Advice and study opportunities for Ukrainians

Guidance and Counselling Service SIMHE-Karelia

In response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Karelia University of Applied Sciences offers services and study opportunities for Ukrainians. For the present, we do not charge tuition fees from Ukrainian students in our degree programmes.
In case you want to find out what study possibilities might suit for you, contact [email protected].

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Studies in Open UAS free of charge

These courses are meant for those who have applied for or have been granted temporary protection in Finland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or international protection. These courses are free of charge. The offer consists Finnish language courses and courses in English, which are suitable for anyone with sufficient language and other skills.

Autumn Semester Courses

The enrolment on studies is done online with the application form in the course description.

Application process for the Ukrainian students and staff is continuous

  • Please contact Erasmus+ coordinator Katriina Korhonen or International Officer Antonia Stavridou at [email protected]
    • to check up your eligibility for Erasmus+
    • to get more information and to apply
    • to select courses and complete your learning agreement (students) or mobility agreement (staff), and the grant agreement

Separate study rights in Bachelor’s degree programmes

Karelia can grant separate study rights in certain bachelor’s degree programmes to Ukrainian degree students. This study opportunity is aimed at students who have an existing, valid right to study at a Ukrainian university, and whose studies have been discontinued due to the war. Ukrainian students will get a grant based on humanitarian ground so that they do not need to pay the tuition fees.

Separate study rights will be granted based on the compatibility of applicants’ earlier studies with those offered by Karelia. Applicants must satisfy specific academic and language requirements. Karelia offers also Finnish language studies online. Application period is ongoing until 13 August 2023 at 23:59 pm (UTC+3). Read more and fill in the application:

Degree Programme in International Business

Degree Programme in Industrial Management

International Business

The Degree Programme in International Business enables you to develop expertise required in global business. The main focus of the studies is on international marketing as a part of successful business. 

Industrial Management

The four-year degree gives you strong expertise in intelligent production, sales, product and service life cycle management, and in team and project leadership. The major international business partners of our university participate actively in the training. 

Karelia`s Ukraine Group

The Ukraine Group coordinates the needs, measures and information related to the crisis in Ukraine. The group is chaired by Rector Petri Raivo.