Beautiful Lake Saimaa
Hours to the capital of Finland
Study fields

Cultural gems in walking distance

International students are often surprised how much Mikkeli offers them culturally – activities from escape rooms to singing lessons to a broad span of sports activities. Due to its annual music festival, Mikkeli does not play second fiddle musically, and the city’s concert hall hosts artists all year round. If you become inspired, Estrada offers the chance to flaunt your singing skills and partake in the Finnish culture initiation rite of karaoke. A huge bonus is that the entire city center is walkable. 

Nature galore by lake Saimaa

The star of the show, however, is definitely the Finnish nature. Mikkeli is located by Lake Saimaa, Finland’s largest lake, and surrounded by smaller lakes all around. Swimming, canoeing and exploring forest trails will make you fall in love with Finnish summer, and winter sports like skiing and ice-skating help you get through the winter. 

Mikkeli is home to a lot of Finnish history that is waiting to be discovered in the city museum.  



Student housing is provided by MOAS, and a plethora of different apartment types is available.  

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