Studies abroad

To study abroad is enriching for you as a student on both a professional and personal level. The experiences gained opens new doors and opportunities. Students at Arcada have different options when it comes to going abroad and conducting part of their studies overseas.

Application deadlines

The application deadlines for exchange studies during 2017/18:

  • 25 September for exchange in spring 2018
  • 9 February for exchange in autumn 2018 or for the whole acadmic year 2018/19

Please note that if you want to go on exchange to Canada (autumn or spring) you must always apply in the spring term!


For more information about the application process, see Application for studies abroad.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

We organize information sessions about the Study Abroad process for everyone who wishes to apply for student exchange. The sessions are obligatory for everyone who wishes to apply to an Arcada Partner University! The info sessions are held in September and in January before the application deadline.

Two identical sessions will be held in September. Choose the one that suits you better:

5.9 at 15.00-16.30 in D4106 and 7.9 at 15.00-16.00 in D4106.

We will also organize two pre-departure trainings where students who have been accepted for exchange get more practical information about the exchange process as well as cultural training.


Date and time of the info sessions will be informed here in Start closer to the deadline.

Partner institutions

Are you wondering where you can go on exchange? You can find all our partner institutions in one database.

Search for partner institutions

In the same database you can also find travel reports written by students who have already been on exchange. If you want to go on exchange to a university that is not our partner, you can apply for exchange as a freemover. We have more information about freemovers here.

This is how the application process works

Read more detailed instructions under Application for studies abroad.

Why study abroad?

"So all in all it was a great trip with many new experiences, new friends and sometimes an emotional rollercoaster between wanting to go home, wanting to stay and just not knowing what you want to do. To be honest if I had the chance I would have stayed another year but I am sure I will be back soon." - Jenny, Vancouver

To study abroad is very enriching both at the academic and personal level. The experiences will open new doors and possibilities. Students at Arcada have the possibility to study abroad at some of our partner universities from 3-12 months through different programmes. Information on where you can go is available under “Where can I go?. Remember to attend our information sessions about studying abroad!

Things you should think about before an exchange:

  • Why do I want to go for a student exchange? How motivated am I?
  • During what point in my studies would be the most suitable time to go?
  • How successful have I been in my studies?
  • Does my current living situation go together with an exchange?
  • Have I got the required language skills?
  • How do I feel health wise?
  • How flexible and independent am I?
  • What about my financial situation?

Last updated

11.8.2017

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