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University of Eastern Finland is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Joensuu, Finland.

Academic calendar

Semester I: September – December
Semester II: January – May

Application deadline
Semester I: 30th of April
Semester II: 30th of September

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social sciences

Language of instruction



Normal study load per term:
In Grades: 1 to 5, pass differs in different courses
In credits: 30 ECTS per semester

Cost of living

The average cost of living in Finland for a single student varies between EUR 700 and 900 per month, depending on where you live and your personal spending habits. This amount includes accommodation, transportation and meal costs. Living expenses are relatively high in Finland, although comparable to the EU average. Bigger cities are usually more expensive than the smaller ones.

Get an idea of average prices in Joensuu

Number of places available

4 places per year

Additional information

Foreign languages are only for those who are registries at that department

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.

International Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address: Sjoerd Groenman building
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659

Walk-in Office Hours (max. 5 min a person)

Only for short questions and handing in documents.
Location: Information Desk STIP, ground floor, Sjoerd Groenman building

Opening hours: Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Tuesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Please note: no walk-in office hours on Monday 3 February

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: io.sbs@uu.nl (please, add your phone number).

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Loes van Velzen (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

International office of Utrecht University

For questions about universitywide programmes, contact one of the University International Office employees.