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Established in 1992, the Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Karelia University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Joensuu (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), North Karelia. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Karelia) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Karelia) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 31-year-old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this Finnish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Karelia also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Control Typepublic


Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Entity Typenon-profit


Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Name (English) Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Acronym Karelia
Founded 1992

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University Location

Address Tikkarinne 9
80200 North Karelia
Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu Phone Number +358 (13) 260 600
Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu Fax Number +358 (13) 260 6401

Study Areas / Degree Levels


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Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Admission Office Admission Office

Tikkarinne 9
Joensuu 80100
(13) 260 6413

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Control Type Control Type

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu is a public higher education institution.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Entity Type Entity Type

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu is a non-profit higher education institution.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Library University Library

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Housing University Housing

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's main services:

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


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Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

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Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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