Always check the admission criteria of the study programme. If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, contact the Admission Services.

If the matter is not cleared, you can do a written, individ­u­alized request for recti­fi­cation and may apply for a recti­fi­cation of the decision at the Board of Examiners. Appeal is to be made within 14 days of the publi­cation of the admission results. The request for recti­fi­cation must be submitted to the following address: Admission Services, Karelia, Tikkarinne 9, FI-80200 Joensuu or admissions(at)

The higher education insti­tu­tions will not process a request for recti­fi­cation if it concerns a study option that you have placed lower on your appli­cation than the one you have been accepted to.

Polytechnics Act 57 § (20.3.2015/257)

Karelia Degree Regula­tions, 3.2.