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 programmes or courses available, please ask more!

Mr. Grigory Budin, grigory.budin(at)xamk.fi

Training in Finland

The competence goals of the public health nurse degree arise from the population’s health needs and the professional qualifications required and the scientific knowledge of the public health field.

The national nurse and the public health nurse degree qualifications are included in the goal setting. The chief learning officer, the teaching staff, the representatives of the working life and the students participate in the curriculum planning. Also the teaching staff is involved in the national curriculum work and see that the curriculum of the school obeys the national alignments and EU-directives.

Practical training possibilities


Educational Nursing Manager can arrange placements for exchange students from various different wards in community nursing, surgical and medical nursing, mental health care and so on. Please state out the areas of your interests in your application and we’ll do our best to find suitable wards for you.

During the academic year 2019 – 2020 we can offer placements in

Community nursing
Gerontological nursing, elderly care homes
Psychiatric nursing
Mental Health Care nursing
Alcohol and drug abuse clinic

at the following wards at Kotka Central Hospital:

  • ICU
  • CCU
  • Emergency department
  • Operating theaters
  • Medical nursing ward
  • Surgical nursing ward
  • Gynecological – Surgical nursing
  • Surgical care in various units
  • Medical care in various units
  • Neurological nursing ward, ward for rehabilitation patients
  • Acute Neurological nursing Ward
  • Oncology and Treatment Center
  • Dialysis
  • Children unit
  • Eye surgical unit
  • Acute Ward in health care center
  • Ambulance

Please note that all placements/wards are not in the centre of Kotka. Travelling costs are at student’s expense.

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Information about Xamk and Finland

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Proceed to application

Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5.2020 and 15.9.-1.11.2020.

Apply now!