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XAMK - South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

XAMK - South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

XAMK - South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences international student admissions & applications
Xamk - South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Kyamk) and Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (Mamk) will merge on the beginning of 2017.

The name of the new university of applied sciences is South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk). The profile of the new university of applied sciences is based on sustainable well-being and technology.

Xamk bears responsibility for promoting social, cultural and ecological sustainability. In addition, the university of applied sciences wants to promote vitality, innovation and problem solving in its operating region.

The strategic objective is to be among the top five universities of applied sciences in Finland as regards student satisfaction, the organisation of studies and graduates’ employment rate.

One of the goals is to be the largest Finnish university of applied sciences in terms of RDI activities and education provided through the Open University of Applied Sciences.

The new university of applied sciences wants to be a strong and responsible partner that fully exploits its geographical location.
Facts about Xamk
Facts about Xamk
  • 9000 students
  • 4 campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna
  • 750 in full-time faculty and staff
  • 1700 graduates per year
  • 60 Bachelor’s programmes
  • 23 Master’s programmes
  • Second largest UAS in Finland in terms of budget; annual turnover EUR 70 million
  • President and CEO Heikki Saastamoinen
Vision 2030
Our graduates are among the highest qualified in their respective fields. A key player in the field of higher education with a strong national and international network, we are an important research community with invaluable knowledge of Russia and Russian co-operation.
Profile
Xamk is a higher education institution that focuses on sustainable well-being and technology.
    • In all our activities, we promote social, financial, cultural and ecological sustainability.
    • Through sustainable well-being, we increase vitality and happiness in the area in which we operate.
    • Through sustainable technology, we promote innovation, create new business and solve problems.
International activities
International activities promote students’ ability to work in international and multicultural environments.  We receive approximately 600 international students each year, representing over 20 countries.  Students can study a whole degree or parts of them in English. Eight degree programmes are taught fully in English.

Xamk’s international networks provide access to studies and work placements abroad.  Xamk has approximately 350 partner schools.
Education T South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Education
Xamk provides a broad range of education services.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s programmes
  • Open UAS studies and study paths
  • Multidisciplinary continuing education
  • Specialisation education
  • Apprenticeship training in higher education
Full-time studies leading to a bachelor-level degree last 3.5-4 years (210-240 ECTS).

You can apply to study for a master’s degree if you have a degree from a university of applied sciences or another higher education degree plus at least three years of work experience in the relevant field of study. Studies in a master-level degree programme take 2.5 years (90 ECTS).
Students give good feedback on Xamk
  • Education appreciated by employers
  • Flexible learning anytime, anywhere
  • Relaxed study environment, good team spirit, nice campuses
  • Efficient support services – students are not left alone with their problems
  • Good opportunities for student exchange around the world
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
Tuition fees
  • Bachelor’s degrees 6000 euros / academic year
  • Master’s degrees 7000 euros / academic year.
                                      
Scholarship scheme at Xamk
Student whose studies progress well (completes 55 ECTS credits during the academic year), will be refunded 50% of the paid fee. The refund is paid yearly on the basis of the studies (credits) completed during the previous academic year
International group at Xamk University