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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.

Quality

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.

Internationality

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.

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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
  • 190 partner institutions around the world

Read student and alumni stories

| Wellbeing and health

Noora is ready to pull out all the stops in the international Nursing education

A week-long personal experience from hospital gave Noora Lempinen a stepping stone for nursing studies. Noora also wanted to pull out all the stops and she applied for the English Nursing degree programme.
| Business

Students will be employed: Ibrahim jumped from Southern Asia to Finland for studying

Ibrahim Khalil from Bangladesh wanted an international degree after the upper secondary school. He moved to Finland and studied at the degree programme of International Business at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. After graduation he moved to Espoo and established a restaurant in 2014.

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Contact information:

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Satakunnankatu 23

FI-28130 Pori

Finland

admissions@samk.fi

+358 (0)2 623 4801

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