South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Finland. We offer degree studies in English and Finnish as well as studies that do not result in graduation. We also offer language studies and higher education preparatory studies for immigrants.

Higher education in Finland

Finland has two types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS).

Universities of applied sciences (UAS for short) offer professionally oriented higher education on bachelor’s and master’s level, and have strong ties with working life and regional development.

Universities focus on scientific research and the education they provide is based on it. They offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral (PhD) level studies.

Study and research opportunities in Finnish higher education on Study in Finland website

Studies for Ukrainians

In response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Xamk offers several study possibilities for Ukrainians:

The studies mentioned above are for Ukrainians who have fled the war in their home country and arrived in Finland.  The Ukrainians living in Finland who have arrived in the country before the war, are also entitled to this opportunity. 

Read more about the study possibilities by clicking the links above. Both bachelor and master studies are taught in English.

If you already have a study place in higher education in Ukraine

Separate study right

The separate study right is available in certain degree programmes for Ukrainians who already have a study place in a University / Academy / Higher Educational Institution in Ukraine.​ This study opportunity is aimed at students who have an existing, valid right to study at a Ukrainian university, and whose studies have been discontinued due to the war.

Studies in the separate study right are free of charge for the student. The studies will start in August 2022​.

The separate study rights are granted based on the compatibility of applicants’ earlier studies with those offered by Xamk UAS and English language skills. You must satisfy specific academic and language requirements.

  • Application period 25 May – 4 August (closes at 3 pm on 4 August)​
  • English language test organised online after the application period​
  • The  study right lasts for 2 years / 120 ECTS cr
  • Studies in the separate study right do not lead to a degree​
  • Possibility to apply for a place in degree studies after 1 or 2 years on the basis of credits completed during the separate study right.

Find the application form and further instructions for the separate study right on Studyinfo service (see link below).

Apply for the separate study right

Application form and further instructions are available on Studyinfo service.

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If you don't yet have a study place in higher education

Application for degree programmes

The following applications are open for those who have completed an upper secondary level diploma (high school). The requirement for Master’s degree programmes is a suitable higher education degree and at least two years of relevant work experience after completing the degree.

Supplementary application: 1 – 4 August 2022

  • Application for the study places still available at Xamk in the studies beginning in August 2022
  • Programmes: Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Wellbeing Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Joint application, autumn: 31 August – 14 September 2022

  • Application for degree programmes beginning in January 2023
  • Programmes: Game Design / part-time studies (Bachelor of Culture and Arts), International Business Management (Master of Business Administration)

Joint application, spring: 4 – 18 January 2023

  • Application for degree programmes beginning in August 2023
  • Programmes: All Bachelor’s programmes / full-time studies, Rehabilitation (Master of Health Care and Social Services)

Scholarship for humanitarian reasons

Xamk offers a scholarship for humanitarian reasons for the citizens of Ukraine for the academic year 2022-2023.

The scholarship is an exemption from the tuition fee for the mentioned academic year (first study year).

The scholarship is granted automatically for applicants with Ukrainian citizenship, you don’t have to apply for it separately.

Degree programmes

Both bachelor and master studies are taught in English.

Bachelor’s degrees

master’s degrees

How to apply

All instructions for applying to degree studies

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Supplementary application

Degree studies beginning in August 2022

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Why choose Xamk

Studying at Xamk

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OPEN UAS COURSES FOR FREE

Xamk is providing its Open University of Applied Sciences online courses free of charge.
You can start your studies during this year.

Xamk Open UAS offers:

  • single courses, extent 3 – 5 ECTS credits
  • path studies, extent 60 ECTS credits (1 year).

Start your free studies by ordering a voucher below!

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Start your studies by ordering a free voucher.

We will send you your Xamk Pulse voucher by email. Please also notice that our emails may end up in the spam/junk mailbox.

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More information about the Xamk Open UAS studies

Read more about the Xamk Open UAS studies.

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Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

The programme is intended for immigrants whose Finnish language skills are on proficiency level B1 at minimum, and whose goal is to apply to a degree programme conducted in Finnish in a Finnish UAS or university. The next preparatory programme is starting in spring 2023 and the application for it will open in autumn 2022​.

Information on the programme is available in Finnish, follow the link below. 

 

Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

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Admission Services

  • Degree studies
  • Separate study right
  • Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

Contact details (service in English/Finnish)

admissions(a)xamk.fi
tel. and WhatsApp +358 44 702 8752, +358 50 312 5031
Offices in Kouvola and Mikkeli (open by appointment)

Open UAS Office

  • Single courses in Open UAS
  • Path studies in Open UAS

Contact details (service in English/Finnish)

openstudies(a)xamk.fi
tel. and WhatsApp: +358 40 826 6050, +358 50 349 4009