Exhange students come to the University of Turku through an exchange programme such as ERASMUS, NORDPLUS, North-South-South Higher Education Insitution Network Programme, ISEP, a CIMO scholarship or a bilateral agreement between the home institution and the University of Turku. Around 60 exchange students each year study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Information about the application procedure can be found from the website of the International Office. Exchange students applying to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences are recommended to do their study plan on the basis of the Faculty's ECTS Study Guide, which includes information about the courses in the Departments' regular curricula. In addition to these courses, additional courses might be arranged by the departments throughout the year and exchange students may participate in these courses, even if they had not signed up for them in their original learning agreements.
It is not uncommon that exchange students modify their original study plans in the beginning of their study period. This can be done during the first month of the exchange.
What if my university does not have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences?
In exceptional cases, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can also accept students applying on an individual basis, outside the exchange programmes, to participate in one or more courses at the Faculty. Please find more information for visiting students.