 1 : Nomination from Home Institution
Learn how your home institution can nominate you for our programs.

STEP 2: Apply using  SoleMove
Get detailed instructions on applying online through the SoleMove system.

STEP 3: Decision on Student Admission
Find out how and when you will be notified about your admission status.

STEP 4: Practical Preparations
Acces essential information to prepare for your studies at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community!

Nomination from Home Institution

SeAMK has an online application system called SoleMove for all exchange and double degree applications. Please don’t send applications by email.

1) Contact the International Coordinator or International Office at your home institution. They will contact SeAMK on your behalf and nominate you to study at SeAMK. They will assist you with the application process and the documentation required for your application. Please read the SeAMK specific application instructions and requirements before starting the application process.

2) The home institution will nominate their candidates by email to incoming(a) by 15 April for the next autumn semester and by 15 October for the next spring semester.

The nomination needs to include following information:

    • student’s last name/s (family name)
    • student’s first name/s (given name)
    • gender,
    • date of birth,
    • email address,
    •  subject at the home university and semester,
    •  exchange programme at SeAMK (required to be related the study background of the applicant),
    • planned duration of the programme at SeAMK (one or two semesters)
    • double degree student (only if valid double degree agreement exists between SeAMK and the sending institution).

Applicant is required to select course(s) or programme relevant to his or her major study. The sourses are desinged for students on their s 2nd or 3rd year studies.
Each exchange student follows one exchange or double degree programme at SeAMK. The student must be nominated to that specific programme by the home institution.

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Apply using SoleMove

After nomination, student will get information to her/his email on how to apply online via the ‘SoleMove’ system. Please follow the instructions on the email. (if you did not get this email please check your spam mail).  SoleMove is normally opened for the nominated students approximately one month before the application time ends. SoleMove access is only available for nominated students (after receiving email instructions and logging in via the email link): SoleMove

Submit your application in SoleMove by 15th of May for studies starting in the autumn semester and by 15 November for the spring semester. All the application documents will be handled according to the GDPR regulations.

There are two types of applications. Applications for studies and application for practical training. You will need Learning Agreement for the application normally students receive it from the home institution. In case your home university does not provide you with one, you can find empty files below this section.
Please read the relevant instructions from below:

1) Application for studies

Studies include student exchanges, double degree studies, and combination exchanges with practical training  and studies combined. Fill in the application form in SoleMove.
Please download following documents in the Enclosures section of the online application form:

    • Learning Agreement (LA) for Studies.
      A normal workload per semester is 25-30 ECTS credits and 30 ECTS for double degree students. Please follow more specific instructions related to choosing the courses on the programme website,  course offering list.Also make note: course changes to the orginal Learning Agreement can only be made for good reasons after the exchange period has started. For example due to overlapping courses.Learning Agreement needs to be signed by the student and home institution, before downloading it on the application form as a pdf file.  If you use Online Learning Agreement please download a pdf copy to SoleMove enclosures section as well. SeAMK coordinator will sign both, pdf and OLA. The student can upload the signed Learning Agreement from SoleMove enclousres section after acceptance information email.
    • Transcript of Records in English
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    • For Master´s level double degree students’ certificate of work experience (a minimum of two years of  full-time work experience gained post-completion of the BBA degree and prior to enrollment in a master’s programme)

2) Application for practical training

Practical training is an internships or a traineeship  without studies (courses). SeAMK and the partner institution have agreed about the internship and the traineeship  beforehand. Fill in the application form in SoleMove. Please download following documents in the enclosures section of the online application form:

    • Learning Agreement for Traineeship.
      The planned ECTS credits should match the planned training hours according to the ECTS crediting system.
    • Transcript of Records in English
    • Photo

Empty Learning Agreements

Decision on Student Admission

SeAMK coordinator contacts all  students by late June for studies starting in the autumn semester and in December for spring semester concerning their application.


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Practical Preparations

Here you will find all the essential information to help you prepare for your stay at SeAMK. Here, you will find guidance on accommodation, travel arrangements, and living in Finland, ensuring you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable experience. We cover important details such as visa requirements, health insurance, and student support services, making your transition to studying at SeAMK as smooth as possible.

Want to know more?

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Jonna-Maria Peltoniemi

Coordinator, Incoming student mobilities, International Education Services

expertise: Incoming student exchange