Pathway studies

Pathway programme is a fast track to university studies in Finland.

Study in Finland

Do you dream of a study place in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences?

Benefit from pathway studies

With pathway programme you can ease the process of applying to our university.

Get a study place

Guaranteed entry to a degree programme upon completion, no entrance exams and interviews required.

Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree (BBD) programme is the fast track for students in Myanmar who want to study at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK). After completing the whole programme you will be eligible to progress directly to degree studies in your chosen bachelor’s degree programme. The studies are arranged in collaboration with Shin Rai International institute, Soprano and SAMK.

Nordic Pathway at Shanghai Jiaotong University

Join SAMK’s Nordic Pathway at Shanghai Jiaotong University, allied with other Finnish institutes!

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and the School of Continuing Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University jointly opened a one-year Finnish pathway course (credit course) in Shanghai. The first semester (August 2021 – December 2021) focuses on intensive learning of academic English; the second semester (January 2022 – May 2022) a total of 30 credits in 6 courses is taught by professors of Finnish partner University of Applied Sciences. We have reserved a limited number of study places exclusively for successful graduates of the pathway program.

You are eligible to apply for admission if you meet the admission requirements of our institution, achieved a minimum of 20 academic credits and 10 language credits in the preparatory course. Relevant credits can be transferred to undergraduate courses.

For specific enrollment information, please consult Mr. Gao at 158-0098-5998

我校和上海交通大学继续教育学院在上海合作开办一年制芬兰留学预科班(学分课),学生第一学期(2021.8--2021.12)主要集中强化学习英语;第二学期(2022.01---2022.05)由合作的芬兰大学教授6门课程总共30个学分。我们给预科班学生预留一些名额,对于达到我校录取要求并且考试通过20个学分的学生(同时第一学期的10个学分)可以申请录取到合作专业,相关学分可以转到本科课程中。具体招生信息可以咨询158-0098-5998 高老师

Pathway to Finland Programme

This one semester Pathway to Finland programme, provided by our Finnish educational partner Edunation, offers applicants outside EU/EEA area a convenient and affordable way to gain admission to degree programmes with us. The pathway studies may be partly or fully accredited as part of your degree.

Upon completing the pathway, you are eligible to apply for admission to your pre-selected degree programme, as SAMK has reserved a limited number of study places exclusively for successful graduates of the Pathway to Finland programme. Edunation’s qualified teachers will help you to develop your language and academic skills so that you can comfortably start your studies. At the same time, in collaboration with us, Edunation’s skilled professionals will help you with all the practicalities related to studies and arriving to Finland.

Depending on your location, you can choose to take part in the pathway completely online from your home, or choose to study in one of the study hubs provided by Edunation.

"My experience with Edunation is just mind-blowing. I am glad to learn and gain huge knowledge from different professional teachers with international experiences by sitting from my home country.”
Bodhisatwa from India

"I chose this pathway program because I know I will benefit from it. It will prepare me to overcome any challenges that may come. It will make me more confident and academically ready to achieve success in my degree level of study. From this program I can also adapt to university-style teaching."
Lerma from the Philippines

UAS Pathway Studies to Finland

The UAS Pathway Studies to Finland program, provided by the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland, offers applicants a convenient way to gain admission to degree programmes in Finland.

The UAS Pathway Studies are ideal for those interested in pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Business (IB).

The UAS Pathway Studies to Finland consist of 60 ECTS, which are taught online in English by experienced Finnish UAS teachers. Afterwards, you can apply to continue your studies in Finland as a degree student.