Xamk has long experience in international education cooperation.

Its international cooperation network is extensive with partner organisations from tens of different countries.

Xamk offers several ways of incorporating international elements to the studies. A degree or its part can be completed in English, and there are foreign students attending Xamk’s summer term and the studies of degree programmes with instruction in English. Exchange periods or practical training can be carried out in foreign partner schools or organisations either through the Erasmus and Nordplus programmes or bilateral student exchange agreements.

In addition to interesting courses, studies abroad also offer new experiences, friends and promote language skills and self-confidence.

Exchange periods of varying lengths

An exchange period typically lasts from 3 to 12 months. It usually takes place during the second or third academic year. The aim is that the studies completed during this period are recognised as a part of the degree. Therefore, an exchange period doesn’t usually postpone graduation. Students taking an exchange period can apply for a study grant.

Xamk’s international services help both out-going and in-coming exchange students and support Xamk’s departments and units in their international activities. The aim is to improve students’ skills in working in international and multicultural working environments. Student exchange is a part of high quality higher education and promotes students’ professional growth and competence.



Xamk's International Summer School

The International Summer School is arranged at Xamk
from July 5 to August 27, 2021.

Courses are arranged on Mikkeli campus.

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Erasmus Charter for higher education

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Erasmus Policy Statement

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Contact information for student exchange and internships

​Kotka and Kouvola


Mr Ulf Jensen-Munk
+358 44 702 8479


Mr Henrik Luikko
+358 44 7028232







Mikkeli and Savonlinna:


Ms Ulla Vuorinen
+358 400 872764


Ms Sari Kärkkäinen
+358 50 312 4988