University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Geosciences in Joensuu/Kuopio/Savonlinna, Finland.

Student experiences

University of Eastern Finland

General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Autumn semester

Beginning of September - Mid December

Spring semester

Beginning of January - End of May 



Not applicable.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences, Human Geography and Planning

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English, Finnish

Housing assistance

Joensuu: Student Housing Company Joensuun Elli

Kuopio: Student Housing Company Kuopas


Estimated living costs per month

At least €560 per month. You can calculate your estimated living costs here: Cost of Living in Finland. Prices in Finland. Updated Apr 2023 (


Normal study load per term:
in credits: 30 ECTS per semester
in courses: 4 courses (regular courses are worth 7,5 ECTS)

Number of places available

2 places per year of each 10 months. 

Additional information

Not applicable.