Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is an international learning and development community which operates in its own compact campus area. KAMK uses internationalisation as a regional development tool. One profile that cuts through all operations at KAMK, smart solutions, is used to steer all activities. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Quality label awarded by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) in 2015
  • KAMK has achieved great success in Finland in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers.
  • KAMK was the most successful university of applied sciences in Finland of its size.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)



  • 1996: Kajaani University of Applied Sciences amongst the first to be granted permanent status
  • 1998: The first English-taught programme, Degree Programme in International Business, starts
  • 1999: Laboratories established
  • 2001: The Information Centre opens
  • 2005: Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management (in Finnish) attracts a mass of applications
  • 2006: Tourism Degree Programme (in English) begins


The schools of KAMK each have one focus area that supports this profile. The focus areas will enable the schools to increase their national status. Integrating the focus areas creates a readiness for international activities in line with the profile.

KAMK in Brief

  • A limited liability company owned by the city of Kajaani
  • Schools: Technology (Engineering, Information Systems), Health and Business (Business, Tourism and Sports)  
  • 9 Bachelor's degrees delivered in Finnish, 4 Bachelor's degrees in English
  • 5 Master's degrees in Finnish, 1 Master's degree in English


Research and development (R&D) is one of the key functions of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Our research and development activity supports working life and regional development in our competence areas.

KAMK has established close relations with national organisations and companies. Our research and development projects are very business-oriented. We develop products and processes, transfer technology, knowledge and know-how to businesses, companies and other organisations.

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Student services

The Study Office is the main information centre for all students. Each school has its own study office where students can sort out study-related matters. The Study Office also gives advice on planning and completing the studies.

Housing services

  • A company called Kajaanin Pietari provides accommodation for both degree students and exchange students. They offer shared accommodation and also family apartments. Some of the accommodation is located on campus and other housing is located 1 – 3 km from KAMK. 
  • KAMK International Office books accommodation automatically for all incoming exchange students after accepting their application. The students coming to study for a full degree, should apply for accommodation themselves. 

Library services

The KAMK Library, located on campus in the Information Centre, is at your disposal. Its collection of 32 000 volumes is certain to provide you with material for your studies, research and development and business requirements. The library also offers digital materials and has a versatile collection of periodicals. 

ICT services

The campus has fast network connections and there are 50 customer computers available for public use in the library. 

Medical services

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has its own student health care centre called VITAL. The VITAL health-care services are available to all our students. 

Student Life

Campus life

KAMK has concentrated on state-of-the-art equipment and study methods, as the campus undergoes a process of constant renewal and development. For example you can opt to complete part of your studies as E-courses (virtual learning).

Enjoy a lunch at student prices or have a coffee break in the Fox Student Restaurant. The Kisälli teaching and open to order restaurant is also located on campus along with the student health centre, Vital. 

Sports facilities

  • KaMove offers sports services accessible for all skill levels for students. Activities take place in the areas and sports locations of our campus. Two different kind of gyms, musical exercise room and sport hall. 
  • We offer instructed group exercises and possibility to use the ball shifts in sport hall and gyms of the campus independently. The goal of KaMove is to enhance the wellbeing of our students and to make possible for everyone to do sports throughout the studies.

Student clubs

The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Student Union KAMO organises evening gatherings and parties, winter events and excursions. KAMO also runs kiosk, book selling and photocopying services at student prices on campus. 

Student Reviews

Life at KAMK
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience has been great! The study structure was flexible that allowed me to take several courses at a time, without being burdened by it. The teachers were always there to help with my studies and career advancement. The location was peaceful making me much more calmer than before.

Developing driven University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a student focussed University. This University gives a pleasant balance between studying and personal development.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at Kamk, very nice experience. University environment and teacher are very good.

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