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Double Degree Programme

 

Studies in the double degree programme offer the students a chance to spend one year of their studies at a partner university. After successful completion of the double degree programme, the student will receive a Bachelor degree from two institutions. The structure of curricula and the contents of the studies in both institutions have been carefully compared. The studies completed at the partner university will be fully acknowledged by the home university.

When you start your studies in the double degree programme, a personalized study plan will be drawn up. In most cases, you will have to complete 60 ECTS during the year spend at the partner university. In addition, the study-related practical training has to be completed according to instructions. Completing the degree also includes a Bachelor thesis (15 ECTS) that will be written in English under supervision of academic staff from both universities.

Completing two Bachelor degrees shows future employers that you have gone through an international education and acquired intercultural competence and valuable experience from another country.

 

Double Degree Programme I (Germany, Poland)

Completing a double degree means

  • Studying for one academic year at KAMK and accomplishing a minimum of 60 ECTS of courses. Students can choose the courses from the list of studies offered. The compulsory courses for all dd-students are Finnish for Exchange Students (3 ECTS) and Academic Writing (3 ECTS) / Academic and Business English (5 ECTS).
  • Completing a practical training (30 ECTS) either in Finland or abroad in a working environment relevant to the field of studies.
  • Writing a thesis (15 ECTS) in English. Teachers from both universities are appointed as supervisors
  • After finishing all the requirements for the Bachelor's studies at the home university, please submit a copy of the diploma (scanned) to the International Office.
  • Graduation: After completing the above mentioned requirements successfully, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Hospitality Management (depending on the field of studies) at the end of the programme.

 

During the double degree programme students will accomplish a total of 105 ECTS from KAMK. The double degree students are registered as full-time students at KAMK after completing the one year of studies at KAMK successfully. Before starting the practical training and thesis work, students should contact the International Office of KAMK to enroll for the current semester.

 

Double Degree Programme II (Russia)

Completing a double degree means studying for one calendar year at KAMK:

  • Spring semester: accomplishing 35 ECTS of courses. Students can choose the courses from the list of studies offered. The compulsory courses for all dd-students are Finnish for Exchange Students (3 ECTS) and Academic Writing (3 ECTS) / Academic and Business English (5 ECTS).
  • Summer: completing a practical training  in Finland, Russia or abroad in a working environment relevant to the field of studies. The practical training is in total 30 ECTS (ie. 5 months of work in a company) that can be completed during two summers before and after the studies at KAMK. 
  • Autumn semester: accomplishing 15 ECTS of courses and writing a thesis (15 ECTS) in English. Teachers from both universities are appointed as supervisors
  • After finishing all the requirements for the Bachelor's studies at the home university, please submit a copy of the diploma (scanned) to the International Office.
  • Graduation: After completing the above mentioned requirements successfully, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Hospitality Management (depending on the field of studies) at the end of the programme.

 The double degree students are registered as full-time students at KAMK after completing the one year of studies at KAMK successfully.

 

Combined Programme with Lethbridge College, Canada

The idea of the combined programme is to offer Lethbridge College students who have completed a 2-year Business Administration diploma majoring in Marketing / Management a possibility to continue their studies towards a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK). Completing the Bachelor's degree in the combined programmes takes approximately 1,5 - 2 years. Students participating in the programme shall study for one academic year at KAMK. In addition to 65 ECTS of courses, students must complete a period of practical training (30 ECTS, 5 months) and a thesis (15 ECTS) according to the requirements of KAMK.

Eligibility criteria for applying to the programme is the completed Lethbridge College 2 year diploma majoring in Marketing / Management and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

Tuition Fees

Based on the Finnish law, a tuition fee will be charged from non-EU-students. The tuition fee for double degree students is 1 500 euros per academic year. The students can apply for a scholarship of the same amount for their first two academic years when registered at KAMK. The scholarships are allocated by application only. The scholarships will be directly used to reduce the tuition fee. Should the studies take more than two years to complete, the full tuition fee must be paid by the student. 

 

Application Procedure

If you are interested in participating in the double degree programme, please contact your university's International Relations Office first to see if it's possible.

Applicants must fill in the Double Degree Application form in addition to following the normal exchange application process. The signed application can be sent to KAMK International Office via email (scanned) together with the transcript of records (in English) from the home university. The applicants' language skills will be tested with an interview before making the final decision. 

The deadline for applying is 31 May for studies starting in the autumn semester and 30 October for studies starting in the spring semester.

 

Instructions for Incoming Double Degree Students
Application Forms
Double Degree Partners

GERMANY:
Heilbronn University, Germany (Tourism, Business)

RUSSIA:
Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education Sport and Health, (Tourism, Business)
Moscow State University of Technology, "Stankin", (Business)
Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics UMTE (Business)

POLAND:
University of Rzeszow (Tourism)

CANADA:
Lethbridge College (Business, combined programme)