Joensuu is a vibrant university town. Every third new arrival is a student.

Joensuu is a city of students. The University of Eastern Finland's Joensuu Campus, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, the different branches of the North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium as well as the city's other schools guarantee that everyone finds an interesting field of study.

There are about 20 00 students in town, about a thousand of them international students. In Autumn 2013, 3 300 new arrivals began their studies and about 18 % of these new faces come from abroad. Joensuu's strength is in the broad spectrum of academic disciplines: from physics and mathematics to the arts, music and humanities. The diversity of studies and students appears in the cityscape, in the multiplicity of events and activities. The City's goal is to build extremely strong cooperation with the institutions located here.

Education institutions' own webpages

University of Eastern Finland

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Vocational training, Riveria

Conservatory (in Finnish)

If you'd like to study or just find a free-time hobby, you'll find something interesting at the Joensuu Region Adult Education Centre (kansalaisopisto in Finnish). The Centre also offers language courses.

Student housing office Joensuun Elli

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