Did you know that 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?

Read the top 5 reasons why you should study with us and choose Xamk as your perfect study destination.

Finnish education system is one of the best 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.

So what’s the secret?

Finns are strong believers in equality and education. That is why Finland has a good education system with high standards and efficient quality assurance – excellent opportunities for study. In addition, we have really highly qualified teachers in Finland. At Xamk, we have top-class teachers who have years of expertise from the field they teach. We have also adopted a more practical approach to teaching that responds to working life needs.

The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) awarded Xamk a quality label that is valid for six years. Xamk’s quality system meets the national criteria for quality management in higher education institutions and corresponds to the European quality management principles and guidelines.


Excellent degree programmes with working life orientation


Xamk offers 6 Bachelor’s Degree programmes and 4 Master’s Degree programmes taught in English.

Studies at a university of applied sciences (UAS) focus on professional and practical know-how and skills. The practical experience provided by UAS studies is highly appreciated in many jobs and duties. UAS Bachelor’s level studies also gives you the opportunity to apply for further studies, such as completing a UAS master’s level degree and continuing as far as a doctoral degree.

Our bachelor’s degrees always include supervised practical training that gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge learnt in theory into practice. You will become familiar with the duties of your own field in real working environments.

Participation also in RDI (research, development and innovation) brings new dimensions to studies. You can gain experience in real research projects, challenge yourself to work like professionals and learn to identify what development requires.

Projects with working life orientation give a chance for networking. You can already contact your possible future employers.

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


Our campuses locate in beautiful finnish towns close to nature


Xamk has campuses in four towns: Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. A campus that is well suited for its purpose, functional, pleasant and safe is the sum of many factors.

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 nature is always close in our campus towns. Depending on the season, one can do different things: swim in a lake, hike, ski, canoe, ice fish, etc. Outdoor life and communing with nature are close to Finns’ hearts.

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.

And if you wish to visit the capital of Finland, Helsinki, it’s only few hours way by train or bus.


It’s your time to enjoy student life and create wonderful memories


Xamk is a community of over 10 000 student and staff members. A great reward for studying at Xamk is that we always provide potential opportunities such as networking with fellow students and staff and with local companies. We organize different events and online forums. We have lots of ideal projects and an active environment to participate and develop.

Student union Kaakko is an advocate of students at Xamk and their mission is to support you throughout your studies. At Xamk it’s your time to enjoy student life, create wonderful memories and shape the future as you wish. Student Union Kaakko organizes various sports and hobby events. We want to support and promote team spirit among students and staff and provide you the opportunity to have fun both on and off campus.


Responsibility is our strategic choice – we are commited to un’s sustainable development goals


We work for tomorrow and we act responsibly. This means that we make sustainable choices every day. We also develop new, sustainable solutions in cooperation with our partners. We are committed to UN’s sustainable development goals and we strive to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

We use the WWF Green Office environmental system and provide responsibility training. We efficiently utilise the development opportunities provided by digitalisation.

We systematically develop our campuses in accordance with the users’ needs. A safe and accessible work and study environment is the basic requirement. All campuses have restaurants eligible for the Finnish Swan ecolabel. All restaurants have responsibly produced local and organic food regularly on the menu. The restaurants favour batch cooking to reduce food waste.