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Practical Information for Students

Welcome to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!

Each year the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) hosts about 200 international degree students and approximately 300 exchange students.

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 with the starting phase of your student life in SeAMK.

More detailed information and orientation materials will be shared with all new international students once they arrive in SeAMK.


The staff of the International Education Services, Student Services, representatives of the Student Union SAMO, University Pastor and Study Psychologist, as well as staff of the Student Health Care Services are here to guide you during your studies. You will also get help from your fellow students, teachers, tutors and the personnel of SeAMK. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice!

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 in Seinäjoki and 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 Airport to Seinäjoki takes about 2 h 30 min. A tutor student will meet the arriving students at 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 Mobility Services and the different schools of SeAMK.

Extracurricular Activities

Student life at the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences life is more than just studying. Each semester a social event programme and extracurricular activities are organised 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 courses etc. for international students. See the Student Pastor’s page for more information.

International students

Pay attention to your e-mail because a lot of information about the events will be sent directly to you during the academic year.

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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.