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 Affairs, Regional 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).
The corona situation in Kainuu is on basic level. On other areas in Finland, the situation is forecast to change worse in the coming weeks. For this reason, we will move entirely to distance learning for weeks 11 and 12 (March 15-March 28).
Teaching continues normally, but by remote means during mentioned weeks. Teaching that cannot be completed remotely is postponed to a later date. Similarly, we have to close the exercise facilities and gyms after 8.3.
During this time, the library will be kept closed. Customers can request book loans by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.