Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is an international learning and development community which operates in its own compact campus area. KAMK uses internationalisation as a regional development tool. One profile that cuts through all operations at KAMK, smart solutions, is used to steer all activities. 

Top reasons to study here

  • All members of staff possess a positive, innovative and open-minded attitude to themselves and to the continual development of their working community.
  • KAMK has achieved great success in Finland in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers.
  • KAMK carries out teaching, research and development in local, regional, national and international networks.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



  • 1996: Kajaani University of Applied Sciences amongst the first to be granted permanent status
  • 1998: The first English-taught programme, Degree Programme in International Business, starts
  • 1999: Laboratories established
  • 2001: The Information Centre opens
  • 2005: Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management (in Finnish) attracts a mass of applications
  • 2006: Tourism Degree Programme (in English) begins


The schools of KAMK each have one focus area that supports this profile. The focus areas will enable the schools to increase their national status. Integrating the focus areas creates a readiness for international activities in line with the profile.

KAMK in Brief

  • A limited liability company owned by the city of Kajaani
  • Schools: Technology (Engineering, Information Systems), Health and Business (Business, Tourism and Sports)  
  • 9 Bachelor's degrees delivered in Finnish, 4 Bachelor's degrees in English
  • 5 Master's degrees in Finnish, 1 Master's degree in English


Research and development (R&D) is one of the key functions of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Our research and development activity supports working life and regional development in our competence areas.

KAMK has established close relations with national organisations and companies. Our research and development projects are very business-oriented. We develop products and processes, transfer technology, knowledge and know-how to businesses, companies and other organisations.


Recruitment Services promotes opportunities for discussions between students and employers, guides students in their career planning and promotes their opportunities to find employment.    

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Student services

The Study Office is the main information centre for all students. Each school has its own study office where students can sort out study-related matters. The Study Office also gives advice on planning and completing the studies.

Housing services

  • A company called Kajaanin Pietari provides accommodation for both degree students and exchange students. They offer shared accommodation and also family apartments. Some of the accommodation is located on campus and other housing is located 1 – 3 km from KAMK. 
  • KAMK International Office books accommodation automatically for all incoming exchange students after accepting their application. The students coming to study for a full degree, should apply for accommodation themselves. 

Library services

The KAMK Library, located on campus in the Information Centre, is at your disposal. Its collection of 32 000 volumes is certain to provide you with material for your studies, research and development and business requirements. The library also offers digital materials and has a versatile collection of periodicals. 

Medical services

The health care services are free of charge, as all university students entitled to FSHS services will pay a health care fee to KELA as of 1 January 2021. The health care fee is paid regardless of whether the student uses FSHS services or not. A separate invoice is not sent for the fee and students have to pay the fee on their own iniative. The fee will be paid directly to KELA.

Student Life

Campus life

KAMK offers a unique, integrated campus are near the town centre in Kajaani. KAMK has concentrated on state-of-the-art equipment and study methods, as the campus undergoes a process of constant renewal and development. For example you can opt to complete part of your studies as E-courses (virtual learning).

Sports facilities

  • KaMove offers sports services accessible for all skill levels for students. Activities take place in the areas and sports locations of our campus. Two different kind of gyms, musical exercise room and sport hall. 
  • We offer instructed group exercises and possibility to use the ball shifts in sport hall and gyms of the campus independently. The goal of KaMove is to enhance the wellbeing of our students and to make possible for everyone to do sports throughout the studies.

Student clubs

The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Student Union KAMO organises evening gatherings and parties, winter events and excursions. KAMO also runs kiosk, book selling and photocopying services at student prices on campus. 

Student Reviews

My KAMK experience so far.
Ernest Akibor rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience has been awesome so far. I have learned a lot in a short while. The courses are unique and the instructors who act more as a guide make learning easier. We indulge more in pratical work which improves some basic skills we need in work life and collaboration is key because we need to build teams from time to time to get some task done. I have not travelled to...

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Denis Kurepin rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK, in Finnish: Kajaanin ammattikorkeakoulu) is a university of applied sciences located in the town of Kajaani. There are approximately 2200 students and 230 members of staff at KAMK. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has achieved success nationally in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers where the quality of...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So glad I chose this school. The teachers are so helpful. The course is great for international students. The exchange option is also the highlight of my studies here. Highly recommended for students that want to study business

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