Studies at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) are a practical work oriented alternative to traditional university education and provide students with an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a theoretical knowledge base.
Our single campus area is a melting pot of different countries and cultures. To make things easy for you, all our student services are located comfortably close to each other. Campus facilities include modern technologies like data center and game design labs, 3D printers, simulation labs, robotics and smart gym where digitalized environment and games are utilized to boost the training.
A wide range of sports services are offered for students. Two sports halls, two gyms and a climbing wall on campus are in students’ use for instructed group sessions, ball games and individual training and exercising.
Besides course books and printed materials, campus library provides extensive electronic resources.
Exchange and Double Degree Opportunities
During your studies, you will be given the opportunity to spend one or two semesters abroad, either studying in one of our partner institutions or accomplishing practical training. KAMK has approximately 100 international partners all over the world. Studies completed on exchange are fully accredited to form a part of your degree at KAMK. In addition to the student exchange, our English-taught programmes in International Business and Tourism offers you the opportunity to take a double degree. By completing a part of your studies in our double degree partner university in Germany, you will gain two Bachelor’s degrees, one from KAMK and the other from Germany when you graduate. All full-time degree students choosing to go for an exchange period are eligible to apply for Erasmus grant regardless of their nationality.
Study in a multicultural environment!
About 60 % of the students in our English-taught degree programmes are foreign, coming from over 15 different countries. The number of international students is currently approximately 200, including degree students and exchange students.
Services for new students
All the international students are warmly welcomed to KAMK. New students’ wellbeing and smooth start for the studies is important for us, so we arrange reception for our new international students on their arrival to Kajaani. The tutoring students will meet you on arrival and make sure that you will find your way to the accommodation safely. The studies begin with 4-day orientation programme and team-building activities to make the beginning of the studies as smooth as possible.
Friend Family Programme
KAMK has a Finnish Friend Family programme, which offers our international students the chance to get to know Finnish culture and language better by pairing participating students with families from the Kainuu area.The Friend Family Programme not only allows students to experience everyday Finnish life, but also helps them adapt to their new surroundings by connecting them with a welcoming Finnish family. Foreign student can apply for a friend family after starting their studies. Finnish students can also offer to act as a friend family to foreign students.
Tutoring Students and Student Union KAMO
KAMO is the Student Union of our University of Applied Sciences. It is a non-profit-making association, which looks after the interests of KAMK students. KAMO also organizes numerous events during the academic year, including outdoor recreation days, social gatherings and parties. KAMO organizes tutoring activities at KAMK. Tutoring students help new students to get their studies started and to cope with everyday life in Kajaani.
Student accommodation is available in modern and neat apartments on campus. Each student has a private furnished room in shared apartment. Our campus guarantees that you will enjoy the comfort and ease of on-hand services while being temptingly close to the magic of the taiga and Kajaani’s fantastic outdoor sports and leisure areas.
According to the students’ preferences, also unfurnished student accommodation is available within a walking distance from campus or if willing, students can rent an apartment privately. The rent for the student accommodation on campus is 315€ per month. The rent includes water and electricity. The internet connection is paid separately.