Exchanges outside Europe, call for applications Jan 15-31, 2019

Call for exchange applications at the University of Oulu is open for exchanges through bilateral agreements and ISEP program. Time of exchange is either in Autumn 2019 or Spring 2020, according to host university's academic calendar. 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 Tuesday January 15, 2019 to Thursday January 31, 2019 at 23.59. Please note, that the availability of exchange destinations is subject to changes. The number of places and destinations available will be confirmed by the beginning of the call for applications.

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)

Destinations coordinated by Faculties

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. 30cr 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 Autumn 2019 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. 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 made by a team that consists of members from Academic affairs and faculties. All applicants are informed about the selections latest by November 2.

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).

n2n programme grant is 2000 euro to Canada.

FIRST programme grant is 500e-1100e depending on the destination.

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
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: Good command of Spanish required (at least B2 level).
  • Number of places: max. 4
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

BRAZIL

PUC Parana, Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Parana

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

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: tba
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

CHILE

The University Viña del Mar

CHINA

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

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

Beihang University

Hainan University

  • Fields of Study: All applicable fields
  • Level: Only Bachelor level studies available
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: All accepted students must provide a CEFR certificate based on the courses the student has studied at the Language Services
  • Programmes for International Students: Chinese Language and Culture Programmes
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

HONG KONG

Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study except Medicine and Education
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate based on the courses the student has studied at the Language Services
  • Number of places: max. 6
  • Contact: international.office@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 or 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 places: tba
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Tohoku University

  • Fields of Study: Natural Sciences, Technology. More information on the study programmes:
  • Level: See Programme below
  • For Bachelor level students only: JYPE (Junior Year Program in English, http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/exchange/jype), 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 (JYPE available for Academic Year only)
  • 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 places: max. 5
  • 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 or 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 places: max. 2
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

MEXICO

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM

  • Available campuses: Campus Querétaro, Campus Ciudad de México and Campus Monterrey
  • Fields of Study: All applicable Fields of Study, Courses available in English
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: Preference given to students who have studied Spanish
  • Number of places: max. 4
  • Contact: international.office@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 places: tba
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

RUSSIA

FIRST Programme - subject to availability of grants

FIRST programme is open for all Bachelor and Master level students. All applicable fields of study are available for applicants. In FIRST programme, students cannot go on exchange to their home country.
Exchange period is 3-12 months (one or two semesters). For more information, please contact Ms Annukka Pesonen, international.office@oulu.fi, tel. 0294 484 049.

Petrozavodsk State University

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg

St .Petersburg State University

Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk

Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk

Murmansk State Technical University

Murmansk Arctic State University

International Institute of Business Education (MIBO)

Itmo University

Ukhta State Technical University, Russia

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul National University

USA

Montana State University, Montana

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS language test required
  • Number of places: 1
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

Pittsburg State University, Kansas

  • Fields of Study: All Applicable Fields of Study
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One semester
  • Language Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS language test required
  • Number of places: max. 3
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

University of North Dakota

  • Fields of study: All applicable Fields of Study, not medicine or nursing
  • Level: Undergaduate/graduate
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language Requirement: TOEFL/IELTS language test required
  • Number of places: 1
  • Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

MUUT OHJELMAT

n2n programme to Canada

n2n exchange programme is open for undergraduate students whose studies are relevant to the north. Exchange period can be one or two semesters. Participating host institutions vary annually and according to the current information the institutions available for University of Oulu students for 2019-2020 are:

The University of the Arctic website can be found at http://education.uarctic.org/mobility/about-north2north/.

Please note that the Nordic Countries and Russia are ruled out in this call for application because it is possible to apply to these countries through Erasmus/Nordplus and FIRST programme.
Contact: international.office@oulu.fi

DESTINATIONS COORDINATED BY FACULTIES

The following exchange destinations are coordinated by Faculties and all inquiries are to be sent to the contact information given in the list. The selection is also done by their own selection teams.

CHINA/Oulu Business School

Shanghai University, SILC Business School

  • Fields of Study: Business
  • Level: Only Bachelor level studies available
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: All accepted students must provide a CEFR certificate based on the courses the student has studied at the Language Services
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: study.business@oulu.fi

HONG KONG/Faculty of Technology

City University of Hong Kong

  • Fields: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Studies at College of Science and Engineering, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM)
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, study.technology@oulu.fi

HONG KONG/Oulu Business School

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Fields of Study: Business
  • Level: Only Bachelor level studies available
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: All accepted students must provide a CEFR certificate with C1 in English from Language Services
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Fields: Business studies
  • Level of Studies: only Bachelor-level-studies
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

JAPAN/Oulu Business School

Yokohama City University

  • Fields of Study: Business
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester/One Academic Year
  • Language requirement: All accepted students must provide a CEFR Certificate based on the courses the student has studied at the Language Services
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

JAPAN/Faculty of Humanities

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

  • Fields of Study: Japanese Language Program, Global Liberal Arts Program, Subjects in the School of Language and Culture Studies, School of International adn Social Studies
  • Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Duration: One Semester/One Academic Year
  • Language requirement: English CEFR B2, (TOEFLibt 71)
  • 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 places: tba
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

 

RUSSIA/ Oulu Business School

Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS

  • Fields of study: Business studies
  • Study period: One semester
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

Financial University Moscow

  • Fields of study: Business studies
  • Period of study: One semester
  • Number of places: tba
  • Contact: Riitta Kataja, study.business@oulu.fi

SINGAPORE/Faculty of Technology & Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

National University of Singapore

  • Fields of study: Engineering. Students are required to choose 80% of their studies in Engineering, 20% from other fields except business studies
  • Level: Bachelor/Master, minimum 2nd year students. Students can take up to 400-level courses, ie. 1, 2, 3 or 4.
  • Period of study: One semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate B2 in English/TOEFLibt 100/IELTS 6.5
  • Number of places: max. 12
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen (study.technology@oulu.fi)

USA/Oulu Business School

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Fields of Study: Business (double degree programme). 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 first in Oulu (fall semester 2900€, to be confirmed) and later in Greensboro (spring semester 2900€, to be confirmed + separate payment for tuition and fees in the MBA programme).
Level: Master.
Duration: One year (fall 2019 and spring 2020)
Language Requirement: Language test (IELTS or TOEFL) and GMAT-tests are required.
Contact: Vuokko Iinatti, vuokko.iinatti@oulu.fi

TAIWAN/Oulu Business School

Feng Chia University

TAIWAN/Faculty of Technology

National Chung Hsing University

  • Fields of Study: Major in Industrial Engineering
  • Level: Bachelor/Master Level
  • Duration: One Semester
  • Language requirement: CEFR Certificate B2 in English from Language Services (TOEFL ibt 100 / IELTS 6.5).
  • Application round: January (for next academic year)
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, study.technology@oulu.fi

THAILAND/Faculty of Technology

Kasetsart University

  • Fields of study: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Level of Studies: Master-level only
  • Study period: One semester
  • Contact: Marita Puikkonen, study.technology@oulu.fi

 

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