Studies in English for exchange students

You will find the studies available for incoming students from the subpages on the left as soon as the course offer has been confirmed. The updated course lists will be available by the beginning of the application periods.

On the subpages mentioned in the menu bar on the left you can find more detailed information on the available courses and programmes. Kindly note that it is possible to apply to and pursue studies normally only from one of the offered exchange study programmes and on one level due to timetable constraints. You should choose courses according to your home university's workload requirement and Oulu UAS's recommendation, which is usually 30 ECTS cr per semester. Check the study information thoroughly and - if in doubt - contact International Coordinators in relevant fields for more detailed information.


Application periods (see also "Exchange application")


Health and social care programmes:

Autumn and academic year: 16 April - 30 April for exchanges including practical training and until 15 May for other exchanges

Spring: 15 September - 30 September for exchanges including practical training and until 31 October for other exchanges

All other fields and programmes:

Autumn and academic year: 16 April - 15 May

Spring: 15 September - 31 October


Timetable of academic year 2018 - 2019

The academic year of Oulu UAS has been divided into 4 or 5 periods that are scheduled as mentioned below. Changes possible depending on field of exchange studies. Dates will be confirmed in admission documents. Information for 2019-2020 will be published here in March 2019.

Autumn 2018

Mandatory orientation days for new incoming exchange students: 23 - 24 August 2018
(Plan your arrivals for 20 - 22 August between 8 and 22 at the latest. Arrival services only avialable on aforementioned days and times!)

  • Period 1: 27 August - 19 October 2018

  • Autumn holiday: week #43 / 22 - 26 October 2018

  • Period 2: 29 October - 21 December 2018
    Some courses may end earlier but learning activities may go on and thus presence is required.

  • Christmas holiday: 22 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Spring 2019

Mandatory orientation days for new incoming exchange students: 3 - 4 January 2019 
(Plan your arrival for 2 January 2019 between 8 and 22 at the latest. Arrival services and move in to the dormitory not possible on 1 January!)

  • Period 3: 7 January - 1 March 2019

  • Winter holiday: week #10 / 4 - 8 March 2019

  • Period 4: 11 March - 3 May 2019 (incl. Easter holiday 19 April - 22 April 2019 and May Day on the 1st of May 2019), 

    Business, IT, engineering and natural resources will continue until 3 May 2019. Some courses may end earlier but learning activities may go on and thus presence is required until 3 May 2019!

    Oamk LAB and Journalistic LAB studies will continue until 10 May 2019

    Music and Dance studies will continue until 17 May 2019

    Health & Social Care studies will continue until 31 May 2019 according to full-term exchange study programmes and study paths (preferred and strongly recommended). Short-term exchanges in health and social care are only possible for students from universities with 3-month Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreements in spring 2019, and depending on field-specific programmes' study paths.
    Duration: 3 January - 4 April 2019 or 1 March - 31 May 2019 (arrival 28 February during day-time, and check in to dormitory on your own!)

    Professional teacher education will continue until 31 May 2019 but may be also shorter depending on the course choice.