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7 to 20 January 2021, Joint Application period for Higher education in Finland
Finland is the happiest country in the world, again. The Global Happiness Report has ranked Finland first for the second year in a row.
What is the secret? Find out what Finland is all about: nature, an excellent education system, a welfare state and unique culture. Finland is a great place to study for international students.
"Finnish educational system consistently ranking as one of the best in the world, and Xamk is known to be at the top of Universities of Applied Sciences in the country."
- Bogdan Moroz from Russia, student of Information technology degree programme
"Studying at Xamk is mostly independent, which teaches students to be active. It means a more in-depth understanding of what you’re studying."
- Xuan from Vietnam, student of International business degree programme
Our guideline is the idea of unlimited learning and research. We look at the world in a new way. At the same time, we concentrate on solving and tackling the global problems we face in the world today – together with our students.
Xamk has campuses in four towns: Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. The range of services on our campus is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being.
The learning environments – classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, workshops – are modern and comfortable. The facilities offered by Xamk are highly valued by our international students.
Student tutors are senior students who act as your peer counsellors. They help new students to become familiar with the school and its routines. When new students start their studies, student tutors help the members of the student group to learn to know each other and develop team spirit. In addition, tutors help new students to feel at home and become familiar with the new study environment. One of student tutors’ most important responsibilities is to inform new students about various events and other current matters. Xamk and student union Kaakko are jointly responsible for providing student tutoring services.
On each campus, there is a Student Affairs Office that offers you guidance and help you in many different matters.
Every degree programme has a student affairs advisor who is your contact person to the Student Affairs Office but don’t be afraid to ask for help also from the other advisors. And let’s not forget the e-services for student affairs that are at your use 24/7!
Xamk offers a wide variety of leisure activities for students on campuses. The main idea is to bring students together, create communal climate, increase well-being and take care that everyone finds some nice freetime activities.
The housing situation in South-East Finland is good, compared to the situation in the Helsinki region or other similar European metropolises.
The rental level is relatively low, and finding affordable accommodation is quite easy. However, you should keep in mind that at the beginning of the autumn term there are many students looking for accommodation. So, remember to be quick to apply for housing either through the student housing services or in the private rental sector.
Degree students arrange housing themselves before their arrival in Finland; unfortunately, Xamk cannot offer accommodation for students. Please, look for more information from new students website.