Satakunta University of Applied Sciences – SAMK is one of the Finland’s top universities of applied sciences, with modern campuses on the west coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. SAMK is a multidisciplinary, internationally oriented university of approximately 6,000 students and 400 employees.

SAMK is a dynamic community that brings people together to exchange knowledge and expertise. We seek to educate students who are fully qualified professionals ready to enter the international labour market. To this end, we constantly invest in educational innovation and student development.

SAMK’s entrepreneurial approach and our close collaboration with businesses and institutions, makes our knowledge immediately applicable. Gaining practical experience through practical training and projects is an integral part of our degree programmes.

We offer both Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes taught in English. At SAMK you can study to become an expert in business, engineering, health care, maritime management and tourism.

SAMK in numbers:

  • 4 campuses
  • 6000 students
  • 425 staff members
  • 13 degree programmes in English
  • 30 degree programmes in Finnish
  • 300 international students
  • 60 nationalities on campuses
  • 200 partner institutions around the world
  • Over 20,000 degrees awarded totally
  • 307 new enterprises from the Enterprise Accelerator totally

The best education

SAMK is known for its quality of education: according to graduating Bachelor’s degree students SAMK is the best university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of teaching competence (Survey of Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture).

All SAMK students will be employed

Our vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.

SAMK has the highest employment rate outside the metropolitan area in Finland (Survey of Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture). Most of the students find a permanent job right after graduation from SAMK. One year after graduation, over 80% have found a job.

Evolving study environments

  • Automation laboratory
  • Maritime simulator
  • Nursing simulator
  • Enterprise Accelerator
  • SAMK EduTravel, educational travel agency
  • AI Academy, Electric Academy, Robotics Academy, Business and Technology Academy
  • Soteekki, the service centre of social and health care
  • HILL, an online lecture and e-learning environment
  • SAMK Library, the most important scientific library in the region

Scholarships

SAMK offers a variety of merit-based scholarships to qualified international students. These scholarships can range from 200€ up to full tuition per year.

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Student Life

Brand-new campuses

We have campuses in the biggest cities in the Satakunta region.

Pori

SAMK-campus Pori is a brand-new facility located in the city centre of Pori next to the public transportation center. The new campus is the most modern learning environment in Finland. The modern and versatile campus offers education in business, health care and social services, technology and tourism.

The Pori district is the 8th largest economic and employment area in Finland. The city of Pori has a population of about 85,000.

Pori has a cozy city center with good services and everything near. The central park, Kirjurinluoto, is just five minutes away from the city centre and full of garden areas, nature trails, playgrounds, events and experiences. Yyteri beach is one of the most family-friendly beaches in Europe with its 6 kilometres long beach. According to the Guardian Yyteri is also the best beach in Northern Europe.

Rauma

SAMK-campus Rauma has been recently renovated and it is located close to the harbour. The campus is a versatile and international study centre for offshore technology, international business and logistics.

The city of Rauma is the third oldest city in Finland with a population of about 40,000. Rauma is a lively and friendly industrial city and home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites – a unique Nordic wooden town Old Rauma and a Bronze Age burial site Sammallahdenmäki. Rauma archipelago offers refreshingly breezy experiences, accessible either by daily water bus connections or boat. The archipelago consists of approximately 300 beautiful islands close to the city.

The cities in Satakunta offer spacious and safe living conditions, a lot of green nature and excellent opportunities for leisure activities. The cities are big enough to offer all the necessary services but also small enough to have a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Computer Science Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bachelors 3.5 years € 10,500
Engineering & Engineering Trades Industrial Management Bachelors 3–4 years € 9,500
Economics International Business Bachelors 3.5 years € 9,500
Travel & Tourism International Tourism Management Bachelors 3.5 years € 9,500
Engineering & Engineering Trades Logistics Bachelors 3–4 years € 9,500
Engineering & Engineering Trades Mechatronics Bachelors 4 years € 10,500
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry Nursing Bachelors 3.5 years € 9,500
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology Physiotherapy Bachelors 3.5 years € 9,500
Engineering & Engineering Trades Sea Captain Bachelors 4.5 years € 9,500

Address

Satakunnankatu 23, 28130 Pori, Finland

Finland