How to apply for exchange

It is possible to study at HiOA for one or two semesters as an exchange student.

Who can apply to take courses taught in English?

Admission to individual courses taught in English is restricted to students participating in an exchange programme between HiOA and one of our partner institutions (through Erasmus+, Nordplus and other agreements). If you are currently a student at one of our partner institutions and would like to apply as an exchange student, please contact your home institution for information about their application procedures.

Individual courses taught in English

Exchange students can apply to take individual courses taught in English after consulting with their home institution.

Overview of all courses taught in English

Semester exchange Spring 2018

Applications for Autumn 2018 will open on 15 December.

Application deadlines

  • Spring semester: 1 October
  • Autumn semester: 15 April

Necessary documentation

Before you start your application you should you should scan or take good quality pictures of your documents, these must be attached to your application within the deadline:

  • Learning Agreement (PDF file - not Erasmus students)
  • Learning Agreement from your home institution (Erasmus students only)
  • Proof of Proficiency in English (not Erasmus students)
  • Transcripts of Records in English
  • Copy of Passport (All nationals) or National ID card (EU/EEA/Swiss students)

Your application will not be considered without the above documentation.

Additional documentation

Certain departments require additional documents.

  • Faculty of Health Sciences:
  • Department of Art, Design and Drama: CV and Portfolio/Examples of work (5-10 A4 sized pictures/photographs)
  • Department of Product Design: Motivation letter, CV and Portfolio
  • European Project Semester (EPS): A motivation letter describing your academic interests and ambitions.

The additional documents must also be submitted within the deadline.

Questions about your application?

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Language requirements for exchange students

English language requirements