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At Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK), internationality is emphasised in all fields of study. The amount of English-taught degrees is increasing and KAMK participates in a number of exchange programmes and has several bilateral exchange agreements.

All KAMK students can complete part of their studies and practical training abroad. Students can act as tutors for foreign students or join study trips heading abroad.  Foreign students can come to KAMK to take an entire degree or come via student exchange for a shorter period.

Accessibility in Exchanges

A person with special needs can apply for an accessibility grant. The aim of this extra grant is to enable unhindered access which would not be possible without extra support due to injury, illness, learning difficulties or other special needs. It is possible to apply for the accessiblity grant in Erasmus+, FIRST+ and Nordplus programmes. Please contact KAMK international office if you wish to apply for an accessibility grant.

Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement is an appendix to the higher education degree diploma/certificate for use in international contexts. The Diploma Supplement is a document developed jointly by the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO and Finnish law requires higher education institutions to present their students with a diploma supplement.

The appendix is a document in English, which includes additional information about the studies you have completed and the level of your degree and how it qualifies you for further studies and working life. The Diploma Supplement facilitates graduate mobility and the academic and professional recognition of qualifications abroad.

All graduates (both first/bachelor and second cycle/master programmes) receive a Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge from their higher education institution. A transcript of records in English is attached to the Diploma Supplement, where all completed courses and grades are listed. The Diploma Supplement is not a substitute or translation of the original qualification or transcript but it provides more information about the qualification.

More information about diploma supplement is available on the Commission's website.

International Coordinators and International Services

Each of the 5 KAMK schools has its own International Co-ordinator who deals with international affairs as well as teaching. In all matters concerning international affairs please contact the staff of the International Office or the International Co-ordinators.
International Office

Ms. Meira Kaikkonen
Head of International Affairs
Tel. +358 44 7101 617
- Institutional Erasmus Coordinator
- Outgoing exchange students
- Teacher and staff exchange matters
- Partner universities & agreements

Ms. Kirsi Sievers
International Affairs Planning Coordinator
Tel. +358 44  7101 616
- English-taught degrees / study secretary
- Incoming exchange students

E-mail: firstname.surname@kamk.fi


International Coordinators
School of Business
Ms. Erja Karppinen
School of Information Systems
Mr. Deepak KC / Games, Data Center, Information Technology

School of Tourism and Sports
Mr. Peter Stricker / Tourism
Mr. Kari Partanen / Sports

School of Health
Ms. Jaana Härkönen / Nursing

School of Engineering
Ms. Sanna Leinonen / Mechanical, Construction and Civil Engineering