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Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Address: Kuopio, Varkaus and Iisalmi, Northern Savonia, Finland

Description Savonia University of Applied Sciences

  • Established: 1992
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Kuopio, Finland
  • Language of instruction: Finnish, English.

Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu, SAVONIA) was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest and most versatile universities of applied sciences in Finland. SAVONIA is in the top 30 of the best educational institutions in the country, ranking 27th in the ranking.

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

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3.5-4 years.

Undergraduate programs at SAVONIA are presented in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • international Business
  • IT technology
  • Nursing.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

Currently, SAVONIA offers one degree program for the Master of Energy, which consists in training specialists in the field of engineering and business management in the field of international energy engineering projects. The goal of the program is to create highly qualified specialists for the following areas of knowledge: managing international supply chains and technological projects, developing modern energy production systems, intercultural communication and language skills, and specialized topics in the field of mechanical engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

Specialized local services provide accommodation for SAVONIA students in Finland:

  • KUOPAS provides accommodation for students and their families (spouses and children) in the Kuopio area and has 40 apartment buildings throughout the city, located 0.5-10 km from the city center
  • TEKMA rents rooms and apartments mainly for students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.


  • The educational institution implements online programs
  • SAVONIA has international student exchange programs (Erasmus, Nordplus).

Equipment Savonia University of Applied Sciences

The campuses of the educational institution are located in 3 cities in eastern Finland: Kuopio, Isalmi and Varkaus.

The material and technical base of the university includes its own library and sports infrastructure.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at SAVONIA begins in September and ends in May and consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Finland is 595 € -1172 € / month.

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

To enter SAVONIA you must:

  • Fill out an application
  • Pass entrance exams
  • Education Documents
  • IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 / iBT 80 certified.

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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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