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Practical Information for Students

Welcome to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) warmly welcomes approximately 200 international students and 250 exchange students each year.

This page is dedicated to providing insights into life in the vibrant city of Seinäjoki and the supportive services tailored for our international students. Our goal is to assist you in smoothly navigating the initial phases of your student life at SeAMK.

Upon your arrival at SeAMK, you will have the valuable support of the staff from International Education Services, Student Services, representatives of the Student Union SAMO, University Pastor, Study Psychologist, and personnel from Student Health Care Services. In addition, your fellow students, teachers, tutors, and SeAMK staff are here to guide you during your studies. Please don’t hesitate to ask for advice!

We also encourage you to explore the region’s diverse recreational offerings, ranging from sports to art and culture, and discover activities for your leisure time. Make yourself at home in Seinäjoki, and we wish you success in your studies!

Living in Seinäjoki: A Glimpse into Student Everyday

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to study at our campus in this brief, engaging video!


Take a peek into daily student life in Seinäjoki with this short video introduction.

Arriving at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

The easiest way to get to Seinäjoki is by arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Once at the airport, you can take a train to Seinäjoki. You can book your train tickets in advance online at, purchase them from R-kioski, or use the ticket machines at the train platform.

Please note that Student Tickets are available with a student card, which you can apply for only after arriving in Seinäjoki. If you book your train ticket online, make sure to allow enough time between your plane landing and the train departure, as it will take time to collect your luggage and find your way to the train station.

The railway station at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is in the Arrivals Hall. Take the local I or P train to Tikkurila/Dickursby. From Tikkurila/Dickursby station, you can continue with a long-distance train directly to Seinäjoki. All announcements on trains are also in English. The travel time is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Student Union - SAMO

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Student Union – SAMO is a student advocacy and service organisation founded in 1996.

SAMO protects and enables the students to have a carefree student life both inside and outside the school. SAMO is formed and managed by students and is the students’ most trusted partner, and every member has the opportunity to influence its activities. SAMO supports students by organising events and sports. SAMO international  tutors are there to welcome all  international students and exchange students.

Extracurricular Activities

SeAMK Student Life: Beyond the Books!

At Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, student life extends far beyond studying. Each semester, a dynamic social event program and extracurricular activities are collaboratively organized by the international office, student union SAMO, and various SeAMK programmes.

International Students: Keep an eye on your email as important event information will be sent directly to you throughout the academic year.

Explore Seinäjoki’s Outdoors: Whether winter or summer, Seinäjoki offers outdoor adventures for all. Glide through the winter with skiing and skating in various places around the city.  For downhill skiing, try the hills of  Jouppiska. In summer, immerse yourself in nature on hiking trails starting from the city. For added excitement, try stand-up paddleboarding (supping) or mountain biking in the nearby forest. Seinäjoki celebrates the simple joy of being active, offering a genuine outdoor experience for all seasons.

Community Connection: Don’t miss out on activities like the international choir and Finnish cooking courses offered by local churches for our international students. Check the Student Pastor’s page for more information. Seinäjoki is not just a place to study; it’s a community, a diverse tapestry of experiences waiting for you to explore!

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 the Academic Information for Students page.