Computer Applications – Frequently Asked Questions


Applying to Computer Applications degree program

  • Where can I study Computer Applications?

You can study international business at Hämeenlinna University Centre. There is also a BBA IT programme in Finnish at the Hämeenlinna University Centre, Tietojenkäsittely.

  • Who can apply? Who is this program for?

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the general upper secondary school syllabus or Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • an upper secondary vocational qualification or equivalent previous studies (curriculum-based qualifications)
  • an upper secondary vocational qualification, a further vocational qualification or a specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification (competence-based qualifications)
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question
  • How do I apply to HAMK to study Computer Applications?

If you are interested becoming a professional programmer you can apply to Computer Applications degree programme at where you can fill in the application online.

  • What are the entrance exams like?

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information on exact places and dates will be given in the invitation letter. The entrance examination will be online. The written entrance examination consists of a section measuring logical reasoning and problem solving skills (max 15 p.), a section based on written material (max 15 p.) and a section measuring motivation and aptitude for the field of study as well as English language proficiency (max 10 p.). The written material will be given to the applicants in the beginning of the entrance examination. You must get at least 4 points of the section measuring motivation and aptitude and all together at least 12 points out of 40 to pass the entrance examination. There are no pre-reading materials.

Studying Computer Applications at HAMK

  • What are the courses and assignments like?

Computer Applications (BBA) consists of 3,5 years of studies, which combine lectures and real work life connections, meaning that every student will spend a large part of their studies in an actual workplace learning by doing.

Software development is teamwork, therefore students will have projects where they will collaborate with other students, research unit or partner companies. Understanding clients and user needs is essential. In order to best support businesses we study making applications and systems easily accessible for the users. This requires a great deal of planning, patience, client understanding, project management and various other IT skills. Students will develop these competences during studies.

  • What kind of days do the students have?

This programme is organized as full time studies. In the full-time study mode, students complete their studies at a steady pace with a familiar student group and with close connection to the world of work.

  • How good should my English level be?

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations. No language skills certificates are required.

  • Do I need to be already into programming? Do I need to have some base?

No you don’t. The basics will be taught in the beginning of studies.


  • Is there opportunity for exchange?

You can improve your language skills and open your horizons through student exchange or an internship abroad. HAMK has partner universities in various countries. Studies and internship abroad are credited as part of the degree.


  • What kind of job positions can I work after graduation?

As you graduate from the Degree Programme in Computer Applications, you have studied many topics widely requested in IT industry. Your title could be for example:

  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Application Designer/Developer
  • Digital Business Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Game Programmer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Project Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • AR/VR Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • AI Programmer
  • What are the specialties, compared to IT, that I will have after graduation?

HAMK offers an extensive Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in the field of ICT – working on practical technology with a touch of contemporary business.

Apply to study at HAMK and start your international journey!

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