Kotka Campus is located in the lush green Metsola district, approximately 5 km from the centre of Kotka. It is close to both the seaside and the Kymi river.

International degree programmes conducted in English:

Campus provides education in Finnish in following fields:

  • social services and health care
  • business administration
  • technology and seafaring.


Broad range of services

Students and visitor find all the important services in the campus

  • Restaurant Junnu
  • Student health care, psychologist and university chaplain
  • Library, student and international services
  • Student Union
  • Research and development services
  • Gym hall

Apply to Xamk

Interested in applying to Xamk? Our next application periods are:

Next supplementary application: 2.-5.8.2021
Next joint application periods are: 1.-15.9.2021 and 5.-19.1.2022

Instructions for applying

New in Kotka: Degree Programme in Nursing!

Our new degree programme gives you an opportunity to study both nursing and Finnish language!

In the beginning, the studies will mostly be conducted in English, with Finnish language teaching gradually taking over. During the studies, the Finnish language skills are improved, and by the time of graduation you will have reached the sufficient language proficiency in order to work in Finland as a nurse. You can start your Finnish language studies from the beginning or continue them from the level you are now.

Degree programme in nursing starts in autum 2022 – you can apply to it jont apllication in January 2022. Read more about degree programme in Nursing!

New Kotka Campus in centre of Kotka - coming in 2024




South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Pääskysentie 1
FI-48220 Kotka


Kotka is located in Kymenlaakso region. Kymenlaakso is a province Southeast Finland with a population of 185,000.  Distance to the Helsinki capital region is about 130 km and to the St Petersburg region about 270 km.

Kotka is a seaport on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, with a population of 55,000. The city is famous for its parks and cultural life. In addition to the archipelago, the city’s maritime attractions include the Sapokka water garden, the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge and the Maretarium aquarium. The Maritime Centre Vellamo introduces you to the history of Kotka and Kymenlaakso, as well as the maritime history of Finland.

The city offers plenty of opportunities for sports and other leisure activities. Those interested in culture will enjoy the productions of Kotka City Theatre, the concerts of Kymi Sinfonietta and the many literary events and art exhibitions. Kotka Maritime Festival is the most famous summer event in the city.

Kotka also offers good opportunities for shopping, including the Pasaati shopping centre, many speciality stores and the hypermarkets in Jumalniemi and Sutela. Local and regional buses take you around the city and to the neighbouring towns. There are buses to Helsinki approximately every half hour and several local trains to Kouvola each day. In summer, the archipelago is easily accessible by public transport from the Sapokka marina.