Get to know Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Located in the northern part of Finland, between two lakes the picturesque city of Kajaani offers a stunning location for students to earn their bachelor’s degree in the best country in the world! Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, KAMK is a gaming and tourism-oriented university established in 1992. 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. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences currently offers 5 unique bachelor’s degree programs fully in English.



“Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is the most student friendly higher education institution in a city which is student friendly. There’s easy access to almost everything, from shopping, university amenities and travelling. I would always recommend as the best University of Applied Sciences.”

Steve, student from Kenya


  • Surrounded by stunning Finnish nature
  • Inspiring high-quality education
  • Ideal for tourism studies
  • Forerunner in gaming and virtual reality
  • Unique degree programs
  • Studies combine theory and practice
  • Student accommodation on campus
  • Friendship universities and other partner institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide


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 among the top five universities of applied sciences in Finland 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.




Studies at KAMK are a practical work-oriented alternative to traditional university education and provide students with an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a theoretical knowledge base.

Bachelor’s degrees

Bachelor’s Degree in eSports Business 210 ECTS

Bachelor’s Degree in International Business 210 ECTS


Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Leisure Management 210 ECTS


Bachelor’s Degree in Adventure Tourism 210 ECTS


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  • Copy of the final/official secondary school certificate or vocational qualification both in the original language and in English that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country
  • Transcript of records both in the original language and in English with an average or above average GPA
  • Copy of passport ID page
  • Official ID card indicating the nationality
  • IELTS: 5.5, TOEFL: 46-520, or similar
  • 5-minute video that measures the applicant’s motivation and language skills
  • Motivation letter
  • Sport and Leisure Management: an additional video that includes sports test. Instructions for the video will be given after we have received your application

Find more information on the application process.


  • 6,000€/academic year


A scholarship of 3 000€ is possible from the second year onward, given that the student meets the minimum requirement of 55 credits per academic year.



“The studies there were very international, all of my courses were taught in English and there were many language courses available. We also had an international staff, and the student services were very well organized to include the international students! The campus is in close biking distance to the city center, and there are also student housing options available right next to the campus.”

Melissa, student from the United States of America


The KAMK campus area is unique and well-integrated. Just a short walk away from the town center, the KAMK campus is the only one of its kind in Finland. You are able to find all services in one campus area including study facilities, sports facilities, restaurant and cafes, Student Health Center Vital and the library.


KAMK has concentrated on state-of-the-art equipment and study methods, as the campus undergoes a process of constant renewal and development. For example, you can opt to complete part of your studies as E-courses (virtual learning). Campus facilities include modern technologies, like data center and game design labs3D printersrobotics 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.

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!





Student accommodation is available in modern and neat apartments on campus. Each student is provided a private furnished room in 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.



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. Altogether with about 2000 students are studying in KAMK Vimpelilaakso Campus area and is a melting pot of different countries and cultures.

All the international students are warmly welcomed to KAMK. New students can soon notice that KAMK care all of their students. They arrange reception for new international students on their arrival to Kajaani. The studies begin with 4-day orientation program and team-building activities to make the beginning of studies as smooth as possible. The students of KAMK can complete part of their studies and practical training abroad. Students can act as tutors for foreign students or join study trips heading abroad.

Friend Family Program

KAMK runs a Friend Family Program, which offers 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.



Interested to find out more?

Read what studying in Finland is like, and check out our interviews with Hyejin Lee, a student from Korea and Coco, a student for China for their thoughts about studying and living in Finland!


Apply NOW to KAMK

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