You can apply to us by filling in an application online at www.studyinfo.fi. There are application periods to Karelia UAS several times in a year. The joint application to degree programmes conducted in English in universities in Finland is organized in January.
Karelia UAS also organizes separate applications frequently. You find the application deadlines and all necessary information concerning applications on this page.
Joint Application to Higher Education on 4 – 18 January 2023
Karelia UAS offers three Degree Programmes in English in 2023:
– International Business
Degree obtained: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Tradenomi (AMK)
– Industrial Management
Degree obtained: Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Management), Insinööri (AMK)
– Information and Communication Technology
Degree obtained: Bachelor of Engineering (Information and Communication Technology), Insinööri (AMK)
You can choose up to 6 study programmes to your application form. There is no order of preference in the application form. You can be accepted to several degree programmes, but you can accept only one degree leading study place starting in autumn semester 2023. Please, note that you can not change your application after the application period has ended.
Check the eligibility and admission criteria from Studyinfo of each programme you intend to apply to. Admission criteria may vary between the degree programmes.
Read more about the student selection process and eligibility criteria
Submit the online application during the application period, by 18 January 2023 at 3 p.m. Finnish time at Studyinfo.fi. Click here to add the Degree Programme in Industrial Management, International Business and Information and Communication Technology to your application form. Application to Karelia UAS on Studyinfo.fi is free of charge. In order to be accepted as a student, you do not necessarily need to use agents but you can also apply independently by using the online information available on our websites.
You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted the application. Please, make sure your email account is not full and check also your junk mail.
If you are in a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and unable to submit documentary evidence of your qualification, Karelia UAS may invite you to sit an entrance examination. You must have an official decision attesting to your refugee status (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection). Read more about the required certificates.
Upload the requested attachments to your application form by 25 January 2023 at 3 p.m. Finnish time. See further information about the required attachments.
If you have special needs that should be considered when arranging the entrance examination, please fill in the Application form for special arrangements (to be published by the beginning of the application period) and send it to Karelia’s Admissions Services by 25 January 2023 at 3 p.m. Finnish time. In the application you need to describe the needs and enclose necessary medical documents.
You will be contacted by email when
- further information is needed
- you are invited to entrance examination
- a study place is offered to you.
Online entrance examination, International UAS exam, consists of two phases.
- First phase: Written part of the online entrance examination will be held on 8 February 2023. It is a one day entrance examination.
- Second phase: Group Interviews will be held on 6 – 17 March 2023.
Read more detailed information about the International UAS Exam here.
Results of joint admission will be published by 2 June 2023 at MyStudyinfo. You may follow your admission status at MyStudyinfo. You will receive an email notification when a study place is offered to you.
Confirm the offered study place, pay the tuition fee (if applicable), enrol yourself as a present or absent student for the academic year 2023-2024. Read more at Accepting the study place.
At Karelia UAS the tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students are:
– International Business and Industrial Management 9 000 € / study year.
– Information and Communication Technology 10 000 € / study year.
There are some exemptions from tuition fees, for instance to students with long-term EU residence permit in Finland. Read more about the tuition fee and scholarship system.
Karelia UAS’s student selection methods:
Karelia UAS uses following student selection methods:
International Business and Industrial Management:
International UAS Exam
Information and Communication Technology: Online Course
Online entrance examination, International UAS Exam takes place in February-March 2023. If you have completed the SAT test, you may apply with the SAT test result. Certificate-based student selection is used also.
Online course takes place in February-March.
Please find further information about the student selection methods below. In case of any questions, please contact Admission Services (email@example.com).
International UAS Exam
International UAS Exam contains two parts. It is conducted fully online. Written part will be organized on 8 February 2023 and group interviews on 1 – 15 March 2023. Read more about the entrance examination here. If you need special arrangements for the entrance examination, fill in the Application form for special arrangements (to be published by the beginning of the application period) the and send it to Karelia’s Admissions Services by 25 January 2023. See the instructions on how to send confidential email to Admission Services
Apply during the application period. Applicants do not need to participate in the entrance examination, student selection is made by the SAT test results only. Karelia University of Applied Sciences’ Designated Institutional Code is 7782 – Use this code when you want your test scores to be sent to Karelia UAS.
Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser. Those, who have already completed an SAT test, must request a test result from the test organiser to be delivered to universities of applied sciences. The results of the SAT test must be delivered to all those universities of applied sciences that use the admission criteria in question by 3 April 2023. Reports printed or sent by the applicants themselves are not accepted.
Karelia UAS uses following sections, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math, in the student selection process. An applicant applying with a SAT test result must have completed both sections with a minimum score of 500.
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing minimum 500 points
– Reading Test
– Writing and Language Test
Math minimum 500 points
The lowest accepted SAT test result is 1000 points. Applicants are accepted in order of best points.
Further information about SAT test and SAT test dates on College Board’s website.
Karelia UAS’ uses certificate-based student selection with following degrees:
1. Finnish Matriculation Examination and International Baccalaureate Degrees (International Baccalaureate IB, European Baccalaureate EB, Reifeprüfung- (RP) / Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) degree)
2. Finnish Vocational Upper Secondary degree (completed after 1 August 2015, information available in Finnish)
Fill in the application form, upload educational documents, if requested and wait for the results! Results of certificate-based student selection will be published by 26 May 2023. You do not need to participate in the International UAS Exam or provide SAT test results.
Read more about the Certificate-based student selection here.
If you have completed some other international baccalaureate degree than mentioned above, the student selection method will be either International UAS Exam or SAT test result.
Student selection method for Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology is Online Course and Group Interview. Online course will begin after the application period. Group interviews will be held in March 2023. Read more about the online course here.
The results of the admission are announced by 2 June 2023 at the latest on My Studyinfo.fi and by email from Studyinfo. In the Joint Application to Higher Education on 5 – 19 January 2022 you can be offered several study places. You can accept only one study place leading to a higher educational degree in Finland in a education that beginning in a same academic term. Read more about the one study place per term provision. Students on a waiting list will be accepted as study places are released until 1 August 2023. Study place is released for example when an accepted student gets accepted to a study programme higher on his/hers order of preference list or the student decides not to accept the offered study place. Read more about the results of joint application.
Please see further information about the appeals.
Accept the study place by 14 July 2023 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time electronically at My Studyinfo.fi. If you are granted admission from reserve list, follow the deadlines shown on My Studyinfo.fi service. You can only accept one study place per term. See the instructions on how to accept a study place.
Acceptance of a study place can be binding or conditional. You cannot change the confirmation you have made afterwards. You can confirm the study place either electronically with the link that is sent to your email from Studyinfo.fi or in the My Studyinfo -service. Applicants who accept a study place will not be considered as first-time applicants in future admissions to higher education.
After you have accepted the study place, you need to register as a student for the academic year 2023-2024. The deadline is the same as for the acceptance of the study place. Read more about the registration.
We have gathered important information to support your start of studies at Karelia to New Student’s Guide. Read it through carefully – don’t hesitate to contact us for further information!
The studies start in August 2023 (Wärtsilä Campus, Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu) with an orientation to studies, get-together events to meet students and staff, an individual interview with a counsellor and with a tutoring teacher.
Original school certificates used as a basis for applying will be verified during the two first weeks of studies in August. Therefore, you need take your original certificates with you at your first day at university. Students enrolling absent, need to verify their original certificates at the beginning their studies. The student admission is conditional until the copies of the certificates and the original certificates have been verified.