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:

International Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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

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

Monday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: (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, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations)
Present: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer)
Present: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Loes van Velzen (International Officer)
Present: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

International office of Utrecht University

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