Apply to higher education in south-east Finland

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences offers education in English in the following degree programmes: Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, International Business and Tourism and Hospitality Management. You can enjoy a high-level of education and open atmosphere between students and lecturers here.

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education in south-east Finland. Our units are located in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. The Skinnarila campus in Lappeenranta is located next to the Lappeenranta University of Technology. These two universities constitute a multidisciplinary community of nearly 8 000 students. The Skinnarila campus offers students brand new modern learning and laboratory facilities as well as excellent chances to meet students from various fields.

Our units in Imatra are close-knit communities with state-of-the-art facilities and cosy atmosphere. The region also offers good opportunities for practical training, e.g., in the Degree Programme of Tourism and Hospitality Management because that branch of business is growing rapidly.

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences has about 3 000 students, 300 of them being international degree students. The atmosphere between our students and lecturers is open and interactive. International groups have their own tutors who offer help in various matters, such as living and studying in Finland.

Lappeenranta and Imatra are situated close to the Russian border and by Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. Lappeenranta has 72 000 inhabitants and Imatra 28 000. In both cities, you can live close to nature and enjoy snowy winters and warm summers.

Three degree programmes in English

We offer Bachelor´s degrees in five different fields: Technology, Health Care and Social Services, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality and Fine Arts. In three degree programmes, all education and studying is conducted in the English language:

  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • International Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management.

You can apply for these programmes through a system of joint application during 10 January - 25 January 2017. The programmes start in August 2017. The degrees are accepted in all EU countries, and they are also valued outside Europe.

This guide gives you more information about studies and helps you in your application procedure. In addition, some of our international degree students will share their own experiences in studying and living in Finland. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Good luck on the application!

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