Summer School

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is organizing
an International Summer School between July 5 – August 27, 2021.
Summer School is arranged online in cooperation with Aalto University.

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 enroll on Summer
courses through Xamk Open University. In that case there is a fee of 12 € / ECTS credit.   

Check the programme and the syllabuses!



Application period

The application period for summer courses is March 1 – 31, 2021. Students apply for summer courses by filling in the application form. Please check carefully the content and trhe dates for the courses you would like to select.

Please, have the following documents ready in PDF format before filling the application form:
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Study certificate from your home university in English
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 an official confirmation from us, please read carefully the information in the letter of acceptance.


General Information for students

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Please note that as Summer School is taught online, we will not arrange any kind of Social programme!


We warmly welcome you to participate the Social Programme of the Xamk Summer School at Mikkeli!

As social programme is essential for Summer School students, we organize an event every week. Activities are arranged 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 related to activities 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
Sauna evening and swimming Paintball in Visulahti fun park
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
Enjoy the beautiful nature in Puumala Trip to Repovesi National park

Make the most of your summer school experience

Please note that as Summer School is taught online we will not arrange any kind of Social 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.

Visit Mikkeli

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Visit Finland

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.

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For any questions, please contact:


Ulla Vuorinen
International Services Advisor
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Mikkeli Campus
+358 400 872 764