Internationality is central to all education provided at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK). As our student you will be able to complete part of your studies and practical training abroad. The main principle is that you can study abroad after your first year and you can complete your practical training period after two years of study. If you choose to study or train abroad you may receive a grant and some financial support in the form of a KAMK award.
The opportunities for training and studying abroad are presented in more detail during meetings held every year.
In addition to regular student exchanges students studying Business and International Business and Tourism have the opportunity of completing a double degree. In this case you will complete a part of your studies at a KAMK's partner university and when you graduate, you will also be awarded a degree from the partner university. You can find our partner universities here.
It is not necessary to go so far a field to gain international experiences at KAMK. The foreign degree and exchange students as well as visiting lecturers from our partner universities abroad are an important part of our internationalisation. Besides completing the whole degree in English, most of our Finnish taught degree programmes offer some English-taught courses as well as language and culture studies. You can also take part in the Student Union KAMO's International activities and volunteer as a 'kummi' student for degree students from abroad. A 'Kummi' ('Godparent') student is a student who helps other foreign students at the beginning of their studies.
All our Schools have an International Co-ordinator who deals with international affairs as well as teaching. In all matters concerning international affairs please contact the International Co-ordinators or the staff of the International Office. The International Office is located in the Tieto 3 building.
Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) has been designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which will work or study abroad. The online language test is mandatory for all Erasmus+ mobility participants. The result of the assessment will not prevent participants from taking part in the mobility activity. The assessment must be taken twice - before and at the end of the mobility period. After taking the first assessment, participants will the opportunity to take online language courses for free.