South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK


Welcome to XAMK

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) is the name of the new university of applied sciences. XAMK is an innovative higher education institution driven by the idea of unlimited lifelong learning and study. The passion to learn is not bound to time, place or method – it is a way of looking at the world. We promote well-being and sustainable development through global networking and by creating new digital solutions. The strategic objective is to be among the top five universities of applied sciences in Finland as regards student satisfaction, the organisation of studies and graduates’ employment rate. One of the goals is to be the largest Finnish university of applied sciences in terms of RDI activities and education provided through the Open University of Applied Sciences. The new university of applied sciences wants to be a strong and responsible partner that fully exploits its geographical location.

Vision 2020

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is a pioneer in digital learning, entrepreneurship and Russian co-operation.

International Activities

International activities promote students’ ability to work in international and multicultural environments. We receive approximately 600 international students each year, representing over 20 countries. Students can study a whole degree or parts of them in English. Eight-degree programmes are taught fully in English (4 Bachelor programmes and 4 Master programmes). XAMK’s international networks provide access to studies and work placements abroad. Xamk has approximately 350 partner schools.

Facts about XAMK

  • 9000 students
  • 750 employees
  • 1700 graduates per year
  • 60 Bachelor’s programmes
  • 23 Master’s programmes
  • 4 campuses
  • 350 partner institutions around the world
  • Region of operations: Southern Savonia and Kymenlaakso
  • Second largest UAS in Finland in terms of budget; annual turnover EUR 70 million
  • Extensive RDI activities
  • Versatile services
  • president and CEO Heikki Saastamoinen


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
  • Full-time studies leading to a bachelor-level degree last 3.5-4 years (210-240 ECTS).

You can apply to study for a master’s degree if you have a degree from a university of applied sciences or another higher education degree plus at least three years of work experience in the relevant field of study. Studies in a master-level degree programme take 2.5 years (90 ECTS).

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XAMK - South-eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Patteristonkatu 3 D
50100 Mikkeli, Finland
+358 40 6550555


Pääskysentie 1
48220 Kotka, Finland


Paraatikenttä 7
45100 Kouvola, Finland


Savonniemenkatu 6
57100 Savonlinna, Finland