Education for Immigrants

Comple­mentary Studies for Highly Educated Immigrants

Beginning: Fall semester 2021 

Appli­cation period: 1. – 30.4.2021 

Appli­cation form:

Interview: May 2021 (online) 

Results: May 2021

Would you like to improve your profes­sional expertise?

Karelia UAS provides you with the oppor­tunity to develop your skills to better meet the needs of employers. You can study comple­mentary studies in the fields of Inter­na­tional Business and Indus­trial Management and also select some Finnish language courses. During the studies, you will get study guidance and infor­mation about working in Finland. Your study plan and duration of studies are tailored according to your skills and needs. 

The studies include 

» An orien­tation discussion 

» An identi­fi­cation of your skills 

» Personal study plan 

» Studies at Karelia UAS, Joensuu. 

Comple­mentary studies are for you, if 

» You have a university degree or studies in technology or business from your home country and you are looking for a job in your field 

» You are inter­ested in devel­oping your skills in accor­dance with industry requirements 

» You are able to study in English. 

If you are unemployed or laid off, the studies are free of charge. Otherwise, find out more about the payments at Find out e.g. from the TE office or your employer about the funding during your participation. 

For further infor­mation, please contact: 

Hannele Niskanen 

+358 50 575 0823

Higher Education preparatory program for immigrants

In education, you can improve your Finnish language skills so that studying in Finnish taught higher education will be easier. You also develop your studying skills and get to know different studying possi­bil­ities in higher education. After studies applying to different higher education is easier. 

You can apply to Preparatory education for Higher Education if your Finnish language skills are at B1 level and you have eligi­bility to apply to higher education.

  • 30 credits, 6 months
  • daily online lectures and independent studying
  • free of charge
  • includes courses in Finnish language, English language and mathe­matics, career planning and studying skills

The next education time is 1.11.2021 – 29.4.2022.

Appli­cation time is 10.6. – 20.9.2021. Appli­cation from these pages or pages

More infor­mation from here

KAVA – preparatory studies for highly educated experts for expert positions

The aims of education are:

  • increase connec­tions to working life
  • increase profes­sional network
  • strengthen career skills
  • strengthen Finnish language skills
  • the applicant`s Finnish language skills should be B1

Next education is starting on January 2022.

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