Kajaani University of Applied Sciences participates in a variety of exchange programmes that fund student, teacher and other staff exchanges abroad.
Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme for education, training, youth and sport. In order to participate in the Erasmus+ programme the higher education institution must apply for the Erasmus Charter granted by the European Commission. KAMK University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the years 2014 - 2020. You can find the Charter and the related Erasmus Policy Statement at the bottom of this page.
More information about Erasmus+ programme.
Nordplus is a Nordic student and teacher exchange programme through which students and teachers can spend an exchange period in Nordic partner higher education institutions. The basis of Nordplus cooperation are networks formed between Nordic universities. These networks can apply for operational funding that is then distributed. The School of Health and Sports at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a member of the EuroNord network that includes educational establishments from Denmark, The Faeroes, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
FIRST is the Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme which intention is to promote the co-operation between Finnish and Russian universities. Exchanges are based on co-operation networks between universities. At the present time Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is doing FIRST co-operation with the St. Petersburg State University of Service and Economics.
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has bilateral agreements mainly with countries from outside the EU.
‘Free mover’ students or students who go on exchange to destinations outside the official exchange programmes or bilateral agreements have to obtain their own study place at the foreign university. In this case students usually seek information themselves and must be prepared to pay study fees.