Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

WELCOME TO SAMK!

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is located on the western coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. There are about 6,000 students in total and more than two hundred international students studying in our campuses every year. Are you ready to join us? SAMK offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the faculties of Health and Welfare, Logistics and Maritime Technology, Service Business and Technology.

BRAND-NEW CAMPUSES

We have campuses in the biggest cities in the Satakunta region.

SAMK-campus Pori is a brand-new facility located in the city centre of Pori next to the public transportation centre. The new campus is the most modern learning environment in Finland. The modern and versatile campus offers education in business, health care and social services, technology and tourism.

SAMK-campus Rauma has been recently renovated and it is located close to the harbour. The campus is a versatile and international study centre for offshore technology, international business and logistics.

The cities offer spacious and safe living conditions, a lot of green nature and excellent opportunities for leisure activities. The cities are big enough to offer all the necessary services but also small enough to have a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

THE BEST EDUCATION

SAMK is known for its quality of education: according to graduating Bachelor’s degree students, SAMK is the best university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of teaching competence. In addition, Master’s degree students at SAMK are in general very satisfied with their studies.The survey has been made by Finland’s Ministry of Culture and Education

SAMK'S PROFILE AND VISION

SAMK profiles itself as an industrial institution of higher education.

SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.

Our vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.

Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.

SAMK in figures

  • Towns: 4
  • Campuses: 4
  • Degree students 2017: c. 5,500
  • Degree students per towns 2017: Pori 3,622, Rauma 1,344, Huittinen 454 and Kankaanpää 111
  • International students: c. 350
  • Students in open studies: c. 1,100
  • Staff members 2016: c. 400, with PhD or Licentiate degrees: 71
  • Bachelor degree programmes: 19
  • Master degree programmes: 9
  • Degree programmes in English: 10
  • Bachelor degrees 2016: 953
  • Master degrees 2016: 83
  • Degrees awarded totally: over 18,000
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management

Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years Finland Pori Rauma Finland Online + 2 more

Studies in Industrial Management Engineering include designing, planning and optimisation of products. You will gain during the studies understanding of business management. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering240 ECTS creditsIntake 20Online and distance studiesStudies take: 3–4 years Apply at Studyinfo.fiApplying takes place online at Studyinfo service in January 2018:Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management, distance studies, Rauma

Entrance exam

Online entrance examination 100 points

S.A.M.K. organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. S.A.M.K. will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.

In the entrance examination applicant’s learning skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English are measured. The entrance examination can be completed from 15 January 2018 at 8.00 a.m. to at latest 13 April 2018 at 10 p.m. (all times Finnish time). Each applicant has 2 hours to complete the exam after starting it.... [-]


Bachelor's Degree in International Business (IB)

Campus Full time 42 - 48 months Finland Rauma

The Degree Program in International Business educates specialists and experts for small- and medium-sized enterprises working on the global market. [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration210 ECTS creditsIntake 40Campus: Satamakatu 26, RaumaStudies take: 3,5–4 years Apply in Studyinfo.fiApplying takes place online at Studyinfo service in January 2018:Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Rauma Admission criteriaPlease see Studyinfo.fi (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance exam spring 2018Online entrance examination 100 points

S.A.M.K. organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. S.A.M.K. will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.... [-]


Bachelor's Degree in International Tourism Development

Campus Full time 42 months Finland Pori

The aim of the degree programme is to provide students with skills and knowledge in developing tourism business and services. [+]

Bachelor of Hospitality Management210 ECTSDegree Programme in TourismCampus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori Apply in Studyinfo.fiApplying takes place online at Studyinfo service in 2018:Bachelor of Hospitality Management, International Tourism Development, full-time studies, Pori

Admission criteria

Please see Studyinfo.fi (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance exam and interview spring 2018

Online entrance examination 100 points

SAMK organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. SAMK will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.... [-]


Bachelor's Degree in Logistics

Online Campus Full time 3 - 4 years Finland Rauma Finland Online + 1 more

Studies in logistics engineering include external and outbound logistics including transportation technology and distribution management. You will gain during the studies understanding of logistics management. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering240 ECTS creditsIntake 20Online and distance studiesStudies take: 3-4 years Apply at Studyinfo.fiApplying takes place online at Studyinfo service in January 2018:Bachelor of Engineering, Logistics, distance studies, Rauma Admission CriteriaPlease see Studyinfo.fi (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria. Entrance exam spring 2018Online entrance examination 100 pointsS.A.M.K. organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. S.A.M.K. will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.In the entrance examination applicant’s learning skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English are measured. The entrance examination can be completed from 15 January 2018 at 8.00 a.m. to at latest 13 April 2018 at 10 p.m. (all times Finnish time). Each applicant has 2 hours to complete the exam after starting it.Admission requirementThe applicant is required to get at least 75 points out of the maximum 100 points to be selected as a student or to be selected for the online interview. To be considered for selection from a reserve place after the application period, the applicant has to get at least 55 points from the online examination. ... [-]

Bachelor's Degree in Sea Captain

Campus Full time Finland Pori Rauma Huittinen Kankaanpää + 1 more

Maritime industry offers one of the most exciting and diverse career paths for anyone who aspires to become a member of a seafaring crew through completing the required certificates of proficiency. [+]

Bachelor of Maritime Management270 ECTS creditsIntake 25Degree Programme of Sea CaptainCampus: Suojantie 2, Rauma

Apply in Studyinfo.fiApplying takes place online at Studyinfo service in 2018:

Bachelor of Maritime Management, Sea Captain, full-time studies, Rauma

Admission criteria

Please see Studyinfo.fi (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance exam spring 2018

S.A.M.K. organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. S.A.M.K. will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.... [-]


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Contact
Location address
Tiedepuisto Campus
Tiedepuisto 3

Pori, 28601 FI
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Tiilimäki Campus
Maamiehenkatu 10

Pori, 28601 FI
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SAMK Campus Rauma
Satamakatu 26
Suojantie 2 (Merimäki)

Rauma, 26101 FI
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Kuninkainen Campus
Risto Rytin katu 70

Huittinen, 32701 FI
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Fine Arts Campus
Paasikivenkatu 24

Kankaanpää, 38701 FI
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