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.

In addition, there are foreign exchange students who come to study in the departments of business, culture, social and health care every year.

See Kouvola Campus 360⁰ and a downloadable map here

Information on travelling and student housing in Kouvola

Contact us if you have questions about beginning the studies in Kouvola:

Student affairs advisor Mirka Piira, tel. +358 44 702 8972, email mirka.piira@xamk.fi

Visiting address: Paraatikenttä 7 (room 126), Kouvola

Instructions on what you need to do before the studies begin can be found at www.xamk.fi/new-student 

Also the student tutors are there to help you get started with the studies, find their contact information from the programme-specific instructions below.

Instructions for Digital International Business

Instructions for Game Design

Digital International Business

Degree programme: Digital International Business
Degree
: Bachelor of Business Administration, Tradenomi (AMK)
Extent of the degree: 210 credits (ECTS)
Estimated study time: 3,5 years
Group code: IBKV21SP1 or IBKV21SP2 (informed in orientation)

Studies begin:

in 23 August 2021 8.00 am on Kouvola Campus, address Paraatikenttä 7

  • orientation days 23-27 Aug 2021
  • courses according to weekly timetables from 30 Aug onwards
Before the studies begin
  • Laptop for studies: Check Xamk requirements for your own laptop 
  • Username for Xamk services: Get your username as instructed on the New Student’s website (> Username for Xamk services). The usernames are available in the authentication service from 2 August 2021 onwards. You will need to have the username and password at use when the studies begin.
    • If you don’t have a Finnish ID number, you will receive your username from the student affairs office by email after 2 August but by 13 August at the latest.
    • If you have a Finnish ID number but don’t have online banking codes from a bank in Finland to access the service with, please request your username from the student affairs office via https://xinfo.xamk.fi. The usernames are available from 2 August onwards.
  • Xamk online orientation: Get to know studying and IT tools at Xamk as well as services available for students with Xamk online orientation before starting your studies. The course is available from 2 August onwards. Check the instructions here!
  • Residence permit: We recommend students submit the residence permit application electronically as soon as possible when they have received notification of admission because the process can take several months. Students who are unable to begin their studies on campus e.g. due to the prolonged residence permit process start their studies online. The option for online studies is available until 31 October 2021. All students are expected to start on-site studies and classroom lessons on the campus from 1 November 2021 at the latest. If you cannot come to Finland in August, please let us know by the 18th of August by sending an email to admissions@xamk.fi
  • All students should follow Xamk info page on coronavirus situation for updates on study arrangements.

Your eligibility for the studies has been verified either from the national database in Finland or from the certificate copies submitted on the application form. In case there is something unclear about your qualifications or certificates, you may be asked to present the original certificates at the beginning of your studies.

 

Information on coronavirus

Xamk management follows the coronavirus situation carefully and is prepared to make decisions on study arrangements accordingly. However, our aim is to begin studies in Digital International Business on campus, according to the study plan for the programme.

Follow our info page on the coronavirus situation for changes and updates:

See the covid-19 info page

Arriving for the studies on campus from outside Finland?

Information and links for updates on the residence permit application process are available on Xamk website for new students.

Please also see the instructions on travelling and consider the recommendations for self-quarantine and testing for covid-19 when making your plans to arrive in Finland.

Orientation schedule

Group timetable

Weekly timetables for studies in autumn 2021 are published. Search by your group code (select language FI-> EN, group search) IBKV21SP1 or IBKV21SP2!

Group study plan

Find the curriculum with course contents for Digital International Business on Xamk online study guide.

Game Design

Degree programme: Game Design
Degree
: Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Muotoilija (AMK)
Extent of the degree: 240 credits (ECTS)
Estimated study time: 4 years
Group code: GDKV21SP

Studies begin:

on 23 August 2021 at 10 am on Kouvola Campus, address Paraatikenttä 7

  • orientation days 23-27 Aug 2021
  • courses according to weekly timetables from 30 Aug onwards
Before the studies begin
  • Laptop for studies: Check Xamk requirements for your own laptop 
  • Username for Xamk services: Get your username as instructed on the New Student’s website (> Username for Xamk services). The usernames are available in the authentication service from 2 August 2021 onwards. You will need to have the username and password at use when the studies begin.
    • If you don’t have a Finnish ID number, you will receive your username from the student affairs office after by email 2 August but by 13 August at the latest.
    • If you have a Finnish ID number but don’t have online banking codes from a bank in Finland to access the service with, please request your username from the student affairs office via https://xinfo.xamk.fi. The usernames are available from 2 August onwards.
  • Xamk online orientation: Get to know studying and IT tools at Xamk as well as services available for students with Xamk online orientation before starting your studies. The course is available from 2 August onwards. Check the instructions here!

Your eligibility for the studies has been verified either from the national database in Finland or from the certificate copies submitted on the application form. In case there is something unclear about your qualifications or certificates, you may be asked to present the original certificates in the beginning of studies.

Welcome letter from student tutors!

Information on coronavirus

Xamk management follows the coronavirus situation carefully and is prepared to make decisions on study arrangements accordingly. However, our aim is to begin studies in Game Design on campus, according to the study plan for the programme.

Follow our info page on the coronavirus situation for changes and updates:

See the covid-19 info page

Arriving for the studies on campus from outside Finland?

Information and links for updates on the residence permit application process are available on Xamk website for new students.

Please also see the instructions on travelling and consider the recommendations for self-quarantine and testing for covid-19 when making your plans to arrive in Finland.

Orientation schedule

Group timetable

The weekly timetables for autumn 2021 are published. Search by your group code GDKV21SP ((select language FI-> EN, group search)!

Group study plan

Find the curriculum with course contents for Game Design on Xamk online study guide.

Xamk online orientation course

Get to know studying and IT tools at Xamk as well as services available for students with Xamk online orientation before starting your studies.

Xamk Orientation course can be found from 2 August onwards at Xamk Open Learn environment: Xamk Orientation Autumn 2021. To join the course, log in with your Xamk user credentials and accept the site policy. The enrollment key you need for joining the course is XAMK21. After successful enrollment, the link to the course page can be found on your Learn dashboard-view.

Working with the materials and tasks might take 5-15h, so it’s highly recommended to work with one topic at a time. All your marks remain even if you log out. When you have finished all tasks, you can print and save yourself a certificate to be used as part of the Study and career planning course. Welcome!

Information about Finland and Kouvola

Kouvola

Student accommodation in Kouvola

Degree students arrange housing themselves prior to their arrival in Finland, Xamk cannot offer accommodation for students.

Most of the student residences have the basic furniture including bed, desk, chair, and table and benches in the kitchen. Make use of all the second hand shops available for other things you will need: mattress, pillow, blanket, dishes etc!

Getting to Kouvola

  • If you are travelling via Helsinki Airport, you most likely will prefer to use a train connection.
  • If you are coming from Helsinki city centre or other cities in Finland, please, check Matkahuolto or Onnibus web-pages for the options.
  • If you are arriving from St. Petersburg, you can consider taking the Allegro train to the Kouvola train station.
  • Try to arrange your flight or other arrival in Helsinki early enough so you can reach Kouvola not too late in the evening.
  • You should arrive in Kouvola 1-4 days before the studies begin.

Useful links:

Location for Kouvola Campus, the central travel stations in Kouvola and the student residences in the area:

Get to know Finland!

Information about the city of Kouvola

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