Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Our organization of experts educates strong professionals in six different fields of study.

Top reasons to study here

  • The focus area activities are significant and acknowledged both nationally and internationally.
  • The philosophy of the focus areas is built on product development, creative experiments, entrepreneurship, innovations, business expertise and internationality.
  • Savonia has from the very beginning of its foundation devoted itself to quality.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Our organization of experts educates strong professionals in six different fields of study. 

Education

There are almost 30 Bachelor degree programmes, several adult education degree programmes and nine Master degree programmes. In addition, Savonia offers specialized studies in many different fields yearly.

Research

Savonia actively serves the working life in the region. Our research, development and innovation work (RDI) offers expertise and tailor-made problem-solving to enterprises and public organizations. Our key success factors are collaboration, networking and international perspective.

Career

A personal study and career plan is a tool for planning a student’s studies. The PSP is a roadmap which combines the objectives the degree programme, a student’s personal interests and study choices as well as his/her career prospects. The PSP is created and stored in Wilma, the electronic student administration system.

An annual PSP discussion is arranged between a student and his/her tutor teacher. It is a combination of a counselling appointment and an appraisal, in which the tutor teacher guides the student to assess his/her learning outcomes and progress in studies.

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Services

Student services

Student counsellors are responsible in their units for the co-ordination of the study counselling and its development and they also take part of the student’s career planning. Career and recruiting services are a part of the counselling and advisory services. Counselling and advisory services are evaluated and developed according to the feedback (e.g. questionnaires students fill in at different stages of their studies).

Housing services

Please note that Savonia University of Applied Sciences does not provide accommodation for incoming students. Admitted students and visitors can apply for a rental apartment at KUOPAS or TEKMA.

KUOPAS provides accommodation for students and their families (spouses and children) in the Kuopio area. Kuopas has 40 apartment buildings around the town situated 0.5 - 10 km from the city center. Please notice that a monthly bus ticket costs about 50 euros, which you might have to add to the living costs.

Library services

The Library is open for everybody however, the staff and the students of Savonia University of Applied Science are the primary customers. 

Medical services

Student health care is part of public health care. The task of student health care is to organise health care services and thereby promote the health and learning ability of the students. The municipality in which the university of applied sciences is situated organises health care services which are for all full-time students regardless of their place of domicile.

Student Life

Campus life

Savonia Campuses are located in three cities: Kuopio, Varkaus and Iisalmi.

Varkaus campus offeres at the moment an opportunity to graduate as a Bachelor of Engineering in a truly international studying environment. 

Iisalmi campus – joy and innovative spirit!

Our campus is a community of higher professional education with approximately 700 students and 70 staff

Microkatu Campus is the main campus for many of our functions. Technopolis Microkatu is a Kuopio Landmark. Microkatu creates excellent networking opportunities for the approximately 150 companies, one of them being Savonia UAS. 

Sports facilities

You can play virtually any sport you wish in Iisalmi. Winter sport facilities are excellent: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, skating. And in summer there are facilities for swimming, jogging, hiking, orienteering, cycling, sailing, canoeing, etc. You can play tennis, badminton, football, Finnish baseball, basketball, golf, etc. 

Student clubs

The Student Union of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (SAVOTTA) is a non-political service and support organisation for all students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia UAS). SAVOTTA is an autonomous, public corporation. It is founded by the law of the Universities of Applied Sciences. According to the law, the Student Union is part of the University of Applied Sciences and its mission is to act on behalf of the students and as their representative.

Accreditation

Accredited by FINEEC.

Recognised for excellence by EFQM as the very first in Finland.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really liked the projects and 3D modeling courses that we had. They were very interesting, as well as some practical teaching methods that were used in some of the courses. The ability for exchange programmes is also a big plus in the education as well as the double degree. I did not like that some of the courses were some times very similar in the structure to the...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I appreciated internationality and practicality. There were a lot of teachers with great personalities and a sincere intention to help the students to reach their full potential. I was not a big fan of the changes the government cuts caused for the program; the number of contact lessons were reduced and a lot of the work was done in groups, as there was less money invested...

4/5
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I appreciated the practicality and international environment. Most of the teachers were great and really cared for the students' success in the program. The Finnish government's decisions affected the quality of the education a bit as there was less money for contact lessons, thus, there was too much independent work and group assignments.

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