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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

4.3 out of 5 (22 ratings / 22 reviews) Mikkeli, Finland
Are you interested in practical learning? Would you like to study in modern facilities with top-class teachers? Are you attracted to new ways of teaching and learning? If you said yes, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – might be just the place for you.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The new South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – started on 1 January 2017 when Kymenlaakso and Mikkeli Universities of Applied Sciences merged.


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


Research, development and innovation activities (RDI) are one of the mandated tasks of universities of applied sciences. Universities of applied sciences produce research data and new methods as well as products and services according to regional needs. In addition, RDI activities serve studies at the universities of applied sciences and their development. RDI activities are guided by e.g. EU and regional strategies.

Our focus areas include:

  • Digital Economy
  • Forest, the Environment and Energy
  • Sustainable Wellbeing
  • Logistics and Seafaring


The studies enable you to build a career path that is based on your own interests. You may choose complementary courses from the extensive range of courses provided by Xamk:

  • research and development skills,
  • leadership
  • entrepreneurship
  • communication skills
  • Russian studies
  • other current themes.

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Student services

Xamk provides companies, individual people and organisations with a wide range of expert, meeting and restaurant services as well as continuing education services. In addition, the range of services includes the high-quality facilities and devices of Xamk’s laboratories.

Companies can also benefit from the skills of the university of applied sciences students by hiring a trainee or a student who can do their thesis on a topic relevant to the company.

  • Laboratory and studio services
  • Analysis, measurement and testing services
  • Trainees and project employees
  • Tailored training and expert services for workplaces
  • Conference and restaurant services
  • Library

Housing services

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 sport and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being.

Library services

The Library services of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences provides library services to the students and staff of Xamk in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna.

The library staff gives assistance and guidance in using the library and information resources. Some services are also available electronically via Kaakkuri-Finna.

Student Life

Campus life

Xamk has four modern campuses located in Kymenlaakso end Southern Savonia regions. Campuses are  conveniently located in the town centre or nearby.

The range of services on campus is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being.

The learning environments – classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, workshops, etc. – are modern and comfortable. In addition to providing education, all campuses engage in a diverse range of research and development activities and provide services.

Student clubs

In South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences works also other student associations. There are a few student associations for each campus:

  • KoIO 
  • Merkkari ry
  •  METELI ry
  • Hupitoimikunta Kopla
  • Klato ry
  • Kupla ry
  • Mikro ry
  • MIO ry
  • MTO ry
  • Nila ry
  • Sokka ry
  • Puukasarmi -Puska
  • Sohva ry

Student Reviews

University of Xamk
Albina Canhasi rated 4 out of 5 stars

I study a Supply Chain Management in Kouvola and I totally recommend it. I find it as a great experience studying in a small town in Finland and to be surrounded by nature, in the middle of a forest. Programme’s structure and facilities were very well organised. The class is a mixture of local and international students with a diversity of cultures. Professors are very...

Great place to study!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm a first-year student and I have been studying in XAMK for only 3 months, but this time is quite enough to understand that I have chosen a great place to study. All things here, from the learning process to the student communities, completely suit me. Most of all, I like that at our university we have a lot of practical and team work, which of course, helps to better...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

High Quality and flexibility. Lots of international opportunities and a wide selection of courses.

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