Exchanges outside Europe, call for applications Nov 1-20, 2022
Time of exchange is either in Autumn 2023 or Spring 2024, 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 Tue, Nov 1 at 12 noon to Sun, Nov 20, 2022 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
- Vaihto-opiskelu (in Finnish)
- Student exchange (in English)
- Contact email: international.office(at)oulu.fi
- Instructions on how to fill in the SoleMOVE application
Info sessions on the call for exchange
- General info session: Thur, Oct 20 at 14-16 in lecture room L2 in Linnanmaa and in Zoom ( https://oulu.zoom.us/j/68265779281 )
- Info session presentation available here.
- See also SoleMOVE application instructions.
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 2023 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:
Exchange student selections are made based on
- study plan
- general motivation and motivation towards exchange studies
- language skills
- success in studies
Interviews are organised on Nov 28-30 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 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 €.
Students selected to outside Europe bilateral destinations receive a travel grant of 2 200 eur from the University of Oulu (from 2023 onwards).
Academic Affairs reserves the right to changes.
Check the university information for details on which fields are available in each destination.