Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (SUAS or Saimia) offers studies in 22 degree programmes provided by the faculties of Technology, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality, Fine Arts, and Health Care and Social Services. Most of the studies are conducted in Finnish, but may include courses in English. There are 6 degrees conducted totally in English.
Exchange students in one programme have the possibility to take courses in other programmes, or from the Finnish course offerings. The units of Fine Arts, Technology, and Health Care and Social Services offer several individual courses conducted in English.
Saimia or SUAS also offers a wide range of language courses, many of which are taught in English. Elective courses in Russian, German, Spanish, Finnish as a Foreign Language, English, and Swedish are among the possibilities found in the study guide.
Participation in studies in the Finnish language degree programmes requires excellent competencies in the Finnish language prior to application to Saimia. For more detailed information about the programmes where the teaching language is Finnish, please visit the pages in Finnish.