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Karelia University of Applied Sciences welcomes normally about 110 exchange students every year. Students come from Karelia’s partner universities in Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and Canada. In January 2022, about 50 exchange students will start their exchange semester at Karelia. Students and staff members are back on campuses but the COVID-19 situation is monitored on a daily basis and the safety instructions are updated if necessary.
Incoming students should familiarize themselves with important information and instructions on e.g. travelling, arrival and self-isolation during the current COVID-19 situation.
- How to apply >
- Courses for exchange students >
- Internationality at Karelia >
- Welcoming Guide >
- Student life website >
- Degree Regulations >
- Information Sheet 2021-2022 >
- International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact information of the departmental coordinators >
- Arriving in Karelia under COVID-19
Joensuu is the student capital of eastern Finland and all you need is only a walk away. Joensuu is also the lively capital of the North Karelia region where the lifestyle is relaxed and close to nature. Approximately 25 % of Joensuu inhabitants are students. Karelia’s Student Union POKA and Erasmus Student Network Joensuu offer lots of activities during the semesters. Student Union POKA coordinates the student tutor (buddy) service for Karelia’s students.
Student housing company Joensuun Elli provides students with flats ranging from affordable shared flats to single-room studios and family flats. 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.
Useful information on travelling and COVID-19