Readmission to studies



CASE A) The student has started his/her studies before 1st August 2015

If you have started your studies at Karelia University of Applied Sciences or another university of applied sciences before 1st August 2015 and have lost your right to study for the following reasons
• you have not completed the degree during the set duration of studies or the discre­tionary extension period, or
• you have neglected your oblig­ation to enroll as a student, or
• you have resigned from the university of applied sciences
you can reapply for the right to study to complete your degree.

The right to study can be regranted if you need to complete less than 60 credits for a Bachelor’s degree or less than 30 credits for a Master’s degree. If you need more than 60 credits to complete your Bachelor’s degree or more than 30 credits to complete your Master’s degree, you will be directed to complete the missing studies via Open UAS, and to reapply for the right to study once you have the necessary amount of credits or more.

The right to study can only be granted for the same or equiv­alent degree education as the previous right to study. The right to study will be regranted for a maximum of two semesters, starting from the next semester. Students with a regranted right to study cannot enrol as absent and they are not entitled to discre­tionary extension.
You can apply for the regranted right to study either in joint appli­cation or in a separate Karelia UAS appli­cation in the studyinfo.fi.

The separate appli­cation of Karelia UAS is twice a year; 16th – 30th November and 16th – 31st May.

When applying in a separate appli­cation, please note that the regranted right to study is covered by the One study place per term provision. If you are regranted the right to study for a degree, you will no longer be able to accept another degree-awarding study place during the same semester.

Attach­ments of the appli­cation
• an official transcript of records of the previ­ously completed studies in pdf-format
a plan for completing the remaining studies signed by the study counsellor

Student counsellors:
Degree Programme in Inter­na­tional Business: Riikka Kaasinen, riikka.kaasinen at karelia.fi, tel. 0504412229
Degree Programme in Indus­trial Management: Jukka Tulonen, jukka.tulonen at karelia.fi, tel. 0503675166

More infor­mation: Admission Services (admissions@karelia.fi)

CASE B) The student has started his/her studies after 1st August 2015

If you have started your studies at Karelia University of Applied Sciences or another university of applied sciences after 1st August 2015 and have lost your right to study for the following reasons:
• you have not completed the degree during the set duration of studies or the discre­tionary extension period, or
• you have neglected your oblig­ation to enroll as a student, or
• you have resigned from the university of applied sciences
you can reapply for the right to study to complete your degree.

The right to study can be regranted if you need to complete less than 60 credits for a Bachelor’s degree or less than 30 credits for a Master’s degree. If you need more than 60 credits to complete your Bachelor’s degree or more than 30 credits to complete your Master’s degree, you will be directed to complete the missing studies via Open UAS, and to reapply for the right to study once you have the necessary amount of credits or more.

The right to study can only be granted for the same or equiv­alent degree education as the previous right to study. The right to study will be regranted for a maximum of two semesters, starting from the next semester. Students with a regranted right to study cannot enrol as absent and they are not entitled to discre­tionary extension.

You can apply for the regranted right to study using a separate appli­cation form.

The appli­cation period is continuous. If you are applying for the right to study from January, submit your appli­cation and the attach­ments to the Student Services no later than on 15th December. If you are applying for the right to study from August, submit your appli­cation and the attach­ments to the Student Services no later than on 15th May.

Use a secured email (https://secure.karelia.fi) to send the appli­cation in pdf-format and the necessary attach­ments to the Student Services. Please note that you cannot scan or photo­graph your appli­cation and attach it to your email, because cannot process the appli­cation electron­i­cally then. Sign your appli­cation by typing your name on the signature line in the appli­cation.

Attach­ments of the appli­cation
• an official transcript of records of the previ­ously completed studies in pdf-format
a plan for completing the remaining studies signed by the study counsellor

In addition, students who are liable to pay the tuition fee in English-mediated education and have started their studies after 1st August 2017, shall also attach a receipt of the paid tuition fee.

Student counsellors:
Degree Programme in Inter­na­tional Business: Riikka Kaasinen, riikka.kaasinen at karelia.fi, tel. 0504412229
Degree Programme in Indus­trial Management: Jukka Tulonen, jukka.tulonen at karelia.fi, tel. 0503675166

Student healthcare fee

Students attending a university of applied sciences who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) have been required since January 2021 to pay a healthcare fee to Kela for each academic term. All students who are regis­tered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services.

If you are entitled to FSHS services, you must pay the student healthcare fee. You cannot get an exemption for example for using occupa­tional health services instead of FSHS, or for not receiving any financial aid for students.

You are not billed for the student healthcare fee but must make sure to pay it in OmaKela for each academic term. How to pay the student healthcare fee.

The due date for paying the student healthcare fee is deter­mined based on the date on which you register as attending.

  • For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided you have regis­tered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the autumn term on or after 1 October, the due date is 31 December.
  • For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided you have regis­tered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the spring term on or after 1 February, the due date is 31 July.


More infor­mation: Admission Services (admissions@karelia.fi)