Incoming exchange students

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Karelia University of Applied Sciences looks forward to welcoming exchange students for the Spring Semester 2021!


Discover the high quality of Finnish education and pure Scandinavian nature!  

We welcome approximately 110 exhange students in every year. Students
come from our partner universities in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and Canada.

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More information about living and practical matters on Welcoming Guide and Karelia's Student life website

Joensuu is a student capital of eastern Finland and all you need is only walk away. Joensuu is also the lively capital of the North Karelia region. Here we have the relaxed and social Karelian lifestyle, the joy of life being its distinctive nature. Approximately 25 % of Joensuu inhabitants are students. Karelia has its own Student Union POKA and in town you find also Erasmus Student Network Joensuu, which offers lots of activities.

The student housing company Joensuun Elli provides students with flats ranging from affordable shared flats to single-room studios. Exchange students are normally offered furnished rooms in shared flats. You can easily reach both the city centre and your campus by bike or by bus.

Some links to explore:

Visit Karelia
City of Joensuu 
Video of Joensuu 

Learn more about studies and application process.

Useful information on COVID-19:


Link to the Degree Regulations and Information Sheet 2020-2021

International Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact information

Internationality at Karelia