Academic Information for Students | SeAMK

Academic Information for Students

This page includes academic information for the international degree and exchange students of SeAMK. On this page you will find information about the Academic Calendar, Study Guide, International Activities, and so on.

You can find some information about living in the City of Seinäjoki and the support services available for international students on the page Practical Information for Students.

Welcome to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!

For Degree Students

Academic Year 2019–2020

The timetables for the first classes in each semester and in each programme will be informed to all students before the semester begins.

Dates when tuition is not provided (spring 2020)

10 April to 13 April 2020 (Easter)
1 May 2020 (Labour Day)
21 May 2020 (Ascension Day)

Student Services

Student Services offers services related to academic and social issues.

The Student Services of SeAMK handles issues regarding student applications, selection, financial aid, student study rights and studying in general, as well as counselling and consultation pertaining to student affairs.

Further information about Registration as a Student and Study Entitlement

Contact Information

Student Services

studentservices(a)seamk.fi

+358 20 124 5055

Study Guide

In the Study Guide you can find the curricula of all degree programmes with detailed descriptions of the courses. Additionally, the Study Guide contains general information about Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and some useful general information for the students.

Study Counselling

The overall purpose of study counselling is to support students with achieving the general goals of their studies. For example, consultation and advice can be provided in choosing a suitable professional direction and career planning, assistance in recognition of prior learning, as well as assistance throughout the progression of studies and problem solving advice regarding any difficulties during the studies.

Study counselling is based on the SeAMK student counselling guidelines, SeAMK accessibility guidelines and SeAMK guidelines for recognition of prior learning. Each faculty of SeAMK is responsible for executing study counselling according to the guidelines of the faculty.

A student has a right to counselling services throughout his/her study period. Counselling and consultation is provided in all stages of students’ education, as group consultation and individually, based on individual needs. Counselling is provided pertaining to studies and practical training as well as personal study planning. The student is responsible for participating in the counselling as needed. Being active and having a desire to receive counselling are crucial factors in student counselling.

  • Finnish Language

    In Finland, Finnish language is very important both in everyday life and in working life. With language skills you get more out of your friendships, working life and living as a member of the society. And you experience more.

    Finnish language courses in SeAMK

    In SeAMK, the degree students of the International Business and Nursing programmes are offered four Finnish language courses.  Course descriptions (in short):

    Finnish 1-4 (International Business, Nursing)
    You will be able to talk about yourself and your everyday life in Finnish. You will be able to run errands for e.g. in a shop, restaurant and the health care center using some Finnish. You will also express yourself in basic working life situations. Additionally, you will also familiarize yourself with Finland as a country and the Finnish way of living.

    Finnish language courses offered by other institutions

    SeAMK encourages all students to study the Finnish language in their own time, by searching for online study methods and by using the course offerings of the local institutions such as the Finnish for Foreigners courses at Seinäjoki Upper Secondary School, the FinTandem method, and by taking Finnish language courses at the Seinäjoki Adult Education Centre, and so on.

    Learning Finnish online

    You can find many good Internet sites for Finnish language training, such as

Open University of Applied Sciences

Complete courses of Bachelor degree or Master degree programmes regardless of your educational background and age. Open University of Applied Sciences gives you a chance to improve your professional competencies.

Study and Training Exchange

Degree students of SeAMK are recommended to do part of their studies abroad. It is possible to have one or two semesters of studies or practical training abroad in a partner university or in working life. Each year approximately 150 students attending SeAMK study abroad or do their internship abroad. Every year more than 150 students also go abroad for shorter periods, e.g. for intensive courses.

SeAMK has approximately 270 incoming exchange students and trainees yearly for one or two semesters  and approximately 150 incoming students in shorter exchange periods, such as intensive courses. Students come from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States.

The most common mobility programmes are based on the bilateral agreements between SeAMK and its partner institutions, most often linked to the Erasmus+ programme, or other smaller programmes such as the Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme FIRST.

For Exchange Students

Academic Year 2019-2020

The start and end date of each exchange programme can be found on each exchange programme site.

The first two days of the programme are orientation days. The programme dates also include all exam periods. The exchange student semester ends with a semester closing ceremony, where the students receive a Letter of Confirmation of their stay. Transcripts of Records are sent to exchange students one month after the end of each semester.

Dates when tuition is not provided (spring 2020)

10 April to 13 April 2020 (Easter)
1 May 2020 (Labour Day)
21 May 2020 (Ascension Day)

Study Guide

The course descriptions can be found in the Study Guide link under each exchange programme site.

The exchange students of SeAMK are also eligible to choose Campus Online courses during their exchange semester.

All exchange programmes of SeAMK are offered in English language.

The exchange students can participate in a Finnish Language and Culture course specially aimed at their needs. You will learn survival Finnish and will be able to communicate for e.g. in a shop and at a restaurant. Additionally, you will also familiarize yourself with Finland as a country and the Finnish way of living.