International SAMK

SAMK offers good opportunities for internationalisation both at home and abroad.

International degree programmes

Degree programmes in English: 13

Degree programmes in Finnish: 30

Multicultural campuses

300 international students

76 nationalities

Go abroad!

SAMK has over 200 partner institutions around the world. We encourage all our students to complete a mobility period abroad either studying or doing a work placement.

Develop Your International Skills!

SAMK offers students an international atmosphere for studying. We receive yearly over 300 foreign exchange and degree students to study with us as well as top lecturers from all over the world.

As a SAMK student you can participate in international student and work placement exchange. All studies and placement periods completed abroad will be fully recognised in your SAMK degree.

Due to the corona pandemic SAMK has cancelled international mobility of the academic year 2020-2021. Application periods for mobilities in 2021-2022 take place in November 2020 and in January 2021. Follow your SAMK email for more information the Bulleting board in Oiva.

Start your international journey! Read more in Oiva.

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Partner Institutions

SAMK has wide international connections and partner universities in many continents. Besides a broad selection of European countries we have partner universities in the following countries:

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Republic of Korea,  Russia, Thailand, Turkey, United States and Vietnam.

A full list of our international partners on student mobility can be found in Solemove.

Contact Us

Each campus has a contact person for international affairs. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information about exchange studies and work placements abroad!

Planning your mobility period

  • when should I go abroad? Discuss your plans with your teacher tutor and remember to apply on time!
  • should I complete a study mobility period in one of SAMK's partner institutions?
  • should I develop my working life skills, learn a new language or improve a language I already know by completing a work placement abroad?
  • or would I have the opportunity to complete both, a study period and a work placement abroad?
  • or is internationalisation at home my choice?

More information

Application instructions and deadlines and other important information concerning mobility period abroad can be found in Oiva.

Internalisation at Home

Internationalisation at home literally means acquiring international experience and getting to know different cultures in one’s home institution. Internationalization at home aims to ensure that also non-mobile students will benefit from internationalisation during their studies.

Become an international tutor! Read more on SAMMAKKO's website:

International Café, International Corner and other similar events also make sure that different cultures, languages and international atmosphere are visible on campuses.

SAMK has 9 bachelor degrees and 4 master degrees that are fully taught in English. SAMK also offers many selective courses in English, both online and face-to-face. And do not forget our language courses!

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Do you want to study a degree in SAMK? Get to know our degree programmes.

Language and Communication Studies

SAMK offers language and communication studies that provide the students with the multilingual competencies needed in today’s working life. English and Finnish (Swedish for the Finnish students) courses are included in the curricula of the degree programmes taught in English. In addition, the students can improve the language skills needed in their field of expertise by studying elective languages such as Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

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