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Student Exchange: How to Apply

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Perfect! See what you should do to apply.

We are happy to host international students

Please, note that the application procedure will be carried out with SoleMOVE online system.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) accepts international students by several exchange programmes and agreements.

Application times

Pori Campus:

  • For the autumn term and academic year 1 April – 30 April
  • For the spring term 18 September – 31 October

Rauma Campus:

  • For the autumn term and academic year by 15 May
  • For the spring term by 15 November

Kankaanpää Campus

  • For the autumn term and academic year 01 April – 30 April
  • For the spring term 18 September – 31 October

Application process

After your application for an exchange period abroad has been approved by the International Office at your home university, we require an official nomination from your home university in order to provide you with access to our online application system SoleMOVE.

Available courses

Students can find courses and course descriptions in Study Guide (being updated at the moment). Choose EN >> Courses suitable for exchange students.

The normal workload for students is approx. 30 ECTS /semester. Feel free to ask the International Relations Secretaries, if you need information of the courses.

You can plan your own programme according to your needs and wishes. Note, however, that:

  • You are advised to take courses primarily from the faculty you apply to.
  • SAMK has campuses in four cities and you should choose courses only from one city.
  • The courses are arranged only if a certain number of students enrol.
  • Students will be accepted into courses in the enrolment order (at the beginning of the semester). The courses have a limited number of places.

Remember to have a look at the prerequisite studies. You might, for example, need to have previous studies in the field of a course.

The Academic Year at SAMK is divided into two semesters. There is normally very little tuition during the summer. You are expected to arrive at the beginning of the semester. If you arrive late (over 5 days), you may not be able to attend the courses any more. Please also note that our orientation sessions for incoming exchange students are mandatory.

Please check from the international contact person of your faculty when the courses begin.

Exchange programmes

SAMK has partner universities all over the world and share with them several networks and exchange programmes like:

  • Erasmus+
  • Nordplus
  • FIRST
  • Magellan
  • Bilateral agreements
  • Free-mover.

Check on SoleMOVE online system what kind of agreement is currently signed with your home university.

Practical information

Before coming to SAMK don’t forget to do and check out some important stuff! Documents, Health forms, etc.

Pori Campus orientation week starts:

  • 2 January – 4 January 2019 for Technology, Business, Tourism, Physiotherapy and Social Work students
  • 4 February – 15 February 2019 for Nursing students

Rauma Campus orientation week starts 7 January 2019.

More information: Come and Join Us -brochure (pdf)Tallenna

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