Practical Training

Oulu University of Applied Sciences is an active matchmaker between students and employers: practical training is included in all our degree programmes and most students write their Thesis in conjunction with a company. Our international exchange students also receive assistance in finding placements in the Oulu region.

Creative teamwork

Practical training in the framework of Erasmus+ programme in Oulu

Under the Erasmus+ programme students from participating countries are entitled to an Erasmus+ grant for student and trainee exchange. Incoming students apply for Erasmus+ grants from their own home institutions.

Ask about the possibilities for an Erasmus+ placement grant from your own higher education institution. Incoming students find their placements independently; some support is given by the international co-ordinators of the campuses or other staff members of Oulu UAS.

Incoming Erasmus+ exchange students can seek for a placement during their study period and extend their stay for the duration of the practical training. Students can continue in practical training directly after the study period has ended. Oamk LABs can be pursued either as studies or traineeships.

For more information on how to arrange your practical training through Oulu University of Applied Sciences, please contact the international co-ordinator of the campus in question.

Oulu UAS' fields in health and social care offer traineeships to a limited number of students from partner universities during the regular terms. Traineeships are offered either in Oamk LABs (Oulu DevLAB, 30 ECTS cr) or combined with a workload of 15 ECTS cr with other courses from exchange study programmes in health and social care. Health and social care depertments offer a practical training course termed O4323ST Advanced Practical Training, as mentioned in the field-specific exchange study programmes listed in the section of studies in health and social care.

Erasmus+ traineeships in health and social care can be pursued only in special fields of health care (biomedical laboratory sciences, optometry, radiography and radiation therapy, and dental health care) with the scope of 10 ECTS cr, or combined with practical training in Oamk LABs (Oulu DevLAB) with the workload of 15 ECTS cr.

Other fields in health and social care (nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social services) offer practical training with the scope of 6 ECTS cr during the regular terms, but this does not allow for Erasmus+ traineeships due to the workload requirements set by the Erasmus+ programme (min 10 ECTS cr, or 2 months). It can be combined with practical training in Oamk LABs (Oulu DevLAB) with the workload of 15 ECTS cr, and then also Erasmus+ requirements are met.

Traineeships in health and social care must be applied to according to the application process and deadlines, in autumn by 30 April, and for spring by 30 September. 

You can find general information on trainee exchange programmes and practical training in Finland on the Study in Finland website.