exchangeExchange studies

Aleksanteri Institute offers certain exchange opportunities through multilateral programmes such as FIRST and Erasmus. In addition to that, there are also some possibilities through bilateral exchange contracts which you can find below.

Besides the outgoing exchange possibilities, the students from around the world have the possibility to study in Finland. All the network universities have their own application procedures which can be found on their web pages. Incoming Erasmus students can apply using the same Erasmus contracts as outgoing students regarding the Erasmus contracts of the Aleksanteri Institute (more on applying as a foreign student at the Helsinki University).

FIRST exchange 2012-2013

FIRST (Finnish-Russian Student Exchange) is a programme financed by the Centre of International Mobility, CIMO. The exchange relations consist of a set of small bilateral contracts. Aleksanteri Institute participates in one exchange contract with Saint Petersburg State University of Economic and Finance

More information from head of education tapani kaakkuriniemi tapani.kaakkuriniemi(at) .

The advantage of the FIRST programme is that all the students, regardless of their affiliation to some certain university, are eligible for it.

For more information see here:

Higher School of Economics in Moscow

The students of the Master's School may now apply for exchange studies in Moscow, at Higher School of Economics. Most of the courses are in Russian but every semester there are also a few courses available in English. When necessary, there is an optional possibility to get advising in writing your thesis.

The Master's School will support the students in compensating a share of the travelling costs. A small stipendium may also be provided to the students.

The applicationdeadline is 18.6.2012! Please contact the co-ordinator of the Master's School for further information.

Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus Programme is the European Commission's educational exchange programme for university students, teachers and institutions. From 2007 on, Erasmus is one of the sectoral programmes supported under the Lifelong Learning Programme. It is targeted at the higher education institutions and their students and staff in all 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

From the point of view of the university networks, the fault of Erasmus is that it is based on bilateral exchange agreements and presupposes that the students and teachers who are mobilized belong to the signing university, i.e. the University of Helsinki in our case. Students in other universities of the network should check their international services for the opportunities of Erasmus exchange.

A complete list of Erasmus possibilities can be found on the ECEBB web page.

A student can obtain the Erasmus exchange scholarship only once.


Student exchange to Georgia and Belarus 2012-2014

Are you interested in student exchange to Georgia or Belarus? The Aleksanteri Institute has received funding for The Baltic Sea Region - Caucasus Network (BASERCAN) cooperation for years 2012-2014 from North-South-South programme coordinated by CIMO. ( Cooperation includes student and teacher exchange as well as an intensive courses.

The exchange students for the fall 2012 have been selected. More information on exchange opportunities in the year 2013 will be announced later.

More information:
Hanna Peltonen hanna.o.peltonen at tai 050 331 9894
Niina Tenhio niina.tenhio at tai 050 311 2590