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. There are several programmes and hundreds of universities to choose from. The length of a student exchange is usually 1 or 2 terms. For more information on this please see exchange programme specific details in Broaden your Horizon guide. In order to go on exchange, students need to have their first year of academic studies completed at the University of Oulu.
Study destinations can be found on SoleMOVE website.
Available exchange destinations are announced through a call for application (hakukuulutus) when an application period begins. Application rounds are organised either by the International Sercvices (e.g. bilateral places) or the departments/faculties (e.g. ERASMUS) depending on the exchange programme. In a nutshell, European exchange programmes (ERASMUS and NORDPLUS) are coordinated by the departments and faculties. The International Services coordinates exchange programmes outside Europe. Please note that application periods and deadlines vary depending on the exchange programme. The programmes are:
Erasmus: Europe (coordinated by faculties/departments)
ISEP: United States
International to International ISEP: North America, South America, Asia
Bilateral exchanges outside Europe: North America, South America, Asia, Australia
North to north: Universities in North America, Nordic Countries and Russia in the North
Nordplus: Nordic Countries (coordinated by faculty/department)
Last updated: 14.5.2016