The next call for applications to Erasmus exchanges during the academic year 2021-22 will be organised in February 2021.


The next call for applications to Erasmus exchanges during the academic year 2021-22 will be organised in February 2021. This call includes Faculty destinations and you can find more information on the destinations and application guidelines specific to your study programme on the Europe destinations page under For You.

The next call for applications to destinations outside Europe will be organised Nov 1-20, 2021. More information about the destinations included in this application round will be available in the call for applications published on this page at the beginning of the application period. Please also read the information about the application process below on this page.


Application rounds

There are two application rounds for Erasmus+ and Nordplus exchanges annually:

Feb 1-25 is the first application round for exchanges for the next academic year (Autumn term, Spring term and full academic year exchanges).

Sept 15-30 is the second application round for the upcoming Spring term exchanges for destinations which are left from the first call for applications. 

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. You can find instructions for using SoleMOVE from the SoleMOVE guide. Your faculty’s / degree programme’s international coordinator can help you with application enclosures. Make sure you know what the required documents are. 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.

Please see the For You -section on Europe page for more information about your faculty’s / degree programme’s Erasmus+ and Nordplus exchange destinations and guidelines. Your faculty’s / degree programmes international coordinator will help you with applying to exchange destinations in Europe.

Exchanges Outside Europe

Application rounds

From autumn 2020 onwards, one call for applications will be organised for exchanges outside Europe annually:

Nov 1-20 is an application round for exchange destinations in United States, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, South America, FIRST network in Russia, ISEP Program destinations and north2north programme destinations in Canada. Possible exchange period is Autumn or Spring term of the next academic year.

Some of the agreements are multidisciplinary and open to all students who find suitable courses in the host university course catalogues. Some agreements are restricted to only one Faculty or School and only students from those Faculties or Schools can apply to those destinations. You can find information about the partner universities outside Europe and the possible restrictions related to them from Exchanges Outside Europe page. Please note that the destinations available in each application round may vary annually.

You’ll find the precise information of the destinations available in each application round, detailed instructions for applying as well as the dates and times of student exchange info sessions in the Call for Applications published on this page before the beginning of the application period.

Application process

When applying to exchange destination outside Europe, you need to fill an application form online in SoleMOVE exchange database. You can find instructions for using SoleMOVE from the SoleMOVE guide. You are required to attach the following documents to you online application (only Word or Pdf formats are accepted):

Selection Process

Selections are done based on academic motivation, motivation towards exchange, language skills and success in studies. For some destinations, we may also interview students. Possible cancellations in previous Calls for Application may weaken the possibilities in the application process. After the deadline all applications are evaluated, and selection is done by a team members from Academic Affairs and faculties. All applicants are informed about the selection. 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.

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