Absence during the first year

A student may register as absent for the first academic year after admission only with a valid reason. Considered valid reasons are:

Extended right to study

According to the Law on Polytechnics 24§, a student is to conclude their studies within a time period that is, at the most, one year longer than the time period prescribed for the degree programme.

Fortsatt studierätt

Enligt Yrkeshögskolelagen 24 § ska en student vid en yrkeshögskola slutföra sina studier inom en tid som är högst ett år längre än normstudietiden. 

When can I go?

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.