Exchange Studies


Incoming student Exchange:  If you are looking for information about exchange studies offered for incoming exchange students in the different fields of technology, please see the University of Oulu pages.  The application deadlines (both for studies and work placements) for the forthcoming academic year are the next: April 30th for the next autumn term or full academic year, and October 15th for the spring term.

Search for available courses by faculties and/or study fields at the WebOodi Course Catalogues for Exchange Students.

Outgoing student exchange:  In general, all degree students of the University of Oulu can apply for a student exchange. This means that they can study a part of their degree in a partner university abroad. At the university level, there are several different exchange programmes and hundreds of universities to choose from. The length of the exchange is 1 or 2 terms. Please contact your Study Advisor or Degree Programme Coordinator to ask about your possiblities to go to an exchange period.

Outgoing Student Exchange Information

European exchange programmes (ERASMUS+ and NORDTEK) are coordinated by your own degree programme/faculty (see below).

The University of Oulu International Services coordinate exchange programmes outside Europe.

ERASMUS+ student exchange to European partners

Please contact the Faculty Exchange Coordinator of your faculty/degree programme in question, see Outgoing Student Exchange / Faculty Coordinators. Deadlines for applications (the 1st phase) are similar to those of the NORDTEK programme (see below): Application period for studies starting in the next autumn term or the whole forthcomng academic year is in February, and in September for studies in spring term of the same academic yera. Erasmus+ exchange studies are supported with grants are available for degree students of the University of Oulu who have been accepted for the exchange studies.

NORDTEK student exchange network

The NORDTEK network includes certain Nordic technological universities or faculties, please see the list on the Finnish pages.

Application period for studies starting in autumn term or the whole academic year is in February, and in September for studies in spring term. Grants are available for engineering degree students of the University of Oulu.

Engineering students with at least 120 ECTS credits are eligible to apply for the grant. Applicants must have sufficient language skils. The studies completed in the host university must be accepted as a part of the student´s degree at the University of Oulu. Personal study plan (with min. 30 ECTS planned per term)  , accepted by the Degree Programme Coordinator (Study Advisor) at the home university needs to be attached to the application.

NORDTEK grant is 1150 euros per term and travel grant is 330 euros.

In order to get the grant application form and more information, please contact Ms Outi Simi, the NORDTEK contact person at the University of Oulu, office of the Faculty of Technology, email outi.simi(at)

Last updated: 27.4.2017