Summer School Studies in Game Development

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences offers summer studies in Game Development. You can choose to complete the course "Developing a Commercial Game Application" worth 10 - 15 credits. The language of the summer school is English.

Dates and details for summer 2019 will be updated later.

Duration of Studies:

11.6. - 20.7.2018 (10 ECTS)
11.6. - 17.8.2018 (15 ECTS)

Requirements: Previous knowledge of basic programming or graphics
Price: 10 ECTS = 150 euros
15 ECTS = 225 euros
Registration: By 18.05.2018.
  The course is offered in the open university of applied sciences and can be accredited as part of your studies at your home university. Negotiate any possible studies to be accredited and the student financial aid for summer with your own university in advance.


Developing a Commercial Game Application (10 - 15 ECTS)

During the course, you will work in game development teams for two or three months while simultaneously learning the objectives and methods of developing a commercial game. Within this course, you will create a game demo in production teams aimed at a wider audience and participate in the Assembly game development competition during the same year. You may have the opportunity to publish your own game.

Register for the Summer School in Game Development


Please note that if you wish to develop your skills in using either Unity 3D or Unreal Engine 4, you can also participate a week-long intensive course for this purpose: 

Game Programming Intensive Course (3 ECTS)

The objective of the intensice course is that the student masters the use of Unity or Unreal Engine and makes a computer game using either as a tool, as per instructions. The course takes Place on the first full week of June.  Price: 45 euros. 

Computer classrooms are available from Monday to Thursday until 9 pm.

Course content:  

  • Basics of programming and game development
  • Unity or Unreal Engine basics
  • Bringing own graphics to the game  
  • Developing own game


Please note! Both the summer course and the intensive course are free of charge for exchange students coming from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' partner universities. Meals during the intensive course can be bought for a separate price of 80 euros (incl. breakfast, lunch, snacks, evening snacks).

Register for the Intensive course


Accommodation in Kajaani

You can find accommodation for the summer on campus. Choose from the following options for furnished rooms: 

The Vocational College KAO offers rooms in a dormitory for the price EUR 120 / double room / month and EUR 190 for a single room / month (incl weekly cleaning in shared facilities). Further information (in Finnish only). PLEASE NOTE! The rooms are only available until 31 July. 

Kajaanin Pietari offers shared student accommodation on campus for the price EUR 325 / single room / month. In the apartments on campus, there are 5 students sharing one apartment, each of them having their own room with fridge and sharing kitchen and bathrooms. Apply for the accommodation online


Exchange Students

Students coming for exchange from our partner universities are nominated by their home universities. The students should apply for the Summer School via their university's International Office. Application deadline is 30 April.

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

  • a photo
  • transcript of records from your home university (in English)
  • cover / motivation letter
  • the Learning Agreement 

Contact information:
KAMK International Office, kirsi.sievers(at), tel +358 44 7101 616 


Further information

The summer course will be offered as open university of applied sciences studies. The participants from outside KAMK or our partner universities pay the fees as per invoice. 

Questions concerning registration and practical matters:

AIKOPA Open University of Applied Sciences
Ms Tiina Silvennoinen, tiina.silvennoinen(at)  

For further academic information, please contact:

Head of School, Information Systems
Kimmo Nikkanen, kimmo.nikkanen(at), tel. +358 44 7101 409.