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Erasmus+ exchange to Europe

There are close to 500 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.

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Oulu Business School

Oulu Business School Master students were given an Info Session on Oct 14, 2020 on How to go on exchange in 2021-21. The session slides can be found here.

Faculty of Technology

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

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 Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Education


Faculty of Education's Erasmus+ and Nordplus exchanges

  • Applications will be open 1.2.-28.2.2021, and you can apply for exchanges during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Next application period in September 2021.
  • Faculty's Erasmus and Nordplus exchange places can be found here. In the file you can find a link to the universities' websites, the number of annual exchange places and some hints about courses at our partner universities.
  • Information regarding grants.
  • Faculty's exchange contact person is Jani Haapakoski, study.education(at)oulu.fi, tel. +358294 483715, office KE225. All meetings for now via phone of teams. For an appointment suggest 2 or 3 times via email.

Instructions on how to apply:

  • Application for exchange is done in two phases. In the first, current, phase you apply for the place and in the second you apply to the actual hosting university. The exchange places are distributed based on the application in the first phase. If you obtain a place in the first application phase, you can apply to the hosting university and will receive a grant.
  • Applications are made using the SoleMOVE system: Link to the Solemove system
  • Choose 2 to 3 places
  • Attach a learning agreement in you application (link to a learning agreement template). This is only done for you no. 1 destination. Learning agreement is a preliminary study plan and you can check out the available courses from the website of the destination institution.
    • Please note that a transcript with average score is not a mandatory attachment in the faculty of education!
  • The results will be announced within a few weeks after the end of the application period.

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. At the university level, there are several different exchange programmes and hundreds of universities to choose from. 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.

 

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine has an Erasmus agreement with the following European universities:

 

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 Directorate of studies 30 biology (includes courses in biochemistry)

 

Odense Universitet, DENMARK,  1 students,  total 12 months  (only MSc),

BSc courses in English:  some

MSc courses in English: many (MSc in Molecular bioscience)

Courses in english (Faculty of science):

         

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

Course catalog Spring 2020

BSc courses in English: no

MSc courses in English: some, most courses will be given in English if international student attends

 

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

BSc courses in English: no

MSc courses in English: courses will be given in English if international student attends

List of courses in English:

 

University of Antwerpen, BELGIUM,  1 students, total 6 months  (MSc) 

BSc courses in English: some

MSc courses in English:  MSc programmes:  Neurosciences, Infectous and tropical diseases, Molecular biology, Laboratory animal science

Agreement with Antwerpen will end on 30.9.2021.

 

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

BSc courses in English: none

MSc courses in English:  Many MSc programmes in biochemistry-biosciences

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

Next Erasmus and NOREK Application round is open in February, 2021

Erasmus and NOREK application round for Academic Year 2021-22 opens on Feb 1st  2021 and closes on Feb 28, 2021.

In this application round students can apply for exchanges in the Autumn Semester 2021 and Spring Semester 2022.

The list of available Erasmus Destinations for Academic Year 2021-22.

Note that Great Britain participates in Erasmus regardless of Brexit until 2021-22.

The list of NOREK destinations can be found below.
The NOREK funding has changed in 2020-21. Exchanges to certain destinations will be funded via Erasmus and others via NOREK. The sum of Erasmus grant will be 470 euros/month and the NOREK grant will be 200 e/month + a travel grant of 330 euros (as of 2020-21).
Please note the list below. The NOREK destinations will also need to be confirmed by the hosting university.

Also note that with Umeå University and Syddansk Universitet we have bilateral Erasmus agreements, which means that there are extra places to these destinations.

SWEDEN

Stockholm Business School ERASMUS
Umeå University ERASMUS
Linköping university ERASMUS
University of Gothenburg ERASMUS

Lund University NOREK (TBC)

DENMARK

Syddansk universitet ERASMUS

NORWAY

BI Norwegian Business School NOREK (TBC)
NHH Bergen NOREK (TBC)
NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) ERASMUS

ICELAND

Reykjavik University (NEW) ERASMUS
University of Iceland (NEW) 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.

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 Hannele Kantola, Finance Petri Sahlstöm, International Business Management Sakari Sipola) or the overall Master Programmes responsible person Mari Juntunen.

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. The application period for this phase starts on Feb 1, 2021 and closes on Feb 28, 2021 at 23:59. Late or incomplete 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 as host universities 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 that you get from Weboodi does not show your average grades. Transcripts can be obtained by email: study.business@oulu.fi
  • Erasmus Learning Agreement is a preliminary list of courses that you plan to take during your exchange. 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 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 at least 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)

Last updated: 1.2.2021