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Schol­arship criteria as of 1.1.2023

Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students with scholarships.

When the student accepts the offered study place at Karelia UAS and pays the tuition fee within 14 days from the offer, s/he is entitled for an Early bird -price for the first academic year. Early bird -price means that student pays only 50 % of the whole academic year’s tuition fee if the payment is done by given EB deadline.

Karelia UAS provides fee-paying students schol­ar­ships based on Finnish language skills and study perfor­mance.
Second-and third-year students can be awarded with a schol­arship two times during their studies based on the following criteria:

Second year students:

– level of Finnish profi­ciency gained during the previous academic year: minimum grade of 3/5 of Finnish language studies, level A2.1 of Finnish profi­ciency to be achieved in the first year of study
– and the number of credits earned, minimum of 55 credits.

The amount of the schol­arship for second-year students is 50% of the tuition fee.

Third year students:

– level of Finnish profi­ciency gained during the previous academic year: minimum grade of 3/5 of Finnish language studies, level A2.2 of Finnish profi­ciency to be achieved in the second year of study
– and the number of credits earned, minimum of 55 credits.

The amount of the schol­arship for third year students is 3000 €.


An incentive schol­arship of EUR 500 will also be awarded if the student achieves the Finnish profi­ciency level of B1 in the National Language Profi­ciency certificate test (YKI). Student can  take  the  test  once  during the studies  funded  by  Karelia UAS. The proce­dures for conducting the test are described in separate instruc­tions.
  

When student graduates within the time limit of the degree, she/ he will be awarded by schol­arship:
– Inter­na­tional Business, 3,5 years, 2 250 €
– Indus­trial Management, 4 years, 2 250 €
– Infor­mation and Commu­ni­cation Technology, 4 years, 2 500 €

Schol­arship criteria for students accepted in 2022

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 graduates within the time limit of the degree (Inter­na­tional Business/3.5 years and Indus­trial Management/4 years).

If student:
  • does not graduate during 3,5 years (Inter­na­tional Business), 4 years (Indus­trial Management and ICT), 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 for exceeding 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.

Special issues

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.