Categories
Yleinen

Tuition fees

Schol­arship programme

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.

Rules of Schol­arship Fund>

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 year2nd study year3rd study year3,5th study year IB4th study year IMTotal
Full tuition fee
IB/IM
5 500 €5 500 €5 500 €2 750 €5 500 €IB 19 250 €
IM 22 000 €
Schol­arship
IB/IM
2 750 €2 750 €3 000 €1 375 €
If gradu­ating
during 3,5 years
2 750 €
If gradu­ating
during 4 years
IB 9 875 €
IM 11 250 €
Student’s payment after full scholarship2 750 €2 750 €2 500 €1 375 €2 750 €IB 9 375 €
IM 10 750 €
Table 1: The schol­arship scheme at Karelia UAS from 1 January 2020

Schol­arship criteria

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.


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.