Exchanges outside Europe, call for applications Nov 1-30, 2021

Call for exchange applications at the University of Oulu is open for exchanges through bilateral agreements and north2north Programme.

General information

Time of exchange is either in Autumn 2022 or Spring 2023, according to host university's academic calendar.  Note that some of the destinations are only available for the Spring term 2023 exchanges. One student place is always one term unless otherwise stated. If more than one student is selected to the host university, students will in principle be placed on exchange during different semesters. During their studies at University of Oulu students can be selected to each exchange programme once.

The Call is open from Mon, Nov 1 at 12 noon to Tue, Nov 30, 2021 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. 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.

A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required from all applicants.

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 2022 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 student’s general motivation, motivation towards exchange studies, language skills and success in studies. Note that for some destinations we may also organise interviews as part of the selection process.  Dates for possible interviews will be confirmed later.  Cancellations in previous Calls for Applications may weaken the possibilities in the application process. After the deadline all applications are evaluated and selection is made by a team that consists of members from Academic affairs and faculties. All applicants are informed about the selections latest by Wed, December 23.

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

Students selected to outside Europe bilateral destinations receive a travel grant of 1500 eur from the University of Oulu (amounts during AY 2021-22).

Academic Affairs reserves the right to changes.


Check the university information for details on what fields are included in the exchange.