SIMHE-Karelia for Immigrants

SIMHE-Karelia coun­selling

SIMHE-Karelia provides SIMHE coun­selling (Support­ing Immi­grants in Higher Educa­tion) for immi­grants who are inter­ested in higher educa­tion studies in Finland or who have prior higher educa­tion studies from abroad. The coun­selling is aimed for immi­grants who live in North Karelia and South Karelia.

SIMHE coun­selling refers to a discus­sion with the SIMHE coun­sel­lor either face-to-face or online.

The coun­selling is free of charge. The coun­selling is offered in Finnish and English.

SIMHE-Karelia 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

How to book an appointment?

You can get personal guid­ance by sending the email to: [email protected] or filling in a coun­selling request form from here

After filling the form, the coun­sel­lor will contact you to agree on the appoint­ment time and place.

You can also meet the SIMHE coun­sel­lors without booking an appoint­ment at Luotsi Joensuu (Kaup­pakatu 29). You can see the sched­ule from Luotsi event calen­dar.

Contact infor­ma­tion:

[email protected]
+358 50 413 8260 

You can also follow us on Face­book: SIMHE-Karelia maahan­muut­ta­jille and Insta­gram: @simhekarelia.


SIMHEapp is a mobile appli­ca­tion that has been devel­oped to support immi­grants with a higher educa­tion back­ground. With the app, you can search for study and job options, make a CV, cate­go­rize your compe­ten­cies and read infor­ma­tion about the Finnish society. The app can be down­loaded from app stores and it func­tions with both iOs and Android devices. 

Educa­tion for Immigrants

Karelia UAS provides differ­ent types of educa­tion for Immi­grants. Juttuk­lubi Joensuu is also aimed for immi­grants and it is orga­nized once a month. 

Read more about our educa­tion for immi­grants on our website.

Read more about Juttuk­lubi Joensuu and check the upcom­ing events from our website.