Exchanges outside Europe, call for applications Jan 15-31, 2020

Call for exchange applications at the University of Oulu is open for exchanges through bilateral agreements, FIRST Programme destinations in Russia, north2north Programme destinations in Canada and the US. Time of exchange is either in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021, according to host university's academic calendar.  Note that some of the destinations are only available for the Spring term 2021 exchanges. One student place is always one term unless otherwise stated. If more than one student is selected to the host university, students will in principle be placed on exchange during different semesters. During their studies at University of Oulu students can be selected to each exchange programme once.

The Call is open from Wednesday, Jan 15 to Friday, Jan 31, 2020 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 at https://saas.solenovo.fi/solemove/. Students log in to SoleMOVE with their University of Oulu personal account. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
INFO SESSIONS ON THE CALL FOR EXCHANGE
REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES ON HOW TO APPLY
REQUIRED APPLICATION ENCLOSURES
SELECTION PROCESS
TRAVEL GRANTS
DESTINATIONS (Check the university information for details on what fields are included in the exchange)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

INFO SESSIONS ON THE CALL FOR EXCHANGE

REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES ON HOW TO APPLY

Call for application is open for all students doing their Bachelor or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. It should be noted that certain universities are open only for specified field(s) or level of study, this information is available next to the destination information below.  Check restrictions also from the host university website. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the university where s/he wishes to apply organizes courses relevant to the applicant’s degree.

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.

It is possible to apply to a maximum of three 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 2020 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:

1. Study Plan: (scanned document) Make a study plan for all your choices. Familiarise yourself with the host university’s study guide(s) on their website. If no study guides are available for the desired exchange period, please finalise your study plan according to ongoing semester. Select approximately five courses for your study plan and list them all in one A4 sheet (name, code and description of the course). Ask your Faculty International Coordinator, study adviser, amanuensis or professor to check, approve and sign your study plan. This person should be someone responsible for giving a statement of recognition of studies abroad. All studies taken during the exchange are to be transferred back to the University of Oulu as a part of the student's degree.

2. Transcript of Records: (scanned document) an official Transcript of Records in English which shows the average grade of your studies. The transcript is available from your own faculty’s study affairs. You need an average grade of 3.0 or higher in order to be selected. Please ask for a Transcript for “international use/kv-käyttöön”. The transcript available through weboodi is not valid as it does not show the average grade.

3. Upper secondary school certificate or equivalent (scanned document) which shows the student’s English language grade:
Applicants English language skills are evaluated through a language certificate. Attach a upper secondary school certificate (lukion päättötodistus) or other official language certificate. If you feel the upper secondary school certificate does not reflect your current language skills make sure you attach another language certificate, for example one provided by our University’s languages and communication unit.

If applying to destinations that list other languages than English as the teaching language please indicate clearly your language skills in those languages.

4. Motivation Letter in English. In this letter you tell us your academic and other possible reasons on why you wish to go on exchange. Maximum length: 400 words. You can find a lot of guidelines on how to write a Motivation letter on the internet. The letter is to be addressed to University of Oulu exchange team.

SELECTION PROCESS

Exchange student selections are made based on student’s general motivation, motivation towards exchange, language skills and success in studies. Note that some students may be also invited for an interview.  Dates for possible interviews will be confirmed later.  Cancellations in previous Calls for Applications may weaken the possibilities in the application process. After the deadline all applications are evaluated and selection is made by a team that consists of members from Academic affairs and faculties. All applicants are informed about the selections latest by Friday February 21.

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 €.

TRAVEL GRANTS

Students selected to outside Europe bilateral destinations receive a travel grant of 1500 eur from the University of Oulu (amounts during AY 2019-2020).

Academic Affairs reserves the right to changes.

international.office@oulu.fi

DESTINATIONS (Check the university information for details on what fields are included in the exchange)

ARGENTINA

Universidad del Salvador

  • Fields of Study: All Fields of Study except Medicine. Teaching in Spanish.
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Language requirement: Spanish level B2 required.
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi
  • Number of placements: max. 3

BRAZIL

PUC Parana, Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Parana

  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi
  • Number of places: 1

PUC SP, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study (few courses in English, teaching mostly in Portuguese)
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Language requirement: Intermediate Portuguese
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Number of places: max. 2

CHINA

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate based on the courses the student has studied at the Language Services
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi
  • Number of places: max 5

Beihang University

  • Fields of Study: Electronic and Information Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Economics and Management
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Number of placements: max. 5
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Hainan University

  • Fields of Study: All applicable fields
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: Full academic year / One Semester
  • Language requirement: Chinese Language Training Programmes: no Chinese proficiency requirements
  • Number of placements: max. 3
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

SILC Business School Shanghai University

  • Fields of Study: Economics, Business
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: Full academic year / One Semester
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi
  • Number of placements: max. 2 per semester

Hangzhou Normal University

  • Fields of Study: Faculty of Education only
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of placements: max. 2
  • Contact: Jani Haapakoski, jani.haapakoski@oulu.fi

Chang'an Uni

  • Fields of Study: Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One semester
  • Contact: Virpi Parkkila, virpi.parkkila@oulu.fi

Xidian University

  • Fields of Study: Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Level: 3rd year students who major in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Duration: One semester
  • Contact: Virpi Parkkila, virpi.parkkila@oulu.fi

JAPAN

Hokkaido University

  • Fields of Study: HUSTEP Programme for All Applicable Fields.
  • Level: Bachelor level studies only. Students must have completed two years of Bachelor Studies.
  • Duration: One Semester (Spring 2021)
  • Language requirement: Preference given to students who have studied Japanese language and culture. CEFR Certificate in English, Level C1
  • Please note: Selected students can apply for JASSO Grant (Japanese government’s grant) via the Japanese University. If the student is awarded JASSO Grant, she or he will not be awarded University of Oulu Travel Grant.
  • Number of placements: max. 2 semester for Spring 2021
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Yokohama National University

  • Fields of Study: JOY, Junior Year Overseas at Yokohama National University for All Applicable Fields.
  • Level: Bachelor level studies only.
  • Duration: One Semester/Academic Year
  • Language requirement: Preference given to students who have studied Japanese language and Culture. CEFR Certificate in English, Level C1
  • Please note: Selected students can apply for JASSO Grant (Japanese government’s grant) via the Japanese university. If the student is awarded JASSO Grant, she or he will not be awarded University of Oulu Travel Grant.
  • Number of placements: max. 2
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Tohoku University

  • Fields of Study: Natural Sciences, Technology. More information on the study programmes below.
  • For Bachelor level students only: IPLA (International Program in Liberal Arts (http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/exchange/ipla)
  • For Master level students only: COLABS (Cooperative Laboratory Study Program http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/exchange/colabs
  • Duration: One Semester or Academic Year
  • Language requirement: Preference given to students who have studied Japanese language and culture. English CEFR Certificate, Level C1
  • Please note: Selected students can apply for JASSO Grant (awarded by Japanese government) via the Japanese university. If the student is awarded JASSO Grant, she or he will not be awarded University of Oulu Travel Grant.
  • Number of placements: max. 2
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Yokohama City University

  • Fields of Study: Economics, Oulu Business School students only
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: Full academic year / One Semester
  • Number of placements: 2 semester
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

  • Fields of Study: Humanities / Liberal Arts
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: Full academic year / One Semester
  • Number of placements: 2 semester
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi

Kyoto University

  • Fields of Study: Medicine only
  • Level: Licentiate
  • Duration: minimum 2 months
  • Contact: Elisa Mejias, elisa.mejias@oulu.fi

PERU

Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola

  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: Intermediate Spanish and/or English
  • Number of placements: max. 5
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

RUSSIA

Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS

  • Fields of study: Business studies
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of placements: max. 2
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi

Financial University Moscow

  • Fields of study: Business studies
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of placements: 2 semester
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi

FIRST Programme in Russia

FIRST programme is open for all Bachelor and Master level students. In FIRST programme students cannot go on exchange to their home country. Exchange period can be 3-12 months (one or two semesters). Please contact Ms Katariina Walker, international.office@oulu.fi, tel. 0294 48 7362. Destinations are available for students in all applicable fields.

SINGAPORE

National University of Singapore

  • Fields of Study: All suitable engineering fields
  • Level: Bachelors, 4th year Master’s
  • Duration:  One semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate B2 in English from Language Services (TOEFL ibt 100 / IELTS 6.5)
  • Number of places: 12
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, Study.Technology@oulu.fi

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul National University

  • Fields of Study: All applicable fields
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: English CEFR level B2
  • Number of places: max. 2
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Dongseo University

  • Fields of Study: Computer Engineering
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of places: max. 4
  • Contact: Virpi Parkkila, virpi.parkkila@oulu.fi

Hallym University

  • Fields of Study: Medicine only
  • Level: Licentiate
  • Duration: minimum 2 months
  • Contact: Elisa Mejias, elisa.mejias@oulu.fi

TAIWAN

Feng Chia University

  • Fields of Study: Business studies
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of placements: max. 2
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, riitta.kataja@oulu.fi  

National Chung Hsing University

  • Fields of Study: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Level: Bachelor/Master level
  • Duration: One semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate B2 in English from Language Services (TOEFL ibt 100 / IELTS 6.5).
  • Number of places: 4
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, Study.Technology@oulu.fi

THAILAND

Kasetsart University

  • Fields of Study: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Level of Studies: Master-level only
  • Duration: One semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate B2 in English from Language Services (TOEFL ibt 100 / IELTS 6.5)
  • Number of places: 3
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, Study.Technology@oulu.fi

USA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Double Degree Program

Business students apply for exchange studies for the fall semester and apply to become a degree-seeking MBA-student for the spring semester. Accepted students pay room and food costs directly to Greensboro for both semesters (fees to be confirmed) for and a separate payment for tuition and fees in the MBA programme for the Spring term.

  • Fields of Study: Oulu Business School students only
  • Level: Master
  • Duration: One year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
  • Language Requirement:  Language test (IELTS or TOEFL) and GMAT-tests are required.
  • Number of places: max. 1
  • Contact: Vuokko Iinatti, vuokko.iinatti(at)oulu.fi
  • Read more about the DD Program at Oulu Business School website here.

Pittsburg State University, Kansas

  • Fields of Study: All Applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: Undergraduate one semester or full academic year/graduate one semester
  • Language Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS language test required
  • Number of places: max. 4
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Michigan Technological University

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Undergaduate Level
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: CEFR language certificate
  • Number of places: max. 2
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

University of Missouri - St.Louis

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Not available: Engineering
  • Level: Undergaduate/Graduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS language test required
  • Number of places: max. 1
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Washington College, Maryland

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: undergraduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: CEFR language certificate
  • Number of places: max. 2
  • Please note: Students selected to Washington College pay room and board to the University of Oulu before going on exchange, approx. 3300 e/semester (amount during AY2020-21). PLEASE NOTE! This is not a Tuition Fee.
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

north2north Program in Canada and the US

n2n exchange programme is open for undergraduate students whose studies are relevant to the north. Exchange period is one semester. Destinations available for the University of Oulu students for exchanges during the academic year 2020-2021 are the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and the University of Alaska Anchorage in the US.  For more information contact international.office@oulu.fi

University of Saskatchewan

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: undergraduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: CEFR language certificate, level C1
  • Number of places: 1

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: undergraduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: tbc
  • Number of places: 1

 

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