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: Marko Oras, Departmental academic coordinator marko.oras@xamk.fi

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

Game Programming

Studying Game Programming gives you a good starting point to design, test and develop game products. International events and networking play a key role in game industry culture. During your studies you can participate in several game industry events and form professional networks. Collaboration with game and software industry professionals gives students the possibility to work in various companies and publish commercial products already during their studies.

The studies are implemented as daily contact learning with plenty of programming project work as well as online self-studies. Game programming and programming can be learned only by doing, so problem solving, and independent study is a key to master this profession. During your studies you will achieve comprehensive game industry skills, which can also be used in software development in general.

Our degree program is actively involved in research and development projects that give you a chance to participate in different types of R&D tasks during your studies. Typical projects include developing an application or a game for a real-world client as a testbed for new business or research purposes. We are also involved with several startup-related RDI activities that include students and motivate them to participate in entrepreneurial projects and start new ventures.


Modes of mobility

This programme is available in the mode of exchange studies (autumn  or spring semester or whole academic year long mobility) or double degree studies (two-semester long mobility; leading to a degree).

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

Course list 2024-2025

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Courses in English in Kotka campus Spring semester 2024

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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 Marko Oras

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!