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!