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Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Xamk-started on January 1, 2017 when Kymenlaakso and Mikkeli Universities of Applied Sciences merged.  South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is an institute of higher education which focuses on wellbeing, technology and creative industries.Our campuses are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on studyinfo.fi between January 10th and January 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. Entrance exams for Finnish UAS programs are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some program/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?

Xamk has campuses in four towns: Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna.The range of services on our campus is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being. The learning environments—classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, workshops—are modern and comfortable. Nature is always close in our campus towns. Depending on the season, one can do different things: swim in a lake, hike, ski, canoe, ice fish, etc. And if you wish to visit the capital of Finland, Helsinki, it’s only few hours way by train or bus.Student union Kaakko is an advocate of students at Xamk and their mission is to support you throughout your studies. At Xamk it’s your time to enjoy student life, create wonderful memories and shape the future as you wish. Student Union Kaakko organizes various sports and hobby events. We want to support and promote team spirit among students and staff and provide you the opportunity to have fun both on and off campus.

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Housing options.

Campuses are conveniently located in the town centre or nearby. The housing situation in South-East Finland is good, compared to the situation in the Helsinki region or other similar European metropolises.The rental level is relatively low, and finding affordable accommodation is quite easy.Degree students arrange housing themselves before their arrival in Finland. Unfortunately, Xamk cannot offer accommodation for students. Please, look for more information from new students website.

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Additional notes.

XAMK is the result of the 2016 merging of Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences and KYAMK University of Applied Sciences.

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