Information for new IB Students

Commencement of studies

The studies begin on Monday 5 September 2016 at 9.00 am at the School of Business and Culture. The school is located in the Frami F -building, at Frami, the central campus of SeAMK, address: Kampusranta 11, 60320 Seinäjoki. The first days of studies include important orientation and therefore your attendance is important.

Confirmation to accept the study place and registration for the academic year

To confirm the study place offered to you, you have to accept it by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 (+3 GMT) at the latest. You will lose the study place if you do not accept it by the deadline.

If you accept the study place, you also need to register for the academic year 2016-2017 as attending or absent by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 (+3 GMT) at the latest. Further information on registration.

How to do it?

  • If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code, you can confirm to accept the study place and register for the academic year by email. Send an email to admissions(at) by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 (+3 GMT).
  • If you have a Finnish personal identity code and online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic identity card you are advised to accept the study place electronically at or > “My Studyinfo” or “Oma Opintopolku”. The online service will guide you to register for the academic year at the same time. If you are unable to log in, please contact and we will send you the needed documents.

Certificates are checked

Universities of applied sciences check the educational certificates that have had impact on the selection. The admission is conditional until the certificates are checked.

  1. You need to send photocopies of the certificates by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 (+3 GMT) at the latest to SeAMK Admission Services, admissions(at)
  2. Take your original certificates with you on the first day of studies.

Student apartment

The student apartments in the city of Seinäjoki are offered by Property Ltd Marttilan kortteeri. Marttilan kortteeri will be merged to Ltd Sevas this summer. You are advised to fill in the online application at as soon as possible:

Apply for a student apartment


Students arriving from outside European Union

Residence permit for studies

If you are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA-country you will need to apply for a residence permit for studies.  For the residence permit application you need to enclose the Notification of Student Selection Results, an account of sufficient funds and an account of sufficient health insurance. Do apply for the residence permit electronically, online, to speed up the processing! Further information:

Health Insurance: Student Insurance Program (SIP)

Student Insurance Program (SIP) has been tailored especially for the needs of international students studying in higher education institutions in Finland. It offers very extensive insurance cover for an affordable price compared to many other insurances. The Finnish Immigration Service recommends this insurance!

There are two insurance types: SIP Compliment or SIP Integral. You can choose SIP Compliment. It is meant for students like you who can access the public health care. After arriving in Seinäjoki, apply for a home municipality at the local registry office to be eligible for public health care.

You can apply quickly and easily online. Please visit:


Arriving in Seinäjoki

You can find information on train connections from the airport to Seinäjoki at

Please remember to send Email to admissions(a) if there are changes in your contact information.

Your study counselor is Ms Päivi Uitti, email:

Welcome to study at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!


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