Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences.
  • We provide expert services with flexibility, topicality and readiness for tailor-made solutions.
  • Savonia UAS has higher education partners in over 30 countries.



Our versatile Degree Programmes offer the students the opportunity to study as a fulltime student or alongside their job (Master’s Degree and specialised studies) or flexibly in the Open University of Applied Sciences


Research, Development and Innovation

Savonia creates national and international know-how to the sphere of its operation. Applied RDI activities are an integral part of Savonia’s regional development mission. Our RDI activities are based on internationality, strong working life orientation and the promotion of regional development. Furthermore, the students of Savonia UAS are actively involved in all RDI activities. End-user focus and the availability of development work through networking are the core elements of our innovation activities. The purpose of these activities is to promote entrepreneurship and produce new ideas.


The purpose of the counselling and advisory service is to counsel and advise the students in their personal and professional development, in learning and study and career planning.

Counselling and advisory services are available for students in all stages of their studies; before they start their studies, in the beginning of their studies, during their studies, in the finishing stages of their studies and after they have completed their studies. Counselling is given as a group and individual counselling; virtual counselling is also available.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

We here at Savonia UAS offer our international students tutoring-service. In this service, Finnish and International students advice and counsel new international students, who study in the same field, in various practical matters. These tutors also act as a link to Finnish culture and local environment. All tutors are volunteers and as a reward they receive one study week into their elective studies. If you are interested in working as an international tutor in the future, please contact the International Co-ordinator of your Department.

Housing services

  • Accomodation in Kuopio
Rooms and apartments are situated in the Puijonlaakso area about 1,5 km from the School of Engineering and Technology, Kuopio. Most apartments are designed for two to three students who share a kitchen and a bathroom. There are also apartments for couples and families. All rooms are rented without furniture.
  • KUOPAS (Kuopio Student Housing Company)

KUOPAS provides accommodation for students and their families (spouses and children) in the Kuopio area. Kuopas has 40 apartment buildings around the town situated 0.5 - 10 km from the city center. Please notice that a monthly bus ticket costs about 50 euros, which you might have to add to the living costs.

Library services

Library staff can offer assistance with using the library services. The library also offers more formal teaching of information skills for students during their studies, mainly concentrating on the library’s electronic resources.

Student Life

Campus life

Savonia Campuses are located in three cities: Kuopio, Varkaus and Iisalmi.

Student clubs

The Student Union of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (SAVOTTA) is a non-political service and support organisation for all students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia UAS). SAVOTTA is an autonomous, public corporation. It is founded by the law of the Universities of Applied Sciences. According to the law, the Student Union is part of the University of Applied Sciences and its mission is to act on behalf of the students and as their representative.


Savonia was awarded Quality Assurance Certificate in 2009 by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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