Double Degree Programmes

Interested in an international career? Double degree at SeAMK is your chance to that career! A double degree lead to two bachelor degree certificates.

What is a double degree?

International double degree (also DD) is a growing trend in university level education. By taking two bachelor degrees, at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) in Finland, and on of its international partner universities, you can strengthen the competitive advantage of your future career.

What are the benefits?

As a double degree student you can integrate studying in two degree programmes in two countries. On study period abroad you can also develop your language skills and become familiar and culture of host country. Practical training experience is also one of the benefits on double degree programme.

How to Apply?

Students who wish to participate a double degree programme must be registered students of either of the two participating institutions. Contact the international coordinator at your home institution and fill in the application form as instructed. The application is submitted to your home institution.

Application requirements

  • You are a registered student in a double degree partner university of SeAMK, or at SeAMK.
  • You are willing to spend at least one year of your studies abroad
  • your study plan is approved by your faculty

Applying for double degree studies is always based on a specific double degree agreement between SeAMK and its partner university.

Double Degree Programmes in SeAMK

SeAMK offers students a possibility to participate in a double degree programme in the following degree programmes:

  • Business Management
  • SME Business Management
  • International Business
  • Automation Engineering
  • Information Technology

Contents of studies

  • Approximately 60 ECTS of your courses are studied abroad
  • Practical training / internship is conducted abroad
  • Bachelor thesis is written in English
  • Maturity test is taken in English (essay writing test)

The programme offers students a chance to spend one year of their studies at the respective partner university. The structure of curricula and teaching contents have been compared between the two institutions and academic achievements from abroad will be acknowledged by the home institution. The programme includes a personalized study plan and a recommended practical training abroad. The Bachelor thesis will be written in English under supervision of academic staff from both the home and host institution.

Graduates of the programme get their Bachelor diploma from both partner institutions. This shows the future employers that they have gone through an international education and thus have acquired both professional expertise and intercultural competence – the two key qualifications of future employees working in a globalised world.

Double Degree Studies in Engineering

The first year of studies includes basic and professional studies at the home university of applied sciences.

The second year the students of Aschaffenburg study at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The study topics include for example electronics, programming of control and automation systems as well as laboratory and project works and the studies are conducted in English language. Studies start in September and include Finnish language and culture preparation for the German students.

The third year the students of Seinäjoki study at Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The study topics include for example measurement technology, computer science, technical systems technology and innovation management and the studies are conducted in English language. Studies start in September and include German language and culture preparation for the Finnish students.

The rest of the studies include practical training, a thesis and courses at the home institution according to a study plan. Practical training can be done either in the student’s home country or abroad. If the practical training period is conducted in Seinäjoki refion or in Metropol Region Rhein-Main, the student will get assistance to find a suitable training place. The thesis work is supervised by a lecturer from both Aschaffenburg UAS and SeAMK.