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Schol­arship programme for the academic years 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022

Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships.

The schol­arship for first-year students is 50% of the first academic year’s fee and it can be applied for directly when filling in the joint appli­cation form. To receive the schol­arship, the student needs to accept the study place and pay the remaining 50% of the tuition fee within 10 days from the date the study place has been admitted.

As of 1 January 2020, Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with a schol­arship also based on Finnish language skills. Students can be awarded with a schol­arship two times during their studies based on their level of Finnish language and provided that they have gained 55 credits per academic year.

Rules of Schol­arship Fund

Degrees: Inter­na­tional Business (IB), duration of studies: 3,5 years, Indus­trial Management (IM), duration of studies: 4 years

Study year

Full tuition fee of Inter­na­tional Business and Indus­trial Management

Schol­arship  IB

Schol­arship IM

To be paid when
student is entitled for
a full scholarship

In order to receive the schol­arship,
the following criteria must be met

 1st year

5500

 2750

2750

2750

 When accepting a study place (students accepted in 2020): The schol­arship for first-year students is 50% of the first academic year’s fee and it can be applied for directly when filling in the joint appli­cation form. To receive the schol­arship, the student needs to accept the study place and pay the remaining 50% of the tuition fee within 10 days from the date the study place has been admitted.

 2nd year

5500

2750

2750

2750

Has completed A2-level in Finnish and

55 credits with during the first study year, grant compen­sated of the tuition fee for the second academic year

 3rd year

5500

3000

3000

2500

 Has completed B1-level in Finnish and 55 credits with during the second study year, grant compen­sated of the tuition fee for the third academic year

 3,5th year/IB

2750

2750

 

 

 4th year/IM

5500

5500

 

TOTAL before graduating

19250 / IB
22000 / IM

8500

8500

10750 / IB

13500 / IM

 

If gradu­ating during 3,5/4 years

 

 1375

2750

 

Grant will be paid when student finishes his/her studies in the recom­mended study time, refund upon graduation

(Inter­na­tional Business 3,5 years and Indus­trial Management 4 years) 

TOTAL

19250
22000

9875

11250

9375 / IB

10750 / IM

 

Table 1: The schol­arship scheme at Karelia UAS from 1 January 2020

With the tuition fee you are entitled to partic­ipate in studies, take the exams, receive student counselling and use our versatile support services such as library services, IT services and student services. You will have access to our campuses and digital learning environment. As a student you will be able to join a Student Union Poka and partic­ipate in various student activ­ities. With Poka student card you are entitled to student discounts provided by companies, stores and public trans­portation.

Tuition fee does not cover your living expenses or personal study related expenses. These can be for example a rent, food, book or computer related expense. All the students studying in a degree leading education in Finnish higher educa­tional insti­tution are required to pay the health care fee. You will have access to health care and medical services provided by the Finnish Student Healthcare Services. The fee is 71,60 per academic year and can be paid with two instalments.

Completion of the Finnish language profi­ciency levels A2 and B1
Achieving the A2 level in Finnish language is possible by actively partic­i­pating in the Finnish language studies according to curriculum.
 
Achieving the B1 level requires a student commitment and independent study of the Finnish language. Karelia requires students to be active in devel­oping their Finnish language skills and encourages students to aim to level B1 by supporting and offering voluntary Finnish language studies in addition to compulsory studies.

Only one scholarship/academic year is available for completing the Finnish language profi­ciency, during the second and third study year. If student completes both skill levels in the same year, the second skill level comple­men­tation will be take into account to the following year. Also student’s credits exceeding 55 credits/academic year will be taken into account in next academic year’s credit accumulation.

Language level assessment is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR).
You can check the require­ments from here: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=090000168045bc7b

If a student 

  • does not graduate during 3,5 years (Inter­na­tional Business), 4 years (Indus­trial Management), s/he has a right to study one year immedi­ately following this set of duration without a separate permit. Student is required to pay the tuition fee 2750€ / semester. Schol­arship will not be paid if study time exceeds 3,5 / 4 years.
  • graduates during the semester, the tuition fee paid will not be refunded,
  • is found guilty of plagiarism, the schol­arship committee has the right to reclaim the scholarship.

Schol­arship programme for the academic year 2019 – 2020

Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships.

Early-bird schol­arship: A first-year students may apply for a schol­arship, which is 50% of the tuition fee for the academic year, as soon as s/he has accepted his/her study place. The schol­arship can only be granted when the applicant has accepted the study place and paid half of the tuition fee for the academic year (2,750 €) within 10 days after s/he has accepted his/her study place. The amount of the schol­arship will be reduced from the spring term tuition fee (due by January 2020).

Karelia UAS will provide successful students with schol­arship based on perfor­mance in their studies. All students who are charged for the tuition fee, are eligible. The schol­arship is condi­tional and it will be paid retro­spec­tively. The student will be awarded 50 % reduction of the tuition fee for the next academic year, when completing 55 ECTS credits in a study year with the minimum grade average of 2 (scale: satis­factory 1-5 excellent). In the 3,5th year, the gradu­ating student will receive the last part of the schol­arship as a grant when finishing the studies in the recom­mended set duration of studies (5 semesters, 3.5 years).

Rules of the Schol­arship Fund

Table 1: The schol­arship scheme at Karelia UAS from 1 January 2019

 

Full tuition fee

Schol­arship

To be paid when student is entitled for full scholarship

In order to receive the schol­arship, the following criteria must be met

1st year

5500

 2750

2750

When accepting a study place (students accepted in 2019): A first-year students may apply for a schol­arship as soon as s/he has accepted his/her study place, paid 50% of the tuition fee for the academic year, and enrolled present within 10 days after s/he has accepted his/her study place.

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the first study year, grant compen­sated of the tuition fee for the next academic year

2nd year

5500

2750

 2750

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the second study year, grant compen­sated of the tuition fee for the next academic year

3rd year

5500

2750

 2750

has completed 55 credits with the minimum grade average of 2 during the third study year, grant compen­sated of the tuition fee for the next academic year

3,5th year

2750

1375

 1375

 

Gradu­ating 1375 

finishes his/her studies in the recom­mended study time (3.5 years), refund upon graduation

TOTAL

19 250

11 000

9625 

If a student does not graduate during 3,5 years, s/he has a right to study one year immedi­ately following this set of duration without a separate permit. Student is required to pay the tuition fee 2750€ / semester.

•    In order to receive the schol­arship, the student is required to submit the schol­arship appli­cation according to the instruc­tions and to provide proof of compliance with the awarding criteria.
•    If the student is found guilty of plagiarism, the schol­arship committee has the right to reclaim the scholarship.

Special issues

If the student falls ill and must be absent from the studies for a semester or an academic year, s/he can transfer his/her payment to the following academic year after providing a medical certificate on the illness.

If a student who is about to start his/her studies at Karelia UAS becomes ill before starting the studies and has to be absent the first academic year, s/he can apply for reimbursement of the tuition fee s/he has already paid for. The student needs to present a medical certificate to be eligible for reimbursement. If the appli­cation has been made and the medical certificate submitted before the beginning of the first academic year, the whole tuition fee will be reimbursed.

If the student is compelled to discon­tinue his/her studies based on her maternity leave or his/her own or a family member’s severe illness, half of the paid tuition fee for the academic year in question will be refunded, if the studies are discon­tinued no later than the in the halfway of an academic year. The student is respon­sible for providing proof of the reason for the discon­tin­u­ation (medical certificate). The tuition fee will not be refunded without a medical certificate. Other type of discon­tin­u­ation of studies does not entitle to the restoration of the tuition fee.

As described above, the same principle applies to transfer students; if the student transfers to another insti­tution no later than in the hallway of an academic year, half of the tuition fee will be refunded.

Students paying Open UAS fees will be charged with degree education tuition fees as they have the eligi­bility to apply for degree studies (pathway students), i.e. as they have fully completed one year of studies.