My first semester at JAMK is almost over so time for a short flashback how it all started. But for the beginning …………. my name is Jasmin and I am an exchange student from Germany. I stay here for one year to study international business and graduate with a double bachelor. It all began in 2011 with my studies at Hochschule Harz in Wernigerode and ended in August 2013 here ……….. at JAMK and in Jyväskylä.
OK ………. application period came closer and closer and I got nervous. How to apply?? What would be important?? Which documents are needed??? All these questions came into my mind. And I found out that it is really easy to apply here at JAMK …… at least when you are coming from a partner university. Just fill in the application form online and choose your courses and then push the button print. My homeuniversity got a copy and with all the signatures on it my application was sent to JAMK. Ma partner university is the Hochschule Harz in Wernigerode but my hometown is Magdeburg ca. 80km away from Wernigerode and the capital of the federate state Saxony Anhalt.
Then I had to be patient and waited every day for the answer. Then finally I got the e-mail which told me that I was accepted and that my tutor will contact me few days later and that I will reach the final letter of acceptance a bit later. And I had to wait again but just few days and my tutor wrote me an e-mail and told me what the next steps are and what should be done first. Of course he recommended to apply for an appartment and then he answered all the questions which came to my mind. And finally the letter of acceptance reached my mailbox and I became the happiest person on earth and started my plannings.
The last step was to book the flight and tell my tutor the exact arrival time in Jyväskylä. There are more than just one option to reach Jyväskylä. First option is to fly to Helsinki and take the train to Jyväskylä and the second option is to fly directly to Jyväskylä. I chose the first option and flight to Helsinki and took the train to reach Jyväskylä – 3,5 hours time to figure out where your journey will end. Arrived in Jyväskylä my tutor was already waiting and brought me to my appartment. That was the moment my finnish adventure started and I still have the feeling I arrived few days ago.
That´s it…………a short description how to become a student at JAMK university of applied sciences. Next week I tell you something about KOAS and living in an appartment.