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Study Abroad destinations

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Pori, Finland

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a small university of just over 6,000 students, across 4 campuses.

It has over 300 international students and runs several events such as an International Café and get together days. It is number one for applied sciences universities outside of the metropole area for graduate employment. It has been in the top 6 universities for graduate satisfaction with tuition since 2005.

Pori is the tenth largest city in Finland, and is situated in the south west. It has rail, bus and air connections to a number of cities, including Helsinki to the east and Stockholm in Sweden, across the Gulf of Bothnia. There are also seasonal flights to ski resorts in Lapland.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
All Business programmes (excluding Accounting and Finance)   2nd year, Semester 1 or 2
2nd year, Semester 1 and 2 

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS (European) credits per year.

You can see module options in the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences catalogue. 

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Late August or early September to late December 
  • Semester 2: Early January to mid June.

Visit the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences website for a full list of academic dates. 


Accommodation abroad

Satakunta University will assist exchange students in finding accommodation from the private housing market. There are several options available, and the rent varies according to the size, location and facilities of the chosen apartment.

More information about accommodation can be found on the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences housing page.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly. 


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