Europe

Here you can find information about exchange study destinations in Europe.

Apply for Erasmus+ exchange

Next application round for Erasmus+ exchange during academic year 2023-24 will be organised on Feb 1-28, 2023.

We will organise an info session on the application round on Wed, Feb 8 at 15-16 in Zoom (https://oulu.zoom.us/j/64705994047 ) . Welcome to the info to hear more!

Information about destinations available in your field can be found below or from your Faculty coordinator.

Erasmus+ exchange to Europe

There are close to 400 Erasmus+ bilateral agreements at the University of Oulu, which offer a vast variety of options for students to go on exchange. The Erasmus+ agreements are field specific, meaning they concern either a field of studies or Faculty or Degree Programme.

There are two application rounds for Erasmus+ exchanges annually. The first call for applications is organised on Feb 1-28 for Autumn term and full academic year exchanges. The second call is organised on Sept 15-30 for Spring term exchanges for destinations which are left from the first call for applications. 

Find out information about the destinations available for you well in advance and consult your Faculty International Coordinator for more information on when your desired exchange destination is open for applications. Your Faculty International Coordinator will announce the destinations included in the call. Information about the application round will also be provided at info sessions organised by the Faculty international coordinators and by email.

Nordplus exchanges to Nordic countries

In addition to the Erasmus+ Programme, Nordplus Programme also offers opportunities for exchange studies in the Nordic countries. Nordplus exchanges are available for those students whose Faculty or degree programme is a member of a Nordplus network. The call for applications for Nordplus exchanges is organised at the same time with the Erasmus+ exchange destinations.

Grants

Information about Erasmus+ and Nordplus grants is available on Grants page.

Please see the For You section below for more information about your Faculty/Degree Programme Erasmus+ and Nordplus exchange destinations and guidelines.

For you

Faculty of Science

Next Erasmus+ and Nordplus application round 1.-25.2.2021

The next call for applications is organised on Feb 1-25 for exchanges for the next academic year (Autumn term 2021, Spring term 2022 and full academic year 2021-22 exchanges).

Application Process

There are two steps for applying for Erasmus+ or Nordplus -exchanges. First you will have to apply by submitting your application through the SoleMOVE application system. After your SoleMOVE application has been accepted and you have been selected for an Erasmus+ or Nordplus exchange from the University of Oulu, you will need to apply to the host institution according to their guidelines.

1st phase: SoleMOVE application
  • The list of available exchange destinations can be found from the SoleMOVE. Please note that the destinations available in each application round may vary annually.
  • Submit the online application through the SoleMOVE application system. You can find instructions for using SoleMOVE from the SoleMOVE guide
  • List max 3 possible choices as host universities in order of preference.
  • Attach a preliminary study plan (total of 25-30 credits) to each destination in one document (link to a study plan template). It should include courses worth a total of 25-30 credits and the courses should be matching with the courses that are required by your degree programme. The plan needs to be approved by the person in charge of your Master Programme. In case the host university has not provided updated course information for the following academic year, please use the available course catalogue
  • Attach a transcript that shows the average grade of your studies in your application. The transcript that you get from Weboodi does not show your average grades. Transcripts can be obtained by email: study.science@oulu.fi or from Compass - Faculty Study Affairs
  • Please note that Incomplete and/or late applications will not be processed.

Selection criteria

  • Language skills: B2 level in English language and (if applicable) B1 in other languages is required.
2nd phase: Application to the host university
  • After being accepted in SoleMOVE students are required to confirm (or cancel) their exchange.
  • Faculty Exchange Coordinator will instruct the student on how to do the application to their allocated host university.
  • Student is responsible for submitting the application according to the host universities' application procedures and deadlines. Host universities' application deadlines and instructions vary, so please check the instructions well in advance.
  • Most universities require a proof of language skills. A language certificate can be obtained from University's Language and Communication services.
  • Please note that the final decision is always made by the host university.
     
Contact information 

Any questions on Erasmus+/Nordplus exchanges at the Faculty or Science should be addressed to study.science(at)oulu.fi

Faculty of Medicine

All exchange destinations for the Faculty of Medicine can be found in UniOulu Globe by searching for your own degree programme.

Additional information is provided by the international coordinators in each degree programme.

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

All degree students of the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular medicine can apply for a student exchange. This means that they can study a part of their degree in a partner university abroad. The length of the exchange is usually 1 or 2 terms after completing the first study year. The recommended time during Bachelor studies is the spring of third academic year and during Master’s studies the first autumn semester. Before applying for an exchange, it is essential to discuss your study progress and your study plan with your degree programme coordinator Jari Heikkinen. Student has to compile a study plan, in which it is agreed how the accomplished studies are accepted to the degree.

Erasmus exchange is coordinated by the Faculty. The University of Oulu International Services coordinate exchange programmes outside Europe. Please note that application period and deadline of Erasmus is different from the non-European ones.

Application Process

There are two steps for applying for Erasmus+  exchanges. First you will have to apply by submitting your application through the SoleMOVE application system. After your SoleMOVE application has been accepted and you have been selected for an Erasmus+ exchange from the University of Oulu, you will need to apply to the host institution according to their guidelines.

1st phase: SoleMOVE application
  •   Contact the Faculty International Coordinator (Jari Heikkinen)
  •      Select the country, university and date of exchange from the available exchange destinations
  •      Make an appointment with the Faculty International Coordinator (Jari Heikkinen)
  •      Make a preliminary study plan; choose courses of about 30 credits/semester
  •      Fill out the electronic SoleMOVE application and send it for processing
2nd phase: Application to the host university
  •   If your application is accepted in Solemove and you confirm the exchange, the coordinator will send your information (nominate you) to the target university
  •      After receiving the acceptance message sent to you by the target university and the instructions for registration, act promptly.
  •      Before leaving for the exchange, take the OLS language test for the future language of study, to which you will receive a link from Solemove.

 

Erasmus application period  for student exchange is  open (1.-28.2.2023). If You are interested to apply for academic year 2023/24 please contact  Jari Heikkinen or fill the application in SOLEMOVE

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine has an Erasmus agreement with the following European universities during academic year 2023/24

 

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 2 students total 20 months (BSc)

  • Courses: chose module either Microbiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Genetics or Biotechnology

University of Kent, United Kingdom, 4 students total 20 months (BSc)

  • Erasmus and exchanges
  • Courses
  • In spite of BREXIT student exchange to Kent during study year 2023-24 will work normally as ERASMUS exchange.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BELGIUM, 2 students total 12 months (BSc, MSc)

 

Ruhr University Bochum, GERMANY, 2 students total 10 months (BSc, MSc)

 

University of Würzburg, GERMANY, 4 students, total 40 months (BSc, MSc, Doctoral)

 

Universität Leipzig, GERMANY, 2 students, each 6 months (MSc)

 

Universität Wien, AUSTRIA, 2 students, total 12 months (BSc, MSc),

  • BSc courses in English: some
  • MSc courses in English: many
  • list of programmes & courses in Course Directory/ Directorate of studies 30 biology and 31 Molecular Biology.

 

Charles University, Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC 2 students total 10 months (BSc, MSc)

 

Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France 2 students total 10 months (BSc, MSc)

  • BSc courses in English: BSc in Biochemistry 70% of courses in English
  • MSc courses in English: All (Biology-Biochemistry-Chemistry)

 

Koç University, Turkey, Istanbul, 2 students each 5 months (BSc, MSc)

Oulu Business School

Oulu Business School has about 60 Erasmus Destinations in Europe. There are two application rounds every year, one in February and another one in September.

Faculty of Education and Psychology

  • The next application round will be open 1.2.-28.2.2023, during which you can apply for Erasmus+ or SPICA exchange for Autumn 2023, Spring 2024 or the entire academic year 2023-2024.
     
  • You can find a list of FEdu Exchange Destinations in Europe here (updated 25.1.2023)
    • The list has some suggestions for which fields are available in each destination. Always check the destination directly for more information
    • The list is updated if changes occur - always check which destinations are open for application from SoleMove during the application period.
       
  • More information on grants.
     
  • Need help with your application? - International Coordinator for FEP: Karri Hurskainen 
     
  • Exchange info - spring 2023 (pdf) 

 

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of ITEE Erasmus+ ja NORDTEK -exchanges

All students from the Faculty of ITEE can apply to go on Erasmus+ exchange. Nordtek exchanges are for Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering students.

The International Coordinator for the Faculty of ITEE is Maiju Ainesmaa-Gabelle. Please contact her in any exchange-related matters.

Contact information:  study.itee@oulu.fi,  Phone. +358 50 567 8610

Erasmus +

The Faculty of ITEE degree programme students can go on Erasmus+ exchange to destinations with which the Faculty of ITEE has an Inter Institutional Agreement. Students are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ grants. In addition, it is possible to apply once for an additional 500 euro grant from the Faculty of ITEE. You can find the Erasmus+ exchange destinations from SoleMOVE (Choose institution > Exchange destinations Abroad and feedback). If you have any questions regarding the destinations, please don't hesitate to contact the Faculty International Coordinator.

Application process

There are two application periods per academic year for Erasmus+ and NORDTEK-exchanges. The main application period is organised in February for Autumn term and full academic year exchanges. The second application period is organised in September for Spring term exchanges for destinations which are left from the first call for applications. This means that all of the destinations may not be available during the autumn application period. 

Step 1: Choosing a destination

Familiarise yourself with the exchange destinations that are available for students from the Faculty of ITEE in SoleMOVE or from the Moodle Guide for Outgoing Exchange students (Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering). The course key to access the folder for the first time is Exchange23. Many of the exchange agreements with partners of the Faculty of ITEE are faculty level agreements  but due to course selections at the destination institution, some destinations may only be available for students from specific degree programmes.

Please note that not all destinations are open during every application round if the available placements are already full. The list of open destinations is published at the beginning of each application round.

If you have any questions about the destinations or the application process, it is advisable that you book a meeting with the Faculty International Coordinator. You can request a meeting by sending an email to study.itee@oulu.fi

Step 2: Preliminary study plan

A preliminary study plan is a compulsory part of the exchange student application. The student needs to fill out the study plan and then have it checked and approved by their Degree Programme Director. The preliminary study plan must include the course that are planned to be studied during the exchange as well the information of how the courses will be included into the degree (recognition of learning). For more instructions on how to fill out the preliminary study plan, please see the preliminary study plan pdf below.

For a list of courses available for exchange students please see the website of each of the destinations.

Once the student has filled out the preliminary study plan according to the instructions, it must be sent to the Degree Programme Director for checking and signing. The preliminary study plan must be sent to the Degree Programme Director no later than one week before the end of the exchange application round.

A preliminary study plan which is not signed by the Degree Programme Director cannot be used to apply for exchange. Solemove applications that do not have a signed preliminary study plan attached, will not be processed.

You can download your preliminary study plan from here: Preliminary study plan for exchange studies Faculty of ITEE.pdf

Step 3: SoleMOVE -application
  • Students make an application online in  SoleMOVE.  Students can apply to 1-3 destinations in their applications. 
  • Students need to attach a transcript of records in English with grade averages. Students download their transcripts from the Atomi Service in Peppi.
  • Students need to attach a signed preliminary study plan to their application

Application criteria: 

  • at least 1 year (60 ECTS) of completed studies
  • at least B2 language level for English and B1 for other languages. There may be destination specific rules for language levels so please check the information from the destination institution’s website.
  • The recommended time for going exchange varies depending on whether the students is doing a Bachelor's or a Master's degree so please contact your Faculty International Coordinator if you are not sure when an exchange would be possible for you.

 

Step 4: Applying to the destination

When a student’s application for exchange has been accepted in Solemove by the University of Oulu, the student must confirm or cancel the destination in Solemove.

After this the Faculty International Coordinator will nominate the student to the destination university as an official applicant. The student should then receive an email from the destination university with instructions on how to apply and what attachments are necessary. 

The  student is responsible for making the  application to the  exchange destination and the obtaining  all necessary attachments (ie. language test) for the application. Please note that most destinations require a proof of English language. For more information about obtaining a language certificate please see The Language Tests and the Language Certificate webpage maintained by the University of Oulu Languages and Communication Unit.

Application periods and methods vary between universities. Please check the relevant information directly from the website of the destination university. Most universities have online application platforms.

NORDTEK (ERASMUS NORDTEK)

For Information on Nordtek exchanges please contact the NORDTEK coordinator Marita PuikkonenStudy.Technology@oulu.fi 

Faculty of Technology

Follow the general instructions above.

Faculty of Humanities

Follow the general instructions above.

Economics and Business Administration MSc

University of Oulu Business School Erasmus and NOREK Exchanges

Erasmus Programme offers all Oulu Business Degree Students an opportunity to spend an exchange semester in another European Business School. Only Oulu Business School students can apply to our specific Erasmus destinations.

OBS students can also go on exchange to another Nordic destination via NOREK programme. The NOREK destinations are open at the same time with Erasmus destinations.

Oulu Business School Exchange Coordinator

Erasmus and NOREK Exchanges in Oulu Business School are coordinated by Education Designer Riitta Kataja,  email: study.business@oulu.fi
Tel. +358 294 484050

If you are interested in Destinations Outside Europe, please contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Next Erasmus and NOREK Application round is open during Feb 1-28

Erasmus and NOREK application round for Autumn Semester 2023 and Spring Semester 2024 opens on Feb 1,  2023 and closes on Feb 28th, 2023. T

Master level Exchange Criteria

Master level students applying on exchange need to have a Bachelor Degree and they need to do a Learning Agreement (Study Plan) that includes Master Level studies in their specific Master Programme, The study plan has to be approved by the responsible person (Economics Sanna Huikari, Marketing Hanna Komulainen, Accounting Marjo Väisänen, Finance Petri Sahlstöm, International Business Management Sakari Sipola) or the overall Master Programmes responsible person Mari Juntunen.

Application instructions

Make only one SoleMOVE application and add a maximum of three destinations in it.
Make a study plan to all destinations and have it approved by the responsible person in your Master Degree Programme. Add it in the Enclosures tab.
Upload a Transcript from Peppi that shows your average grade. It can be found in ATOMI tab. Add it to your application in the Enclosures tab.

The list of available Erasmus Destinations for Academic Year 2023-24.

For more information, please contact Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi.

The list of NOREK destinations can be found below.
Part of the exchanges are currently funded by Erasmus grants.
Please note the list below.
The rest of the destinations are funded by NOREK grants. Please note the list below.

Sweden
  • Stockholm Business School ERASMUS
  • Umeå University ERASMUS
  • Linköping university ERASMUS
  • University of Gothenburg ERASMUS
Denmark
  • Syddansk universitet ERASMUS
Norway
  • BI Norwegian Business School NOREK
  • NHH Bergen NOREK
  • NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) ERASMUS
  • University of Bergen ERASMUS
Iceland
  • Reykjavik University ERASMUS
  • University of Iceland ERASMUS

More information on the application and the available destinations will be given by Erasmus and Norek Exchange Coordinator Riitta Kataja. Teams sessions are also available for guidance.

Erasmus and NOREK Application Process
1st phase: SoleMOVE application
  • The applications are submitted in SoleMOVE. The SoleMOVE application is the first phase of selection, in which OBS assigns the applicant a host university according to the availability of choices listed in the application. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Important: when filling in the application, choose Oulu Business School as “home institution”. Do not choose University of Oulu as "home institution" or leave this section blank!
  • List max 3 possible choices in order of preference.
  • Attach a preliminary study plan (total of 25-30 credits) to each destination (in one document) and a transcript that shows the average grade of your studies in your application. The transcript can be obtained from Peppi.
  • Erasmus Learning Agreement is a preliminary list of courses that you plan to take during your exchange. It must include courses worth a total of 25-30 credits and the courses need to be matching with the courses that are required by your degree programme in Oulu Business School. The plan needs to be approved by the person in charge of your Master Programme (see list above). In case the host university has not provided updated course information for the following academic year, please use the available course catalogue. The final Learning Agreement can be updated later.

Selection criteria

  • To get accepted into the exchange programme, student's average grade in all studies must be 3.00 (Good).
  • A preliminary Erasmus Learning Agreement of 25-30 credits on each destination.
  • Language skills: B2 level in English language and (if applicable) B1 in other languages is required.
2nd phase: Application to the host university
  • After being accepted in SoleMOVE students are required to confirm their exchange. Oulu Business School Coordinator is responsible for instructing the student on how to do the application to their allocated host university. After that the student is responsible for submitting the application according to the host universities' application procedures and deadlines.
  • Host universities' application deadlines and instructions vary, so please check the instructions well in advance (links to host universities' websites can be found below). Please note that most universities require a proof of language skills. A language certificate can be obtained from University's Language and Communication services.

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

Below we have listed possible exchange destinations for students of the Master´s Programme in Biomedical Engineering (FMed). For further information kindly contact exchange coordinator of the programme Heta Helakari (heta.helakari(at)oulu.fi). You can schedule a meeting time with her via email.  

Destinations in Europe (Erasmus):

Univesidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 2 master students (6mo/person)

Praha University of Technology, Czech republic (Faculty of Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 1 bachelor, 1 master, and 1 doctoral student

Franche-Comte University, Besancon, France (Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 2 master students (6mo/person)

Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia (Health Care Technology, School of Science)

  • places: 2 bachelor- and/or master students (5mo/person)
     

Medical and Wellness Technology

Below we have listed possible exchange destinations for students of the Medical and Wellness Technology/Biomedical Engineering. For further information kindly contact exchange coordinator of the programme Heta Helakari (heta.helakari(at)oulu.fi). You can schedule a meeting time with her via email.  

Destinations in Europe (Erasmus):

Univesidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 2 master students (6mo/person)

Praha University of Technology, Czech republic (Faculty of Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 1 bachelor, 1 master, and 1 doctoral student

Franche-Comte University, Besancon, France (Biomedical Engineering)

  • places: 2 master students (6mo/person)

Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia (Health Care Technology, School of Science)

  • places: 2 bachelor- and/or master students (5mo/person)

Learning Sciences, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Primary Teacher, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Psychology, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master's Programme in Learning, Education and Technology, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Music Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Special Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master’s Programme in Education, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

Follow the general instructions above.

Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

Follow the general instructions above.

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

Follow the general instructions above.

Information Processing Science

Follow the general instructions above.

Computer Science and Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

Follow the general instructions above.

Dentistry

Follow the general instructions above.

Economics and Business Administration BSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Mathematical Sciences

Follow the general instructions above.

Geography

Follow the general instructions above.

Biology

Follow the general instructions above.

Physical Sciences

Follow the general instructions above.

Architecture

Follow the general instructions above.

Geosciences

Follow the general instructions above.

Mining engineering and mineral processing

Follow the general instructions above.

Chemistry

Follow the general instructions above.

Mechanical Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Process and Environmental Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Civil Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Industrial Engineering and Management

Follow the general instructions above.

Biochemistry

Follow the general instructions above.

Archeology

Follow the general instructions above.

English

Follow the general instructions above.

History

Follow the general instructions above.

Information Studies

Follow the general instructions above.

Literature

Follow the general instructions above.

Cultural Anthropology

Follow the general instructions above.

Logopedics

Follow the general instructions above.

Swedish Language

Follow the general instructions above.

Saami Culture

Follow the general instructions above.

Saami Language

Follow the general instructions above.

German language and culture

Follow the general instructions above.

Finnish Language

Follow the general instructions above.

Science Communication, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

History of Sciences and Ideas

Follow the general instructions above.