Always check the admission criteria of the study programme. If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, contact the Admission Services.

If the matter is not cleared, you can do a written, individualized request for rectification and may apply for a rectification of the decision at the Board of Examiners. Appeal is to be made within 14 days of the publication of the admission results. The request for rectification must be submitted to the following address: Admission Services, Karelia, Tikkarinne 9, FI-80200 Joensuu or admissions(at)

The higher education institutions will not process a request for rectification if it concerns a study option that you have placed lower on your application than the one you have been accepted to.

Polytechnics Act 57 § (20.3.2015/257)

Karelia Degree Regulations, 3.2.