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Are you interested in higher education?

Regardless of your background, we provide you with tools for finding study paths and building your own career. You and your competence play a key role in the project of Cultural Diversity for Study Paths.

What can we offer you?

We provide support in finding educational and career options, applying for studies, and starting your education. The project has professionals from both universities and universities of applied sciences who can give you advice.

We offer, for example, the following:

  • Support in Finnish, English, and mathematics
  • Support in digital skills
  • Group guidance in study skills
  • The opportunity to try studying at open university
  • Assistance in planning your own study path

Contact us:

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Project Manager Tuovi Kokkonen, 050 464 9229 /

Project Specialist Inga Angersaari, 050 5631 525 /

Study Counsellor Sirpa Ylönen, 050 569 5397  /

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Project Manager Maria Iltola, 050 592 6289 /

Project Specialist Tiia Kyllönen, 050 438 9071 / /

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Project Manager, Pedagogical Specialist Mirka Niskala, 044 785 6972 /

RDI Specialist, Service Designer Mariia Hämäläinen, 044 785 6865 /

University of Eastern Finland 

Project Manager Heli Kaarniemi, 050 322 8644 /

Career Counsellor Irina Tere, 050 409 5548 /

Study Counsellor Marika Thure, 050 341 4170 /

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk: 

Project Manager Pia Paakkulainen, 050 312 5007 /

Career Counsellor Terhi Kaipainen, 050 312 4965 /


Internationalising Student Union POKA 

Project partners and funding

The project is funded by the European Social Fund Plus through the South Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The project is carried out in the Eastern Finland region (South Savo, North Savo, North Karelia).

The lead partner is Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. Co-partners include the University of Eastern Finland, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Karelia University of Applied Sciences, and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.