Information for New Students

Welcome to Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)! On this page you can find the essential information and materials you will need to get started with your studies at KAMK.  

After the student selections are final, an email will be sent to you with information on the offered study place. The email will be sent to the address you gave in your application.

Please note that after you have been accepted as a student, any study options with lower preference have been cancelled automatically. 

All the applicants will receive a result letter by 30 June 2017 notifying of the admission results. The letter will contain the result and points for all the programmes that you applied for in joint application. The letter will also contain instructions for the tuition fee paying students about the first payment which needs to be done by the same deadline with the confirmation of study place. 


Confirmation of Study Place

To accept the offered place, you must confirm the study place by 14 July 2017, 3:00 p.m online at According to one-place-per-student –provision, a student may accept only one study place included in joint applications leading to a higher education degree during one academic semester. If we do not receive your confirmation by the given deadline, you will lose the offered study place. The confirmation is binding.


Copies of Certificates

You must also submit copies of the degree certificates you used for applying for admission (if the copies were sent during the application period, no need to send again). Send the copies by post to the Admissions Services address given above.

All the information given during application will be compared to the certificates provided. The university of applied sciences has the right to cancel the study place of the selected student if the information provided during application proves to be incorrect and if the correct information on the certificates does not consequently entitle the student to a study place at KAMK. If you do not submit the requested copies, the study place may be canceled. The copies will not be returned.


Original Certificates

Please be prepared to present the original certificate (in national language) at the beginning of the studies. The copies will be compared to the original certificates. If there are discrepancies between the original certificates and the copies submitted the UAS has the right to cancel the study place of the selected student if the correct information on the original certificate does not consequently entitle the student to a study place at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences.

Admission to the University of Applied Sciences is therefore conditional until certificates have been checked and successfully compared with the original certificates.


Postponing the Start of Studies

In addition to accepting the study place, you need to register as an attending or non-attending student for the autumn semester 2017 and for the spring semester 2018. Please note that you may register as non-attending for the first study year only for the following reasons:

  • completion of military service / civilian service in Finland,
  • your own illness or
  • maternity / paternity / parental leave.


A certificate must be submitted to prove the reason for absence. Those registering as non-attending because of maternity / paternity / parental leave or military service, may register as non-attending for another year (2 semesters) later during the studies without a specific reason. Those registering as non-attending because of one’s own illness have no further right to register as non-attending later during the studies.

You can find more information on accepting a study place at Studyinfo.


Academic Year Guide


Contact Information

KAMK Admission Services
Ketunpolku 3
FI-87100 Kajaani