Exchange opportunities at Oamk

We warmly welcome all international guests to Oulu, the city of snowy winters and sunny summer nights. We have several degree programmes instructed in English. Each study field includes also a varying range of courses taught in English. We offer exchange students study facilities equipped with the latest technology. In addition, one can enjoy a diverse leisure time environment. You can apply to Oamk twice a year: our application period starts every April and September. Staff members are welcome to contact us anytime. 


Student Exchange

Blow your mind and study at Oulu University of Applied Sciences! About 300 exchange students and 100 exchange lecturers and other staff members from all over the world visit Oulu University of Applied Sciences every year.

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, or Oamk, as we call it, has several degree programmes instructed in English. Each study field includes also a varying range of courses taught in English. The courses provided for exchange students are designed to be recognised as a part of your degree programme at your home institution.

We warmly welcome all new international students to Oulu, the Capital of Northern Scandinavia! Come and experience the vivid city of snowy winters and sunny summer nights.

How to apply

More info about exchange studies in Study Guide

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

Erasmus Policy Statement


Staff Exchange

Oulu University of Applied Sciences welcomes visiting teachers, lecturers and experts to enrich our curricula and courses by teaching in our degree programmes in their own fields of expertis.

Teacher exchange is a good opportunity for the teachers to learn about teaching methods used in Finland, and in particular, at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. In addition, it is a great chance to experience Finnish culture and hospitality.

Oamk also welcomes other staff members for exchange periods. They come usually within the framework of Erasmus+ Staff Training or other similar programmes e.g. to special staff training weeks organised here, or e.g. to benchmark corresponding fields of work with colleagues.

If you wish to enquire about possibilities for a teaching or staff training exchange, please contact the International Services at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will help you with any questions about teacher/staff exchange opportunities and arrangements and provide further contacts in our departments and service units.


Student experiences

“We went looking for a completely different experience from all other countries - regarding everything - way of life, education style, climate, mindsets. Finland checked all the boxes, and Oamk complemented all of that.

If you're here not sure if you should apply to Oamk or not, stop thinking. You'll be missing out on winters you won't see anywhere else, welcoming people ready to help you on your way, the chance to work on actual projects instead of reading books and the awesome chance to visit Finland.”

Arpad and Gloria, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

 

“My Semester abroad in Finland was amazing! I met a lot of interesting and inspiring people and made friends for a lifetime all over the world. By doing a lot of practical projects in Oamk I gained experience how to communicate with people from different cultures. The whole exchange semester in Finland was an adventure I will never forget!”

Katharina, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria

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Contact Information

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Campus locations and information

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