Courses for Exchange Students


List of courses suitable for exchange students

Select courses worth minimum 20 credits per full semester. Please note that changes are possible.

We recommend that you include the course on Finnish language and Culture (LTP7130, 2 ECTS) in your learning agreement!


Bachelor's Degree Programmes in International Business and Industrial Management (new, starts August 2020) are instructed completely in English. In addition, most of the other Bachelor's Degree Programmes at Karelia offer courses and sometimes projects or practical training possibilities for exchange students. There is also a selection of joint and transdisciplinary courses, 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 programmes can accept only exchange students who are enrolled in a similar major in their own university.

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


Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021
  • Spring semester  7.1. - 30.5.2021   (Week 10; winter holiday, usually no contact lessons)
    • Orientation days for incoming exchange students (mandatory): 7.- 8.1.2021. Depending on the situation with COVID-19, the orientation programme and the first study weeks may be implemented at least partly online.
    • Incoming students should be prepared for a 2-week self isolation or quarantine if requested by the Finnish authorities.  Please check updated information on entering Finland.

Virtual courses available for exchange students during Autumn Semester 2020

Energy and Environmental Engineering

BIY6031 Quality and environmental management, 3 ECTS


BIM6008 Introduction to Forestry English, 2 ECTS

BIP7004 Open Source GIS, 5 ECTS

Mechanical Engineering

LTP7084 Introduction to Ultraprecision Engineering, 4 ECTS

LTP7085 Ultraprecision Manufacturing and Advanced Metrology, 4 ECTS

Industrial Management

(1st year courses; links to the course descriptions and timing will be available in August)

II6101 Intercultural communication, 2 ECTS
II6102 Manufacturing, 5 ECTS
II6105 Materials Engineering, 3 ECTS
II6107 Value Creation in Production Production, 5 ECTS


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-> Link to the main page for exchange students