Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a gaming and tourism-oriented university established in 1992 in Kajaani.

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Many international students have chosen KAMK as their perfect option to study international business and tourism in Finland. For many years, KAMK has been at the forefront of game and simulator education and application development in Finland and Europe. The latest virtual reality hardware and software are all available on the KAMK campus.

Now, with four international degrees in English at affordable tuition fees and great scholarships, students have the opportunity to experience the Finnish education system in the heart of Finland, Kajaani.

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Tuition fee

6 000 € / year

Kajaani university campus in Kajaani, Finland
KAMK Campus in Kajaani

The school prides itself on its internationality, which it utilizes in developing the region. KAMK is considered the most proactive university of applied sciences in Finland. It has friendship universities and other partner institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide.


Ketunpolku 3,
87100 Kajaani


Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

KAMK has passed the Quality Audit by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. In 2011, it was the best university of applied sciences according to the yearly survey by Talouselämä magazine, and based on student feedback they have been in TOP 3 several years in a row in the quality of the teaching and student counseling. Moreover, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Kajaani University of Applied Sciences.

The KAMK campus area is a melting pot of different countries and cultures. To make things easy for you, all the student services are located comfortably close to each other.

Campus facilities include modern technologies, like data center and game design labs, 3D printers, 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.

The 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.

All the international students are warmly welcomed to KAMK. New students can soon notice that they care for all of their students. They arrange a reception for their 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 a 4-day orientation program and team-building activities to make the beginning of studies as smooth as possible.

Friend Family Program

KAMK runs a Friend Family Program, 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 Program 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 students can apply for a friend’s family after starting their studies.

Tutoring Students and Student Union KAMO

KAMO is the Student Union of KAMK. 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 is provided with a private furnished room in a shared apartment. 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 310€ per month. The rent includes water and electricity. The internet connection is paid separately.


Kajaani University of Applied Sciences currently offers 4 bachelor’s degree programs fully in English.


The application process is fast and simple. The students are pre-screened on a first come, first served basis which means that if you meet the eligibility requirements, Edunation forwards your application to the university that makes the final admission decision. You can expect the decision within 4-6 months.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

The required documents might change before the start of the application period.

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification in English that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country
  • Transcript of records in English

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page OR Official ID card indicating the nationality

Entrance exam

During the 1st application period, the student can apply based on the entrance exam result. The entrance exams are arranged in Finland and abroad. The exams will be between 10 and 15 March 2020. The exact dates of each exam will be announced during the application period in January 2020.

During the 2nd application period, the student can apply based on the entrance exam result. The online entrance exam with interviews will be organized on April 29 – 30.


During the 2nd application period, the student can also apply based on the SAT test results. The minimum required scores are:

  • 400 from Evidence-based Reading and Writing
  • 400 from Mathematics

The applicant should order an official SAT score report straight from the test organizer. If the applicant has already completed an SAT test, you must request a score to be delivered to KAMK directly. KAMK’s SAT code is 7787. The SAT score must be delivered to KAMK by 22 April 2020.

Other documents

For the degree program in Sports and Leisure Management, you will be asked to submit an additional video that includes a sports test. Instructions for the video will be given after we have received your application.


Note: All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

Tuitions Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee of 6 000 € per academic year for bachelor’s degrees in English.


An Early Bird scholarship is available if you accept your study place offer within 2 weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance. The Early Bird scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee.

A scholarship of 3000 € is possible from the second year onward, given that the student meets the minimum requirement of 55 credits per academic year.

You need to apply for the scholarship with a separate application.


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