Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (KYAMK)

Kotka, Finland
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences focuses on education that improves the areas economic structure and research and development activities. Kyamks profile is based on expertise in international affairs and Russia, working in co-operation with the field of Finnish higher education and the business world.



  • KyUAS was established in 1996.


Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences offers different degree programmes and courses:

  • programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree
  • programmes leading to a Master's degree
  • open UAS studies
  • specialisation studies


Research is reinforced with wide research infrastructure and through the degree programs. The aim of the RDI is to increase wellbeing and competitiveness in the region and in business life.

Our focus areas are:

Digital economy Forest, the environment and Energy Sustainable well-being Logistics and marine technology & transport


Career and Recruitment Services arrange work placements and other job opportunities for students. They are also a contact channel between employers and students and help students in career planning and finding employment. Career and Recruitment Services also arrange various events and training relating to employment and career planning.

You can book an appointment with Career and Recruitment Services for individual career planning or job application guidance. You can also send your job application and CV to Career and Recruitment Services for comments.

Master's Programmes


Student services

Student Union Klaani looks after the interest of Kyamk students and provides services. Klaani represents the student perspective in various Kyamk bodies and working groups. Klaani is also in charge of granting extra printing credits (subject to a charge).

Housing services

KyAMK guarantees accommodation in student dormitories and hostels for all accepted applications submitted within the given dead-lines.

Library services

The Library services of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences provides library services to the students and staff of Xamk in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna.

Medical services

Student health care is part of the public health work carried out by the local health centres. Public health nurses have regular consulting hours at the University of Applied Sciences or at some other specified location. You will be informed about the consulting hours at the beginning of your studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Xamk has four modern campuses located in Kymenlaakso end Southern Savonia regions. Campuses are  conveniently located in the town centre or nearby.

The range of services on campus is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being.

Sports facilities

You can use your free-time in many ways in Kymenlaakso. Cities Kotka and Kouvola offer several and substantial amount of sports activities and cultural experiences. Downhill skiing, golf, tennis, bowling, climbing, canoeing, ball games, gymnasiums choose your own way to exercise! Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences offers as well several sports activities.

Student clubs

Klaani is the parent organisation for various independent student associations. The associations promote local student culture by arranging various events, happenings and parties.

  • Heimo Kasarminmäki Students Association, Kouvola
  • Kottero Health Care Students Association, Kotka
  • Merkkari Maritime Students Association, Kotka
  • Meteli Technology and Business Students Association, Kotka