Summer School on Mikkeli Campus
Summer school 2021
Summer School is arranged between July 5 – August 27, 2021.
Xamk arranges it in cooperation with Aalto University. The programme
includes four courses and all of them are taught online.
Courses are suitable to students from different study fields and they are free of charge
to all students.
We offer the courses below:
- Elements of Artificial Intelligence, July 5 – 16, 2021
- Introduction to Cyber Security, July 19 – 30, 2021
- Nordic Product Design, August 2 – 13, 2021
- Entrepreneurial Mindset, August 16 – 27, 2021
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.
Application period for Summer School is March 1 – 31, 2021
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
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. The rent for a shared apartment is approx. from 310 €/month upwards and for a single apartment from 410 €/month upwards.
The rent includes electricity, water, internet connection and the fee for using laundry and sauna. There are also apartments with basic furniture. You can write in the application if you wish a furnished or unfurnished apartment.
You can submit an application at www.moas.fi. 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 deposit fee is 300 € for a shared apartment and 400 € for a single apartment. The deposit must always be paid in time to confirm the reservation. 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 and your application will not be on the waiting list anymore. The deposit will be returned to you after moving out.
The apartment keys are held inside the apartments. Student can get the key only on weekdays (Mon-Fri) between 8am and 4pm by contacting the maintenance/area janitor by phone/email in advance (e.g. a week earlier or as soon as the exact arrival date and time to MOAS/ Mikkeli are known). Key is available from the first date of the tenancy agreement or later, as student prefers. In either case, student needs to contact maintenance/area janitor in advance.
If the tenancy period begins during the weekend or on a public holiday, a new tenant can get the key on the following working day by contacting the maintenance/area janitor at the agreed time i.e. between 8am and 4pm. A new tenant must be prepared to prove his / her identity by showing a passport or identity card.
How to activate Internet-connection in the apartment? Please, have a look at it before arrival in Mikkeli!
For more information visit MOAS website: www.moas.fi
We try to arrange a tutor to meet you upon your arrival in Mikkeli central station but are not able to guarantee it.
FROM HELSINKI AIRPORT/HELSINKI TO MIKKELI
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.
Please note! Mikkeli has one central station area in which all trains and buses arrive!