You must have completed at least one year of studies at Arcada when you start your exchange period. In some degree programmes it is preferable to go on an exchange during the second year and in other programmes during the third or fourth year. Different degree programmes have different recommendations. Remember also that you must meet Arcada’s requirements for exchange studies when applying on exchange. Read more about Arcada’s requirements here.

If you for some reason do not have the possibility to go on exchange during the recommended time, you should contact your amanuensis or degree programme director to see if there are other possibilities.

Recommended time for exchange

Department of Business Management and Analytics

Business Administration: year 2 (preferably during spring for 1 term exchanges)

Information Technology: year 2 or 3

International business: year 2 (preferably during spring for 1 term exchanges)

Department of Energy and Materials Technology

Environmental and Energy Engineering: year 2 or 3

Materials processing technology: year 2 or 3

Department of Health and Welfare

Physiotherapy: year 4 autumn or year 3 spring

Sports and Health Promotion: year 2 for whole academic year/ year 3 spring

Occupational Therapy: year 2, year 3 or year 4 autumn

Social Services: year 2, year 3 or year 4 autumn

Department of Healthcare

Midwifery: year 2, 3,4 or 5. Contact your programme director. N.B! 2 practical placements (15cr) done i Finland need to be completed before a placement abroad

Public Health: year 2, 3 or 4. Contact your programme director. N.B! 2 practical placements (15cr) done i Finland need to be completed before a placement abroad

Nursing: year 2 or 3. N.B! 2 practical placements (15cr) done i Finland need to be completed before a placement abroad

Emergency Care: Contact your programme director. N.B! 2 practical placements (15cr) done i Finland need to be completed before a placement abroad

N.B Questions regarding practical training abroad for students in Healthcare, can be addressed to vardinternationelltutbyte@arcada.fi  

Department of Culture and Communication

Media culture: year 3

Cultural management: year 3