Transfer application and Open path application to TAMK

Transfer application

Transfer application is aimed at students enrolled in studies leading to a Finnish higher education degree and who wish to transfer their study right from one Finnish higher education institution to TAMK or within TAMK from one degree programme to another, so that the degree title awarded changes.

Students transferring within TAMK so that the degree title awarded at graduation remains the same, are not considered as "transfer students" and have their own separate application procedure for internal transfers. Students looking to change their study path within the degree they are enrolled in should contact their study counsellor for further information.

Transfers are only possible on Bachelor level. It is not possible to transfer from non-Finnish higher education institution.

The next application period for transfers is 2 - 16 May 2022.

Transfer students and tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students must pay tuition fees in all degree programmes in English. If transfer students have a document granting them a non-paying status, the document must be attached to the application in Studyinfo. More information:

"Am I required to pay tuition fees" Studyinfo website

If transferring students have completed their payment to their previous higher education institution before receiving their student selection results from TAMK, they must ask for reimbursement from the previous institution and pay the first installment of their tuition fee when completing their enrollment at TAMK.

Transfer students and scholarship waivers

All TAMK scholarships are awarded in the form of partial waivers from tuition fees. Waivers in study years 2-4 are awarded based on study success. Accepted transfer students must deliver their final transcript of records from their previous higher education institution for accreditation by 15 August annually.

Transfer students are placed in cohorts based on their existing study right and accreditation. Accepted students can see their group code from PAKKI after their transfer to TAMK. The available scholarship wavers for each cohort are described at the TAMK Student's Guide. More information:

TAMK Student's Guide

Available degree programmes:

Available degree programmes for transfer application (2 - 16 May 2022) will be confirmed at a later date.


Open path application

Open path application is for students already enrolled in open university/UAS studies for their first year at any Finnish university or university of applied sciences and aim at degree enrollment at TAMK. There is a very limited number of places available each year to enter from the open path. Each degree has a set amount of credits that must be completed before application is possible.

The required amount of credits must be completed by the end of the term 31 July/31 December (at TAMK) or by the end of the application period (completed elsewhere in Finland). The studies must correspond to the degree which the applicant is applying for admission to and be acceptable for accreditation.

Master’s degree applicants must have the correct previous degree stated in the application criteria of the programme and the 24 months of work experience from the required field. NB! Only open UAS studies are accepted, open university studies are not sufficient for admission.

Please consult each degree programme website “How to Apply” tab for specific criteria.

The next application period for open path application is 2 - 16 May 2022.

Open path application and tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students must pay tuition fees in all degree programmes in English. If an open path student has a document granting them a non-paying status, the document must be attached to the application in Studyinfo. More information:

"Am I required to pay tuition fees" Studyinfo website

Open path application and scholarship waivers

All TAMK scholarships are awarded in the form of partial waivers from tuition fees. Waivers in study years 2-4 are awarded based on study success and open UAS credits are accepted as completed credits. Accepted open path students will be evaluated for scholarship waivers on 15 August annually based on their study registry.

Admitted students are usually placed in second year cohorts. The available scholarship wavers for each cohort are described at the TAMK Student's Guide. More information:

TAMK Student's Guide

Available degree programmes:

Available degree programmes for open path application (2 - 16 May 2022) will be confirmed at a later date.