Practical Information for Students
Welcome to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!
Each year Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) hosts about 200 international degree students, about 150 one or two semester exchange students and about 150 students who come for shorter intensive courses.
On this page you can find information about living in the City of Seinäjoki and the support services available for international students. We hope this page helps you to cope in the starting phase of your student life in SeAMK.
More detailed orientation materials will be shared with all new international students once they arrive in SeAMK.
Remember that no guidebook can replace interaction with the local people. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice! The staff of International Mobility Services, Student Services, representatives of the Student Union SAMO, Student Chaplain, Student Health Care Services are here to guide you. You will also get help from your fellow students, teachers, tutors and the personnel of SeAMK.
We also hope you will become acquainted with the region’s versatile hobby supply, ranging from sports to art and culture, and find activities for your leisure time. Feel yourself at home and enjoy the “South Ostrobothnian phase” of your life! We wish you success with your studies!
Arriving in SeAMK
The best way to arrive in Seinäjoki is to fly to Helsinki and then take a train to Seinäjoki. The quickest train connection from Helsinki to Seinäjoki takes 2 h 30 min. A tutor student will meet the arriving student at the Seinäjoki railway station according to timetables informed beforehand.
Student Union SAMO
The student union of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SAMO) is an association established and run by the students. The union’s diverse objectives range from monitoring the standard of instruction and networking with the Finnish Government to organising student parties and other leisure time activities. A special social programme is available for international students organised together with the staff of international office and the different schools of SeAMK.
In Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences student life is more than studying. Each semester a social programme/extracurricular activities is organized together by the staff of international office, the student union and different schools of SeAMK. In addition there are various sports, parties and other events arranged by the Student Union SAMO.
Also the local churches offer activities such as an international choir, Finnish cooking course etc. for international students. See the Student Pastor’s page for more information.
Pay attention to your @seamk.fi e-mail because a lot of information about the events will be sent to you during the academic year.
Where to Find Academic Information for the International Students?
Read information about the Academic Calendar, Study Guide, Extracurricular Activities, Study and Training Exchanges and Finnish language on Academic Information page.