OFFER
🎁 This Holiday Season:
Give the Gift of Europe with 35% OFF

This college at a glance.

2000
Students enrolled in this school.
4
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
1
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

1996: Kajaani University of Applied Sciences amongst the first to be granted permanent status1998: The first English-taught programme, Degree Programme in International Business, starts1999: Laboratories established2001: The Information Centre opens2005: Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management (in Finnish) attracts a mass of applications2006: Tourism Degree Programme (in English) begins

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on studyinfo.fi between January 10th-25th. Since a high school diploma is technically needed to apply, students who are in their final year of high school should check with the school to see if they could be considered for discretionary admission (which basically means that the school allows you to apply for provisional consideration).  Applicants from non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores and all applicants need to include a photocopy of their passport. Finnish UAS programs require entrance exams which are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some programs/schools require that the exam is taken in Finland.  Some programs allow SAT scores to substitute for the entrance exam.  

What is student life like?

KAMK offers a unique, integrated campus near the town center in Kajaani. KAMK has concentrated on state-of-the-art equipment and study methods, as the campus undergoes a process of constant renewal and development. For example, you can opt to complete part of your studies as E-courses (virtual learning).above offers sports services accessible for all skill levels for students. Activities take place in the areas and sports locations of our campus. Two different kinds of gyms, a musical exercise room, and a sports hall. We offer instructed group exercises and the possibility to use the ball shifts in the sports hall and gyms of the campus independently. The goal of KaMove is to enhance the well-being of our students and to make it possible for everyone to do sports throughout their studies. The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Student Union KAMO organizes evening gatherings and parties, winter events, and excursions. KAMO also runs kiosks, book-selling, and photocopying services at student prices on campus. 

Scholarships & Funding

Students who successfully finish their first year of full-time studies will receive a 50% tuition waiver for the remaining years of the program.

Housing options.

A company called Kajaanin Pietari provides accommodation for both degree students and exchange students. They offer shared accommodation and also family apartments. Some of the accommodation is located on campus and another housing is located 1 – 3 km from KAMK. KAMK International Office books accommodation automatically for all incoming exchange students after accepting their application. The students coming to study for a full degree should apply for accommodation themselves. 

Dining information

Additional notes.

Find the college in Europe that fits you best.

Jump on the unique opportunity to find a degree from a top-ranking European university while still being able to study in English.

Explore more colleges in the same city.

Listen to the College Insights™ Podcast

Podcast Icon

What Transparent Admissions Requirements Really Mean

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
It’s that time of year again… College admissions are on the minds of many students who have attempted to get into their choice schools across the US; it can be a deeply confusing and stressful time for many.
Podcast Icon

Master's Degrees in Europe for International Students

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
Her conversation partner this week is Sean Dempsey, a past BTS member and recent graduate of the highly-ranked KU Leuven, in Belgium.
Podcast Icon

Will a European Degree Work for Me in the US?

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
Is a degree from Europe valuable enough in the US? Does it allow students to get into grad school and get a good job? Who gives accreditation to universities in the States?
Podcast Icon

How to Get a Master's Degree in Europe

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
In today’s episode, Jenn has an interesting discussion with Tiffany, a parent of one of our members, Ethan. She became so interested in the Beyond the States process herself so that she’s amid planning admission for herself and her husband – for a Master degree program in the EU!
Podcast Icon

Avoid the Pitfalls of College Rankings

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
How useful are college rankings actually? What do they measure? Can you find great colleges in Europe without relying on rankings?
Podcast Icon

The Myth of American Exceptionalism

Featuring Jennifer Viemont
We're going to be talking about the differences in the educational experience, meaning the academic side of things that students have in Europe versus in the US. So I'm always taken aback when people assume that universities in the US are the best globally.

Beyond the States matches you with your ideal English-taught college in Europe.

Beyond the States provides access to 11,400+ European bachelor's and master's programs across 870 universities, 550 cities, and 212 areas of study, plus all the resources you need to get there. No sponsorships. No bias.
3200+
English-taught bachelor's programs in our database.
8200+
English-taught master's programs in our database.
550
Beautiful European cities to choose from.
870
Top-tier universities accepting international students.
332,948
Typical savings against a private university in the US.
60,123
Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
All inclusive of tuition, living, food, books, health insurance, travel expenses, as well as hidden fees. Compiled with data from students and the official websites from KU Leuven, UNC, and Duke.

Search free learning material

This form searches blog posts, cities, countries, colleges, areas of study, podcasts, and guides. It does not search the database. To search for programs and colleges, please sign up and login.
Get Into the Best Colleges in Europe
Find your best fit program and get all the help you need to get in.
Go