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 2023–2024

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 (autumn semester 2023 and spring semester 2024)

6 December 2023 (Independence day)

29 March to 1 April 2024 (Easter)
1 May 2024 (Labour Day)
9 May 2024 (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.

You need to pay a fee for some of the services see Student service rates.

Contact Information

Student Services




+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.

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 Mobility and Practical Training Abroad

Every SeAMK student has an opportunity to do a part of his/her studies or practical training abroad. Mobility period can be a short intensive course abroad (1-2 weeks) or longer study mobility or practical training abroad (2-12 months). Mobilities are supported by different grants. More information: SeAMK International Education Services Team

Each year approximately 100 students attending SeAMK study abroad or do their internship abroad. Annually more than 150 students also go abroad for shorter periods, e.g. for intensive courses.

SeAMK has approximately 250 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.


For Exchange Students

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

Thr programme starts with orientation and 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.

The details for each course are available in the Study Guide linked under each exchange program site or links above.  General information on the ECTS grading system and Diploma Supplement can also be accessed through the Study Guide. All SeAMK exchange programs are conducted in English, and students are advised to possess a B2 level of English proficiency.

As part of the exchange experience, students can enroll in a specially tailored Finnish Language and Culture course. This course aims to equip students with basic survival Finnish, enabling them to communicate effectively in settings such as shops and restaurants. Additionally, participants will gain insights into Finnish culture and the local way of life.

For accessibility needs at SeAMK, exchange students requiring support during their studies should contact their international office before the exchange period. Further assistance can be obtained by reaching out to the coordinator of SeAMK International Mobility Services. Comprehensive information is available in the study guide, and additional details can be found in this document  here (pdf).