What is it like to study in a Finnish University of Applied Sciences? What are the Bachelor's and Master's degrees like in practice? See the videos and read the stories to get to know the students' perspective.

Videos

Marine Technology/ Maritime Management (Master's): Novia UAS

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International Business students' experiences (Bachelor's): JAMK UAS

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Studying in Joensuu: International Business (Bachelor's) Karelia UAS

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Natural Resources Management (Master's, online studies): Novia UAS

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Graduate story: Purchasing and Logistics Engineering (Bachelor's) JAMK UAS

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Alumni experience: International Business (Bachelor's) Karelia UAS

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Hungarian students' experiences from Lapland UAS

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Tang Tian, China

Tourism, Lapland University of Applied Sciences

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 "Three years ago, I convinced my parents to allow me the opportunity to study abroad in the official hometown of Santa Claus! With a strong desire to learn about different cultures in a famous tourism city, my plan was to enrol at the Tourism degree programme offered by Lapland University of Applied Sciences. The years in a multinational environment made me grow and improve rapidly. More importantly, the Finnish model of education taught me to construct and share my own ideas through project and training opportunities.

One example of this occurred during my advanced training period as a receptionist with a destination management company, which always exceeded their legal obligations to manage their environmental impact. I was greatly impressed with their practices to reduce energy consumption, provide job opportunities to local people, offer high quality products to customers, increase job satisfaction amongst their employees and sponsor local associations. Yet, there was a problem within this small business. Their operations were fragmented and did not integrate into the company’s culture and policies.

At that time, I began preparations for my bachelor’s thesis and I was wondering if this could become my thesis topic. Fortunately, after discussions with the managers, I chose integration of corporate social responsibility (CSR) into small-sized tourism company strategies for my thesis topic, and they agreed that they could provide me an environment to conduct my thesis project research. Therefore, I finally got a chance to independently finish a project with a real company under supervision of my two thesis supervisors. Later on, I had my thesis presentation, which was successful and unforgettable. After the presentation, my supervisor said I had improved a lot during these three and a half years and she still remembers that in the first year, I was a student who was always afraid of expressing my own ideas.

In one week, I will leave Rovaniemi and go back to China. After half-a-year gap, I will continue towards my Master’s degree next September in another country. However, I will never forget Lapland University of Applied Sciences, the MTI campus, all teachers and my classmates. The decision of getting the Tourism degree at Lapin UAS is one of the best choices I have ever made."

Articles

What are Universities of Applied Sciences? What can you study there and what are the studies like? How to apply and prepare for the entrance exams? Howabout practical training and employability? Read the following articles to get answers to the questions!

 

Facebook post by Finnips It's that time of the year again - as in time for a new round of #finnipsfeaturing! #FINNIPS Featuring campaign provides you with important information and interesting insights on the network’s Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and their degree programmes. Different UASs will, one by one, take over the FINNIPS Facebook page for one week at a time. During the week you will get to know more about the cities and current activities at the UASs and gain ideas about what the studying is like in Finland! This week we from JAMK University of Applied Sciences will be holding the reigns, and sharing information about #JAMK and #Jyväskylä and why you should start building your future here in the beautiful central Finland with us! On top of posting about our programmes and studying at JAMK, we're also helming the chat, so feel free to send a message if you have any questions :) Remember to also follow our JAMK University of Applied Sciences account here on Facebook! Read more about as on our website at: https://www.jamk.fi/en
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Instagram-kuva käyttäjältä janoski73 A work trip to New Delhi right when the global corona pandemic broke out and waiters with face masks were a strange sight. We had to reschedule our return flight to get back via Doha to Finland. The guant teddy bear at Doha Airport looks as if it knew what a nightmare was starting. This was also the final Finnips entrance exam trip before online exams. Therefore another era ended. At home a quarantine of two weeks awaited. #beforepandemic #finnips #newdelhi #worktrip2020 #travel #travelphotography #savingmemories #covid19
Facebook post by Finnips The results of the student selection in the joint application to higher education have now all been published! Congratulations to all of you who got accepted to one of the Finnish HEIs 🏆🤩🥳 Please make sure to confirm your study place by 16 July 2021 (by 3 pm Finnish time) and follow carefully all the instructions that you have received from the HEI in the acceptance letter/information package. While getting ready for your studies in Finland, check the Study in Finland website for some useful info and websites regarding life in Finland: https://www.studyinfinland.fi/life-finland #finnips #fabulousfinland #StudyinFinland
Instagram-kuva käyttäjältä diasporaglitzmagazine Everyone has their story and every story is different. My counsel is that immigrants should have realistic expectations, adjust quickly to their new environment, educate themselves based on the needs of their new society (Hands on jobs) and be ready to learn the language for communication is a bridge between immigrant and host. There is plenty of opportunity around but you just need to have the right attitude, associate with the right people and give your best. Read the full article from LINK in our bio www.diasporaglitzmagazine.com #koulutus #koulutuspäivä #career #laurea #nursing #nurse #nurselife #mastersdegree #doctor #admissions #suomi #finnips #diasporaglitzmagazine
Facebook post by Finnips Congratulations to all of those who have already been accepted to one of the FINNIPS network's UASs! We are super excited to welcome you to study in Finland 🥳🇫🇮🏆As you receive the acceptance letter from the UAS, please make sure to follow all the instructions to get all the practicalities rolling: accepting the study place, paying the tuition fee (if needed), starting the application process for the student's residence permit (if you come from outside the EU/EEA) etc. See more information on the residence permit process at the Finnish Immigration Service website: https://migri.fi/en/studying-in-finland #finnips
Facebook post by Finnips The FINNIPS network's UASs have started publishing the results of student selection 🤩 If you took one of the joint FINNIPS online exams in the fields of Business, Health Care, Technology or Tourism, and succeeded in it, you may wait for an email with a study place offer. Please note that the results will be completed and information on them released gradually, and the process will be finalised by 4 June 2021. So keep calm and wait for the results patiently! #finnips