WELCOME TO SAMK!

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is located on the western coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. There are about 6,000 students in total and more than two hundred international students studying in our campuses every year. Are you ready to join us? SAMK offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the faculties of Health and Welfare, Logistics and Maritime Technology, Service Business and Technology.

BRAND-NEW CAMPUSES

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

SAMK-campus Pori is a brand-new facility located in the city centre of Pori next to the public transportation centre. 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.

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 cities 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 cosy and friendly atmosphere.

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. In addition, Master’s degree students at SAMK are in general very satisfied with their studies.The survey has been made by Finland’s Ministry of Culture and Education

SAMK'S PROFILE AND VISION

SAMK profiles itself as an industrial institution of higher education.

SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.

Our vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.

Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.

SAMK in figures

  • Towns: 4
  • Campuses: 4
  • Degree students 2017: c. 5,500
  • Degree students per towns 2017: Pori 3,622, Rauma 1,344, Huittinen 454 and Kankaanpää 111
  • International students: c. 350
  • Students in open studies: c. 1,100
  • Staff members 2016: c. 400, with PhD or Licentiate degrees: 71
  • Bachelor degree programmes: 19
  • Master degree programmes: 9
  • Degree programmes in English: 10
  • Bachelor degrees 2016: 953
  • Master degrees 2016: 83
  • Degrees awarded totally: over 18,000
Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Studies in Industrial Management Engineering include designing, planning and optimisation of products. You will gain during the studies understanding of business manageme ... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering

240 ECTS crIntake 20Online and distance studiesStudies take: 3–4 years

Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019Entrance exam: Online entrance examsStudies begin: Autumn 2019

Online entrance examinations 2019

The entrance examination consists only of a written online examination.

To pass the online examination and to be available for student selection, the applicant is required to get at least 30 points from the maximum 100 points. The students are selected from those applicants who pass the examination, in the order of points received.

Online examination measures applicant’s learning skills, logical skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English. Each applicant has 2 hours to complete the exam after starting it.... [-]

Finland Pori Rauma Finland Online
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Online
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

The Degree Programme in International Business educates specialists and experts for small- and medium-sized enterprises working on the global market. ... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration

210 ECTS crIntake 40Campus: Satamakatu 26, RaumaStudies take: 3,5–4 years

Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019Entrance exam: Online entrance examsStudies begin: Autumn 2019

Business Skills and Professional Competence

The I.B. program will prepare you to work on a broad scale of tasks in the international business environment. You will be able to handle all necessary operations along the supply chain from raw material supplier to the final consumer. You will gain competence in international business with the focus on Marketing Logistics, Distribution Management, Business Analysis and Service Design.... [-]

Finland Rauma
August 2020
Full-time
42 - 48 months
Campus
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

The aim of the degree programme is to provide students with skills and knowledge in developing tourism business and services. ... [+]

Bachelor of Hospitality Management 210 ECTS Intake: 30 Degree Programme in Tourism Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019Entrance exam: Online entrance examsStudies begin: Autumn 2019

Apply in Studyinfo.fi

Applying takes place online at Studyinfo service:

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, International Tourism Development, full-time studies, Pori

Online Entrance Examinations 2019

The entrance examination consists of three parts:

Logical-mathematical test Material-based exam Motivational video

Logical mathematical test measures applicant’s logical skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English. Each applicant has 1,5 hours to complete the exam after starting it. Applicant is required to get at least 16 points out maximum 40 points from this section.... [-]

Finland Pori
August 2020
Full-time
42 months
Campus
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Studies in logistics engineering include external and outbound logistics including transportation technology and distribution management. You will gain during the studies ... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering

240 ECTS crIntake 20Online and distance studiesStudies take: 3-4 years

Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019Entrance exam: Online entrance examsStudies begin: Autumn 2019

Apply at Studyinfo.fi

Applying takes place online at Studyinfo service:

Bachelor of Engineering, Logistics, distance studies, Rauma

Online Entrance Examinations 2019

The entrance examination consists only of a written online examination.

To pass the online examination and to be available for student selection, the applicant is required to get at least 30 points from the maximum 100 points. The students are selected from those applicants who pass the examination, in the order of points received.... [-]

Finland Rauma Finland Online
August 2020
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Online
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Maritime industry offers one of the most exciting and diverse career paths for anyone who aspires to become a member of a seafaring crew through completing the required c ... [+]

Bachelor of Maritime Management

270 ECTS crIntake 25Degree Programme of Sea CaptainCampus: Suojantie 2, Rauma

Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019Entrance exam: Online entrance examsStudies begin: Autumn 2019

Apply in Studyinfo.fi

Applying takes place online at Studyinfo service:

Bachelor of Maritime Management, Sea Captain, full-time studies, Rauma

Online Entrance Examinations 2019

The entrance examination consists only of a written online examination.

To pass the online examination and to be available for student selection, the applicant is required to get at least 30 points from the maximum 100 points. In addition, the applicant is required to get at least 70 % of points from the section measuring colour sight to be available for student selection. The students are selected from those applicants who pass the examination, in the order of points received.... [-]

Finland Pori Rauma Huittinen Kankaanpää  + 1 More
August 2020
Full-time
Campus

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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Location address
Tiedepuisto Campus
Tiedepuisto 3

Pori, 28601 FI
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Tiilimäki Campus
Maamiehenkatu 10

Pori, 28601 FI
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SAMK Campus Rauma
Satamakatu 26
Suojantie 2 (Merimäki)

Rauma, 26101 FI
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Kuninkainen Campus
Risto Rytin katu 70

Huittinen, 32701 FI
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Fine Arts Campus
Paasikivenkatu 24

Kankaanpää, 38701 FI
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Finland Online, FI
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