Exchange and double degree studies

Welcome to Xamk!

Have you ever wanted to study in Finland?

Now you have a great opportunity. Apply for an exchange to South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences! We offer studies in English in many different study fields. International study PISA is a proof of education being at high level in Finland.

Unique nature and four seasons is another good reason to come for an exchange to Finland. You can experience snow and coldness as well as midnight sun and warm summer days.

How to get started

The following information is for incoming Erasmus+ and non-Erasmus exchange students who plan to come to Xamk for one semester or whole academic year.

By following the links beside you will find important information about the exchange and double degree programmes and application process. Please have a look at the different programmes, course offers and timing of semesters available. It is good to get to know the application process in detail.

You can also read about Xamk and Finland as an exchange destination. 

Do not hesitate to contact the staff members of the International Services if you have any questions regarding exchange matters!

Frequently asked questions

Accommodation is arranged differently in campus towns. Accepted students will receive instructions for applying the accommodation along with the admission documents. If the accommodation is arranged by a student housing company or similar, please contact them directly.

You can buy a prepaid card pretty much from every grocery store or kiosk in Finland, or buy one from the telecommunications company’s brand store.

We expect you to prepare the Online Learning agreement (OLA) according to the instructions from your home university.

For Erasmus+ studies, we expect you to prepare the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) according to the instructions from your home university. In Erasmus+ traineeships, you can still use the traditional Learning Agreement for Traineeships document. 

You need to contact your home university for the possible scholarship.

Exchange students need to contact the public health care centre in campus towns or private clinics. Campus coordinators can provide you more detailed information.

More information

International Xamk

International Xamk

Winter in Finland.

Why choose Xamk?

Why choose Xamk?

Contact us!

Head of International Affairs and Education Export
Mr Santeri Koivisto, Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, santeri.koivisto(at), +358 50 3495130

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
Ms Eeva Virtanen, Patteristonkatu 3, 50100 Mikkeli, eeva.virtanen(at), +358 40 5345128

SoleMOVE support
Mr Ulf Jensen-Munk, Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola,
ulf.jensen-munk(at), +358 44 7028479

Kotka Campus
Studies: Ms. Sari Pieviläinen, Pääskysentie 1, 48220 Kotka sari.pievilainen(at), +358 44 7028236

Kouvola Campus
Studies: Ms. Mirka Jääskeläinen, Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, mirka.jaaskelainen(at), +358 44 7028972
Internships: Ms. Sari Kärkkäinen, sari.karkkainen(at)

Mikkeli Campus
Studies: Ms. Ulla Vuorinen, Patteristonkatu 3, 50100 Mikkeli, ulla.vuorinen(at), +358 400 872764
Internships: Ms. Sari Kärkkäinen, Patteristonkatu 3, 50100 Mikkeli, sari.karkkainen(at), +358 50 3124988

Savonlinna Campus
Studies and internships: Ms. Lea Reponen, Savonniemenkatu 6, 57100 Savonlinna, lea.reponen(at), +358 50 3125072

Erasmus charter, policy statement and key data sheet

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)

Eramus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027

Erasmus Policy Statement

Key Data Sheet 2024-2025