Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships.
The scholarship for first-year students is 50% of the first academic year’s fee and it can be applied for directly when filling in the joint application form. To receive the scholarship, the student needs to accept the study place and pay the remaining 50% of the tuition fee within 10 days from the date the study place has been admitted.
As of 1 January 2020, Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with a scholarship also based on Finnish language skills. Students can be awarded with a scholarship two times during their studies based on their level of Finnish language and provided that they have gained 55 credits per academic year.
Degrees: International Business (IB), duration of studies: 3,5 years, Industrial Management (IM), duration of studies: 4 years. The scholarship criteria can be found after the table 1.
|1st study year||2nd study year||3rd study year||3,5th study year IB||4th study year IM||Total|
|Full tuition fee|
|5 500 €||5 500 €||5 500 €||2 750 €||5 500 €||IB 19 250 €|
IM 22 000 €
|2 750 €||2 750 €||3 000 €||1 375 €|
during 3,5 years
|2 750 €|
during 4 years
|IB 9 875 €|
IM 11 250 €
|Student’s payment after full scholarship||2 750 €||2 750 €||2 500 €||1 375 €||2 750 €||IB 9 375 €|
IM 10 750 €
In order to receive the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
1st study year: When accepting a study place: The scholarship for first-year students is 50% of the first academic year’s fee and it can be applied for directly when filling in the joint application form. To receive the scholarship, the student needs to accept the study place and pay the remaining 50% of the tuition fee within 10 days from the date the study place has been admitted.
2nd study year: Student has completed A2-level in Finnish and 55 credits with during the first study year, scholarship will compensate half of the tuition fee for the second academic year. Demonstration of language proficiency: The course Finnish 2 must be completed with at least a grade of 3.
3rd study year: Student has completed B1-level in Finnish and 55 credits with during the second study year, scholarship will compensate half of the tuition fee for the third academic year. Demonstration of language proficiency: B1-level will be demonstrated in a test in the in April of the second study year
3,5th study year/IB and 4th study year/IM: Scholarship will be paid to student if s/he has graduates within the time limit of the degree (International Business/3.5 years and Industrial Management/4 years).
If a student
- does not graduate during 3,5 years (International Business), 4 years (Industrial Management), s/he has a right to study one year immediately following this set of duration without a separate permit. Student is required to pay the tuition fee 2750€ / semester. Scholarship will not be paid if study time exceeds 3,5 / 4 years.
- graduates during the semester, the tuition fee paid will not be refunded,
- is found guilty of plagiarism, the scholarship committee has the right to reclaim the scholarship.
If the student falls ill and must be absent from the studies for a semester or an academic year, s/he can transfer his/her payment to the following academic year after providing a medical certificate on the illness.
If a student who is about to start his/her studies at Karelia UAS becomes ill before starting the studies and has to be absent the first academic year, s/he can apply for reimbursement of the tuition fee s/he has already paid for. The student needs to present a medical certificate to be eligible for reimbursement. If the application has been made and the medical certificate submitted before the beginning of the first academic year, the whole tuition fee will be reimbursed.
If the student is compelled to discontinue his/her studies based on her maternity leave or his/her own or a family member’s severe illness, half of the paid tuition fee for the academic year in question will be refunded, if the studies are discontinued no later than the in the halfway of an academic year. The student is responsible for providing proof of the reason for the discontinuation (medical certificate). The tuition fee will not be refunded without a medical certificate. Other type of discontinuation of studies does not entitle to the restoration of the tuition fee.
The paid tuition fee can only be fully refunded if the residence permit for the studies is not granted and the student has not started his/her studies online or present at campus, and he/she resigns.