Practical Information for New Students

Here you can find useful information to start your studies smoothly in SAMK.

Notification of admission

All admitted students will get a personal notification of admission. The results are published gradually depending on the selection method and degree programme. More detailed information is available in the Admissions Criteria.

You will receive a notice by email both from the service and SAMK Admission Office, when you have been offered a study place at SAMK.

SAMK students in the hallway of Pori campus.

Before arriving in Finland

Residence permits

All matters relating to immigration in Finland are administered through Finnish Immigration Service (Maahanmuuttovirasto). Please visit their website and start your immigration process as soon as possible.

Welcome to Finland guide

Take a look at the Welcome to Finland guide that is available in several languages.

Contact us

International Relations Secretaries assist international degree students with visa and residence permit applications, health insurance questions as well as in information about vacant accommodation. You can contact them prior to the beginning of your studies, if necessary, in order to have a smooth start for your studies in Finland.


International Relations Secretary
Riitta Rissanen
00 358 44 710 3859


International Relations Secretary
Saija Arslan
00 358 44 710 3563

Admissions Office

SAMK Admissions Office assist applicants with their application process, tuition fees, confirming the study place or registration.
00 358 2 623 4801

Bring your own device

BYOD means the same as Bring Your Own Device, it means that students make their assignments mainly with their own computers. SAMK requires the use of personal terminal equipment in studies.