Registration for courses and study practices for exchange students
The Finnish system of academic education gives students a great deal of freedom in planning and scheduling their studies. This freedom also requires independence and responsibility from the student as choosing subjects and course units, avoiding overlapping courses and keeping the schedule balanced throughout the academic year may sometimes be difficult and time-consuming. Exchange students have to make a preliminary study plan already when applying to the university according to the guidelines of their home universities.
Please confirm with your home university whether they require you to complete a certain number of credits during your exchange study period. We have not set limitations to the number of courses exchange students should take, but we recommend students to complete at least 20 ECTS credits / semester and choose the majority of courses from the hosting degree programme and campus.