Welcome to Xamk

Xamk is a higher education institution offering studies in English in many different study fields. We have campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola,
Mikkeli and Savonlinna, located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland.

Students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply for the following studies.

If you wish to have more information about the content of the programme or courses available, please ask more: Kimmo Kääriäinen, Departmental academic coordinator kimmo.kaariainen@xamk.fi

Applications & general matters Sari Pieviläinen, sari.pievilainen@xamk.fi


Cyber security skills are needed for to prevent, to detect the security and when the cyber-attack occurs also to correct damages. Study cyber security in practice. Learning of the future, independent from time and the place, using cloud service platform VirtualLab unique in the in scale of Finland.

The core of the engineer education in the cyber security is in the skills of the functional cyber security, in the form of action learning. You will have skills for preventing, detecting, responding, and in case of attack, mitigating the consequences. New kinds of skills and competences are needed in the working life of the future. The objective of the education is to produce modern high-level competences in the area of cyber security. Disruptions in the operations of our internet-based society may be fatal. You also become familiar with cyber security frameworks, standards, security management and can classify the vulnerabilities and the principles of protection. After the studies, students can apply security solutions for discovering security threats and for protecting against them. You are also able to manage countermeasures against denial-of-service attacks

VirtualLab is a virtual laboratory service running on the CyberLab data center. VirtualLab is now widely used in cyber security- and information networks education, as well as in RDI activities (Research, Development, Innovation). It replaces almost all laboratory work done with physical devices. For example, before a three-person student group had only a few devices to use, but now one student can have a multiple complete virtual ”worlds” each including over 20 virtual devices. These are called ”laboratories” or ”scenarios”.

The VirtuaLab can be used from Xamk’s own computers as well as from any device that has a modern HTML5 capable web browser.

Modes of mobility

This programme is available in the mode of exchange studies (one or two semester long mobility; not leading to a degree).

Read more about exchange destination Kotka (how to get here, student hostel accommodation, orientation before studies begin)

Suunnittelemattomuus vapauttaa

Course list 2023-2024

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courses in English in Kotka campus spring 2024

ERASMUS+ applicants


Creating your OLA (Online Learning Agreement)

As an applicant you need to prepare the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) according to your home institution’s guidelines.
If your home institution is not using OLA,  please upload the fully signed Erasmus+ Learning agreement as PDF to SoleMOVE
when creating the application. OLA Responsible person is Kimmo Kääriäinen.

In addition to OLA you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in SoleMOVE when creating the application.

Non Erasmus+ applicants

Please upload the fully signed Study Plan as PDF to SoleMOVE when creating the application. 
In addition to the signed Study Plan you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in SoleMOVE when creating the application.

Study plan template

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Information about Xamk and Finland

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Proceed to application

Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5. and 15.9.-1.11.

Apply now!