Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) International student Admissions  & Application
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) international student admissions & applications
Kajaani University of Applied Science - Get ready for your future
Studies at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) are a practical work oriented alternative to traditional university education and give students an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a theoretical knowledge base.

For several years in a row, KAMK has been among the top universities of applied sciences in Finland to offer high quality education and student guidance (source: Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland). Our lecturers approach each student as an individual, helping them to identify and develop their personal areas of expertise. Our degrees provide you with skills highly valued in working life.  

KAMK offers four bachelor’s degrees delivered in English:
  • Bachelor's Degree in eSports Business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Business 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Leisure Management 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism
Activity Tourism Studies at KAMK Kajaani is a small lively town with a population of 38 000. Student life in Kajaani is easy living: distances are short and services are of a high standard. The town has all the necessary services, yet is small enough to feel safe. Four distinct seasons provide a variety of settings ideal for a wide range of meaningful experiences. Kajaani also offers everyone excellent recreational and free-time facilities. One of the biggest holiday and sports resorts in Finland, Vuokatti, is just 35 km away from Kajaani. It offers excellent opportunities for e.g. cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, husky safaris, wakeboarding, hiking and bathing in a spa.
Our single campus area is a melting pot of different countries and cultures. To make things easy for you, all our student services are located comfortably close to each other.

Campus Life at KAMKCampus facilities include modern technologies like data center and game design labs, 3D printers, robotics and smart gym where digitalized environment and games are utilized to boost the training.

A wide range of sports services are offered for students. Two sports halls, two gyms and a climbing wall on campus are in students use for instructed group sessions, ball games and individual training and exercising.

Besides course books and printed materials, campus library provides extensive electronic resources.

Our campus guarantees that you will enjoy the comfort and ease of on-hand services while being temptingly close to the magic of the taiga and Kajaani’s fantastic outdoor sports and leisure areas. 
International students at KAMK
All the international students are warmly welcomed to KAMK. New students can soon notice that we care all of our students.We arrange reception for our new international students on their arrival to Kajaani. The tutoring students will meet you on arrival and make sure that you will find your way to the accommodation safely.  The studies begin with 4-day orientation programme and team-building activities to make the beginning of studies as smooth as possible.

Campus Life at KAMK Friend Family Programme 
KAMK runs a Friend Family Programme, which offers our international students the chance to get to know Finnish culture and language better by pairing participating students with families from the Kainuu area. The Friend Family Programme not only allows students to experience everyday Finnish life, but also helps them adapt to their new surroundings by connecting them with a welcoming Finnish family. Foreign students can apply for a friend family after starting their studies.

Tutoring Students and Student Union KAMO 
KAMO is the Student Union of KAMK. It is a non-profit-making association, which looks after the interests of KAMK students. KAMO also organizes numerous events during the academic year, including outdoor recreation days, social gatherings and parties. KAMO organizes tutoring activities at KAMK. Tutoring students help new students to get their studies started and to cope with everyday life in Kajaani.  

Student accommodation is available in modern and neat apartments on campus. Each student is having a private furnished room in shared apartment. According to the students’ preferences, also unfurnished student accommodation is available within a walking distance from campus orif willing, students can rent an apartment privately.  The rent for the student accommodation on campus is 310€ per month. The rent includes water and electricity. The internet connection is paid separately.
Exchange and double degree opportunities
All the KAMK students are supported to spend an exchange period abroad, either studying in one of our partner institutions or accomplishing practical training - or both! KAMK has over 100 international partners all over the world. In addition to the student exchange, our International Business and Tourism students have the opportunity to take a double degree during their studies. By completing a part of the studies in a certain partner university in Germany, a student will gain two bacherlor's degrees, one from KAMK and the other from the partner university.
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 6000€ per academic year

There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens.

Other living costs: The average monthly living expenses for a student living in Finland are approximately 700 – 900 euros. This may vary depending on personal circumstances. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA nationals need to demonstrate that they have at least 560 euros per month at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee.

Whenaccomplishing a minimum of 55 credits in the first academic year, student can apply a scholarship of 3000 euros per year from the second year onwards. The scholarship is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. The scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students.

Please complete the form on the right and we will soon be in touch with you to discuss your future at KAMK.
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