How to Apply

Application period for Spring semester 2020 has started and ends 15 October 2019!

Application process

1.) Familiarize yourself with the list of courses offered for the exchange students
2.) Fill in the online application form
3.) Attach the following enclosures to the application:

  1. Erasmus learning agreement for studies, OR Erasmus learning agreement for traineeship, OR Learning agreement (for non-Erasmus students). Instead of Karelia's form, you can use your own university's template. Your learning / training agreement should be signed by you and your international coordinator!

  2. EU curriculum vitae

  3. Transcript of Records (courses completed so far)

  4. Copy of ID / Passport

  5. Motivation Letter (only if you apply for a project or a placement supervised by Karelia UAS)

    It is possible also to add additional documents if needed.

After submitting your application you will get a PIN code by email for editing your application. Please note that some email programs may move this kind of automatically generated emails to the junk mail. If you do not get the email please check your junk mail. 


- Applications are processed at Karelia UAS (October - mid-November 2019)
- Letter of acceptance, approved learning agreement, practical information to the new students (by the end of November 2019)
- After receiving the letter of acceptance you can apply for the accommodation from Student Housing company Joensuun Elli. 
- Studies begin with Orientation Days on 7 - 8 January 2020 (mandatory for all incoming students).

Please note: If you are a citizen of non-EU country and stay for more than 90 days in Finland, you might need a residence permit for studies. Please see the instructions. If your stay is less than 90 days, you need a visa. Please contact the nearest Finnish Embassy.


Studies at Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Teaching at Karelia University of Applied Sciences is mostly carried out in Finnish. Courses in English can be found here.

If you need further information on the availability and contents of the courses or other possibilities, including projects and practical placements, please contact the departmental coordinators.

-> Link to the main page for exchange students.