South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) is a university of applied sciences located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna, Finland. It was founded in 2016 through the merger of four polytechnics, and is now one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, with over 10,000 students and 600 staff.
XAMK offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in a variety of fields, including technology, business, health and social care, and culture and the arts. The university is known for its strong focus on practical learning and its close collaboration with industry. XAMK has a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including a new engineering workshop and a digital learning center.
XAMK is also a very international university, with over 500 foreign students from over 50 different countries. The university offers a number of services to support international students, such as language support, tutoring, and cultural events.
Tuition range for international students at XAMK:
Bachelor’s degrees: 9,700 euros per academic year
Master’s degrees: 11,500 euros per academic year
The tuition fee is paid in two installments, one at the beginning of each semester.
In addition to the tuition fee, international students are also required to pay a student union fee (approximately 100 euros per year) and a healthcare fee (approximately 350 euros per year).
XAMK also offers a number of scholarships to international students. For more information on scholarships, please visit the university’s website.
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.
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.