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Information about Coronavirus

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is actively following the development of the coronavirus situation. In our operations, we follow the recommendations and instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Ministry of Foreign AffairsRegional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) and other authorities. Please follow the latest and updated information given by the Finnish officials regularly .

As the epidemic changes, the guidelines may need to be changed quickly. New instructions are always notified by e-mail.

Please follow our safety instructions

KAMK's students, staff and stakeholders are effectively protected from infection. Therefore, we follow common safety guidelines:

  • come to campus just completely healthy
  • wear a mask
  • keep the safety distances
  • take care of good hand hygiene
  • download the Corona app

If you are feeling any kind of symptoms of Covid-19 and suspect infection, COVID test needs to be booked immediately by calling +358 40 165 002. Test is taken in Kajaani, in Cent­ral Hos­pi­tal (dri­ve in test) and you will receive the test result by SMS. Tes­ting is free of char­ge (in ar­ri­val test or acu­te ill­ness).

Latest Instructions

*updated 22.4.2021

KAMK continue distance learning until 31.5.2021.
Exams, re-examinations and other tasks of demonstrating competence will be organized remotely. We are looking for suitable solutions for remote exams, alternative ways of showing learning (e.g. essays or additional assignments) and oral exams. Teachers inform about the methods of performance. In this way, we ensure the progress of studies.
Tasks that require contact teaching and would delay graduation or internships in the future will be arranged as contact teaching, regardless of the corona situation. Examples of these are, SOTE's exercises (such as vaccine exercises) or technology's concrete laboratories, which could significantly delay graduation. In the future, you will receive information about the practical implementations from your teacher. Masks and safety procedures must be obeyed on campus.

During this time, the library will be kept closed. Customers can request book loans by e-mail (amkkirjasto@kamk.fi) or by Whatsapp message (044-715 7042). The books are packed in a plastic bag with the customer's name. The book collection point is in the library lobby.
The study office serves remotely. All contacts are requested to be made either by email or telephone. Visits to the study office can be agreed separately on a case-by-case basis.
Administrative services operate remotely, as they have so far.
The KamIT service point serves normally on weekdays (8.30 - 11.00 and 12.00 - 15.00), transactions at the service point one customer at a time.
RDI projects continue normally using campus facilities, in accordance with assembly restrictions and other guidelines.

The sports facilities are on 19 April. There is a limit of 20 people on the premises if safety distances can be kept. The safety distance (2 meters) and hygiene instructions must be observed. Exercise facilities may be used for voluntary exercise and as part of teaching.


Starting the New Academic Year 2020 - 2021 

New International Degree Students

The first semester courses will start on campus with the orientation on 25 August. Remember to carefully follow the safety regulations given by the school and the authorities. 

Those who are not able to travel to Finland due to the pandemic restrictions, will be offered the same courses online. The students will receive further instructions by email. 

2nd, 3rd, 4th Year Students

The studies will start on campus but carefully following the safety regulations. 

Exchange Students

It is recommended that the exchange students coming from outside EU, will postpone their exchange period for the spring semester.

Otherwise, the studies will start on campus but carefully following the safety regulations. Some of the studies may be offered online.