Studying at Saimaa UAS

Practical information related to studying at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences has been gathered and placed on these web pages. This information is also available from the Student Services.


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The Graduatuion Ceremony at the Linnalan Campus (Restaurant Linnala) on Wednesday, 24 May at 10.00. At the Skinarila Campus, the ceremony starts at 13.00.

The Graduation Ceremonies of April on Friday, 28 April.

At the Linnala Campus at 10.00 and at the Skinnarila Campus at 14.00.


The Skinnarila campus will celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence on April 6th – join in the festivities!

On Thursday, April 6th, all educational institutions in South Karelia will arrange a celebratory Finland 100 event. Also Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Lappeenranta University of Technology will be taking part. Both staff members and students are welcome to attend.

We will commemorate one hundred years of Finnish independence in a number of ways:

  • The Teekkarilaulajat and Resonanssi choirs will perform (Restaurant Skinnarila at 11.00 and Student Union House lobby at 11.20)
  • Wish map –  come tell what hopes and wishes you have for Finland in the future (Restaurant Skinnarila 10.00-14.00 and in social media, #skinnarilasuomi100)
  • Celebratory menu designed by South Karelian chefs at Restaurant Skinnarila and the Student Union House
  • Non-stop screening of a short film on the 100-year history of South Karelia (Student Union House lobby 10.00-16.00)
  • Introduction of the Finnish presidents:

Facebook page of the event:

Join us live or on social media: #Skinnarilasuomi100, #ekarjala100, #suomi100, #finland100.

The event is part of the Finland 100 regional event for children and youth.

The Graduation Ceremony of March on Friday, 31 March at 14.00 in the staff cabinet of the Restaurant Skinnarila.


The Graduation Ceremonies of February on Friday, 24 February.

At the Linnala Campus at 10.00 in room 110 (Katiska).

At the Skinnarila Campus at 14.00 in the staff cabinet of the Restaurant Skinnarila.


The Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, 27 January at the Linnala and Skinnarila Camouses.

At the Linnala Campus, the ceremony starts at 10.00 in Katiska (room 110).

At the Skinnarila Campus, the ceremony starts at 14.00 in the staff cabinet of the Restaurant Skinnarila. After the ceremony, there will be coffee and cake served in the hall.


Date and time: Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12.00-18.00

Location: Skinnarila sauna (Skinnarilankatu 37)

We will enjoy the afternoon together, exploring nature and the possibilities it offers for winter activities.

You will have a chance to bathe in a Finnish sauna and take a dip in the snow or cold lake. Bring your bathing suit and towel along.

Refreshments will also be served.

You can join in on the fun at any time. The afternoon’s themes also include the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and the history of the Finnish sauna and sauna culture. Presentations on the themes will be held at 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00.


Sign up for the event online:



Lappeenranta University of Technology

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences


Further information:

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Fabulous Finland event on 10 January 2017! Come and join the event to share your experiences from Finland in social media.

Fabulous Finland is a social media event enabled and implemented by international and internationally-minded students and staff members in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). It brings people together virtually to share their stories and experiences about studying and living in Finland.

How to participate?
You can be part of the Fabulous Finland event by writing messages and stories about your own UAS and Finland in social media. You can use your own social media channels and accounts for the messages or post to public/open channels such as your own UAS’s Facebook page. Make sure to use hashtag #finnips to get your messages shown on the FINNIPS Social Media Wall, which collects posts published on public accounts on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
     o When posting on social media, please make sure to follow good manners and make sure that you have right to share e.g. the photos.
     o When messaging to your friends and networks, you can of course use your mother tongue. However, in order for more people to read your message on the social media wall, please make sure to post also in English!

Let’s join forces and explode the social media! On Tuesday 10 January 2017. All around Finland and in Social Media. #finnips #fabulousfinland #ownUAS #ownDegreeProgramme #studyinfinland #studyinfo #applynow #whyfinland #finland100

What is FINNIPS? FINNIPS is a cooperation network formed by 17 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. The main task of the network is to arrange entrance examinations to the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland. See more information at the website

The Graduation Ceremony of December is held on Wednesday, 21 December.

The Ceremony at the Linnala Campus starts at 10.00 in Restaurant Linnala.

At the Skinnarila Campus, the ceremony starts at 13.00 in the hall. After the ceremony there will be coffee and cake served.



Non-EU/EEA students who start their studies after 1 January 2017 at the Saimaa UAS are subject to tuition fees. Please note, that no tuition fee is charged from students who have started their studies before the year 2017.

The annual tuition fee for students in Bachelor´s degree programmes is 4 300 €/year, for students in Master´s degree programmes 5 100 € and for double degree students 1 500 €.

The students who participate in fee-charging education and whose studies have progressed as described under Item 3 are eligible to apply for a scholarship that covers 100% of the annual tuition fee.

Further information here.