Incoming exchange students
Discover the high quality of Finnish education and pure Scandinavian nature!
Karelia University of Applied Sciences welcomes normally about 110 exchange students every year. Students come from Karelia’s partner universities in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and Canada.
Most of the studies during the Spring semester 2020 have been carried out online due to the COVID-19 restrictions. As to autumn semester 2021, Karelia prepares to welcome exchange students in Joensuu even though some restrictions may still be in place.
Incoming students should familiarize themselves with important information and instructions on e.g. travelling, arrival and self-quarantine during the current COVID-19 situation.
Joensuu is a student capital of eastern Finland and all you need is only a walk away. Joensuu is also the lively capital of the North Karelia region where the lifestyle is relaxed and close to nature. Approximately 25 % of Joensuu inhabitants are students. Karelia’s Student Union POKA and Erasmus Student Network Joensuu offer lots of activities during the semesters. Student Union POKA coordinates the student tutor (buddy) service for Karelia’s students.
Student housing company Joensuun Elli provides students with flats ranging from affordable shared flats to single-room studios and family flats. Exchange students are normally offered furnished rooms in shared flats. You can easily reach both the city centre and your campus by bike or by bus.
Useful information on COVID-19
International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org