Information sessions about student exchange

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Come to our Information sessions and hear about the options for student exchange. Get more information from application clinics, Information sessions for students selected for exchange and  Departure orientations. After the exchange you can also take part in out "What I learned during my exchange?" -events.

For sessions only available in Finnish or Swedish, please check those language versions of this page.

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How to choose an exchange destination events

Autumn 2022

EU/EEA destinations, remaining places for spring 2023

Tue 6.9. at 2.15 PM. Presentation in Finnish language

Slides in English


Destinations outside of EU/EEA area 

Tue 4.10.2022 at 16.15–18.00 online, Zoom-link will be added (in Finnish, slides in English, questions can be asked in Finnish or English)

Thu 6.10.2022 at 16.15-18.00 online, in Swedish, Zoom-link to the event


Application Clinics

Come and make your Mobility Online application with the support from specialists from the International Exchange Services and ask questions related to the technical side of the application process. When you come to the clinic, you should already know which exchange destination you are applying to. The purpose of this clinic is to help you make an application in Mobility Online. If you are still unsure of which exchange destination to choose, please see Exchange opportunities around the world. Come to an Exchange Info (see above) or come to our office hours.

Autumn 2022

Supplementary application round for remaining exchange places in the EU/EEA area

Thu 8.9.2022 klo 14.15–16.00 Aleksandria (City centre campus, Fabianinkatu 28), room atk K130

Exchange opportunities outside the EU/EEA area

Tue 18.10.2022 14.15–16.00 Aleksandria atk K130

Thu 20.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Kumpula Physicum, atk D210

Thu 20.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Viikki Infokeskus, atk K1046

Information sessions for students selected for exchange

Have you been selected for an exchange? Do you know what to do next?

At this event we will talk about applying to your host university, practical preparations and rules related to Erasmus- and Nordplus (e.g. scholarship and language preparation). If possible, take a tablet or laptop with you, because after the event you can stay and fill out the application to your host university.

Information sessions for students accepted for exchange:

The events are multilingual.

Information for students who are selected for exchange to Europe, Nordic countries and Switzerland for Spring 2023.

Thursday 22.9.2022 klo 16.15 online

Presentation pdf

Previous events

Information for students who are selected for exchange to Europe, Nordic countries and Switzerland for Autumn 2022.

Thursday 7.4.2022  at 16.15, The pdf version of the presentation in English

Departure orientations

During the departure orientation, you can get tips and advice regarding your exchange and meet other students from the University of Helsinki who are also heading on exchange to the same host country or same university as you. During the first hour of the orientation, you will get general information which will help you as you are getting ready to leave for your exchange. After this, your tutor will meet you and the other students heading to the same country to discuss your tutor's experiences about being on an exchange. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask any possible questions that you might have.

The departure orientations will be held:

NB! We will hold the following information sessions in Finnish, but the presentation slides will be in English and you can ask questions in English.

The events are only meant for students going on exchange in the following semester.

Autumn 2022 (for students that are selected for exchange during spring 2023)

Outside the EU/EEA:

Tue 11.10.2022 16.15–18.00 Unioninkatu 35, Aud 116

Europe (EU/EEA):

Tue 8.11.2022 16.15–18.00 Porthania, PI


Spring  2022 (Note new dates!)

Europe (EU/EEA):

Tue 7.6.2022 at 16.15 Porthania PI, Presentation slides (in English)

Outside the EU/EEA:

Thu 9.6.2022 at 16.15 Metsätalo, room 6 (follow this page for possible room changes). Only students going on exchange in autumn 2022 will fit in the room. Presentation slides (in English)


"What I learned during my exchange" events

"What I learned during my exchange" events are organized once per term. These events focus on how to utilize the experience gained abroad in your working life and how to better bring these experiences into attention in job applications and CV´s so that your knowledge is not just hidden knowledge.

The event is organized in Finnish.

The "What I learned during my exchange" event (in Finnish) on 16th March 2022 is cancelled.

Slides from 14.3.2018 event (in Finnish)

Traineeship info sessions: traineeship abroad

Career services and International Exchange Services hold info sessions on traineeships in Finland and abroad (also in English).

Read more from Career Service's Traineeship info sessions website.