How to Apply

The student exchange application process has two phases. First, the students are selected and nominated by UTA. Second, the students apply to the host universities. The final decision on the approval is always made by the host university.

Please read the information on the application process carefully.

Application instructions

In addition to the application instructions, read the selection criteria for student mobility!

Submit an online application via NettiOpsu at in the section International Exchanges.

Erasmus host universities open for applications

Other host universities open for applications

You can apply for up to five destinations. One destination means one university or network (BCI, ISEP, north2north, Nordplus and Nordlys).

Write a separate motivation letter and preliminary study plan for each host university. If you are sending your application to a network, write a motivation letter separately for each university you are applying to. 

The motivation letter and study plan must be written in the language in which the studies will be organised in the country of destination. Among other things, list the following in your motivation letter.

  • How the exchange period will benefit your studies at the University of Tampere.
  • How the exchange will benefit your career plans.
  • Why you are applying to the destination in question at this specific phase of your studies.
  • Mention any factors that you think support your admission, including prior work experience, any possible volunteer work and positions of trust.

Please enclose also your transcript of records (from NettiOpsu in pdf format) and a passport photo to your application.

If you are studying in a separate two-year Master’s programme, also following attachments must be submitted:

  • A recommendation letter from the supervisor of your Master's thesis.
  • Copies of the degree certificates or transcripts of records from your previous studies.

The enclosures must be submitted during the application period. Contact information of the staff of the Centre for International Education.

Applicants are notified of selections by e-mail with further instructions on 20 February 2018. Students must accept the offered study destination by 27 February 2018.

Application rounds and info events

There are two primary application rounds for student exchange and Erasmus work placement grants each academic year. In addition, there are two application rounds for remaining exchange places.

Application rounds for 2018–2019 exchanges

  • Application round I: 10–31 October 2017
  • Application round II: 9–30 January 2018 (Note: A different application deadline has been given in the NettiOpsu application system. Therefore, the application period has been extended until Wednesday, 31 January. )
  • Additional application round I: 13–27 March 2018
  • Additional application round II (for spring 2019): 11–20 September 2018

The application rounds for Erasmus Work Placement grants for the 2017–2018 academic year are usually the same as the exchange application rounds. For more information, please see Erasmus Work Placement.

Info events in the 2017–2018 academic year (in Finnish)

  • December: Exchange info for first-year students 1 December 10 am–12 noon (Main building, lecture hall A1)
  • January:
    Erasmus exchange info on 9 January 2 pm–4 pm (Main building, lecture hall A1)
    Exchange info (other exchange destinations) 10 January 12 noon–4:30 pm (Linna building lecture hall K103)
  • March: Centre for International Education stand 13 March 11 am–3 pm; Main building, Alakuppila café lobby

    Past events 
  • September: Centre for International Education’s exchange stand on 5 September
  • October:
    Exchange info 10 October 2 pm–5 pm (main building, lecture room C6)
    Erasmus Work Placement info (presentation pdf) on 9 October 10 am–12 noon (Linna K103)

Application system MobilityOnline

The University of Tampere is implementing a new application system in January 2018. Information will be posted on these pages and students will also be informed through the Student’s Desktop.