In the first joint spring application period, which ended on Wednesday 18th January 2023, nearly 4300 applicants from Finland and abroad applied to Karelia UAS. There were almost 2000 more applications than in the previous year. Karelia UAS offered three international degree programmes taught in English, for a total of 125 study places. The most popular of these was the Degree Programme in International Business with 2 400 applicants.
The new ICT programme attracted applicants
The Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology, which will start for the first time in autumn, got plenty of attention and attracted applicants. There were 1 100 applicants.
— We aimed to attract young people from all over the world to study in Joensuu and also to encourage Finnish students to study in an international study environment. We are pleased with both the number of applicants to our new programme and our overall results, says Rector Petri Raivo.
Karelia UAS interested applicants globally
Karelia UAS received applications from 80 countries all over the world.
— We are delighted that there was so much interest in Karelia UAS, and it is exciting to see new students who will be selected from the applicants. With international students, our institution will become even more international and we will also be better able to meet the labour demand in our region. We hope that future international students will find their career path in North Karelia and integrate into the region, says Sini-Tuuli Saaristo, International Student Recruitment Coordinator.
There were also almost three times more Finnish applicants than in the previous year. Most Finnish applicants came from North Karelia and Uusimaa region.
Students are mainly selected by certificate-based selection and the joint International UAS Exam of the universities of applied sciences. Studies will start in the autumn 2023.