Itä-Suomen yliopisto

High-quality higher education

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We operate on two campuses; one in Joensuu and another in Kuopio. Our high-quality interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges while building a sustainable future.

The research at our university is ranked some of the best in the world in numerous fields. In addition to high-quality research, we offer education in nearly a hundred majors, educating experts for the rapidly changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s working life.


Our degree programmes for skilled international labour:

Bachelor’s degree

International Bachelor's degree programmes | University of Eastern Finland (


Master’s degree

More than 20 English-language Master’s degree programmes for students with a previously completed Bachelor’s degree.

International Master’s degree programmes | University of Eastern Finland (


Doctoral degree

The UEF Doctoral School and the related doctoral programmes are in charge of scientific postgraduate studies at our university. Our doctoral programmes offer high-quality education and instruction for postgraduate students.

UEF Doctoral School | University of Eastern Finland (


Continuous learning

The Centre for Continuous Learning offers a wide range of educational, instructive and coaching services for organisations and individuals interested in vocational development.

Individual courses or modules from over a hundred subjects can be studied at the Open University. Continuing professional education, in turn, is the best option for customised education for the needs of working life.

UEF | Centre for Continuous Learning


Career opportunities at the university

Skilled, motivated and happy employees are the most important cornerstone of our university as well as a vitally important factor in our success. We appreciate passion for science and knowledge, willingness to learn new skills and creativity that helps us innovate. We welcome you to join our international, committed, engaging and creative academic community!

UEF | Open positions


Talent Hub Eastern Finland

Talent Hub Eastern Finland is a cooperation of UEF, Karelia, Savonia, Riveria, Sakky and YSAO. We aim to ensure that international students who come to our region find their place, secure employment, and integrate into Eastern Finland. We will help students get to know Finnish working life, build networks, learn the language, and find internships, jobs and business opportunities. For employers, we offer support and concrete tools for recruiting, onboarding, and learning Finnish at the workplace as well as adapting to the Finnish work culture. The project is co-funded by the European Union.


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