Are you interested in practical learning? Would you like to study in modern facilities with top-class teachers? Are you attracted to new ways of teaching and learning? If you said yes, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – might be just the place for you.

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Students feedback on xamk

  • Education appreciated by employers
  • Flexible learning anytime, anywhere
  • Relaxed study environment, good team spirit, nice campuses
  • Efficient support services – students are not left alone with their problems
  • Good opportunities for student exchange around the world

Next application periods

Joint Application period for Higher education in Finland has ended. Last application day was 20th January 2021.

In brief, we have two intakes per year (January and September). Next application periods are:

  • 1.-15.9.2021
  • 5.-19.1.2022

After applying you will be invited to the entrance exam, which will be held in late March outside Finland and in April on-campus. Please, check for for more info on the application instructions.

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Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes

Finland - happiest country in the world


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.

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An exceptional education

Best educational system in the World

"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

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Taking learning to next level

"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

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Home for innovation

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.

Research and development

Participation in RDI brings new dimensions to studies. Students can gain experience in real research projects, challenge themselves to work like professionals and learn to identify what development requires.

Entrepreneurial culture

One of Xamk’s primary ambitions is to foster entrepreneurship. For example, *ship Startup Festival supports the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Studies with practical orientation

Studies at a university of applied sciences (UAS) focus on professional and practical know-how and skills.

Master School

Build the career path of your choice in Master School, the learning community for Master’s degree students at Xamk.

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Information about applying and studying

How to apply

Instructions for applying, information on entry exams and statistics related to applying.

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Study guide

Find the descriptions and curricula of the degree programmes on our online study guide.

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Admission services

Contact us by email or by phone +358 44 702 8752 or +358 50 3125 031.

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Get to know our teachers

Language teachers Mikko Koho and Sami Norrbacka both work at Kotka Campus. We asked their experiences and insights on teaching and language studies. Find out why they think Xamk is an excellent studyplace and why should you study with us.

A welcoming and supportive community

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.

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Xamk Students in campuses

Support from Xamk

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.

Student Union Kaakko is for you

Join the Studeny Union and you will get access to student benefits.

Student Blog

Stories from our current students.

Welcome new students to Xamk

New student’s checklist- helps you to remember the most important things before the studies begin.