Incoming exchange Students


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Discover the high quality of Finnish education and pure Scandinavian nature!

We welcome approximately 100 exhange students in every year. Students come from our partner universities in Europe, Russia, Asia and South America and Canada.

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Joensuu is a student capital of eastern Finland and all you need is only walk away. Joensuu is also the lively capital of the North Karelia region. Here we have the relaxed and social Karelian lifestyle, the joy of life being its distinctive nature. Approximately 25 % of Joensuu inhabitants are students. Karelia has its own Student Union POKA and in town you find also Erasmus Student Network Joensuu, which offers lots of activities.

The student housing company Joensuun Elli provides students with flats ranging from adorable shared flats to single-room studios. You can easily reach both the city centre and your campus by bike.
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More information about living and practical matters on  Welcoming Guide.

Learn more about studies and application process.

Link to the Degree Regulations and Information Sheet 2017 - 2018.

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Contact information

Internationality at Karelia