Internationalisation is collaboration and team play!


Internationality is present in all operations of Karelia University of Applied Science (UAS). Internationality embeds education, staff and student competences development, research and development actions as well as expertise services. Besides mobility, internationalisation includes joint curriculum development, research and development projects, global education services, immigrant work and competence development.

Karelia UAS is very active in the international arena, participatating e.g. in the Erasmus+, Nordplus, NPA and FIRST programmes. To mention some notable references, Karelia UAS coordinates Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project ERDI and Strategic Partnership project ECMT+. Projects are an important mean to support strategic internationalisation of Karelia UAS.

International operations aim at strengthening both the professional and transversal competences of students and staff, providing  international aspects to curriculum development, increasing competitiviness, and supporting the businesses in the region.

Exchange studies and traineeships

Karelia UAS has more than 100 partner institutions in 25 different countries. Every year about 160 students from Karelia UAS are either studying or doing practical training abroad and about 120 international students are studying or doing practical training at Karelia UAS. Karelia UAS offers courses and modules for incoming exchange students and support in finding placements. Find more information for incoming Exchange Students.

Outgoing students will gain more information and support about their possibilities for student and trainee exchanges and other ways to internationalise themselves from the international coordinator of their study field. Studies completed abroad are fully credited into the degree at Karelia UAS.

>> European Policy Statement

>> Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

>> Karelia Information sheet 2020-21

Education in English

Karelia UAS offers the Degree Programme in International Business completely in English. More information about the application procedure is availabel at:

Internationalisation at home

Becoming international does not always require students travelling abroad – personal barriers can be many, starting from family and work situations. Karelia UAS offers plenty of possibilities to go international at home during the studies.

For more information:

Head of International Affairs

Dr Liisa Timonen
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+358 50 5913397

International Relations Coordinators

Ms Sanna Jeskanen
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+358 50 4622478

Ms Katriina Korhonen
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+358 50 5855146