Double degree

When graduating, an international double degree will give you a degree certificate both from SAMK as well as from an international partner institution, where you have completed a part of your studies belonging to your degree.

Double degree

Aiming at and working for one degree will give you two degrees.

Two degrees for working life

A double degree will improve your chances for postgraduate studies and gives you an advantage in the international labour market.

In the field of business

At the moment Business students have a possibility for taking a double degree.

What is a double degree?

An international double degree is a form of collaboration between SAMK and an international higher education institution, where the higher education institutions have their own degree programmes and curricula, and where the students perform an agreed part of their studies included in their degree abroad at the partner university and are given a degree certificate from both institutions. A double degree can be taken during the time the student has the right to study, and it will not lengthen the time to complete the studies.

SAMK students doing group work.

Double degree students get two degree certificates and international experience in one package for the work of one degree.

Why is double degree worth taking?

With the double degree you can develop your competence and skills deeper than during an ordinary student exchange period, because in the double degree you have a pre-agreed programme of the studies to take, their extent and correspondence at both institutions (e.g. studies, practical training, thesis). This is to ensure that the studies in the programme give both of your degrees qualitative added value and enable taking two degrees simultaneously. A double degree will improve your chances for postgraduate studies and gives you an advantage in the international labour market.

Applying to double degree

You can take a double degree at a partner university, with which we have signed a double degree agreement. You apply to double degree when applying to student exchange.

You will get more information on double degree possibilities at the beginning of your studies and at student exchange information sessions.

Double degree partners of SAMK

SAMK has double degree agreements with the following universities:

  • EPHEC University College from Belgium, Business (bachelor)
  • Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society from Germany, Business (master)
  • Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences from Latvia, Tourism (master)

SAMK also has double degree agreements with the following universities:

  • Chinese Changzhou University on Nursing education
  • Chinese Tianjin University of Science & Technology on Artificial Intelligence (AI) education
  • Namibian NUST, Namibia University of Science and Technology on Maritime Engineering education.

These agreements are unilateral, i.e. students arrive at SAMK from these institutions.

New double degree possibilities are being developed all the time also for other degree programmes at SAMK.

International students taking a double degree at SAMK

Students from partner universities can mutually come to SAMK as double degree students.

More information

Turn to the Team Leader for more information.

Top-up degrees

In the top-up degree students study the first year at their home university and then three years at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. On graduation, the students will receive a diploma certificate from SAMK.

SAMK has a top-up degree agreements with the Vietnamese Dong A University for nursing students and with the Hong Kongese Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Metropolitan University for tourism students.

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