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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Experience Finland at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a top Finnish education institution aimed at promoting a business-friendly working environment in the region. Established in 1992, this high quality, versatile school is located in the town of Kajaani. It currently has about 2000 students - accepting 400 each year - and 5500 graduates who have gone on to successful careers.

The multidisciplinary educational institute offers 5 fields of study:

  • Business
  • Tourism
  • Health
  • Sports
  • Engineering

Named as one of the top Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences in a number of areas including counselling, supervising services, and practical training, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences focuses on cooperation in an innovative environment, while also inspiring competitiveness.

The most important values at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences are the following:

  • Development partnership: teaches and develops in all networks from a local to international level
  • People as a resource: encourages openness within the community, and values work and knowledge
  • Customer satisfaction: values its customers and partners
  • Creativity and joy: possesses a positive attitude, and continues to develop and move forward

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences maintains close connections with the surrounding town of Kajaani; in doing so, the university offers its students a wide selection of training opportunities there and also abroad.  These 5-month internships provide students the opportunity to apply the theories they've learned in the classroom to real-world practice. Students may also study abroad, either for a semester or a whole year, adding an international perspective to the eduation course.

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences places a high priority on study counseling so that students have guidance in making educational decisions. The education institution offers 2 international Bachelor's programs (taught in English) to students:

  • International Business degree
  • Sports & Leisure Management degree

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences prides itself on creating a truly international atmosphere with the high number of foreign students who come to study there, as well as the exchange students who come temporarily. This education institution is an ideal place to pursue studies within business, tourism, or health & sports.


Familiarise yourself with Kajaani University of Applied Sciences and have a look at this video made by students attending the university. The video was made as a part of a one of their courses.

Location and accommodation

Contact information for Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Ketunpolku 3
FI-87100 Kajaani

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