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Services for Immigrants at Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Karelia University of Applied Sciences provides counselling and guidance, education and workshops for Highly Educated Immigrants. The aim is to help them find study opportunities in higher education and to produce services that facilitate the process of integration.

These services are implemented within the national SIMHE network (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education). Besides Karelia UAS, SIMHE services are also given by Oulu and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences and Helsinki, Turku and Jyväskylä Universities.

The aim of the activities is to

  • help you to find suitable studying possibilities in Finnish Higher Education
  • help you to have your skills and competences recognised in Finland
  • help you to plan your career
  • help you in your employment process

Ask for more information from

Project Manager Hannele Niskanen, email hannele.niskanen(at)

or Project coordinator Kirsi Autio, email kirsi.autio(at)