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Contents                                        Preface

                                                S                                                              In Xamk, the
Welcome to Finland                          4           tudying in Finland is not just about the studies. It
                                                        is a chance to make friends, build networks, and ex-
                                                                                                               passion to learn
                                                        perience something new. Finland is a safe country
Xamk – All for the future                   8
                                                where things work and nature is always close by.
                                                                                                               is not bound to
                                                    Finns are strong believers in education. The higher        time, place or
Campuses in 4 towns                        10   education system is one of the best with great international   method – it is a
                                                connections and low hierarchies. Higher education in Fin-      way of looking at
                                                land has a dual structure and it is provided by universities
Environmental Engineering                  14                                                                  the world.
                                                and universities of applied sciences.
                                                    South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Scienc-
Game Design                                16   es – Xamk – is the 5. largest university of applied sciences
                                                in Finland. International cooperation is an important part
Information Technology                     18   of the University’s profile.
                                                    With more than 350 partner educational institutions
                                                around the globe, Xamk sends and receives approximately
Digital International Business             20
                                                600 students in the frames of student exchange and double
                                                degree programmes.
Wellbeing Management                       22       In Xamk, the passion to learn is not bound to time,
                                                place or method – it is a way of looking at the world.
Master School                              24

International cooperation                  26

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                                         Facts about Finland
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kotka                              RUSSIA
                                        •   Finland is a republic and a                   •   Currency: Euro
                                                                                                                                                             SWEDEN
                                            member of the European                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HELSINKI
                                                                                          •   Most Finns, especially
                                            Union (EU)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ST. PETERSBURG
                                                                                              younger ones, speak English                                                 STOCKHOLM
                                        •   Population: 5.5 million                                                                                                                                                     Baltic Sea
                                                                                          •   High standard of education,                                                                                                                                                                      TALLINN
                                        •   Capital: Helsinki                                 social security and
                                        •   Official languages: Finnish
                                                                                              healthcare, all financed by                                                                                                                                                                  ESTONIA
                                                                                              the state
                                            and Swedish

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CLIMATE IN   The image of Finland can sometimes be exaggerated with moose
                                                                                                                                                       and polar bears roaming the streets. Truthfully, it’s a modern and hip
                                                                                                                                            FINLAND    country, but the four seasons are very real: each unique and different.
                                                                                                                                                       Spring, summer, autumn or winter – every season has its own charm!
                                                                                                                                                           During the winter months, temperatures can drop as low as -35
                                                                                                                                                       degrees Celsius. Luckily, this is not the norm: regular winter temper-
                                                                                                                                                       atures fall somewhere between -5 and -15.
                                                                                                                                                           In the summer, it gets as hot as 30 degrees Celsius, sometimes
                                                                                                                                                       even more. Normal summer temperature is a bit over 20 degrees.

        Why study in
        Finland?
                                                                                                                                          Winter                                    Spring

         Finland is everything you would                                   society with a love of the country’s
         expect a modern welfare state to                                  rich and vast expanses of unspoilt
         be and more. Its culture is unique:                               nature. So what makes Finland
         the Finnish way of life combines                                  the perfect destination for an
         all the advantages of a high-tech                                 international student?

                                                                                                                                          Summer                                    Autumn
         SIMPLY BECAUSE FINLAND IS                  IN FINLAND YOU CAN                          AND DID YOU KNOW THAT

             • the happiest country in the world      • study in the best higher education        • Finland has the most
               (Sustainable Development Solutions       and training system in the world            forests in Europe (FAO,                                                                                         One of the great
               Network, World Happiness                 (World Economic                             Global Forest Resources Assessment)                                                                             concepts in Finland
                Report 2018)                            Forum 2017–2018)                          • Finland has the most personal                                                                                   is called “Everyman’s
             • the most peaceful and                  • breathe the cleanest air in the             freedom and choice in the                                                                                       Rights”. This gives
               stable country in the world              world (Finnish Meteorological               world (The Social Progress                                                                                      you the right to roam
               (World Economic Forum, The               Institute, Finland tops                     Imperative, 2017 Social                                                                                         freely in natural areas,
               Travel & Tourism Competitiveness         WHO air quality statistics)                 Progress Index: Finland)                                                                                        pick wild berries,
               Report 2017 and Fragile                • eat the cleanest food in Europe           • Finns’ trust in other people is the                                                                             mushrooms and flowers,
               States Index 2018)                       (European Food Safety Authority,            highest in Europe (European                                                                                     fish with a rod and line
             • the most innovative country in the       The 2015 European Union                     Commission, Fairness, inequality                                                                                and use boats, swim or
               world (World Economic                    report on pesticide residues in food)       and intergenerational mobility:                                                                                 bathe in inland waters
               Forum 2015)                                                                          Social Capital: Trust in people)                                                                                and the sea.

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Xamk – All
        for the future
         South-Eastern Finland University of Applied
         Sciences (Xamk) is an innovative higher
         education institution driven by the idea of
         unlimited lifelong learning and study.

         S
                 outh-Eastern Finland University of              • Bachelor of Business
                 Applied Sciences – Xamk – is an in-               Administration, Digital
                 stitute of higher education which fo-             International Business (BBA)
         cuses on                                                • Bachelor of Business
             • wellbeing,                                          Administration,
             • technology and                                      Wellbeing Management (BBA)
             • creative industries.                              • Bachelor of Engineering,
             Xamk is the 5th largest university of ap-             Information Technology (B.eng)
         plied sciences in Finland. We provide edu-              • Bachelor of Engineering,
         cation in eight fields of study, participate in           Environmental Engineering (B.eng)
         research and development and provide ser-
         vices to the businesses and residents of the             Full-time studies leading to a Bache-
                                                                                                                                                       In Xamk the pas-
         area. Xamk aims to promote life-long learn-         lor-level degree last 3.5–4 years (210–240
         ing and entrepreneurship.                           ECTS).                                                                                    sion to learn is not
                                                                  You can apply to study for a Master’s de-                                            bound to time,
         MODERN CAMPUSES                                     gree if you have a degree from a university of                                            place or method –
                                                             applied sciences or another higher education                                              it is a way of look-
         Xamk has campuses in four towns: Kot-               degree plus at least three years of work ex-
                                                                                                                                                       ing at the world.
         ka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. The            perience in the relevant field of study. Stud-
         range of services on campus is wide: restau-        ies in a Master-level degree programme take
         rants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor         2–3 years (60–90 ECTS). 3 of the 27 Mas-
         sport and leisure facilities, as well as services   ters’s programmes are conducted in English.
         to promote studying and student well-being               • Master of Engineering,
             The learning environments – classrooms,                 Cybersecurity                            Facts about Xamk
         auditoriums, laboratories, workshops, etc. –             • Master of Business Administration,
         are modern and comfortable.                                 International Business Management
             In addition to providing education, all              • Master of Health Care/Social
                                                                                                              •   9,300 students             •   Second largest UAS in         DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                 Finland in terms of budget;   PROGRAMMES
         campuses engage in a diverse range of re-                   Services, Health Promotion               •   750 employees
                                                                                                                                                 annual turnover EUR 70

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         search and development activities and pro-                                                           •   1,700 graduates per year       million                       Degree
         vide services.                                      TUITION FEES                                     •   4 campuses                 •   Extensive RDI activities      programmes
                                                                                                                                                                               on Bachelor´s
                                                                                                              •   350 partner institutions   •   Versatile services            level
         INTERNATIONAL DEGREE                                The students outside of the EU/EEA area
                                                                                                                  around the world

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         PROGRAMMES                                          are required to pay tuition fees. Fees set for                                  •   President and CEO Heikki
                                                                                                              •   Region of operations:          Saastamoinen                  Degree
                                                             the degree programmes at Xamk are 6 000–
                                                                                                                  South Savo and                                               programmes
         There are 62 Bachelor’s programmes, 5 of            7 000 euros per academic year.
                                                                                                                  Kymenlaakso                                                  on Master´s
         which are conducted in English.                         General information about the tuition                                                                         level
            • Bachelor of Culture 		                         fees in Finland is available on the Study in
               and Arts, Game Design                         Finland website and at www.xamk.fi

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Campuses
        in 4 towns
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        Xamk has 4 modern campuses located in the                                                                                                T AL
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        Kymenlaakso and South Savo regions.                                                                                                    U S TO
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                   he beautiful, clean nature and all    campuses engage in a diverse range of re-
                   the important services are near.      search and development activities and pro-
                                                                                                         The facilities
                                                                                                         offered by
                                                                                                                           NUMBER
                   The range of services on campus
        is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor
                                                         vide services.
                                                              As a student at Xamk you are guided        Xamk are highly   OF XAMK
        and outdoor sport and leisure facilities, as     by professional student services throughout     valued by our     STUDENTS
        well as services to promote studying and stu-
        dent well-being.
                                                         your studies.
                                                              The aim of Student Wellbeing Servic-
                                                                                                         international     IN CAMPUS
            The facilities offered by Xamk are           es is to support students in a comprehensive
                                                                                                         students.
                                                                                                                           TOWNS
        highly valued by our international students.     manner, help them to complete their stud-
        The learning environments – classrooms,          ies and develop their expert skills. The Stu-
        auditoriums, laboratories, workshops – are       dent Wellbeing Services are available to all
        modern and comfortable.                          degree programme students for the entire
            In addition to providing education, all      duration of their studies.

                                                                                                                           Mikkeli     Savonlinna
                                                                                                                           STUDENTS    STUDENTS

                                                                                                                           3 900       700

                                                                                                                           Kouvola     Kotka
                                                                                                                           STUDENTS    STUDENTS

                                                                                                                           1 900       2 800
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Kotka                                              Mikkeli

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                           otka is located on the coast                           ikkeli is located in the
                           of the Baltic Sea, 130 km                              heart of the Finnish
                           east of Helsinki and 290                               lake district in South
                           km west of St. Petersburg.                             Savo, two hours by car
                           Kotka has approximate-                                 from the capital city.
        ly 54,000 inhabitants and is known by its          Mikkeli is the largest summer cottage area
        port, industry and maritime festivals. Kotka       in Finland because of the beautiful nature,
        is also known as a multifaceted city of edu-       lakes and sceneries. Mikkeli has approximate-
        cational institutions and culture.                 ly 54,000 inhabitants.
              The characteristics of Kotka are based            Mikkeli, also known as the headquarters
        on the sea and the Kymi river. The port of         city of the Finnish Army during WWII, is
        HaminaKotka is the biggest universal, export       an important administrative centre. The re-
        and transshipment port in Finland.                 gion interests the friends of local food and
             The Kotka Campus is located in the            natural attractions around the world. Mik-
        Metsola district, approximately 5 km from          keli is a lively town not only in summer but
        the centre of Kotka.                               also in winter.
                                                                The Mikkeli campus is approximately
                                                           10 minute’s walk from the centre of Mikkeli.
         www.xamk.fi/kotkacampus

                                                            www.xamk.fi/mikkelicampus

        Kouvola                                            Savonlinna

        K                                                  S
                            ouvola is a town with plenty                avonlinna is a town in eastern Fin­­
                            to see and experience and                   land with approximately 35,000
                            it provides cosy surround-                  in­habitants. The Savonlinna re-
                            ings for students. Kouvola                  gion is situated at the heart of
                            has approximately 85,000                    Europe’s most extensive lake dis-
        inhabitants. The attractions in Kouvola range      trict. Olavinlinna Castle, founded in 1475,
        from the Repovesi national park to the Tyk-        is a venue for the world-famous Savonlinna
        kimäki amusement park. Four top sports             Opera Festival.
        teams, versatile hobby opportunities and                Savonlinna is an ideal place for enjoy-
        night life that is filled with live music guar-    ing the beauty of nature but it also offers var-
        antee recreation for everyone.                     ious opportunities for spending active lei-
             It is easy to travel from Kouvola to oth-     sure time.
        er parts of Finland. The distance to Helsin-            The Savonlinna campus is located in
        ki is only about 140 kilometres. There are         the heart of the town. In addition, Xamk op-
        also daily connections to Russia, with the         erates in two other locations in Savonlinna:
        Allegro train.                                          • FiberLaboratory – develops
             The campus is located in a former gar-                technology and innovations for
        rison area, approximately one kilometre from               the processing and forest industry
        the centre of Kouvola.                                  • 3K-Factory of Electronics

         www.xamk.fi/kouvolacampus                          www.xamk.fi/savonlinnacampus

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ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
           Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                                                           When after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   taking the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   entrance exam,
                                         MAKE A FUTURE – TAKE AN EE                       campus and also in projects carried out in                                                                                               I got an email
           DEGREE OBTAINED:                                                               co-operation with working life.                                                                                                          from Xamk with
           Bachelor of Engineering       Would you like to become an environmen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   congratulations,
                                         tal engineer who also understands environ-       PROGRAMME CONSIST OF THE
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:             mental economics and environmental man-          FOLLOWING TOPICS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I believe it was
           240 credits (ECTS)            agement?                                                                                                                                                                                  my second day of
                                              Studying in the Environmental engi-            • Sustainable environmental                                                                                                           birth.”
           DURATION OF STUDIES:          neering degree programme is a great way to            technologies
           4 years                       boost your career prospects. The growing            • Environmental management
                                         challenge of climate change, the expanding          • Environmental protection
           LANGUAGE OF                   need for clean technologies, environmental          • Environmental safety
           INSTRUCTION:
                                         health and safety issues and the green econ-        • Measuring and
           English
                                         omy are trends that benefit our engineer-             monitoring techniques
                                         ing graduates.                                      • Environmental sampling
           TUITION:
                                              We coach you for the position of an in-
           EU/EEA students – Free
                                                                                          POSSIBLE WORKING TASKS
           Non-EU/EEA students 6 000
           euros/academic year
                                                      Studying in the                        • Planning and organizing
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk                 Environmental                            environmental matters
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees                                                          • Managing environmental
                                                      engineering
                                                                                               systems and health and
                                                      degree                                   safety issues (EHS-manager)
                                                      programme is                           • Developing and using
                                                      a great way to                           environmental technical solutions
                                                      boost your career                      • Managing responsibility issues
                                                      prospects.                             • Environmental
                                                                                               consulting/engineering

                                         ternational environmental expert in the pub-                                                  Flexible studies, international projects
                                         lic or private sectors. Part of your practical
                                         studies is carried out in our modern envi-
                                                                                                                                       and an eco-friendly town
                                                                                           www.xamk.fi/ee
                                         ronmental laboratory located on the main

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                                                                                                                                                     y name is Daria Chekalskaia and I am an Environmental            LIVING IN MIKKELI
                                                                                                                                                     engineering (EE) student at Xamk. The EE-program fits me
                                                                                                                                                     well, I already chose my priority areas for now – waste man-     When after taking the entrance exam, I got
        ENJOYING THE FINNISH NATURE BY DARIA.                                                                                          agement and renewables. I would also love to work with people, explain-        an email from Xamk with congratulations, I
                                                                                                                                       ing the importance of being eco-friendly. There is always something to do      believe it was my second day of birth. And
                                                                                                                                       for environmentalists in this 21th century world.                              I started to prepare for my independent life
                                                                                                                                           The Finnish educational system (and probably mentality) allows             abroad in the town called Mikkeli!
                                                                                                                                       you to be flexible with your studies and take a responsibility for what and         Mikkeli is quite a small town and it has
                                                                                                                                       when you take during your studies. My favorite part in studying at Xamk is     a lot of benefits, such as:
                                                                                                                                       the chance to participate in the international projects.For example, I wrote        • fewer people, less traffic
                                                                                                                                       about the Neptune project in the Netherlands, which was my first work-              • more forests and access to nature
                                                                                                                                       ing-on-the-real-case experience. I also got an opportunity to become a part         • no transportation needed except
                                                                                                                                       of the crew in the Jurassic Rock in Mikkeli this summer, where we could                a bike, which I got
                                                                                                                                       apply all our knowledge in terms of noise pollution.                                   from the university
                                                                                                                                           I truly believe that coming to study at Xamk was the right choice in            • you can easily either find some
                                                                                                                                       terms of my present experience and future potential. As our university’s               activities or arrange them (chance
        Never have feet on the ground.   One of our best hobbies – barbeque.              Nature makes you crazy.                      motto says: “All for the future”. For my bright future.                                to be a superstar in a small town)

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GAME DESIGN
           Degree Programme in Game Design                                                                                                                                             I really enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                       staying in Finland.
                                                                                                                                                                                       People are
                                          PASSION FOR PLANNING                           ling and animation, such as advertising and                                                   friendly, nature is
           DEGREE OBTAINED:               AND DEVELOPING THE GAME                        TV production.
                                                                                                                                                                                       beautiful, and the
           Bachelor of Culture and Arts   INDUSTRY                                            The basic studies cover arts and design
                                                                                         skills, design methods and professional tools.                                                winter is totally
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:              The graduates of the Game Design degree        The education centres around 3D model-                                                        enjoyable with
           240 credits (ECTS)             will master game production with an em-        ling, concept art, script writing and game                                                    access to sauna.”
                                          phasis on planning and developing games        mechanics. Different game design concepts
           DURATION OF STUDIES:           and acquiring a clear understanding of the     will be explored in workshops, leading to
           4 years                        game industry.                                 design-orientated multidisciplinary projects
                                              The degree gives competence through        in cooperation with various organizations.
           LANGUAGE OF                                                                        The programme aims to provide com-
           INSTRUCTION:
                                                                                         petence in global game design entrepreneur-
           English
                                                       The programme                     ship with hands-on experience and a ho-
           TUITION:                                    aims to provide                   listic approach to game design. Studies in
                                                                                         Game Design enable students from differ-
           EU/EEA students – Free                      competence
                                                                                         ent cultural backgrounds to build an inter-
           Non-EU/EEA students 6 000                   in global                         national career.
           euros/academic year
                                                       game design
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk                  entrepreneurship                  POSSIBLE CAREERS:
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees
                                                       with hands-on
                                                                                             • game designer
                                                       experience and a
                                                                                             • 3D modeller of
                                                       holistic approach                       characters and environments
                                                       to visual game                        • concept artist and
                                                       design concepts.                      • entrepreneur of
                                                                                               game design business
                                          research and development assignments to be-
                                          come an expert in specific areas of game de-
                                                                                          www.xamk.fi/game
                                          sign and other fields which use 3D model-

        XAMK PROVIDES INSPIRING FACILITIES TO PROMOTE THE CREATION OF NEW GAME IDEAS.                                                     “I’ve never wanted to skip a single
                                                                                                                                          class since I came here”

                                                                                                                                          M
                                                                                                                                                        y name is Dinh Tuan Anh, and I am a 2nd-year student of the       diverse learning materials.
                                                                                                                                                        Game Design Degree. I came from the warm (burning) light              Xamk teachers are inspiring, organized,
                                                                                                                                                        of Hanoi, Vietnam. Most of the time I immerse myself in an-       and open minded. They always encourage
                                                                                                                                          ything related to game, concept art and illustration.                           their students to explore different approach-
                                                                                                                                              Inspired by all the games I loved to play, I made my way as a game de-      es when it comes to assignments. I’ve never
                                                                                                                                          sign student in Xamk. I used to be a graphic designer in Vietnam before I       wanted to skip a single class since I came here.
                                                                                                                                          made the switch to be a game artist since 2016.                                     If a person asks me if he/she should ap-
                                                                                                                                              When I made it to Finland, my first impression was how nice this coun-      ply to study Game Design in Xamk, I would
                                                                                                                                          try can be. I really enjoy staying in Finland. People are friendly, nature is   say that if they really are interested in a dy-
                                                                                                                                          beautiful, and the winter is totally enjoyable with access to sauna.            namic learning environment where they can
                                                                                                                                              What amazes me the most about Xamk is that I have the opportuni-            enhance their skills in order to expand their
                                                                                                                                          ty to not only meet but also to work with talented people from all over the     career in the game industry, then yes, they
                                                                                                                                          world. I get to experience the latest technology in the industry along with     won’t be disappointed.

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Learning unlimited - Study in South-Eastern Finland Bachelor's degree programmes in English offered by Xamk
INFORMATION TECHNOL OGY
                                                                                                                                                        I had read about
           Degree Programme in Information Technology                                                                                                   the Finnish
                                                                                                                                                        educational
                                        IN IT-PROGRAMME YOU WILL                          programming skills into your curriculum.                      system
           DEGREE OBTAINED:             FOCUS ON NETWORKING                               Personal skills development courses are guid-                 consistently
           Bachelor of Engineering                                                        ed and timed selfstudy.                                       ranking as one
                                        In Information Technology (IT) program­
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:
                                                                                                                                                        of the best in the
                                        me you will focus on networking. How the          MAKE YOUR OWN INVENTIONS
           240 credits (ECTS)           networks function and are managed. You will                                                                     world, and Xamk
                                        learn to build data secure, Internet connect-     The future Internet is open for all kinds of                  was known to be
           DURATION OF STUDIES:         ed wired or wireless local area networks. You     new inventions. With this high quality edu-                   at the top of the
           4 years                      can maintain and upgrade server systems.          cation you have all the steps needed to make                  Universities of
                                             At the last part of your studies all these   your own inventions. Many IT-students have
           LANGUAGE OF                                                                                                                                  Applied Sciences
                                        are collected together and you will learn to      found a job from some traditional industry
           INSTRUCTION:
                                        build IoT (Internet of Things) -systems and       as a server administrator or network spe-                     in the country.”
           English
                                        you will understand their meaning and pos-        cialist.
                                        sibilities in global business.                         After graduation you will be able to
           TUITION:
                                             You can also make programs with              work as technical experts in different fields
           EU/EEA students – Free
                                        which you can verify that the systems are         of the ICT sector.
           Non-EU/EEA students 6 000
                                        functioning correctly. You may include more            You are also possessed versatile practical
           euros/academic year
                                                                                          knowledge of information and network tech-
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk                                                     nologies, good communication and cooper-
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees                                                       ation skills as well as skills to improve your
                                                     Our graduates
                                                                                          own professional expertise independently.
                                                     are highly valued
                                                     and respected by
                                                                                           www.xamk.fi/it
                                                     employers.

        MODERN IT-ENVIRONMENT TO DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.

                                                                                                                                            Hands-on experience with hardware and
                                                                                                                                            building computer networks

                                                                                                                                            M
                                                                                                                                                         y name is Bogdan Moroz, I am 20 years old and I come from       experienced and supportive, and my person-
                                                                                                                                                         Saint Petersburg, Russia. I wanted to study abroad, and Fin-    al study plan has been quite flexible. Person-
                                                                                                                                                         land seemed like a really good choice. I had read about the     ally, I have taken several courses on media
                                                                                                                                            Finnish educational system consistently ranking as one of the best in the    production, making a short film and shoot-
                                                                                                                                            world, and Xamk was known to be at the top of the Universities of Applied    ing games of the local hockey team for live
                                                                                                                                            Sciences in the country.                                                     streams for almost a year.
                                                                                                                                                The Information technology programme at Xamk attracted my at-                 I have also spent a year on Erasmus
                                                                                                                                            tention with its emphasis on hands-on experience with hardware and build-    exchange at the Amsterdam University of
                                                                                                                                            ing computer networks. That made it stand apart from many programmes         Applied Sciences. It was an opportunity to
                                                                                                                                            I was also considering that mostly offered software development courses.     try an educational system of another coun-
                                                                                                                                                Most of the IT-courses combine theory with lots of labs and practical    try, improve my software development skills
                                                                                                                                            assignments, and you learn to put your knowledge to use. The lecturers are   and meet even more international students.

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DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
           Degree Programme in Digital International Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I would love to see you at
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Xamk, I would love to be your
                                        PURSUING CHALLENGING                                          In our Digital In-                                                                                friend and help you when you
           DEGREE OBTAINED:             CAREERS IN DIGITAL
                                                                                                      ternational Busi-                                                                                 need. Be brave and be always
           Bachelor of Business         INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
           Administration
                                                                                                      ness programme                                                                                    ready for adventures!”
                                        The Bachelor’s degree programme in Dig-                       you will acquire a
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:            ital International Business aims to provide                   strong foundation
           210 credits (ECTS)           graduates with the knowledge, skills and un-                  in international
                                        derstanding required in challenging positions                 business opera-
           DURATION OF STUDIES:         within the field of global digital economy.
           3.5 years                         It also strives to produce graduates who
                                                                                                      tions.
                                        can work independently and communicate
           LANGUAGE OF
                                        with people from different cultural and lin-     smart logistics. You will learn how compa-
           INSTRUCTION:
                                        guistic backgrounds. An entrepreneurial          nies use and work with emerging technolo-
           English
                                        mindset is encouraged by different learning      gies to increase the customer satisfaction by
                                        methods as well as by extra-curricular and       means of value creation.
           TUITION:
                                        cross-cultural RDI activities.
           EU/EEA students – Free
                                                                                         POSSIBLE CAREERS:
           Non-EU/EEA students 6 000
           euros/academic year          FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
                                                                                             •   Digital project manager
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk   In our Digital International Business pro-           •   E-commerce specialist
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees     gramme you will acquire a strong founda-             •   Development director
                                        tion in international business operations and        •   Digital media manager
                                        global digital economy. The International            •   Account manager
                                        Marketing study path focuses on the latest           •   Brand marketing manager
                                        digital marketing trends, selling to the in-         •   Export manager
                                        ternational customer and the fast-paced and          •   Sustainability leader
                                        exciting world of social media.                      •   CRM manager
                                            You will learn how a great customer              •   e-Business Manager
                                        experience is created and maintained. The            •   Entrepreneur                            From Vietnam to Finland
                                        Global Supply Chain Management study

                                                                                                                                         H
                                        path focuses on cutting-edge digital techno-                                                                 i. My name is Xuan and my hometown is Hanoi – the capital of           a French-major student, I didn’t know any-
                                                                                          www.xamk.fi/ib
                                        logical solutions in SCM in the area of agile/                                                               Vietnam. I was a sophomore in Hanoi University, French being           thing about Business but I still find it interest-
                                                                                                                                                     my major. Although I love studying languages and learning new          ing. Or for someone who is fond of Marketing
                                                                                                                                         cultures, I felt like something was missing so I decided to step out of my         or Trade or both. Or anyone who is looking
        RELAXED STUDY ENVIRONMENT, GOOD TEAM SPIRIT, NICE CAMPUS.                                                                        comfort zone and applied to study in Finland.                                      for a new field to invest their time and effort
                                                                                                                                              I think that a University of Applied Sciences is a good place for in-         in. You never know what is about to come.
                                                                                                                                         ternational students like me because I get to improve my English but also               I do want to say your future is yours to
                                                                                                                                         havethe chance to learn more Finnish.                                              decide and here at Xamk, our slogan is “All
                                                                                                                                              As for Xamk, I feel like studying here is mostly independent, which           for the future”. I didn’t know anything about
                                                                                                                                         teaches students to be active. You need to exploit more than just what the         Xamk but I ended up loving this place more
                                                                                                                                         lecturers told you in classes to have a more in-depth understanding of what        than I thought. I have my good friends here
                                                                                                                                         you’re studying. Teachers always welcome students to make questions and            who always take care of me and the teach-
                                                                                                                                         they are also open to help guide students, give feedbacks very honestly and        ers who are always ready to help out with
                                                                                                                                         straightforwardly.                                                                 my studies. So why don’t you give Xamk a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            try? You never know what you miss if you
                                                                                                                                         WHY NOT TO GIVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS A TRY?                                      don’t try it. I would love to see you at Xamk,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I would love to be your friend and help you
                                                                                                                                         I think everyone should give International Business a try. You don’t have to       when you need. Be brave and be always ready
                                                                                                                                         study a related degree in order to understand what they are teaching here. I was   for adventures!

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WELLBEING MANAGEME NT
           Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After graduation, you will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       able to work as a developer or
                                        ARE YOU INTERESTED IN                                         The goal of                                                                                                      service designer in wellbeing
           DEGREE OBTAINED:             BUSINESS AND WELLBEING?
                                                                                                      wellbeing services                                                                                               service company, as entrepre-
           Bachelor of Business
           Administration               During the studies you will learn to devel-
                                                                                                      is to promote                                                                                                    neur producing the wellbeing
                                        op and produce wellbeing services based on                    the quality of life,                                                                                             services, or work in human
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:            data with the state-of-art technology.                        health and the                                                                                                   research management buying
           210 credits (ECTS)                                                                         ability to work.
                                            Physical exercise and health have an                                                                                                                                       wellbeing services.”
                                        important role in the human ability to work
           DURATION OF STUDIES:         and perform. With the help of technolo-                                                                                                                                        Viljo Kuuluvainen
           3.5 years                    gy, it is easier than before to measure and           The studies are implemented in close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Project manager at Active Life Lab

                                        assess wellbeing. Measuring produces data        cooperation with companies and they in-
           LANGUAGE OF
                                        that helps to create new services that support   clude projects commissioned by companies.
           INSTRUCTION:
                                        wellbeing, health, and the ability to perform,   This will create networks that will be bene-
           English
                                        together with new business opportunities.        ficial after your graduation.
           TUITION:
                                        AFTER YOUR GRADUATION,                              As a BBA in Wellbeing Management,
           EU/EEA students – Free
                                        YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:                             you will be able to work for example
           Non-EU/EEA students 6 000
           euros/academic year
                                            • identify and coordinate the                   • in companies that offer services in
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk         service needs for                               physical activities,
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees           promoting wellbeing                             nutrition or healthcare
                                            • develop and implement                         • in companies that develop
                                              wellbeing services based on data                health and wellbeing technologies
                                            • acquire and assess wellbeing                  • in event production planning
                                              services based on data                          and in producing wellbeing services
                                            • recognize the opportunities                   • in the field of human resources or
                                              of profitable wellbeing business              • insurance                                 You will study at Mikkeli Campus and
                                            • operate in an entrepreneurial
                                              manner and start your own business
                                                                                                                                        at Saimaa Stadiumi
                                            • operate in an international                 www.xamk.fi/

                                                                                                                                        Y
                                                                                          wellbeingmanagement
                                              working environment                                                                                ou will study at Mikkeli Campus. Part of the studies are at Saimaa             • The devices at the smart gym
                                                                                                                                                 Stadiumi, which area offers a great opportunity to combine sports,               automatically track and adapt
                                                                                                                                                 experiences, and wellbeing. You can for example play ice-hockey                  the training programmes of
                                                                                                                                        and football, ice-skate and ski, and do orienteering or track & field sports              individuals. This information is
        THE DEMAND FOR WELLBEING SERVICES IS INCREASING.                                                                                there, together with many options of indoor games.                                        used for optimizing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  development as well as for
                                                                                                                                        ACTIVE LIFE LAB – HIGH-QUALITY RESEARCH                                                   tailoring the health enhancement
                                                                                                                                        AND DEVELOPMENT                                                                           actions outside of the smart gym.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The fitness testing area includes
                                                                                                                                        Active Life Lab, a unique environment for high-quality research and de-                   novel equipment which make use
                                                                                                                                        velopment on wellbeing service, will be an important part of your studies.                of virtual reality and augmented
                                                                                                                                        It is situated at Saimaa Stadiumi.                                                        reality to improve the fitness and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  functionality of neurological
                                                                                                                                           • The virtual reality space includes technology to test how                            patients, orthopedic patients, and
                                                                                                                                             different environments, eg nature environments or a new office                       also of healthy people. The virtual
                                                                                                                                             layout, affect people’s wellbeing. In addition, the space includes                   reality treadmill includes different
                                                                                                                                             different virtual reality games and contents that are used for                       games that used for motivating
                                                                                                                                             measuring and enhancing the cognition and memory of                                  the patient and for gamifying the
                                                                                                                                             neurological patients as well as those of healthy people.                            rehabilitation or training.

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MASTER SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Master of Business

        Enhance your professional                                                                                                                                                                                                    Administration degree is a highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     respected proof of your professional

        competence                                                                                                                                                                                                                   skills and on top of the degree you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will meet interesting people while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     studying and widen your network.”

        M
                       aster School is a learning com-     gramme is either 60 or 90 credits.                join your network. You can also participate
                       munity at Xamk for Master’s             The studies take approximately two            in international exchange programmes with                                                                               Katja Lassila-Hyypiä
                       degree students. It provides the    years. The duration depends on the extent of      our partner institutes.
        opportunity to build the career path of your       your studies.
        choice and expand your professional net-                                                             MASTER’S DEGREE
        work.                                              BUILD YOUR INDIVIDUAL                             PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED
             In order to be eligible to apply for a Mas-   CAREER PATH                                       IN ENGLISH
        ter’s level degree programme you must have
        completed a Bachelor’s level degree or other       At Master School, you will strengthen your           • Master of Business Administration,
        higher education degree and have a minimum         expertise, studying with a group of like-minded        International Business Management
        of three years of work experience after the        professionals from different fields. You will        • Master of Engineering,
        completion of the Bachelor’s degree.               be given tools for explorative development             Cybersecurity
             The Master School programme is de­            of your job and for reforming your work              • Master of Health Care/Social
        signed to allow you to work and study at the       community and field of business. In addi-              Services, Health Promotion
        same time. The extent of the Master’s pro-         tion, experts representing other fields will

           Cybersecurity                                                                                        International busine                       ss management                                         Health promotion

                                                           The objective of the education is to produce                                                       The Master’s degree programme improves                                                 The programmes serves the fields of health
           DEGREE OBTAINED:                                modern high-level competences in the area            DEGREE OBTAINED:                              the students’ professional expertise to suc-       DEGREE OBTAINED:                    care, social services, and sports by produc-
           Master of Engineering                           of cybersecurity. Disruptions in the opera-          Master of Business                            ceed in demanding development, manage-             Master of health care/social        ing experts in health promotion who are also
                                                           tions of our Internet-based society may be           Administration                                ment and expert positions.                         services                            prepared for managerial challenges.
           EXTENT OF DEGREE:                               fatal. Such disruptions may result from cy-                                                             The education focuses on the aspects                                                   The aim of the management studies is
           60 credits (ECTS)                               ber-attacks. These attacks may focus even            EXTENT OF DEGREE:                             of international business which are of vi-         EXTENT OF DEGREE:                   to prepare the students to take charge of a
                                                           on the critical infrastructures: Energy Pro-         90 credits (ECTS)                             tal importance for the international strate-       90 credits (ECTS)                   department or unit in a health or social care
           DURATION OF STUDIES:                            duction and Distribution, Water Systems,                                                           gic management and growth of the compa-                                                institution and run service processes. The
           1,5 years                                       Transport and Communication Infrastruc-              DURATION OF STUDIES:                          ny. We offer students the possibility to ex-       DURATION OF STUDIES:                management studies are free-choice elec-
                                                           ture, Health Care and Financial Services.            2 years                                       change study with our numerous partner             2–3 years                           tives and can consist of strategic manage-
           LANGUAGE OF                                          New skills will be needed for prevent-                                                        institutions.                                                                          ment, management of people, and finan-
           INSTRUCTION:                                                                                         LANGUAGE OF                                                                                      LANGUAGE OF
                                                           ing, detecting, responding, and in case of                                                              Our learning approach is based on                                                 cial management.
           English                                                                                              INSTRUCTION:                                                                                     INSTRUCTION:
                                                           failure, mitigating of the consequences.                                                           action learning and interdisciplinary team                                                  In addition, the students will examine
                                                                                                                English                                                                                          English
                                                           Upon completing the studies, you will have                                                         work together with the students, teachers                                              the Finnish guidance and monitoring sys-
           TUITION:
                                                           a strategic point of view on the importance                                                        and companies. The International Business                                              tem used in the field of social sciences and
           EU/EEA students – Free                                                                               TUITION:                                                                                         TUITION:
                                                           of cybersecurity in different areas. You will                                                      Management programme provides you with                                                 health care.
           Non-EU/EEA students 7 000                                                                            EU/EEA students – Free                                                                           EU/EEA students – Free
                                                           be familiar with cybersecurity controls and                                                        the cards to take your career to the next level.                                            The studies provide the student with
           euros/academic year                                                                                  Non-EU/EEA students 7 000                                                                        Non-EU/EEA students 7 000
                                                           you can also classify the vulnerabilities and        euros/academic year                                                                              euros/academic year                 skills to participate in development projects
           Scholarship scheme at Xamk                      the principles of protection.                                                                                                                                                             and work in expert and managerial positions.
           www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees                                                                             Scholarship scheme at Xamk                     www.xamk.fi/masterib                              Scholarship scheme at Xamk
                                                                                                                www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees                                                                         www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees
                                                            www.xamk.fi/mastercybersecurity                                                                                                                                                           www.xamk.fi/healthpromotion

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International
       cooperation
        International                                                                                      cated, offer a wide range of high-quality art
                                                                                                           and culture experiences, such as museums,
        cooperation is an                                   •   350 partner institutions                   theatres, cinemas and art galleries. On the
                                                                around the globe
                                                                                                           top, there are several sports grounds, sport
        important part of the                               •   19 exchange programmes                     halls and swimming pools. Xamk has ex-
        University’s profile.                               •   9 double degree                            cellent facilities for indoor sports, e.g., stu-
                                                                programmes                                 dents can play volleyball, badminton, tennis
                                                                                                           etc. free of charge. In the recent years, fris-

        W
                      ith more than 350 partner ed-                                                        bee golf has gained popularity and has be-
                      ucational institutions around                                                        come a Finnish national hobby.
                      the globe, South-Eastern Fin-                                                             Student Union Kaakko organizes social
        land University of Applied Sciences sends                                                          events for the students of Xamk all the year
        and receives approximately 600 students in                                                         round. All international students are wel-
        the frames of student exchange and double                                                          come to join the union to get full access to
        degree programmes. Although majority of                                                            the student’s benefits in Finland.
        the exchange students come from European         al parks, sauna days, bus trips to Finnish
        countries, we also receive students from such    chocolate factory “Fazer”, day visits to neigh-   EXCHANGE YOURSELF!                                 Xamk has excellent facilities
        countries as Brazil, the USA, Australia, Chi-    bouring cities, and many more. During the                                                            for indoor sports, e.g.,
        na, Vietnam and Russia. The wide diversi-        winter holidays many international students       We at South-Eastern Finland University of
                                                                                                                                                              students can play volleyball,
        ty of students’ countries of origin makes the    head to Lapland to visit the Santa Claus Vil-     Applied Sciences encourage all our students
        education process fun and multi-cultural.        lage and spend time at ski resorts.               to spend a semester or two abroad and, of
                                                                                                                                                              badminton, tennis etc. free
                                                             Proximity to Saint Petersburg and good        course, provide grounds for it. With a great       of charge. In the recent
        OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE                           ferry connections to Tallinn and Stockholm        number of partners abroad, we can easily fill      years, frisbee golf has
        FINLAND AND THE                                  give an opportunity to spend free time ex-        up your student experience with a taste of         gained popularity and has
        NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES                           ploring new cities and cultures.                  foreign culture and traditions. We support         become a Finnish national
                                                                                                           international mobility as we believe in in-
        Every semester Xamk International servic-        ACTIVITIES ON THE CAMPUSES                        ternationalization!
                                                                                                                                                              hobby.
        es with the help of international tutors or-
        ganize different leisure time activities, such   The towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and
                                                                                                            www.xamk.fi/exchange
        as walking and barbequing tours to nation-       Savonlinna, where Xamk campuses are lo-

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 SOUTH-EASTERN FINLAND
 UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
 ADMISSION SERVICES
 P.O.Box 68, FI-50101 Mikkeli, FINLAND
 Tel. +358 44 702 8752 (Kouvola), +358 50 3125 031 (Mikkeli)
 admissions@xamk.fi
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