Karelia University of Applied Sciences provides counselling and guidance, education and workshops for highly educated immigrants. The aim is to help them to find study opportunities in higher education and to produce services that facilitate the process of integration.
Guidance and Counselling Service SIMHE-Karelia
The staff of SIMHE-Karelia provide personal guidance for immigrants interested in higher education studies. In addition, support will be provided regarding the practices used in the recognition of prior learning as well as guidance in career planning for those immigrants who have already completed some higher education studies before.
SIMHE-Karelia guidance and counselling can help you if:
- You need information on applying to Universities or Universities of Applied Sciences
- you need to know different studying possibilities for you
- you need to know how your previous education and competencies can be recognised in Finland
- you need help in planning your career
- you need more information on Finnish language studies
In your first contact, disclose your educational background and interests, for example:
- earlier studies and what stage they are at
- your degree, language skills
- how long you have lived in Finland
- what kind of educational interest you have
You can get personal guidance by sending the email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or filling in a counselling request form from here https://link.webropol.com/s/simhekarelia. The counsellor informs you time and place of the meeting. Guidance meetings can be done as face to face meetings or as online meetings (Teams or Skype).
You can also come to SIMHE guidance meeting to Luotsi Joensuu (Kauppakatu 29) on Mondays at 2 to 4 pm.
See the video about SIMHE services from HERE
See more: http://simhe.karelia.fi/en/
Finnish national agency for Education: SIMHE services at higher education institutions
Education for Immigrants
Higher Education Preparatory Programme for Immigrants
Karelia University of Applied Sciences provides Preparatory studies for Higher Education for Immigrants. Studies are conducted in Finnish language. You can apply to these studies if your Finnish language skills are at B1 level and you have eligibility to apply to Higher Education. The next education time is 1.11.2021 – 30.4.2022.