Incoming exchange students
Karelia University of Applied Sciences welcomed 26 exchange students in January 2021. The remaining incoming exchanges for the spring semester have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please familiarize yourself with important information and instructions on e.g. travelling, arrival and self-quarantine during the current COVID-19 situation.
Discover the high quality of Finnish education and pure Scandinavian nature!
We welcome approximately 110 exchange students in every year. Students
come from our partner universities in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and Canada.
Joensuu is a student capital of eastern Finland and all you need is only walk away. Joensuu is also the lively capital of the North Karelia region. Here we have the relaxed and social Karelian lifestyle, the joy of life being its distinctive nature. Approximately 25 % of Joensuu inhabitants are students. Karelia has its own Student Union POKA and in town you find also Erasmus Student Network Joensuu, which offers lots of activities.
The student housing company Joensuun Elli provides students with flats ranging from affordable shared flats to single-room studios. 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