Courses for Exchange Students

Courses suitable for exchange students

Please click the link above for the list of courses in English during the academic year 2024-2025.
Additions, updates and changes are possible.

Select courses worth minimum of 20 ECTS credits per semester. The course “Orientation to Finnish language and Culture” (KP10020, 2 ECTS) is designed especially for exchange students, so we recommend you to include it in your learning agreement.

Karelia has three Bachelor’s Degree Programmes that are instructed fully in English: International Business, Industrial Management, and Information and Communication Technology (new; 1st and 2nd year courses available in 2024-2025). Most of the courses in these programmes are available for exchange students.

In addition, Karelia offers two 60 ECTS “specializations” suitable for 3rd or 4th-year Bachelor-level students who have relevant background studies (e.g. engineering, business, management, forestry, environmental sciences). It is also possible to complete only the Autumn semester modules (30 ECTS) of the specializations. The studies are organized jointly by Karelia and other partners in INVEST European University Alliance:

Most of the other Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at Karelia also offer courses and sometimes projects or practical training possibilities for exchange students. Joint and transdisciplinary courses are suitable for all exchange students.

  • Please note that possibilities for supervised projects and practical training are limited and not guaranteed to all interested applicants.
  • Most degree programs can accept only exchange students who are enrolled in a similar major at their own university.

The departmental international coordinators can be contacted with questions related to studies, projects and practical training.

Semester dates for exchange students

  • Academic year 2023-2024: Autumn semester: 17.8. – 15.12.2023, Spring semester: 8.1. – 2.6.2024
  • Academic year 2024-2025: Autumn semester 15.8. – 20.12.2024, Spring semester 7.1. – 30.5.2025

-> How to Apply

-> Link to the main page for exchange students