Infor­mation for new inter­na­tional students

Welcome to start your studies at Karelia University of Applied Sciences!

On this Guide, you find infor­mation about starting the studies, housing, academic year etc. Instruc­tions on accepting the study place, regis­tration and copies of school certifi­cates you find here.

Most of the teaching will be organised as contact teaching on campus, but some lessons can be online. Adequate safety distances will be applied in contact teaching. In order to ensure enough space for all, teaching takes place between 8 am and 6 p.m. and students may be divided into smaller groups when required for teaching purposes. 

Karelia UAS is actively following the instruc­tions of the author­ities and responding to them when the virus situation changes.  Check regularly Karelia’s Coron­ainfo webpage as there you find latest infor­mation regarding coming to campus, masks etc. 

Inter­na­tional Student Ambassadors

Karelia UAS student ambas­sadors are an important link between Karelia UAS and prospective appli­cants. Student ambas­sadors tell about their studies and life in Joensuu via Instagram account: @karelia_internationalstudies

Greetings from The President

Dear new student,

I’d like to congrat­ulate you once more for receiving a study place at Karelia UAS. You can be satisfied and happy with your choice.

I sincerely hope that you get on well, give feedback and take actively part in the conver­sation making our education and research community even better. Furthermore, I wish that you would join POKA student union to make a contri­bution to student life and the devel­opment of our university.

Life, especially student life, is not just about education and studies, but should also encompass relax­ation and free-time activ­ities. I’m confident that North Karelia as a region and Joensuu as an attractive student city can provide you with a context for stimu­lating studies and meaningful leisure activities.

Do also keep in mind that the entrance exam is often the toughest of all tests and exami­na­tions. Once you’ve now been admitted and continue to work hard, your studies will surely progress well and the university degree and your place in working life will soon come into view.

Enjoy your studies!

Petri Raivo
President