Studying in Finland
Finland is known worldwide for high-quality education. Studies in a Finnish university of applied sciences (UAS) are a practical-oriented alternative to traditional university education. Studies consist of a combination of hands-on skills along with a strong theoretical knowledge base. A university of applied sciences degree is geared to the requirements and development of working life.
All Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences are state-recognized. The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council audits the quality management systems of the higher education institutions regularly.
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK, in Finnish: Kajaanin ammattikorkeakoulu) is a university of applied sciences located in the town of Kajaani. There are approximately 2200 students and 230 members of staff at KAMK. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has achieved success nationally in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers where the quality of teaching and counselling has been considered the best in Finland for several years running. In addition, based on student feedback, the student satisfaction was the highest in Finland at KAMK in 2019. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) has awarded KAMK a quality label which is valid until 20 March 2021. On Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' integrated campus area all student services are close to each other. The campus, located a short walk away from the town centre, is surrounded by nature and different kinds of sports facilities.
Tuition Fee and Scholarships at KAMK
The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year (both Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees). There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students. By taking full advantage of the scholarship programme, you can save thousands of euros!
The payment for the first year is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. It is not possible to pay in installments. There is a scholarship available already for the first year, see below.
For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid in May yearly. The students apply for the scholarship in May yearly. The scholarship will be reduced from the following year’s tuition fee. The tuition fee must be paid for all the semesters for which the student enrolls as attending. Scholarships are available only for the standard study period (max 3,5 years).