Our versatile Degree Programmes offer the students the opportunity to study as a fulltime student or alongside their job (Master’s Degree and specialised studies) or flexibly in the Open University of Applied Sciences.


Savonia has selected four areas of focus for education and research, development and innovation (RDI). Each focus has a respective leading edge in RDI. Research is undertaken in collaboration with enterprises and other organizations. Savonia University of Applied Sciences brings in perspectives to market, innovation potential of customers and end-users, national and internaltional development of the sector, and the latest research knowledge. In RDI projects, Savonia forms the link from regional livelihoods and services into the best practices and newest knowledge in the world.

Our RDI priorities are:

  • Water safety
  • Applied wellbeing technology
  • Responsible food production
  • Innovative engineering and energy industries


The purpose of the counselling and advisory service is to counsel and advise the students in their personal and professional development, in learning and study and career planning.

Counselling and advisory services are available for students in all stages of their studies; before they start their studies, in the beginning of their studies, during their studies, in the finishing stages of their studies and after they have completed their studies. Counselling is given as a group and individual counselling; virtual counselling is also available.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

The Student Services of Savonia University of Applied Sciences provides guidance and counselling to its students in study related matters. In addition, the Student Services located in different campuses support students' well-being in their everyday life.

Housing services

  • KUOPAS (Kuopio Student Housing Company)

KUOPAS provides accommodation for students and their families (spouses and children) in the Kuopio area. Kuopas has 40 apartment buildings around the town situated 0.5 - 10 km from the city center. Please notice that a monthly bus ticket costs about 50 euros, which you might have to add to the living costs.

Tekman Tuki association rents rooms and apartments for students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (mainly for students in the School of Engineering and Technology).

Library services

The Library is open for everybody however, the staff and the students of Savonia University of Applied Science are the primary customers. You can have borrowing privileges and a library card after you have proved your identity. By doing it you are committed to the library regulations and instructions. If you are under15, you must have permission of your guardian. Please note, the library card is personal and so its use. 

Student Life

Campus life

Savonia Campuses are located in three cities: Kuopio, Varkaus and Iisalmi.

Student clubs

The Student Union of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (SAVOTTA) is a non-political service and support organisation for all students of Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia UAS). SAVOTTA is an autonomous, public corporation. It is founded by the law of the Universities of Applied Sciences. According to the law, the Student Union is part of the University of Applied Sciences and its mission is to act on behalf of the students and as their representative.

Other Degrees

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