Exchanges outside Europe, call for applications Nov 1-20, 2023

Call for exchange applications at the University of Oulu is open for exchanges through bilateral agreements, north2north programme and Erasmus+ global mobility.
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General information

Time of exchange is either in Autumn 2024 or Spring 2025, according to host university's academic calendar. Note that some of the destinations may be available for one semester, i.e. either Autumn or Spring. One student place is always one term unless otherwise stated. If more than one student is selected to the same host university, students may be placed on exchange for different semesters. During their studies at University of Oulu, students can be selected to each exchange programme once.

The Call is open from Wed, Nov 1 at 12 noon to Mon, Nov 20, 2023 at 23.59.
Please note, that the availability of exchange destinations is subject to changes.

The online application and required application enclosures are submitted through the University of Oulu SoleMOVE online system. Students log in to SoleMOVE with their University of Oulu personal account. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information

Info sessions on the call for exchange

Requirements and guidelines on how to apply

Call for applications is open for all students studying for their Bachelor or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. When searching for exchange destinations note that some universities are open only for specified field(s) or level of study and this information is specified in the destination information below. Check restrictions also from the host university website. Students are expected to get full recognition for the studies completed during exchange and therefore it is important to make sure that the host university where you want to apply organizes courses relevant to your degree at the University of Oulu.

There is no specific minimum GPA requirement, but students should note that GPA is a central factor in the selection process. Furthermore, some destinations have minimum GPA requirements that students will need to meet.

Applicants must have completed at least approx. 45cr of studies at the University of Oulu at the time of application. Master’s level students: please present your Bachelor degree transcript in the application if you have not completed your Bachelor degree at University of Oulu.

You can apply to a maximum of three (3) host institutions with one application.

Language requirements for selected students may differ according to exchange destination. Please see below for more specific information. N.B. All additional language certificates such as TOEFL, IELTS or CEFR are requested later during Spring 2024 from students selected to these destinations.

Required application enclosures

Required attachments that are to be either scanned and/or uploaded in the system. Only Word or pdf formats are accepted:

Selection process

Exchange student selections are made based on

  • study plan
  • general motivation and motivation towards exchange studies
  • language skills
  • success in studies
  • interview

Interviews are organised on Nov 29-30 at 9-14 and more specific times for each country/destination will be informed after the Call for Applications has closed. Students who have submitted their applications in time and who are eligible to apply, will be invited to interviews. Interviews are a compulsory part of the selection process. If a student fails to participate in the interview, it will be considered as a withdrawal from the application process.

Cancellations in previous Calls for Applications may weaken the possibilities in the application process. Selections are made by a team that consists of members from Academic affairs and faculties. All applicants are informed about the selections latest by Fri, December 22, 2023.

When a selected candidate has confirmed his/her selection in SoleMOVE, the application process continues according to host universities’ application process. The final decision is always made by the host university. If a candidate from the University of Oulu withdraws from the host university’s application process without a good reason (medical reasons or equivalent), Academic affairs charges a Cancellation Fee of 200 €.

Travel grants

Selected students will receive a University of Oulu travel grant of 2 200eur.

Academic Affairs reserves the right to changes.


Check the university information for details on which fields are available in each destination. Note that the list of destinations available is subject to changes.