Student Exchange

Incoming Student Exchange

University of Oulu and Faculty of Medicine offer many different study possibilities for foreign exchange students. Within Europe, Faculty of Medicine has about 30 partner universities in Erasmus exchange programme and partners outside Europe with bilateral exchange agreements. Partner universities are listed in SoleMove system (Exchange destinations abroad).

Every academic year there are a variety of courses lectured in English in Faculty of Medicine in different disciplines (medicine, dentistry, health sciences, biomedical engineering) offered to exchange students. By combining different courses students can create study programmes that fit to their personal needs and goals.

Studying in Faculty of Medicine

For medical students, there is available an International Semester (30 ECTS credits) beginning on 14th August 2017. More information of International Semester for medical students can be found here.

Catalogue of courses taught in English for exchange students in the academic year 2017-2018 can be found in WebOodi.

If you would like to become an exchange student and you are interested in studying in the Faculty of Medicine, your home university must send a nomination of your exchange to University of Oulu. More information about applying can be found here. Deadline for nominations is 15 April. Applications should be made during the period 15.2 - 30.4.2017.

International coordinators by disciplines:

Medicine: virpi.parkkila(at)

Dentistry: virpi.harila(at)

Health Sciences: pirjo.kaakinen(at)

Biomedical Engineering: maisa.niemela(at)

Useful information: 

Guide for International Students

Last updated: 2.7.2018