Summer school 2020 on Mikkeli Campus

Summer School is cancelled due to Covid-19!

Summer school is arranged in Mikkeli between July 6 – August 28, 2020. The programme includes four courses which are suitable to students from different study fields. Courses are free of charge to students from Xamk’s partner institutions. Otherwise the fee is 12 € / ECTS credit.

In Mikkeli we offer multidisciplinary courses in IT, Business and Tourism as follows:

  • Elements of Artificial Intelligence, July 6 – 17, 2020
  • Introduction to Cyber Security, July 20 – 31, 2020
  • Consumer Behaviour, August 3 – 14, 2020
  • Sustainable Tourism, August 17 – 28, 2020

Syllabuses are available when you click the name of the specific course below.


Mikkeli – A beautiful city on the shore of Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland!

Feel the magic of summer in Finland – bright nights, rich nature and sauna culture.

Elements of Artificial Intelligence

July 6.-17.2020

Introduction to Cyber Security

July 20.-31.2020

Consumer Behaviour

August 3.-14.2020.

Sustainable tourism

August 17.-28.2020

Application period

Application period for Summer School is March 1 – 31, 2020

The application is easy to fill in. In addition to basic information, the following documents need to be attached to the application in PDF-format.

  • study certificate from your home university in English
  • letter of motivation in English
  • copy of the passport / ID card in English

Please note that the courses are organised on two different campuses, so please make sure to take that into account when selecting the courses.

Create and submit your application by the deadline!




Mikkeli Student Housing Ltd (MOAS) is specialised in student accommodation in Mikkeli and is the easiest way to find accommodation for your stay. Normally the renting period is one month but Summer School students can apply for the accommodation also for two weeks. The amount of rent varies depending on the location and size of the apartment. Monthly rent for a shared apartment is app. from 320 € upwards and for a single-room apartment from 425 € upwards. Rent for two weeks is between 150 -170 €. The rent includes furniture, usage charge, electricity, water and internet connection. The deposit fee is 300 € for a room in a shared apartment and 400 € for a single-room apartment. The deposit must always be paid in time to confirm the reservation.

You can submit an application at We recommend to apply for the accommodation as soon as you have received the letter of acceptance from Xamk. We will inform Moas office about your acceptance to Summer school. Be sure to write your email address correctly in the application form because Moas will send you an email when they have an apartment reserved for you. The email includes instructions for paying the deposit fee (IBAN and SWIFT).You have approximately one week time to confirm the reservation to Moas and pay the deposit fee. Without a reply, you will lose the reserved apartment.

If you arrive daytime during office hours you can get the keys to your apartment from Moas office. If you arrive in the evening, at night or during the weekend you’ll get the keys from Moas janitor-on-call. A service-fee of 20,00 € will be charged always when the key is handled to a new tenant outside normal office hours. The fee has to be paid with cash on arrival directly to the janitor-on-call.

You need to inform Moas office at least one week prior to your arrival about your exact date and time of arrival in Mikkeli! For any questions about Moas apartments, please contact

We try to arrange a tutor to meet you upon your arrival in Mikkeli central station but are not able to guarantee it.




Travelling by train:

From the airport:
take the commuter train P from the airport to Tikkurila station and change to long distance train to Mikkeli. There are two stations between Tikkurila and the airport. I and P trains stop at all stations and they run in opposite directions on the ring rail line.

From Helsinki railway station:
take the Finnair city bus from the airport to Helsinki main railway station. Service runs every 20 minutes between 5.45 am and 01.10 am, check the timetable here.

You can check the timetables and buy the tickets to long-distance trains in the train, ticket offices in Helsinki and Tikkurila or in advance at Finnish Railways website.

Travelling by bus:

From Helsinki airport via Kerava to Mikkeli:
take the transfer bus from Helsinki airport to Kerava rest area. Service runs from 8:35, approximately with 2 hour intervals. From the Kerava rest area, take the Express bus Helsinki-Savonlinna or Helsinki-Kuopio. You can pay the fare when boarding the bus or by booking the tickets in advance.

From Helsinki bus station to Mikkeli:
take the Finnair city bus or HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) bus number 615 from the airport to Helsinki railway station. From the railway station, walk to Helsinki bus station (underground of Kamppi Centre). The distance is about 500 meters.

Tickets can be bought in the bus or Matkahuolto Travel Services service points or online. Also check the timetables and ticket prices for Onnibus company.

Please note! Mikkeli has one central station area in which all trains and buses arrive!


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