Study in Kouvola

Kouvola Campus is a modern campus located in Kymenlaakso region of Finland. It has approximately 1900 students. Every year, Kouvola Campus hosts approximately 200 foreign degree students who study in the international bachelor-level business and game design programmes conducted in English.

Community of active people.

Welcome to study at Kouvola – Centre for South East Finland

Kouvola is the biggest town in the region with approximately 87,000 inhabitants. It is a large town with plenty to see and experience and Kouvola campus it provides a cosy environment for students.

Attractions range from the Repovesi national park to the Tykkimäki amusement park. Four top sports teams, versatile hobby opportunities and night life that is filled with live music guarantee recreation for everyone.

It is easy to travel from Kouvola to other parts of Finland. The distance to Helsinki is only about 140 kilometres.

More information about Kouvola

There are many ways to spend free time in Kymenlaakso – sports and culture are equally available. Xamk has a versatile sports programme that includes guided courses and classes. Xamk offers, for instance, such activities as floorball, badminton and kettlebell exercises.  An ice rink, ball sports and gym practice are also available. Xamk even has its own American football team!

In Kymenlaakso, you can, in general, choose from numerous sports alternatives, such as downhill skiing, golf, tennis, bowling, climbing, canoeing, ball sports, gym, swimming…

Culture can be enjoyed in the form of movies, theatre, concerts and other events. The nature in Kymenlaakso is unparalleled. You can enjoy the view of the sea by the Gulf of Finland or the rapids of the Kymijoki river, or immerse yourself in the lake scenery in the Repovesi national park, all these places being located just within a short drive from each other.

Restaurant Paja at Kouvola campus.

Broad range of services

Students and visitors find all the important services in the campus.

  • Restaurants: Paja and Kasarmiravintola
  • Library services
  • Student health care
  • Student services
  • Student Union
  • International services
  • Research and development services

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Kouvola

This is what studying in Kouvola looks like

Are you still contemplating which field interests you?

Xamk offers a diverse range of training options in various fields such as business and security, social and health care, sports, gaming and ICT, design and restoration, engineering and forestry, maritime and logistics, humanities and education, as well as tourism and hospitality.

Explore different fields and find the one that suits you best!

Virtual tour – Kouvola campus 360°

Easy to get to Kouvola, hard to leave

Living

You can find an apartment with the help of Kouvolan Asunnot

There are 3 student housings, and two of them are unfurnished (Jukolantie 17 and Utinkatu 39). The third one in Kuusihaankatu 6, provides a chair, desk, bookcase and bed without a mattress.

Check the website for more details or contact Kouvolan asunnot directly.

Travelling

Kouvola’s public transportation is organized by Waltti. From their website you can find the route map and buy tickets. By creating an account, you can also order a bus card from the website or get it directly by visiting the service point Bussimatkatoimisto (Torikatu 2 FI-45100 Kouvola).

Kouvola is a city for active people, in the middle of everything. There is room for people and ideas. Picture: City of Kouvola.

FAQ – studying and living in Kouvola

Kouvola Campus is a modern campus located in Kymenlaakso region of Finland. Kouvola campus locates in Kasarminmäki, which is really near the city centre.

The address is: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola
FI-45100 Kouvola
FINLAND

You can find an apartment with the help of Kouvolan Asunnot

There are 3 student housings, and two of them are unfurnished (Jukolantie 17 and Utinkatu 39). The third one in Kuusihaankatu 6, provides a chair, desk, bookcase and bed without a mattress.

Check the website for more details or contact Kouvolan asunnot directly.

In Kouvola, there are three main chains that own the grocery shops: S-chain, K-chain and Lidl:

  • S -shops: Sale (smallest), S-market (mid-size) and Prisma (biggest grocery store)
  • K-shops: K-market (smallest), K-supermarket (mid-size) and K-Citymarket (biggest grocery store)
  • Lidl (big grocery store)

The closest supermarket to the university is Lidl ( 950m around 10 minutes walk). All the student housing has a nearby supermarket so don’t worry about your groceries!

If you wish to find your local products, Helsinki is probably the only place to find ethnical food stores.

Phrarmacies

You can get some medicines without a prescription (for cold&flue, vitamins, pain killers) and some you can only get with a prescription from a doctor. Take the prescription with you when getting the medicines from the pharmacies. There are many pharmacies in Kouvola, the closest one to the campus is Hansa Pharmacy located in the city center (1.5km)

Goodwill – flea market and secondhand shops

Goodwill is a recycling store in Kouvola. There you can find almost anything, including furniture. Goodwill Kouvola: Kuusaantie 1, 45130 Kouvola, open Mon-Fri 10–17, Sat 10–14.

Fida secondhand is a secondhand store in Kouvola city centre. Fida seconhand: Torikatu 4, 45100 Kouvola, open Mon-Fri 10–18, Sat 10–16.

Shopping centre Veturi

Veturi is the biggest shopping centre in South-East Finland! The shopping centre has an extraordinary variety of clothing, sports, leisure and home decoration from international top brands and local suppliers.

Kouvola has something for every taste; the region is a very popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, just as it is with people seeking to relax and to get away from it all. Families are thrilled about Tykkimäki, the third largest amusement park in Finland.

Attractions range from the Repovesi national park to the city parks. Four top sports teams, versatile hobby opportunities and night life that is filled with live music guarantee recreation for everyone.

Places and events worth visiting:
Käyrälampi and Tykkimäki Sauna
Repovesi
South-East by Cycle
KooKoo ice-hockey games and Kouvot basketball games. Also KPL baseball games.

More events in Kouvola!

Registering as a foreigner

After you move to Finland, you must register yourself with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV) in Finland. This is mandatory for EU students as well.

It’s important to register as soon as possible after your arrival because you may need to have a Finnish personal identity code and a registered address in Finland to open a bank account or to get a service contract with mobile phone operator.

Check the instructions for registering on the DVV website or start with the DVV info letter for foreign students.

If you need to visit the DVV office, you should first book an appointment via the DVV online service. Once you get an appointment, you can visit the DVV office on your appointment day at the following address: Valimontie 5, 45100 Kouvola

Kouvola imigration services Moona – Kouvolan maahanmuuttajapalvelut Moona

Moona is helping with all kinds of immigration issues in Kouvola region. In Moona you get information and help e.g. concerning following things:

  • Residence permits and immigration services (Migri)
  • Kela – social security system of Finland and other support
  • Living
  • Work life
  • Education
  • Free time

Moona has an office in Kouvola city centre (in the multicultural centre Saaga). They serve in many languages, including English.

Short Moona information

NOTICE! Find out if you must visit embassy in Finland and book your time as soon as you can. Moona can help you if needed.

Contact Admission Services

Xamk’s Admissions Services primarily assists with matters related to applying for degree studies. You can contact us by phone or through our online form.

Phone service in July:

  • Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00

Degree education in Finnish:

  • +358 44 702 8891 
  • +358 40 585 6610

Degree education in English:

  • +358 40 585 6610

Contact request via online form: