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Information for New Students

Welcome to study at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences! Your studies in Kajaani will start with orientation on Tuesday, 25 August at 9:00 am. During the orientation week you will get familiar with the campus, your group, the teachers and the services we offer to support your success in the studies. The first courses will also start during the orientation week. 

If you got the study place in the Master's degree, read more here.

Confirming the Study Place

Confirming the Study Place

To confirm the offered place, you must accept the study place and enroll by 10 July 2020, 3:00 p.m online at Studyinfo.  If we do not receive your confirmation by the given deadline, you will lose the offered study place. The confirmation is binding. 

Note that you can only confirm one study place per academic term. This means that if you have been accepted to several study programmes in one application or in several applications, you need to choose which place you wish to confirm. When you have confirmed a study place, all other study programmes that you have applied to and that begin during the same academic term will be cancelled automatically.

Read more about the one study place per term provision.

The students also must enroll for the academic year at the same time when confirming the study place at studyinfo.fi. Those subject to tuition fee, must pay the fee before they are able to enroll. 

Postponing the Start of Studies
As a first year student, it is possible to enroll as non-attending for the first study year (one semester / full year) only for the following reasons: 
• completion of military service / civilian service in Finland, 
• your own illness or 
• maternity / paternity / parental leave. 

A certificate must be submitted to the Study Office to prove the reason for absence.
Paying the Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year (both Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees). There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students. The payment for the first year is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. It is not possible to pay in installments. 

An Early Bird -scholarship is introduced for the applications in spring 2020. Students may take advantage of the early bird scholarship by accepting their study place offer within two weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance. The early bird scholarship covers 50% to the tuition fee and is directly used to reduce the tuition fee, ie. the student pays 3 000 euros as the tuition fee.

The full payment is made at once on KAMK online shop. The methods of payment available are Visa card, Mastercard or Finnish online banks. It is unfortunately not possible to pay in installments.

After successful payment, a receipt will be delivered by email and the condition for the enrolment will be removed. The receipt can be attached to the residence permit application.

The tuition fee for the second year and onwards is paid by 31 May yearly. In addition to the tuition fee, the student must have a minimum of 6720 euros per year at their disposal (Requirement in order to obtain a residence permit). 

Original Certificates
Please be prepared to present your original school certificates that you used applying for admission (in national language) at the beginning of the studies. The copies will be compared to the original certificates. If there are discrepancies between the original certificates and the copies submitted the UAS has the right to cancel the study place of the selected student if the correct information on the original certificate does not consequently entitle the student to a study place at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences.

Admission to the University of Applied Sciences is therefore conditional until certificates have been checked and successfully compared with the original certificates. 

Preparing for the Studies in Finland


Practical Matters Related to Studies 

Starting the Studies
Find the information when and where you need to be on the first day here
Academic Year Guide
The practical guide for your studies starting from the beginning until graduation is the Academic Year Guide.
IT information

As a new student, you will receive the userID for KAMK information systems before the studies start. The information will be sent to your personal email address. 

BYOD - Bring your own device
When starting your studies in a university, it is recommended that you have your own computer (a laptop) with you. This enables you to study whenever and wherever. Check recommendations for equipment from here.

Watch the below video to familiarize yourself with the information systems in advance: 

Sports students: Sports clothing

Over the next 3,5 years, you will learn a wide range of sports management skills and implement work-oriented events and projects. While studying, you motivate and inspire others to exercise. You will also take advantage of the versatile sports facilities on our campus, as well as the wonderful setting of the city. 

We offer you the opportunity to buy high quality indoor and outdoor sportswear at an affordable price in collaboration with our partners. The package includes high-quality outdoor clothing as well as technical clothing for leisure or indoor sports. Package price is 160 euros. Some of the clothes have KAMK's logo and they serve as a team uniform for different events. In addition to the clothes included in the package, you can also buy other accessories offered by our partners at a reduced price.

You will receive more information about the clothing in August. During September, we will arrange fitting days, where you will be able to see the clothes/accessories and fit the sizes. At that time, you can also decide if you want to redeem the package for yourself. Package redemption is voluntary and self-financed.

Any questions?
International Study Office
+358 44 7101 112