country rank  25
world rank  4846

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University Overview

Established in 1998, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Savonia University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kuopio (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Northern Savonia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Varkaus, Lisalmi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Savonia) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Savonia) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 20 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Finnish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Acronym Savonia
Founded 1998
Motto Thousands of Possibilities
Colours Red, blue and yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 6
Kuopio (population range: 50,000-249,999)
70201 Northern Savonia
T +358 (17) 255 6000
F +358 (17) 255 5014
Other locations Varkaus, Lisalmi

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Sairaalakatu 6-8
Kuopio 70100
+358 (17) 255 5044

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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