Choose Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

At Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, SAMK, we have about 6,000 students in total and about 300 international students from almost 60 countries study in our campuses every year.

6000 students

SAMK has 6,000 students in 4 different faculties: Health and Welfare, Logistics and Maritime Technology, Service Business, and Technology. Annually, we offer about 1,000 new study places in over 30 degree programmes. We have 7 Bachelor’s and 4 Master’s Degree Programmes conducted totally in English. Furthermore, we offer many selective courses in English, both online and face-to-face. We also offer continuing education, made-to-order programmes, open university studies and summer studies.


SAMK is known for quality of education. Our students have ranked us to be among the five best universitites of applied sciences in Finland. Most of the students find a permanent job right after graduation. The Finnish Education Centre Karvi has audited SAMK. All programmes are accredited by Finland’s Ministry of Education. The degree programmes of International Business and Business Management and Entrepreneurship are being awarded NIBS International Accreditation for a period of 5 years from May 2018.


SAMK is truly international with a wide international network. Every year SAMK attracts over 300 international degree and exchange students from almost 60 countries. SAMK has over 190 partner universities all over the world. Furthermore, the international academic visiting staff bring their own inspiring addition to the multicultural atmosphere. International Café and other similar events also make sure that different cultures, languages and international atmosphere are visible on campuses.

SAMK uusi kampus ja opiskelijat
SAMK uusi kampus ja opiskelijat
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Develop your entrepreneurial skills

SAMK has an emphasis on entrepreneurship. The staff’s and students’ entrepreneurship is considered a resource for both the university and for local development. All students have compulsory entrepreneurship studies, which focus on understanding the meaning of entrepreneurship in the employment market and as a general factor promoting employment. In the Enterprise Accelerator the students can develop their own business idea and enterprise.

Get connected with working life

Cooperation with enterprises is an asset for the universities of applied sciences. SAMK has yearly about 300 student projects together with companies and organisations. Cooperation with enterprises gives the studies a practical view. Practical training is a part of all degrees. This means that all SAMK students must find a traineeship of their own field in an institution or a company. In project learning, in practical training and in a summer job the student learns in practice the skills needed at work and also to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired through studies.

SAMK in numbers

  • 4 campuses
  • 6000 students
  • 400 staff members
  • 11 degree programmes in English
  • 300 international students
  • 60 nationalities on campuses
  • 200 partner institutions around the world

Read student and alumni stories

| Wellbeing and health

Knowledge gained in Rehabilitation studies to be adopted in physiotherapy business in Geneva

Sibyl Szedressy from Switzerland started her Rehabilitation education at SAMK in the autumn of 2018. Sibyl, who runs her own private physiotherapy company in Geneva, had been looking for a Master´s degree education for a long time.
| Wellbeing and health

Yvonne from Cameroon studies to be nurse – with a job already waiting

Yvonne Ewane started her nursing studies in SAMK in August 2017. At the moment she is working as a nurse in the acute geriatric ward in Turku and meanwhile completes the advanced clinical practice included in her studies.

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Contact information:

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Satakunnankatu 23

FI-28130 Pori


+358 (0)2 623 4801

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