students at karelia uas

Student Bene­fits

Study­ing at Karelia UAS is bene­fi­cial to you

Student life at Karelia UAS and Joensuu is vibrant, filled with oppor­tu­ni­ties to study 24/7. You have also many possi­bil­i­ties to spend your free­time in a mean­ing­ful way. As Karelia UAS degree student you are enti­tled to many bene­fits which are avail­able to degree students only. They include:

Meal Discount at the University

All degree students in higher educa­tion are eligi­ble for discounted meals at partic­i­pat­ing student restau­rants. You can qualify even if you are not a Finnish citizen. The subsidy is deducted from the price of the meal at the student restau­rant. You pay the discounted price. The subsidy is avail­able for one meal per day. Student can show a Poka student card or Kela meal subsidy card (which you can get at Student Services) and get the discount for a meal.

Student Card  

POKA is the student union of Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences. The POKA student card gives you the right to get at some museums, local shops and restau­rants, swim­ming or other sports halls, and at any place that sells tickets with student prices. It is always wise to ask about student discounts!

The student card is valid only when a sticker for the current study year is visible. The stick­ers are avail­able for a fee from the student union organization.

Go to POKA website

Sports Activ­i­ties

All univer­sity (UEF and Karelia) sport­ing services in Joensuu for students and staff members are united under the same concept Sykettä Susir­a­jalla! Start a new life – you get a large variety of sports to try out and continue to exer­cise. The fee for these facil­i­ties includ­ing gym and group exer­cises are much cheaper compared to local gyms.

Sport activ­i­ties >

State Rail­ways (VR)

Students receive a discount for train fares from the VR rail­road system with the issuance of a student VR card. 

About student discount in VR website

National long-distance coach service (MATKAHUOLTO)

Students are enti­tled to fare discounts on national long-distance coaches. Students may also obtain a combi­na­tion card for train and bus travel from the “Matkahuolto” sales offices. 

About student benefit in long-distance coaches

Public trans­port in Joensuu

Within the Joensuu region public trans­port, over 25-year-old students are eligi­ble for a discount on tickets loaded onto Waltti cards. Students younger than 25, may travel with a Youth ticket.

About Joensuu region public transport

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