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, all of which are located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland. The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Care in Savonlinna offers education in nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry.

Nurse students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply for exchange studies and practical training (in Savonlinna) and for double degree studies (in Savonlinna and Mikkeli).




If you wish to have more information about the content of the programme or courses available, please, contact Lea Reponen: lea.reponen@xamk.fi.

Practical training possibilities

In Savonlinna, nurse students from partner institutions of Xamk mainly do practical training. The placements available vary during the year but can include, for instance, placements in home care or maternity and child health clinics as well as training in medical/surgical nursing or in an emergency department. Please, state out the areas of your interest in your application and we will do our best to find the most suitable placements for you.


Exchange studies

Nurse exchange students on the Savonlinna Campus, are offered a two-week Community Nursing module (3 ECTS credits) in January and in September and possibly some other theoretical courses but most foreign students in Savonlinna mostly do practical training.

Double degree studies

The double degree programme in nursing is part of a full-time nursing programme. The double degree programme offers students the opportunity to enhance their expertise in different tasks of social and healthcare environments. Students can also strengthen their entrepreneurship skills and international competence. The studies are practical and work-oriented. Modern learning methods support students’ communication and co-operative team-work skills.

Only the students of the partner institutions with whom we have a valid double degree agreement can participate in the double degree studies. If you are interested in the double degree programme but you come from a university which is not listed among our double degree partner institutions, please, contact the responsible coordinator.

Degree: Bachelor of Health Care
Campus: Savonlinna and Mikkeli Campus
Extent of the degree: 210 ECTS credits

Structure of studies at Xamk:
Professional studies: 45 ECTS credits
Bachelor´s thesis 15 ECTS credits

List of double degree partner institutions:

  • Kauno Kolegija University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania
  • Washburn University, USA


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

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