South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is organizing
an International Summer School in 2020. We will offer multidisciplinary studies on Kouvola
and Mikkeli campuses between June 1 – August 28, 2020.
Students can enroll to one course or several courses according to their interest and timetable.
All the courses are tuition-free for the students from Xamk’s partner universities.
If you are not a student at Xamk’s partner university, you can apply to Summer courses
through Open University. In that case there is a fee of 12 € / ECTS credit.
The application period for summer courses is March 1 – 31, 2020. Students apply for summer courses
via application form. Please check carefully the content and the dates of the courses you would like to select.
NOTE: The courses are organized on two different Campuses, so please make sure to take that into account
when selecting the courses!
|Please, have the following documents ready in PDF format before filling the application form:|
|Attachments in other than PDF formats will not be processed.|
|Please note, that Xamk does not accept applications sent by regular post!
Student selections will be made after the application period is over. When you receive official confirmation of acceptance from us, please, read carefully the information in the acceptance letter.
Experience the magic of summer in Finland!
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
We warmly welcome you to participate the Social Programme of the Xamk Summer School at Kouvola and Mikkeli!
As social programme is essential for Summer School students, we organize an event every week. Activities are arranged by both Campuses on South-East Finland area and they offer an excellent possibility to see Finland and get to know Finnish culture. We have listed some examples of the future events for you.
Experience the unique Scandinavian midnight sun and nightless nights enjoying socializing under the Finnish sky with your fellow students from around the globe. Make friendships and memories that last a lifetime!
Please note that Xamk will mainly cover the transportation but students also need to be prepared to cover some of the expenses. Detailed information such as dates and times are published later in spring.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
|Tykkimäki amusement park||Cooking afternoon|
|Bonfire Night @ Ankkapurha (team building event) BBQ and tell your story||Sauna evening and swimming|
|Langinkoski – the historical Russian Emperor’s Summer Residence||Trip to Verla – a unique UNESCO World heritage site that brings the turn of the 20th century to life|
|Maritime Centre Vellamo||Experience Savonlinna – Olavinlinna Castle and cruise on lake Saimaa|
|Sauna evening @ Ankkapurha||Trip to Repovesi National park|
|Ship the Startup Festival||Paintball in Visulahti fun park|
Make the most of your summer school experience
Kouvola / Kotka region
Many places suit the demanding tastes of the future professionals within creative businesses. Explore the Alvar Aalto heritage sites in Kouvola region, enjoy a late brunch at Kymi Mansion and join us on an excursion to the Taideruukki industrial settings rendered to new venues for creative industries and exhibition halls. We also offer you excursions to Ankkapurha Culturepark, Kouvola Museum Quarter featuring the Onnen kukko cafeteria laid back ambiance. We also take you to the Tykkimäki amusement park for the evening joyrides!
Excursions also to Kotka seaside town 60km away from Kouvola. Kotka Maritime centre Vellamo, get a close up of the Scandinavian fish and Baltic Sea creatures at the Maretarium Sea Aquarium and have a promenade in the internationally awarded seaside parks at Kotka, such as Sapokka and the sculpture promenade at Kotka. During the same trip we discover the Urban Natural Park nestling the historical the Russian Emperor’s summer residence, cafeterias, restaurants and exhibitions at Langinkoski.
We explore the Kouvola nightlife, such venues as the Gastropub Betony and in August we participate the Kymijoki Beer Festival by the river Kymi. For the August summer course participants we offer a very special occasion to participate the Kotka *Ship Start up Festival events as both participants and audience. This is part of the course programme!
Mikkeli / Savonlinna region
Mikkeli is a lively summer town. We have a famous market square in the heart of the town where you can enjoy the local café entrepreneurs’ products and enjoy the atmosphere. Cycling is is a convenient way for exploring the town and its surroundings. We also have Mikke train which is a cheap way to see different places in the town’s centre. We recommend to visit Mikkeli park which is a beautiful place to spend free time and relax. There are many good restaurants in town. You can also have lunch and do some shopping in Kenkävero vicarage which is located close to Mikkeli Park and Tertti manor which is a little bit further from the centre but offers an unique travel experience.
Mikkeli area offers good possibilities for outdoor activities such as paddling, canoeing, swimming and cycling. Saimaa Stadiumi which is a unique complex for sports, experiences and wellness is located quite close
to campus and is worth visiting. We also recommend to take part in our trip where you can experience sauna as Finland is sauna’s homeland. Sauna experience takes care of your body and soul. By taking part in the cooking course you learn to cook Finnish food and the best part of it – you can taste the food you prepared.
Town Savonlinna is located at 100 km distance from Mikkeli and is a beautiful summer town by lake Saimaa. It has an international atmosphere in the summer as the famous Opera festival is arranged annually in an old Olavinlinna castle. It is a perfect option for a day/weekend trip.
Studying in Finland is not just about the studies. It is a chance to make friends, build networks, and experience something new.
Finland is a safe country where things work and nature is always close by.