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Information for Incoming Students

How to apply?

In order to apply as an exchange student, you should contact your own faculty’s International Coordinator in order to receive information on Savonia UAS’s study and placement possibilities. After you have made a decision to apply for Savonia, you must apply via the Mobility-Online application system.

Online application

Freemover student exchange

Freemover workplacement

Short-term studies or placement (studies under 3months & placements under 2months)

Application instructions

Application deadlines

Autumn semester: 30.04. (excluding Health Care: 31.03.)
Spring semester: 31.10.

All required documents must be uploaded into Mobilty-Online by the deadlines. You will receive information on acceptance by email.

Course Catalogues

  • Business, Tourism & Hospitality 2019-2020 Kuopio (pdf)
  • Engineering and Technology 2019–2020 Kuopio (pdf)
  • MultiPro Curriculum
  • School of Design Studies 2019 Autumn Semester (pdf)
  • School of Design Studies 2020 Spring Semester (pdf)
  • School of Health Care, WellPro Kuopio (pdf)
  • School of Music and Dance / Music (pdf)


Savonia UAS does not have its own facilities for student accommodation.

  • The student housing in Kuopio is arranged by an individual company - Student Housing Company, KUOPAS. Please visit:
  • Students coming to Iisalmi, please contact International Coordinators.

Residence permit & visas

Notice for Incoming exchange students – Residence Permit & Visa 2019

Insurance and Healthcare for incoming students

EU students, who have the European Health Insurance Card, are entitled to same benefits as Finnish citizens.
Non – EU students, as well as EU students not in possession of the above card, must obtain private medical insurance for in-hospital and outpatient medical treatment in Finland.

All students must have medical insurance in their country. Any further document required by a Company during a placement regarding liability, must be arranged on the part of the Incoming Student.

Student Health Care at Savonia UAS - 2018 (pdf)

Student Health Care Kuopio questionnaire (Word)

More information

Incoming Teacher and Staff Members

Savonia UAS welcomes all to make an exchange period in our institution!
Please contact the International Coordinators.

We will give you more detailed information about the exchange possibilities.

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.