Applying as an incoming exchange student

How to apply as an exchange student?

Exchange students are non-degree students who intend to study at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu or Kuopio campus) for one or two semesters. These students participate in bilateral or international student exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus, FIRST, ISEP, Nordplus/Nordlys, bilateral agreement).

How to apply as a visiting student?

Visiting students are international non-degree students who intend to study at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu or Kuopio campus) for one or two semesters. These students do not participate in bilateral or international student exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus, FIRST, bilateral agreement).

Students are entitled to official student status (e.g. student cards) at the university. Since visiting students are non-degree students, official diplomas or certificates, other than transcripts, are not available after the study period. Please note that studies for visiting students cannot be guaranteed in all departments of the University of Eastern Finland.

How to apply as a trainee?

Erasmus training or Freemover training is suitable for non-degree exchange students who intend to do training (e.g. clinical placement, research work) in one of the departments of the University of Eastern Finland. The duration of Erasmus Training or Freemover Training is either one or two semesters (or in some cases a shorter period), but always a minimum of two months. Please note that there is a limited number of training options at the University of Eastern Finland, and departments are not obligated to organise training for the applicants.

Before applying the students have to negotiate the training directly with the department they are interested in. Please also note that Erasmus trainees are not allowed to do regular courses at the University of Eastern Finland.