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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Address: Satakunnankatu 23, 28130 Pori, Finland

Description Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu, SAMK) was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest state universities of applied sciences in western Finland. The educational institution implements 28 educational programs of undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, shipping management, etc.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 17 years old
  • Duration: 3.5-4.5 years.

Bachelor's educational programs are presented in the following areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Logistics
  • international Business
  • Marine technology
  • Production management
  • Management of international tourism.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 21 years old
  • Duration: 1.5-2.5 years.

Master's education programs are presented in the following areas:

  • Welfare technology
  • Maritime management
  • Health and social services.
from 9 500 € / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 21 years old
  • Duration: 1.5-2.5 years.

New strategic thinking and business concepts, excellent networking and leadership skills are in high demand in the global business environment. The MBA SAMK program in the specialty of Business and Entrepreneurship Management develops the competencies necessary for strategic management and development of business operations. The focus is on small and medium-sized companies, especially their international business activity.


  • The University is included in TOP-30 of the best universities in the country, occupying the 29th position in the ranking
  • SAMK is running a project to support student entrepreneurship initiatives (Enterprise Accelerator), which has been used by more than 100 students to start their own business
  • The educational institution implements international exchange programs.
  • Students can apply for a scholarship covering 50% of the cost of study
  • 75% of students are successfully employed after graduation.

Equipment Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

The school has four campuses located in Pori, Rauma, Guittinene and Kankaanpaa.

The main SAMK campus is located in Pori, one of Finland’s 6 medieval cities, known today as the venue for Europe’s oldest jazz festival, Pori Jazz.

The logistics of the university includes:

  • Specialized centers for practical classes - medical, marine logistics, computer
  • Rooms for independent work
  • The library
  • Sports complex.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Pori = 609 € -1199 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to SAMK you must:

  • Apply
  • Provide Education Documents
  • Pass the entrance exams.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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