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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • Finnish education system is one of the best in the world and Xamk is known to be at the top of Universities of Applied Sciences in the country.
  • Excellent degree programmes with working life orientation.
  • Campuses located in beautiful Finnish towns close to nature.

Bachelor's programmes

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



South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – started on 1 January 2017 when Kymenlaakso and Mikkeli Universities of Applied Sciences merged. At Xamk, learning is unlimited. Our campus is the world – the bases are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.


Bachelor’s degree studies include basic studies, professional studies, practical training and a bachelor’s thesis. Completing these studies makes students qualified for posts requiring a degree of higher education. The degree can be completed through full-time or blended studies.

Master’s degrees allow students to further develop their professional competence after working life experience. Students learn to obtain and process the research information of their professional field and to apply it in their work. Completing a master’s degree makes students qualified for development and expert duties at work. 


Our focus areas include:

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

Our research cooperation partners include

  • businesses
  • various organizations and public bodies
  • universities and universities of applied sciences
  • research institutes.


The project Career guidance for the work of the future developed career counselling in the Finnish universities of applied sciences. 

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Housing services

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. 

Please remember that campuses are conveniently located in the town centre or nearby.

Library services

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

Medical services


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.


The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) awarded Xamk a quality label (2021) that is valid for six years. Xamk’s quality system meets the national criteria for quality management in higher education institutions and corresponds to the European quality management principles and guidelines.

Student Reviews

Back 2 school
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Well it was an exciting experience gaining admission into the university but along my 200 level in school I wasn’t financially able to continue because I am an orphan and I have the burning desire to continue my education

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Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

XAMK has a very open environment. The study programme is practical and has a lot of real cases.

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...

Mikkeli, Province of Eastern Finland, Finland

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