Kajaani University of Applied Sciences


KAMK is a proactive, genuinely international university with a strong regional and national profile. We are the most international organisation in the region and offer Bachelor's  and Masters' degrees. For more information on the English-taught degrees, please visit the KAMK website.

KAMK offers exchange students an international atmoshpere for studying and we operate in our compact campus area nestled with Kajaani's stunning natural surroundings. Kajaani itself is a small town with a population of 37,000. The town has all the necessary services, yet is small enough to feel safe. Student life in Kajaani is easy: distances are short and services are of a high standard. 

Information for incoming students.

KAMK has a wide outreach in Finland and globally. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre  (FINEEC) has awarded KAMK a quality label, which is valid until 24 March 2027. According to the Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers, the quality of teaching and councelling has been considered best in Finland for several years running. Also, based on the national survey for graduatings students in 2019, KAMK had the happiest students in Finland.

KAMK has over 100 international partner HEIs of which 18 are located in countries situated in the UArctic member countries. Furthermore, KAMK is cooperating in projects with research centres and tens of businesses located in countries situated in the UArctic member countries.

For more information about KAMK, please click here. 

Facts and figures

Web https://www.kamk.fi/en
Year Established 1992
Total Number of Staff 300
Number of Academic Staff 120
Number of Students 3300
Focus Areas

The schools at KAMK each have their own focus area that contributes to the KAMK profile. The KAMK profile is based on the focus areas, i.e. smart solutions are developed by all the schools.

  • School of Business
  • School of Tourism
  • School of Sports
  • School of Health and Social Services
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Information Systems
  • Master School
Web link for international students https://www.kamk.fi/en/Study-at-KAMK/Internationality-at-KAMK/Incoming-Exchange-Students
Fields of Study Offered Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Travel, tourism and leisure