University of Oulu welcomes several hundred exchange students every year, studies in English available on both Bachelor and Master's level. International students have excellent support services with housing close to campus, student tutors and access to all student services even pre-arrival. As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields.  Master's level courses are also available to Bachelor level students that have necessary background studies completed, i.e. you do not necessarily have to have a Bachelor degree completed yet.

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Course Description

Highly recommended fields of study:

Business: Oulu Business School has the AACSB accreditation. 

Education: Both Bachleor and Master's level studies, Early childhood studies offered during Spring semester.

Engineering: Environmental, Process, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Management. You can also complete a project/practical training period as a part of the ISEP exchange in one of the university labs. 

IT: Computer Science, Electrical engineering. You can also complete a project/practical training period as a part of the ISEP exchange in one of the university labs. 

Scandinavian Studies: Courses available for Fall and Spring terms, altogether 30 US credits (15 cr / term).

Website for Course Availability

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(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture Recommended!

  • Biology

  • Business Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Education Recommended!

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Language Test: CEFR   A1
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to Architecture need to have completed three years of architecture studies prior to the planned exchange. Architecture applicants also must present a portfolio as a part of their application.

Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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