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Karelia University of Applied Sciences

4.1 out of 5 (17 ratings / 15 reviews) Joensuu, Finland
The path to a great future is paved with skills and expertise. The Karelia University of Applied Sciences is proud to be part of this development by training skilled professionals. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



Karelia UAS is a significant and well-recognized operator in education and plays a key role in the regional development and research, development and innovation (RDI) activities. Karelia UAS operates actively in various national and international networks. International partner networks include many Asian, African, European, and North- and South-American countries. 


The path to a great future is paved with skills and expertise. Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Karelia UAS) is proud to be part of this development by training skilled professionals. Karelia UAS is a multidisciplinary, widely connected, international and innovative organisation offering education leading to bachelor and master degrees.


RDI Focus Areas and Themes

The areas of focus are modern welfare services and sustainable energy and materials. They are selected with the goal of obtaining nationally and internationally recognised expertise and competence. The selected areas are based on regional, national and international development challenges. We search for solutions to these challenges by meeting the needs of working life through education, multidisciplinary RDI activities and actively operating in competence and development networks.

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Student services

Student Services is responsible for general student administration and providing services for the students of Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Admission Services also operates as part of Student Services. It is responsible for joint admissions, other student admissions and student admittances. The staff of Student Services will serve and advise you, for example, in issues related to enrolment, right to study, degree certificates and financial aid.

Library services

Welcome to the Karelia UAS library, which is open for everyone. We serve the students and personnel of Karelia UAS and other customers. We provide modern facilities and updated scientific and professional collections to support studying, teaching and research.  

ICT services

As a student at Open UAS, you are entitled to use Karelia UAS IT services. You will receive a Karelia UAS user name that enables you to use the following services: email, Moodle learning environment, remote access to library databases, signing in to UAS computers.

Student Life

Campus life

Campuses of Karelia University of Applied ScienceKarelia UAS operates in Joensuu on two main campuses. The campuses are multi-field learning and development environments that enable study possibilities across the boundaries of different degree programmes.

Sports facilities

There are dozens of sports clubs in Joensuu, everything from martial arts to petanque and from traditional individual level sports to team sports, even on national level. Besides sports club activities, you can do sports in many of the sports centres in the city and in the beautiful nature surrounding Joensuu. If looking for more extreme experiences, you can try sliding on ice with a snowboard and a paraglider, and if looking for peace and quiet, you can cross-country ski.

Student Reviews

Best online Teaching
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have just started so I dont have much to say about University. As of now I have found good online services for student for studying while being in own home country.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university makes various chances for students in vocational studies after having basic theories. Teachers grade fairly and support students.

Honest review of a graduate
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Flexible, hands-on experience, good support system, a lot of opportunities to be a part of local and international business project/ not high enough level of teaching, little to no homework

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