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Internationality is central to all education provided at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK). As our student you will be able to complete part of your studies and practical training abroad. The main principle is that you can study abroad after your first year and you can complete your practical training period after two years of study. If you choose to study or train abroad you may receive a grant and some financial support in the form of a KAMK award. 

The opportunities for training and studying abroad are presented in more detail during meetings held every year. In addition to regular student exchanges students studying Business and International Business and Tourism have the opportunity of completing a double degree. In this case you will complete a part of your studies at a KAMK's partner university and when you graduate,  you will also be awarded a degree from the partner university.  You can find our partner universities here.

It is not necessary to go so far a field to gain international experiences at KAMK. The foreign degree and exchange students as well as visiting lecturers from our partner universities abroad are an important part of our internationalisation. Besides completing the whole degree in English, most of our Finnish-taught degrees offer some English-taught courses as well as language and culture studies. You can also take part in the Student Union KAMO's activities.

All our Schools have an International Co-ordinator who deals with international affairs as well as teaching. In all matters concerning international affairs please contact the International Coordinators or the staff of the International Office.

Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) has been designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which will work or study abroad. The online language test is mandatory for all Erasmus+ mobility participants. The result of the assessment will not prevent participants from taking part in the mobility activity. The assessment must be taken twice - before and at the end of the mobility period. After taking the first assessment, participants will the opportunity to take online language courses for free.




KAMK participates in different exchange programmes. Erasmus+ programme supports studies and practical training abroad.


UArctic_logo_cmyk.png   In August 2017 Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has joined the Arctic University and Research Institute network (University of the Arctic – Uarctic). This membership strengthens KAMK’s operations and guarantees that KAMK is even more actively involved in developing far northern regions. More information on the network and its members is available on www.uarctic.org.    

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International Office
Ms. Meira Kaikkonen
Head of International Affairs
- Outgoing exchange students
- Teacher and staff exchange
- Institutional Erasmus Coordinator
Tel. +358 44 7101 617
Ms. Kirsi Sievers
International Affairs Planning Co-ordinator
- English-taught degrees
- Incoming exchange students
Tel. +358 44 7101 616

E-mail: firstname.lastname @kamk.fi
International Coordinators
School of Business
Ms. Erja Karppinen

School of Tourism and Sports
Mr. Peter Stricker / Tourism
Mr. Kari Partanen / Sports
School of Information Systems
Mr. Deepak KC / Games, Data Center, Information Technology

School of Health
Ms. Jaana Härkönen / Nursing

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

E-mail: firstname.lastname @kamk.fi