Joint Application

Joint application for higher education in spring 2017: 10 Jan − 25 Jan 2017 at 15:00 (GMT+2)

Separate application 15 March - 5 April 2017 at 15:00 (GMT+2)

Karelia UAS offers Degree Programme in International Business conducted in English. The programme leads to Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Application process

  1. Joint application to higher education

  2. Make sure you are eligible. Read more about eligibility criteria.

    You can apply with discretionary admission if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and apply with a non-Finnish qualification and you will graduate in spring/summer 2017 and receive your graduation certificate by 14 July 2017. Read more about discretionary admission.

    If you are in a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and unable to submit documentary evidence of your qualification, Karelia UAS may invite you to sit an entrance examination. You must have an official decision attesting to your refugee status (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection). Read more

  3. Apply online at Read more about applying

  4. You will receive a confirmation email that the application form has been received automatically from Studyinfo. In the email you find information of about the required certificate copies. If you are applying with a Finnish qualification, you do not need to submit copies of the educational certificate. When applying to a degree programme provided in English, the applicants need not submit evidence of language proficiency. Read more

  5. Check your email regularly. 

  6. Study the pre-reading material for the examination.

  7. Participate in entrance examination. 

    Karelia UAS participates in the Finnips network which organizes entrance examinations in several countries. The 

    national entrance examination in Finland for International Business programmes is held on 19 April 2017 in Joensuu. Read more about the entrance exam.

    Application for special arrangements on entrance examination

  8. The results of the admission are announced 30 June 2017 at the latest on My and by email from Studyinfo. Karelia UAS does not publish names of the new student on Karelia's web pages. 

    You will be offered a study place highest on your order of preference list and to which you have enough points to be accepted. Students on a waiting list will be accepted as study places are released until 14 August 2017. Study place is released for example when an accepted student gets accepted to a study programme higher on his/hers order of preference list or the student decides not to accept the offered study place.
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    Tuition fees for non-EU/ETA area degree students
  9. Accept your study place by 14 July 2017 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time electronically at My Acceptance of a study place can be binding or conditional. You cannot change the confirmation you have made afterwards. If you are granted admission from reserve list, follow the deadlines shown on My service. You can confirm the study place either electronically with the link that is sent to your email from or in the My Studyinfo -service by registering through the My Studyinfo -link at the top right hand corner of the front page. You can only accept one study place per term. Applicants who accept a study place will not be considered as first-time applicants in future admissions to higher education. For more instructions see

    Tuition fees for non-EU/ETA area degree students

  10. After you have accepted the study place, you need to register as a student for the academic year 2017-2018. Read more

  11. Send to the Admission Services by the same deadline of acceptance and registration also the copies of your school certificates. The copies will not be returned. If you fail to hand in the copies by the given deadline your study place will be revoked. If you applied with the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination, you need not ot sumbit any school certificates.
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  12. The studies start on 21 August 2017 with an orientation to studies, get-together events to meet students and staff, an individual interview with a counsellor and with a tutoring teacher.

  13. Original school certificates used as a basis for applying will be verified during the two first weeks of studies in August. Therefore, you need take your original certificates with you at your first day at university. Students enrolling absent, need to verify their original certificates at the beginning their studies. The student admission is conditional until the copies of the certificates and the original certificates have been verified.  

  14. Study the New Student's Guide!

Joint application for higher education in spring 2018: 9 Jan − 24 Jan 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2). The admission criteria will be published at the latest in August.