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 or organisation.

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+ traineeship grant from your own higher education institution. Incoming students find their Erasmus+ traineeships (work placements, internships, practical training) usually independently, see our generic information and advice to search for traineeships.

Incoming Erasmus+ exchange students that are pursuing Erasmus+ studies can search for an Erasmus+ traineeship also during their study period and, if possible, extend their stay for the duration of the practical training. Students can continue as an Erasmus+ trainee directly after their Erasmus+ study period has ended. Oamk LABs can be pursued either as Erasmus+ studies or traineeships, usually as full programmes (30 ECTS cr) and during the official term dates.

You can find general information on trainee exchange programmes and practical training in Finland on the Study in Finland website. For more information on how to arrange your practical training through Oulu UAS, please contact the international co-ordinator of the campus in question.


Practical training courses and full traineeships in health and social care

Oulu UAS's departments in health and social care offer practical training courses for a limited number of applicants and a limited workload/scope in ECTS cr (e.g. 6 ECTS cr) within the field-specific exchange study programmes and during regular terms only. 

Full traineeships (min. 10 ECTS cr, 2 months) can be applied to and pursued either in Oamk LABs (Oulu DevLAB, 30 ECTS cr) or combined with a workload of 15 ECTS cr with other courses from field-specific exchange study programmes in health and social care, and during regular terms only.

Practical training courses and full 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. Late applications won't be accepted. Admitted trainees in health and social care must meet the vaccination and laboratory test requirements and submit a health certificate before the commencement of the practical training course or full traineeship.