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know before the studies start.

Maritime Management, Master's Degree

Dear student of the Master’s Degree program in Maritime Management,

warmly welcome to start your studies in the Master’s degree program at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

The kick-off gathering of the program will take place on the 19th and 20th of January 2017 at Rantasipi Airport Congress Center, Robert Huberin tie 4, 01510 Vantaa. We shall meet at 9.30 am. The detailed schedule of the kick-off gathering will be sent you later.

During this first contact period you will receive important information about the practical arrangements and the contents of this training program, study the operation of the Moodle and HILL network learning platforms, learn how to utilize the SoleOPS software and other tools at SAMK, and get plenty of other useful pieces of information about studying in this degree program. Preparation of the Master’s Thesis is one of the essential topics of this contact period. And of course, we will learn to know each other.

The other contact periods in 2017 will be arranged according to this schedule:

2nd contact period: 23. and 24. March
3rd contact period: 18. and 19. May
4th contact period: 24.and 25. August
5th contact period: 19.and 20. October
6th contact period: 14.and 15. December

The venue of all contact periods in 2017 is Rantasipi Airport Congress Center, if nothing else is informed. You have the right to get accommodation at Rantasipi Airport Hotel for 25% discount as an attendee of the training sessions.

The detailed contents and schedule of the contact periods will be sent to you closer to each period. The contact teaching is an essential part of this training program, which means that you should attend all of the contact periods, if possible. If you are not able to attend some of the contact periods, please inform us about it in advance.

I am the responsible person of this degree program at SAMK. If you have any questions at the moment concerning this training program, my email is sauli.ahvenjarvi(a)

I wish you successful and rewarding studies in the Master’s Degree program in Maritime Management at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. See you in January!

Sauli Ahvenjärvi
PhD, Principal Lecturer
SAMK, Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
+358 44 7103678


According to the Finnish legislation every student is required to enroll for the next academic year as present or absent. Students accepted in the autumn 2016 joint application are required to enroll as present or absent for spring semester 2017 by Friday the 9th of December 2016, 15:00 Finnish time, or by the later date and time given to an applicant accepted from the waiting list.

Enrolment can be done with the confirmation form attached to the acceptance letter by Friday the 9th of July December, if no other date and time are given.


The return address is:
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Tiedepuisto 3
FI-28600 PORI


You can also accept the study place and enroll electronically. You can accept the study place electronically on My Studyinfo -service, if you have Finnish internet banking codes, Finnish electronic ID-card or mobile certificate. Enrolment has to be done by Friday the 9th of December 2016.


According to the Polytechnic act 1st year student can enroll as absent only, if he/she:

  • is carrying out his military service or civilian service or her voluntary military service according to Finnish legislation
  • is on maternity, paternity or parental leave or
  • is unable to start one's studies because of sickness or injury.

If you are enrolling as absent in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences for spring 2017, you are required to provide a document about the statutory reason of your absence. The document (e.g. a copy of draft letter, decision on paternal grant or medical certificate) should be delivered personally or by post to the Admissions Office by Wednesday 14th of December 2016, if no other date and time are given.

As present student you can carry out studies: enroll to and participate in study modules, get them evaluated, participate in practical training, complete thesis, apply for the Degree Certificate and graduate. Finnish students with the present status are also entitled to Finnish study grant.

As absent student you cannot carry out studies or receive study grant.

If you don’t confirm the study place you have been offered and enroll for the spring semester, you will lose your study place. Once non-confirmed and lost study place will not be returned.

Enrolment form (pdf)