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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.

SAMKin opiskelijat Porin kampuksen käytävällä. SAMK students in the hallway of Pori campus.

Before arriving to Finland

Residence permits in 2020

Missions of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign affairs have interrupted the receiving and processing of residence permit applications on 19 March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

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.