International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation

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Here you will find contact information for the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation.

If you are coming from abroad to the University of Helsinki as an exchange student or as a visiting student, we can help you in matters concerning your application process and Learning Agreement.

If you are a degree student at the University of Helsinki, we can help you in matters concerning studies abroad and traineeships abroad as well as flexible study rights (JOO) for degree students.

Do not hesitate to contact us in case you cannot find the information you are looking for or if you need guidance! 

 

How can you contact the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation?

Consulting hours

During your exchange or degree studies, you can book an appointment with International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation or just drop in during our office hours. Please find our drop-in service hours below. 

If you are a degree student at the University of Helsinki and need help with choosing an exchange destination, please participate in a "How to choose an exchange destination"-event. If you already have chosen your destination but need help with your application, please come to one of our Application clinics.

Drop-in Services

You can visit us as follows:

Campus Time Place
City Center Mon 12-13 Main Library Kaisa, 3rd floor lobby, Fabianinkatu 30
Kumpula Thu 13-15 Physicum, Campus Library, 2nd floor, Room G228, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2. 
Meilahti Thu 12-14 Biomedicum 1, 3rd floor, Haartmaninkatu 8.
Viikki Thu 13-15 Biocenter 1, 2nd floor, room 2009a, Viikinkaari 9  

Note Drop-in counseling will also be organized in connection with the supplementary application round on Friday 9.9.2022 from 10 to 11 and on Monday 12.9.2022 from 14:00 to 15:00, link to Zoom.

Online Drop-In sessions for incoming exchange applicants

There will be online support sessions for incoming exchange applicants for questions related to applications in the Mobility Online system during the next application period in September. Dates and times will be announced here.

Please find more information on the webpage "How to apply as an Exchange Student"

 

Book an appointment

If you want to have a longer discussion during your exchange or degree studies, you can book an individual appointment to International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation. When you book an appointment, please let us know what you want to discuss, so that we can prepare for the meeting. Please book your appointment by selecting your study programme. In the Autumn term, appointments are arranged online (teams/zoom). Please select "International exchange services e-counselling session" from the list to book an online appointment. You will either receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS, or your international exchange specialist will send you an invitation to the meeting by e-mail a few days before the meeting.

Campus Time Place
Kumpula (Faculty of Science) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.

Let us know as you make your reservation if you prefer a face to face meeting in Kumpula campus: Physicum, Campus Library, 2nd floor, Room G228, Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2

Kruununhaka (Law, Social Sciences and Swedish School of Social Science) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.
Meilahti (Medicine, Psychology, Dentistry) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.
Metsätalo (Arts and Theology) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.
Siltavuorenpenger (Educational Sciences) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.
Viikki (Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary medicine) Thursdays You will receive the meeting link immediately after making the reservation by e-mail and by SMS.

Email

When sending an e-mail please mention in the subject line which faculty you are studying at and what is your question about. If you wish to direct your message to a specific specialist you can also mention that person's name in the subject line (you will find the list of contact persons below).

Our service email addresses are as follows:

For student exchange and visiting student applicants: studentexchange@helsinki.fi

Only for degree students of Finnish universities who want to study at another university in Finland: joo@helsinki.fi

For academic staff members: staffexchange@helsinki.fi

Contact by phone

You can reach us by calling our phone number +358 2941 22401 on weekdays between 12–14. 
Teacher, researcher and staff exchange related questions +358 294122241.

 

Mailing address

Our mailing address is ”International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation, P.O. Box 53, 00014 University of Helsinki”.

Social Media

Follow the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation on Instagram.
For outgoing exchange students from University of Helsinki: Facebook and exchange blog
For incoming exchange students: Facebook, Instagram, Welcome to University of Helsinki -blog.

Who can help me?

The specialists at the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation

Listed below you will find the specialists who can assist you. When sending an e-mail to the specialists about student exchange, please use the common e-mail address  studentexchange@helsinki.fi

Raisa Asikainen
Teacher and researcher exchange
International education projects

Yonca Ermutlu
Student exchange: Faculty of Science (chemistry, computer science, data science)
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Science
University bilateral agreements: Russia, Ukraine and Georgia
Office hours: Kumpula

Niina Haapasilta
Student exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences
University bilateral agreements: Asia (Japan, China, Thailand)
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Kruununhaka

Astrid Kihl
Student exchange: Faculty of Medicine
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Medicine
University bilateral agreements: Africa and the Middle East
Office hours: Meilahti

Janna Koivisto
Student exchange: Faculty of Science (geography, geology, mathematics, statistics, physical sciences, urban studies and planning)
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Science
Erasmus+ Global / Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Institutional Coordinator (KA171)
Office hours: Kumpula

Mari Lauri
Student exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences
University bilateral agreements, Faculty and unit bilateral agreements: Latin America
Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator (KA131)
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Kruununhaka

Janina Lygdman
Student exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences, Swedish School of Social Sciences
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Social Sciences, Swedish School of Social Sciences
University bilateral agreements, Faculty and unit bilateral agreements: Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India)
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Kruununhaka

Sari Mikkola
Student exchange: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Office hours: Viikki Student Services

Mikko Moilanen
University bilateral agreements: North America and Oceania
North2North exchanges
Student exchange: Faculty of Educational Sciences
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Educational Sciences
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Siltavuori 

Outi Orenius
Student exchange: Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy
Office hours: Viikki

Sanni Ruuskanen
Student exchange:  Faculty of Law
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Law
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Kruununhaka

Anna-Maria Sillantaka 
Student exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
Erasmus traineeships and international travel grant for University of Helsinki degree students
Short courses, Summer courses and Free mover -grants
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Metsätalo

Anna Stina Sinisalo 
International education projects

Heidi Säävuori
Student exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa/Metsätalo

Maria Takalainen
Student exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
JOO-exchange: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology
Fulbright Program
Office hours: Main Library Kaisa

 

Head of the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation
Minna Koutaniemi
Exchange of Ph.D. students