Häme University of Applied Sciences

Häme University of Applied Sciences

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated area of southern Finland.

Top reasons to study here

  • We have highly qualified teachers and most of them hold a master’s degree and around one hundred a doctoral degree.
  • We use various online tools in studying. Our graduate employment rate is one of the highest in Finland.
  • HAMK has strong links to business and industry.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



HAMK education:

  • bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • professional teacher education
  • continuing and further education
  • open university studies
  • exchange studies


HAMK’s regional influence is carried out through customer-oriented applied research and business services.

Finland’s universities of applied sciences are tasked with providing research and development services that support local employers and regional development while taking into account the region’s economic structure.

We take the policies and focus areas of sub-regions within HAMK’s operating area into consideration in our operations. Four research units that support the workplace and education operate according to specific focus areas:

  • HAMK Bio – Sustainable Bio-economy
  • HAMK Edu – Innovative Expertise
  • HAMK Smart – Intelligent Services
  • HAMK Tech – Technology for the Future (Sheet Metal ​Centre, since 1998)



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Student services

Each campus has a local student affairs office. To ensure a smooth progress of your studies, please make sure you are aware of the location, contact info and opening hours of your own student affairs office.

Due to Coronavirus pandemic, HAMK has made it possible for new students to start their studies in the autumn as online studies from their home countries and arrive to Finland for on campus studies in January 2021. In addition, it is possible to pay the tuition fee in three installments.  

Housing services

Usually it is quite easy to find a place to live when you are studying at HAMK. All HAMK campuses are located in small to medium sized cities, so wherever your housing is located you are never far away from your classroom.

Library services

HAMK library is open for all, and our printed collections are for the use of all clients. Our online library HAMK Finna offers an easy access to all material in library collections. The use of e-collections requires a HAMK user id. Visitors may access e-collections inside the library, with few exceptions.

ICT services

When you join as a student, you will receive a personal user ID, with which you can log in to HAMK computers and many different systems. We are in charge of the IT infrastructure and all of its services, including the functionality of equipment and systems, and we provide training in their use, as well as problem-solving advice. 

Medical services

To support students' wellbeing, HAMK offers the services of a student wellbeing specialist, student counselling psychologist and coordinator of sport services. They work in all HAMK's campuses in cooperation with tutor teachers, study counsellors, nurses, pastors and everyone connected to student services.

Student Life

Campus life

HAMK’s campuses are in the south of Finland:

  • Evo-is specialised in forestry. It was founded in 1862 and it was the first forest school in Finland. 
  • Forssa​-campus is situated in a beautiful historical area and there are around 500 students studying here and the number of staff is 40.
  • Hämeenlinna- is the largest of HAMK’s campuses. 
  • Lepaa-is the oldest and most prestigious institute where you can study horticulture in Finland. 
  • Mustiala-is located in southern Finland, in the town of Tammela, only a 1.5 hour drive from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku.
  • Riihimäki-has degree programmes in engineering and there are around 900 students studying here and the number of staff is 60.
  • Valkeakoski=

Sports facilities

Häme University of Applied Sciences offers a broad selection of sport activities on all campuses to its students. When using the sports services in Hämeenlinna, students need a sports pass to use the various sports services offered by HAMK. After buying the sports pass, students can use the sport services of all HAMK campuses. In other Hamk locations students are free to use all the sports services provided by HAMK without any costs (excluding swimming halls). 


The quality systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited systematically by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre​. HAMK was the first ever higher education institution in Finland to receive the highest status “advanced” for its quality system.

Student Reviews

My experience in Finland
Karim Ghosn rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying and being in Finland is literally, without any hesitation, the best decision I have ever made. I can't have enough from my stay here, and can't wait for what's coming!

My time to be exposed
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have not been to the University but hope to be there in August. Base on what I read on the school site by old student, the experience is great and interesting.

Time to experience study abroad.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I did not studied there but i am going to start my graduation in 2021 august.

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