At the University of Helsinki, 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.
We have more than 100 administrative users in different units (subjects, departments, faculties and Central Administration). There are over 2000 applicant users annually: incoming and outgoing students as well as teacher and staff applicants.
Procedures and timetables for Erasmus Agreements can be found here.
Incoming Exchange Students
- All information targeted at incoming exchange students is available on our Exchange studies website. There you will find information concerning the application deadlines as well as the general requirements for incoming exchanges students.
- Decisions regarding acceptance are made by faculties of University of Helsinki. Acceptance information is available about 6 weeks after the application deadline.
- In addition to the host faculty's acceptance e-mail, university bilateral exchange, faculty and unit bilateral exchange as well as ISEP, AEN, MAUI and North2North exchange students (not Erasmus SMS, Nordplus/Nordlys) will also receive an official, scanned acceptance certificate from the International Exchange Services. This certificate is sent directly to the student and his/her home university's exchange coordinator, and it is needed for the Finnish residence permit application.
Nominating incoming students for student exchange at UH
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). Studente can be nominated for 1 or 2 semesters according to the agreement. We recommend that you would nominate students evenly for both semesters (autumn and spring).
Erasmus & Nordplus: You should nominate students to study in the field of study included in the agreement. In some cases it may be possible to nominate a student to study in a different field of study, but this must be agreed between both departments / faculties before nominating the student.Please send your nominations to erasmus(at)helsinki.fi or nordplus(at)helsinki.fi.
Bilateral exchange with universities outside EU, AEN, MAUI, ISEP 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.
Restrictions: If nominating university level bilateral exchange students for the fields of English philology, Economics, Psychology, Communication, Political Science, Law, Medicine 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 accounting or business studies as a major. NB! Highly restricted: Medicine, Dentistry. Please contact student exchange coordinator before nominating students for Medicine or Dentistry.
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 Course are also arranged at the beginning of each semester. Incoming exchange students may use nearly all the services that are available for University of Helsinki's own 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 services for disabled students. Please see here for more details.
Cheating and Plagiarism
University of Helsinki's guidelines on cheating and plagiarism also apply to incoming exchange students. All cases are reported to the home university.
Transcript of records for incoming exchange students
Information about exchange student's transcript of records can be found on here.