Information for new students

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

Here you can find more information about starting the studies at Karelia UAS.

International Student Ambassadors and Tutors

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

Tutors will be in contact with the accepted students and provide academic and practical support for their studies.

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