About Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education and an efficient actor in education and research in the region of South Ostrobothnia in West Finland.
The number of full-time students is approximately 4800 of which 10 % are international degree and exchange students, so the atmosphere on campuses is international. SeAMK has 19 Bachelor and 8 Master degree programmes. Two Bachelor's degree programmes are taught totally in English:
Seinäjoki is located in Western Finland and is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Finland. Its population is approximately 61 500. The distances in Seinäjoki are short and you can go to most places by bike or foot. Because of its location Seinäjoki is a good place to travel from around Finland. The train transportation from Seinäjoki and to Seinäjoki is really good, so you can easily travel for example to Vaasa, Tampere, Helsinki (capital) and Rovaniemi (Lapland).
Seinäjoki is well-known for its Alvar Aalto center. There are a lot of big summer events in Seinäjoki: Provinssi, Tangomarkkinat, Vauhtiajot and Solar Sound festivals, which the city is also known for.
The distance between The School of Business and Culture on Frami Campus and the city centre is 1 km. The School of Health Care is located near the main hospital, about 3 km from the city centre and 2 km from Frami Campus.
The living costs for students in Seinäjoki are approximately 600–900 euros per month. Rent is approximately 230–500 euros per month.
Free Time Activities
There are a lot of things to do in Seinäjoki in your free time. There is a beautiful nature to explore for free, for example lake Kyrkösjärvi and Paukaneva nature route.
The gym in Frami Campus is free of charge for students of SeAMK. Student Union SAMO organizes all kinds of sport activities for students for 5–10 euros per semester. These activities include for example floorball, ice hockey, instructed group exercises, yoga, basketball, kettlebell workouts and volleyball.
SeAMK offers a possibility to enjoy student exchange at one of the 200 partner universities, or international practical training.
Double degree programmes are available in the fields of technology and business. The programme offers students a chance to spend one year of their studies at the respective partner university. Graduates of the programme get their Bachelor diploma from both SeAMK and partner university.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
Students from the EU/EEA area are not charged any tuition fees. Tuition fees for non-EU/-EEA citizens:
- Bachelor degree programmes conducted in English: 6800€ per academic year or 3400€ per semester
- Master degree programmes conducted in English: 7800€ per academic year or 3900€ per semester.
At Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, scholarships can be granted to students required to pay a tuition fee. All first year students, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be granted a scholarship, which covers 50% of the annual tuition fee. Students can also be granted a scholarship after the first academic year based on the credit amount and grades.
Apply to SeAMK Online on 9-24 January 2018
Students will be selected to the degree programmes through the Finnish national joint application system. The application period for 2018 will take place between 9 and 24 January 2018. Studies start in the autumn 2018. More information on applying is available at the Study info portal: www.studyinfo.fi and at www.seamk.fi/admissions.
After applying for admission according to the set procedures, all eligible applicants will be invited to take part in entrance examinations. The FINNIPS network arranges entrance examinations for the network’s degree programmes in a selection of countries outside Finland. This cooperation offers an opportunity for the applicants to take the exam in their home or in a neighbouring country instead of travelling to Finland for the tests. See more information on the entrance exams and countries at the FINNIPS websites: www.finnips.fi