Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

4.1 out of 5 (25 ratings / 24 reviews) Kajaani, Finland
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive, genuinely international university in central Finland with a very strong reputation regionally and nationally. 

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 


We offer a wide selection of English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees that provide valuable core knowledge, hands-on experience and networking opportunities in your future industry. Finland is known worldwide for providing extremely high-quality education, and KAMK continues this traditional within our including Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees delivered fully in English. 


In addition to education and training, we provide diverse expertise for companies, public organisations and private individuals. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences organises and works with others as a partner in many regional projects. Our operations are hands-on and customer oriented.

Our expert services are provided by Research and Development Services and AIKOPA Adult and Continuing Education Services. Such services include complimentary education, language and culture services, technology services, development project planning, implementation and management services, research services in the form of theses, learning clinic and other services commissioned by customers. 

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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

  • All our facilities are located within a single campus area near the city center, within easy walking distance of each other. Student accommodation is available in neat, modern apartments on campus and students can enjoy the outstanding natural surroundings for a wide range of leisure and sports activities. 

Library services

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences library and information services are at everyone's disposal - both students and other inhabitants of Kainuu. You may borrow books and many other types of material from us. We also offer guidance and advice on how to get the information you need. You can reserve a study room for your use.  

Medical services

Degree students who study for a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a University of Applied Sciences will be entitled to use services of the Finnish Health Service (FSHS), called in Finnish Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätio YTHS.

The FSHS responsibility is to provide students with health and medical care services, to promote students’ health. 

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is located in the Vimpelinlaakso, within walking distance from the services of Kajaani town centre.There are three cafés on campus, as well as the student restaurant foX and the restaurant Kisälli. One of the cafés, Kaffé Tauko, is run by the Student Union KAMO and it also serves as a KAMO's service point. On campus there are two gyms and sports facilities for students. KaMove provides high-quality low-threshold sports services for the students in the campus sports facilities and the surrounding area. 

Sports facilities

  • KaMove produces sports services accessible for all skill levels for students. Activities take place in the areas and sports locations of KAMK campus. The goal of KaMove is to enhance the wellbeing of KAMK students and to make possible for everyone to do sports throughout the studies.

  • KaMove offers instructed group exercises, possibility to use the ball shifts in sport hall and gym on campus. 

Student clubs

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences's (KAMK) student union, more commonly known as KAMO work as students and student's life's supported for your time at KAMK.  

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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