Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Pori, Finland
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a limited liability company, which is owned by the municipalities and local business organizations. SAMK’s operations is managed by the President–Managing Director and two Vice Presidents, one of whom is in charge of education and the other in charge of research, development and innovation activities and business services. Each faculty has a Dean in charge of its operations.



We have four faculties:

  • Health and Welfare
  • Service Business
  • Logistics and Maritime Technology
  • Technology
Focus Areas:
  • Automation and Industry 4.0
  • Maritime Management
  • Services for the Ageing
Emerging Areas:
  • Intelligent Water and Energy Technology
  • Logistics
  • Tourism


The research groups of SAMK are driven by the strategies of the region. The main interest of the research groups is the tangible cooperation with the companies. We focus on applied research and product and service development. We aim to rapid utilizations of the research results.The Research Groups

  • Automation Technology
  • Accessibility
  • Well-Being Enhancing Technology
  • Well-Being and Health Through Physical Activity
  • Innovation
  • Logistics & Computational Intelligence
  • Promotion of Child and Youth Welfare
  • Tourism Business
  • Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Participation, Inclusion and Welfare
  • Indoor Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies and Ecological Environment


All SAMK students will be employed.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!


Student services

Each international student at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is introduced to a student tutor right at the beginning of studies. A student tutor is a fellow student, who has volunteered to help new students with practical matters concerning the studies and with life in the new country and city. In most cases the incoming international students will get a message from their tutor student already before arriving to Satakunta.

Housing services

Students have a right to receive a study grant which consists of the grant itself, a housing allowance and a study loan.

Library services

The Library of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) operates in campuses providing library and information services to students and personnel as well as to researchers. The library is open to the public.

ICT services

When starting studies, each student will get a personal access code for intranet, e-mail and computer systems. Each student will get free secured hard disk space for saving documents. This space is solely at the student’s disposal. It is also possible to save documents to the general hard disk space which everyone with access codes is entitled to.

Student Life

Campus life

We are operating on the west coast of Finland. The region is called Satakunta, and our biggest city is Pori.

  • Distance from Helsinki 240 km (by car about 3 hours)
  • Regular connections by plane, bus and train

SAMK is the leading institution of higher education in the region.

The Campuses are:
  • Tiedepuisto Campus (Pori)
  • Tiilimaki Campus (Pori)
  • SAMK Campus Rauma
  • Kuninkainen Campus (Huittinen)
  • Fine Arts Campus (Kankaanpää)
We offer
  • Language Services
  • Training Services
  • Training Design
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Laboratory Services
  • Student Projects
  • Competence Screenings
  • Well-being at Work

Sports facilities

Sauna is not just a place to get clean. It's a place to take off your clothes and at the same time shake off your cares. There are saunas of every size and type in Finland, from electric saunas at swimming pools and sports complexes, to little wood-heated saunas right by the water's edge.

There's more to the sauna than just the steam. There's this ritual of steam, swimming and relaxing that is practiced by almost all Finns and enjoyed by visitors from around the world. Some people also do it in the winter. The lake is frozen except for a bit of open water at the end of the dock. And then someone walks out of the sauna and takes a dip in a hole in the frozen lake.

Student clubs

Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta (SAMMAKKO) is the student union for all the students enrolled at SAMK. SAMMAKKO is a member of the Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applies Sciences (SAMOK). The purpose of the student union is to help students with matters related to studying and student life. In each school, there is a student association present.

The Global Study Awards

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