Vibrantly international!


Internationality is present in everything that Karelia University of Applied Science (UAS) does. Internationality embeds language skills, knowledge of cultures, contacts, networks, taking part in international cooperation, and learning.

Karelia UAS is very active in the international arena. It participates e.g. in the Erasmus+, Nordplus, FIRST and North-South-South programmes and has also many bilateral cooperation agreements outside programmes. The international activities aim to strengthen the professional and intercultural competences of students and staff, to provide an international aspect to curriculum development and to enhance the internationalisation of the region.

Exchange and traineeships

Karelia UAS has more than 100 partner institutions in 25 different countries. Every year about 120 students from the Karelia UAS are either studying or doing practical training abroad and about 130 international students are studying at Karelia UAS or doing practical training in. Students obtain information and support about student and trainee exchange abroad and of other ways to internationalise from the international coordinator of their Centre.

Studies completed abroad are credited fully in the Karelia UAS degree. Information for Exchange Students.

Education in English

Karelia UAS offers one degree programme completely in English, the Degree Programme in International Business. Applying to the English degree programmes takes place through an online national joint application system in the address studyinfo.fi.

Internationalisation at home

Becoming international does not always require travelling abroad – personal barriers can be many, starting from family and work situations. Karelia UAS offers plenty of possibilities to go international at home during your studies. These possibilities include:

  • Studying in foreign languages
  • Language and cultural studies
  • Cooperation with foreign degree and exchange students
  • Tutoring international students
  • Working on a thesis together with a foreign student
  • Practical training in a multinational unit
  • Virtual mobility
  • International projects
  • Excursions abroad

Contact information