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

Academic calendar

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

Application deadline
Semester I: 30th of April
Semester II: 15th of October

Areas of study open to exchange students

Sociology and Cultural studies / Education

Language of instruction



Normal study load per term:
In Grades: 1-5, 3 or above=pass
In credits: 1 semester = 30 ECTS

Cost of living

Globally the Finnish price level is rather high compared to average, exchange students usually spend between 600-900 euros per month. Cost of student housing is between 270-400 € per month. Listed below are some examples of prices in products (prices in 2019):

Lunch on campus for students: 2,60 €
Bus-ticket for 30-day period for students: 42 €, single ticket 3,30 €
Milk: 0,55-1 €/ litre
Train ticket to Helsinki: 27-60 €
Water: free since you can drink from the tap!
Pizza (eating out): 6-9 €
Movie ticket: 7,50-15 €

Number of places available

4 places per year. 2 for Sociology and Cultural studies and 2 for Education

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.


Due to the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. During office hours, you can still reach us by phone or mail. Please note, between July 16 and August 9, you can only reach us via email. 

Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659 (Mondays to Thursdays, not on Fridays)