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Applying for Exchange at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Students who are studying in one of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' partner universities can apply to be exchange students at KAMK.  It is also possible to apply to be a trainee, to complete a practical training in places organised by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Exchange students normally come through exchange programmes such as Erasmus+.

We may also accept visiting students (students who are studying in universities with no valid agreement with KAMK), but these are always considered on a case by case basis.

Language Requirement

Exchange students must have sufficient skills in the English language to follow classes (at least level B2 on the Common European Framework ) as the studies offered given in English are of advanced level. However, we do not require any official languages test certificates from the exchange students  coming from our partner universities.

Exchange Applications (incoming)

We expect to receive nominations from our partner universities by 1 April for the autumn semester and by 1 October for the spring semester.

Applications for study abroad or practical training periods are submitted through the online application system. The nominated students should submit their applications by the following deadlines:

  • Autumn semester by the 15th of May 
  • Spring semester by the 31st of October    

NOTICE! Students must be nominated by home university before submitting the application. An applicant should first contact the international office of his/her university to get an approval for study/practical training abroad period at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. If a student applies but have not been officially nominated, we will not be able to progress the application until we have had written confirmation of the nomination.

The exchange application is done via online application in SoleMove. However, students must be nominated in advance by their home universities. The nomination should include the following information: 

  • Last name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth (dd.mm.yyyy)
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Duration of exchange / semester
  • Field of studies

The students who have been nominated by their home universities, will receive an email with log in instructions to the online application system (SoleMove).   

The acceptance letters are normally sent after the application period has finished. The applications from non-EU-countries are processed sooner due to the residence permit process.

The courses for the next academic year are available during the spring semester, but please note that the final Learning Agreements will have to be checked and confirmed at the beginning of the stay. The normal amount of credits to choose for one semester is 30 ECTS.


Double Degree Applicants

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has double degree agreements with certain partners. If you are interested in participating in the double degree programme, please contact your university's international office first to see if it is possible.  

Double degree and joint degree applicants fill in:

Contact Information

 For further information, please contact Kajaani University of Applied Sciences / International Office: 

Ms Kirsi Sievers
Tel. +358 44 7101 616
fax +358 8 6189 9620
firstname.lastname(at)kamk.fi or


Guide for International Studies


The exchange application is done via online application in SoleMove. The student must be nominated by his/her home university to receive the log in information for the online application.

Please prepare the following documents to be attached to the online application:

  • a passport photo
  • transcript of records from your home university (in English)
  • the Learning Agreement (> list of course available)

Those who apply for practical training, should also prepare a CV.

Practical Training Instructions / Nursing