Exchange Students

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.

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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.

More infor­mation about living and practical matters on Welcoming Guide and Karelia’s Student life website

Useful websites

Visit Karelia
City of Joensuu 
Video of Joensuu 

Learn more about studies and appli­cation process.

Useful infor­mation on COVID-19

Coron­ainfo at Karelia UAS

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Finnish Boarder Guard

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Link to the Degree Regula­tions and Infor­mation Sheet 2021-2022

Inter­na­tional Office:

Contact infor­mation

Inter­na­tion­ality at Karelia