Incoming Student Exchange

The University of Oulu welcomes over 500 exchange students from all over the world every year. Would you like to be one of them? High quality teaching and excellent programmes are offered in all of our eight faculties. Come and experience student exchange with arctic attitude!

How to Apply

For Accepted Students

If your application is accepted, you will receive an electronic acceptance letter and information package by e-mail. Acceptance letters are sent out in early June for autumn term and full-year exchanges and by December for spring term exchanges at the latest. But your work does not stop here - after acceptance it is time to take care of important matters such as permits, insurances and housing. See our Checklist before arrival to make your start as smooth as possible.

At the end of your exchange


  • You can find your Faculty International Coordinator's contact details here.

  • International Mobility Services' Virtual Office Hour serves every Wednesday at 14 - 15 in Zoom. Come and ask about applying or any other topic! Join us online via this link.

  • UNIC Mobility Hub in Tellus is open on Tuesdays at 10 - 12. Drop by and ask us anything! No pre-booking needed, just simply step in!