Mobility partners
On this page we have gathered information for our current partners, and for universities interested in exchange cooperation. We continuously seek to develop internationalisation opportunities for our staff and students both within, and in addition to, well-known mobility programmes such as Erasmus.
Mo­bil­ity pro­grammes

We consider international mobility of students, teachers and researchers one of the cornerstones of our internationalisation efforts and we seek to provide opportunities for international mobility globally.

University of Helsinki takes part in several mobility programmes. Detailed information about the programmes can be found on this site.

 

Choose the relevant programme

Our units actively take part in all mobility programmes under Erasmus+. Among student mobility programmes, Erasmus+ is the largest and offers a wide variety of options for all areas of studies. 

We currently have around 300 Erasmus partner universities and with them we annually exchange about 350 outgoing students, 800 incoming students and around 40 outgoing teachers and staff.

The Erasmus+ Programme's global mobility (KA171) i.e. Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (E+ ICM) was launched in 2015. It's funded by European Union's external action budget and a large part of it is aimed at cooperation with the union's neighbouring areas. E+ ICM funds both outgoing and incoming international mobility periods. We have participated in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme since its beginning. Currently we have 16 partner universities in 15 countries. You find these partners below marked with (E+ ICM).

Nordplus offers possibilities for students, teachers and other staff from the Nordic and Baltic countries to cooperate with each other in the field of education. We coordinate six and are a member in 20 Nordplus networks. University of Helsinki is also part of the Nordlys-network, which is a university-wide network for Nordic universities. 

For questions about course programmes, student’s study rights and scholarships, please contact the coordinator of the specific network you find listed below among the Mobility partner universities. The centralised Nordplus/Nodlys-coordinator is also happy to assist: 

International Exchange Services: Maija Eeva, +358 (0)2941 22953, studentexchange@helsinki.fi

In an effort to engage with leading universities globally, beyond the scope of the European and Nordic mobility programmes, we have made bilateral agreements with approximately 120 universities worldwide. About 60 of these include active student exchange. Some agreements include teacher and researcher exchange in addition to student exchange.

Our bilateral agreements are made with the leading universities in their respective countries and the idea is to keep the number of partnerships limited in an effort to get maximum results from them. 

We take part also in the following programmes, which are coordinated by the International Exchange Services at the University Services.

North2North (University of the Arctic)

SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme)

As a form of existing cooperation, we are actively seeking new ways to enable student exchange with partner universities all around the world. New ways of cooperation include, for example, piloting virtual exchanges and initiating researcher exchange for Master's students for a short period. These initiatives are agreed on beforehand with our partner universities.

We welcome also applications from Fulbright and Edufi scholarship recipients as visiting students.

Mobility partner universities

    Benin

    • University of Abomey-Calavi (E+ ICM)

    Kenya

    • Strathmore University (E+ ICM)
    • University of Nairobi, university bilateral agreement: teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Morocco

    • Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (USMBA) (E+ ICM)

    Namibia

    • University of Namibia, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    South Africa

    • Stellenbosch University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)
    • University of Cape Town, faculty and unit level agreement, Faculty of Law: Student exchange agreement
    • University of Cape Town (E+ ICM)

    Zambia

    • University of Zambia, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)

    Argentina

    • Universidad de Mendoza, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Brazil

    • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Faculdades Est, São Leopoldo, Faculty of Theology: student exchange agreement
    • Universidade de São Paulo (USP), university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Canada

    • McGill University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Memorial University of Newfoundland, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Queen's University at Kingston, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Trent University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Université de Montréal, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of British Columbia, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Calgary, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Saskatchewan, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Toronto, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Waterloo, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • York University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement

    Chile

    • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Universidad de Chile, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Colombia

    • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Social Sciences: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Universidad de los Andes Colombia, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Science and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Universidad Externado de Colombia, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Social Sciences: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Costa Rica

    • Universidad de Costa Rica, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Ecuador

    • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Mexico

    • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement

    Peru

    • Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    United States

    • American University, Washington, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Emory University, Candler School of Theology, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Theology: student and teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Emporia State University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Fordham University, New York, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • George Mason University, Virginia, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Hofstra University, Maurice A Deane Law School, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law: student exchange agreement
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Mississippi State University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Arizona, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of California, Davis, Global Studies Program: outgoing student exchange agreement
    • University of Memphis, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Montana, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Pittsburgh, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Washington, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Geography: doctoral student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    China

    • Beijing Foreign Studies University, faculty and unit level bilateral agreement, Faculty of Arts: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Beijing Forestry University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry:  student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • City University of Hong Kong, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Fudan University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Fudan University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Nanjing Forestry University, , faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Peking University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Peking University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • Renmin University of China, Peking, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Renmin University of China, Peking, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • Shanghai JiaoTong University, KoGuan Law School, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • Sichuan Agricultural university, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • University of Hong Kong, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Hong Kong, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • Wuhan University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: student exchange agreement

    India

    • University of Delhi, university bilateral agreement

    Japan

    • Doshisha University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Hokkaido University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Kanagawa University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Arts: student exchange exchange agreement
    • Kobe University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Arts: student exchange agreement
    • Kyoto University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Nagoya University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Osaka University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Ritsumeikan University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Tokyo, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Waseda University, university bilateral agreement: student and teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Korea, Republic of Korea (South Korea)

    • Korea University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Seoul National University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Sungkyunkwan University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Yonsei University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement

    Laos

    • National University of Laos (E+ ICM)

    Singapore

    • Nanyang Technological University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
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    • National University of Singapore, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement

    Taiwan

    • National Taiwan University, university bilateral agreement: student, researcher and teacher exchange agreement
    • National Tsing Hua University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • National Taiwan Normal University, College of Liberal Arts: Faculty and unit level agreement: Fac. of Arts: student exchange agreement

    Thailand

    • Chulalongkorn University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Chulalongkorn University, faculty and unit level agreement, Faculty of Social Sciences: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Georgia

    • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)

    Erasmus partners

    Ukraine

    • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)

    Egypt

    • American University in Cairo (E+ ICM)

    Iran

    • University of Zanjan, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Science: teacher and researcher exchange agreement (until summer 2023)

    Israel

    • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)
    • Tel Aviv University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)

    Jordan

    • University of Jordan, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)
    • The Hashemite University (E+ ICM)

    Lebanon

    • Lebanese American University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement, also (E+ ICM)

    Palestine

    • Birzeit University (E+ ICM)

    Australia

    • Australian National University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Deakin University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Macquarie University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Monash University, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Melbourne, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Melbourne Law School, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law
    • University of New South Wales Sydney, university bilateral agreement: student exchange
    • University of New South Wales Sydney: Faculty of Law
    • University of Sydney, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Technology Sydney, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Western Australia, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement

    New Zealand

    • University of Canterbury, faculty and unit level agreement: Swedish School of Social Sciences
    • University of Canterbury (E+ ICM)
    • University of Otago, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • University of Waikato, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • Victoria University of Wellington, university bilateral agreement: student exchange agreement
    • ITMO University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Science: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Kazan Federal University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Lomonosov Moscow State University, MSU, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement (also E + ICM)
    • National Research University Higher School of Economics, university bilateral agreement: student, exchange agreement
    • National Research University Higher School of Economics, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Law: student exchange agreement
    • Petrozavodsk State University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • St. Petersburg State University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Russian State Hydrometeorological University (E+ ICM)
    • Russian State Hydrometeorological University, faculty and unit level agreement: Faculty of Science: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement
    • Udmurt State University, university bilateral agreement: student, teacher and researcher exchange agreement

    Networks coordinated by the University of Helsinki

    • ABS – Athmosphere-Biosphere Studies (katja.lauri(at)helsinki.fi, studentexchange(at)helsinki.fi)
    • Innovative Literature Pedagogy (satu.grunthal(at)helsinki.fi)
    • Nordplus-nätverk för socialpsykologi (studentexchange(at)helsinki.fi)

    Other University of Helsinki’s networks

    • Baltic-Nordic Network on Education in Survey Statistics
    • European Union and Russia Studies/2016
    • Hissa-nätverket
    • Innovative Literature Pedagogy 
    • Kundskabsproduktion i socialt arbejde
    • Law network
    • Media and Communication studies
    • Medicin i Norden
    • Network BIO_BIOLOGY
    • NordFo nettverket
    • Nordiska samarbetskommittén för journalistikutbildningar
    • Nordliks
    • Nordplus Network Nordisk Kulturnettverk
    • NORDPLUS Network in Philosophy 
    • Nordplus Network in Psychology
    • Nordplus Network for Teacher Education (NNTE)
    • Nordplusnetværk i statskundskab
    • NordUd 
    • Nova-Bova
    Pro­ced­ures

    When considering partnerships, we seek to collaborate with universities which have a similar academic profile and with which there already is a solid history of cooperation e.g. in research.

    Our  bilateral agreements can be classified into two groups. The University-wide agreements cover all or a significant part of both partners’ organization. The unit-specific agreements only cover one faculty, department, other unit, or one or several degree programmes and therefore have a more limited scope. See the relevant fact sheet, displayed next to each mobility programme for more information. 

    All agreements are coordinated by the International Exchange Services and they should be contacted in all questions concerning mobility partnerships, agreements and actions including exchange student selections and course offerings, renewal of existing mobility agreements, teaching staff or staff training visits, academic content and studies. 

    Instructions for incoming exchange students

    Students still considering the University of Helsinki as their exchange destination can have a look at our International students web site. The page contains e.g. 10 reasons to choose University of Helsinki as an exchange destination, information on living in Helsinki as well as experiences of other international students. 

    Information regarding application process as well as practical information during exchange can be found in the Instructions for Exchange and Visiting Students. Students can find e.g. information concerning the application deadlines as well as the general requirements for incoming exchanges students.

    Decisions regarding acceptance are made by faculties. Acceptance information is available about 6 weeks after the application deadline. Exchange students receive an official acceptance certificate with their acceptance e-mail. This certificate is sent directly to the student, and it is needed for the Finnish residence permit application.

    Instructions for choosing courses as well as preliminary syllabuses for each degree programme can be found in our Course selection -instructions.

    Mobility online

    We have been using an electronic mobility management system since 2009. All our partner data, mobility agreements, application rounds and e.g. feedback and statistics are administrated via the Mobility Online system. There are over 2000 applicant users annually: incoming and outgoing students as well as outgoing teacher and staff applicants.  

    Support arrangements for incoming exchange students 

    International Exchange Services has regular office hours throughout the year, during which incoming students may seek advice and support. Welcome Fair and Orientation Week are also arranged at the beginning of each semester. Incoming exchange students may use nearly all the services available for University of Helsinki's own degree students. Students are advised to contact the International Exchange Services whenever problems occur. In crisis situations, a set policy is followed.

    Students with special needs

    University of Helsinki welcomes all students and offers special arrangements to support studies.

    The University of Helsinki does not automatically send the transcript of studies. Students need to order it themselves by following the Order a Transcript of Studies instructions. We strongly encourage the use of a digitally verified transcript os studies.

    University of Helsinki's guidelines on cheating and plagiarism also apply to incoming exchange students. All cases are reported to the home university.

    Student exchange is always based on valid agreements. We recommend that students are nominated at least two weeks before the application deadlines. Late applications will not be considered.

    Please observe the semester dates of the University of Helsinki. Exceptions must always be negotiated with the faculty (i.e. if a student wishes to carry out research, an exchange period outside the semester dates may be possible). You should contact studentexchange@helsinki.fi to request such an exception. Students can be nominated for 1 or 2 semesters according to the agreement. We recommend that you  nominate students evenly for both semesters (autumn and spring). We accept nominations for the following acaedmic year March 1st onwards. 

    Erasmus+, Nordplus, Nordlys, Swiss European Mobility Programme and Faculty and unit level bilateral agreements 

    You should nominate students to study in the field of study included in the agreement. Please use the relevant online nomination form for nominating exchange student candidates.

    Erasmus+ international Credit Mobility programme, university level bilateral exchange agreements and North2North 

    You can nominate students to any field of study included in the agreement. Students have a host faculty, which means that they need to select a minimum of 50% of their courses from one faculty. Please use the relevant online nomination form for nominating exchange student candidates. 

    Restrictions: When nominating students for the fields of Communication, English philology, Economics, Education, Law, Medicine, Urban Studies and Planning, Psychology, Political Science or Veterinary Medicine, the student must be studying the discipline as his/her major at the home university and have enough previous studies in the discipline prior to arrival.

    When selecting students for exchange, please note that University of Helsinki does not offer engineering, accounting or business studies as a major. 

    NB! Highly restricted: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine. Please contact International Exchange Services before nominating students for these fields.

    Teacher, staff and researcher mobility

    If you are interested in coming to University of Helsinki (UH) on Erasmus+ teacher or staff exchange, please begin by contacting your home university’s international office. In Erasmus+ teacher and staff exchange, the applicant’s home university always selects the candidates. Therefore, please check your home university’s teacher exchange application instructions and deadlines.

    Erasmus+ Teacher Ex­change (Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching, Erasmus+ STA)

    At the University of Helsinki, the first step is to look for an academic host for your teacher exchange. In order to find an academic host for your teacher exchange, please contact the University of Helsinki unit which is similar to your own discipline with your CV and a description of your field of expertise, including possible lecture topics. In addition to the list of units and Faculties, you can use our Research Database to look for an academic host for your visit.

    Please note that teacher exchange visits are only possible during the academic year during the teaching periods of the University of Helsinki.

    Erasmus+ teacher exchanges are based on an inter-institutional teacher exchange agreement. When you fave found an academic contact person and have agreed on the content of the visit, the University of Helsinki can sign a teacher exchange agreement with your university, if the agreement does not already exist. We recommend contacting International Exchange Services and Eduction Cooperation's staff exchange at least 3 months before the intended teacher mobility in order to allow enough time for the agreement process. The International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation unit is responsible for the inter-institutional teacher exchange agreement.

    It is up to the department/unit to decide whether they can accept teacher exchange visitors. The academic staff will discuss and plan your program with you. Individual teacher exchange visitors receive guidance from staffexchange@helsinki.fi if the academic host at the University of Helsinki has confirmed the visit. If your hosts have questions concerning your exchange they can contact the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation's staff exchange

    Erasmus+ Staff Train­ing (Erasmus+ staff mobility for training, Erasmus+ STT)

    University of Helsinki also welcomes administrative staff from partner universities. Please note that due to capacity reasons, the number of individual staff exchange visits is limited.

    Individual staff training visits (minimum duration 2 days) are only possible if you have been invited by a University of Helsinki staff member who works at a unit which is ready to be the host unit of your visit. Individual staff training visits usually have a specific topic which the visitor’s home university and the receiving unit are both interested in developing. Benchmarking visits can include a staff exchange visitor first coming to the University of Helsinki to learn about a specific topic. Later on, a staff member from the University of Helsinki can go on Erasmus+ staff exchange to the visitor’s home university to learn about the same topic at the visitor’s university. Individual staff training visitors receive guidance from staffexchange@helsinki.fi when they have been invited by a University of Helsinki staff member.

    University of Helsinki also organizes staff weeks for partner universities. During the staff week, colleagues from partner universities are invited to work together on the topics of the staff week. Partner universities receive information about staff weeks for partner universities.

    University of Helsinki general International Staff Exchange Week (ISEW webpage) is on hold at the moment.
     

    Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)

    Teachers applying for exchange under the Erasmus+ ICM programme (University of Helsinki’s Erasmus+ ICM partner universities) must first be nominated by their home university to qualify for an exchange at the University of Helsinki.

    Teachers must first contact the international office of their home university for instructions and the application deadline. Nominations for Erasmus+ Global teacher exchange should be sent from partner universities to International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation's staff exchange at least eight weeks before the estimated arrival date.

    Teachers should independently contact the appropriate faculty and teaching unit at the University of Helsinki. The applicant must arrange the details of the exchange with the academic staff of the hosting unit and determine who can serve as the contact person for the exchange. Here you find the Faculties of the University. For finding an academic host, please feel free to use our research portal.

    Teachers arriving at the University of Helsinki under the Erasmus+ Global programme must also complete a teacher exchange application in the Mobility Online portal. For further information, please contact the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation's staff exchange.

    Prac­tical mat­ters dur­ing re­searcher and teacher mo­bil­ity

    Incoming teachers/researchers/ non-academic staff should take care of necessary insurance for the duration of the exchange for their own part.

    University of Helsinki can send an official invitation if one is needed for a visa application, however, please note that you must take care of the visa and other possible immigration matters yourself.

    For more information, please contact your home university's international coordinator or the University of Helsinki's International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation's staff exchange.

    Re­searcher and teacher ex­change with bi­lat­eral part­ner universi­ties out­side EU

    When establishing a new bilateral student exchange agreement with a partner university outside EU, University of Helsinki always asks whether it is possible to also include teacher and researcher exchange. We believe that student exchange and researcher and teacher exchange support each other. If the bilateral exchange agreement includes researcher and teacher mobility, the exchange quota and possible duration of teacher and researcher mobility are indicated in the exchange agreement.

    Potential teacher and researcher exchange applicants should always begin by contacting their home university’s international office and the receiving unit at the University of Helsinki. For finding an academic host, please feel free to use our research database. Please note that you can apply to University of Helsinki only after being nominated and that the application process, including practical arrangements, at the University of Helsinki takes up to eight weeks. 

    Nominations for researcher and teacher exchange should be sent from partner universities to University of Helsinki's International Exchange Services' staff exchange at least eight weeks before the estimated arrival date. Please note that teacher exchange visits are only possible during the academic year. Here you can find the University of Helsinki’s teaching periods.

    Required documents for the researcher and teacher exchange application: description of the content of the visit, approval from the academic host at the University of Helsinki. For further information, please contact the International Exchange Services' staff exchange.

    Prac­tical mat­ters dur­ing re­searcher and teacher mo­bil­ity

    Incoming teachers/researchers/ non-academic staff should take care of necessary insurance for the duration of the exchange for their own part.

    University of Helsinki can send an official invitation if one is needed for a visa application, however, please note that you must take care of the visa and other possible immigration matters yourself.

    For more information, please contact either your home university's international coordinator or the University of Helsinki's International Exchange Services' staff exchange.

    Qual­ity in Mo­bil­ity

    Our exchange activities are based on our strategic goals. By 2030, the University of Helsinki aims to be the best place to study, teach, work and engage in research. The University aims to be an attractive employer and partner both nationally and internationally.

    Our international outlook will advance our understanding of the world. We are open to international activities and encourage physical and virtual mobility. During the strategy period, we will strive to take advantage of our increasing international connections and offer our students the opportunity to participate in virtual international mobility during their studies. We hope our global responsibility and impact will bear fruit through interaction with partners and alumni who share our interest in promoting high-quality research and teaching. 

    In order to keep the quality level high in studies abroad, our outgoing exchange students are required to agree to abide by the terms and conditions in the student exchange scholarship form, for instance:

    • "I will study on a full-time basis during the exchange period and will aim to follow the learning agreement (study plan) I have drawn up in advance. I will complete at least five credits of academic studies per month at the target university.* 
    • I understand that failure to complete the required amount of credits at my Host University may lead to a claim for recovery of the grant."

    This requires that our partners can offer enough and suitable courses for our students.

    *For the partner universities which do not use ECTS, a minimum amount required from students is determined in partner university's own credits

    Faculty specialists at the International Exchange Services coordinate agreements’ validity and quality assurance matters. Student and staff feedback is monitored regularly and systematically.  

    In addition to regular monitoring, International Exchange Services conduct a broad evaluation of all its Erasmus+ agreements every 2-3 years, and evaluates each agreement when it is about to expire or a new proposal is received. The broad evaluation is based on following materials.

    • Feedback given by mobility students and staff (outbound as well as inbound mobilities) with focus on quality of teaching, guidance and availability of course information
    • Mobility statistics
    • ECTS credits achieved during mobilities
    • Contact and experiences from cooperation with partner colleagues (website, email, meetings and visits)
    Materials and links

    You find information on the university and it's campuses under the menu About us. Here are highlighted some hopefully useful links you may wish to use when promoting us as an exchange destination. 

    Re­lated web­sites

    University of Helsinki on YouTube
    Contact International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation unit

    International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation coordinates all mobility programs and provides support for international education project funding applications such as Erasmus+ Key Action 2 projects at the University of Helsinki. 

    Email

    studentexchange@helsinki.fi (mobility partners, exchange and visiting student applicants)

    staffexchange@helsinki.fi (teacher and staff mobility)

    exchange-agreements@helsinki.fi (exchange agreements)

    educationprojects@helsinki.fi (international education cooperation projects)

    Phone

    Student exchange: +358 2941 22401 on weekdays between 12–14

    Mailing address

    International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation, P.O. 53, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland