In response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Karelia University of Applied Sciences offers extra services and study opportunities for those who have been granted or applied for and waiting for a decision for temporary protection in Finland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive.
If you have a valid right to study at Ukrainian university and your studies have discontinued because of the war, you can apply for a separate study right in one of Karelia’s two English taught degrees: Bachelor of Engineering, Degree Programme in Industrial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration, Degree Programme in International Business. If you want to discuss this possibility further, please contact simhe(at)karelia.fi
Karelia provides free of charge open UAS studies for people fleeing Ukraine and other people who have been granted international protection. Autumn courses are mainly held on campus and include for example Welcome to Finland! – Tervetuloa Suomeen! and Finnish language courses. Enrollment for Autumn semester courses is now open. For more information and to enroll on our courses, please visit https://karelia.fi/en/ukraine/.
Karelia UAS also provides Guidance and Counselling Service SIMHE-Karelia. The staff of SIMHE-Karelia provide personal guidance for immigrants interested in higher education studies. Support will be provided regarding the practices used in the recognition of prior learning as well as guidance in career planning for those immigrants who have already completed some higher education studies before. More information and to book your personal guidance and counselling session visit https://karelia.fi/en/services-for-immigrants/; simhe(at)karelia.fi