Bilateral exchange

University of Jyväskylä has negotiated its own university-level bilateral agreements with universities around the world. Students and teachers can go on exchange within the framework of these agreements.

JYU has bilateral partner universities in Europe, North-, Central- and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. New agreements are negotiated continuously.

Bilateral partner universities of JYU for 2019-2020
 

OUTSIDE EUROPE

*) Only Bachelor's level courses available for exchange students. Master's level students are also welcome to choose Bachelor's level courses during the exchange IF their home faculty approves their Bachelor's level study plan in the host university.

**) NB! Universities marked with double star ** have not yet confirmed the number of placements in 2019-2020. 

Australia

 Charles Sturt University

Australia

Victoria University

Barbados

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Brazil

Universidade de Minas Gerais 

Chile

Universidad de Chile

Chile

Universidad del Desarrollo *) 

Chile Universidad Austral de Chile
Chile Universidad de Concepción
Canada University of Alberta

Canada

Saint Mary's University 

Canada

University of Regina  *)

Canada

University of Prince Edward Island

Canada

Laurentian University *) NB! not available for master's level students

China

Xi'an Jiaotong University 

China

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics 

China

Beijing Foreign Studies University 

China

Beijing Normal University

China

Beihang University  

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University  *) 

Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong  *) 

Taiwan (China)

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan (China)

National Yang-Ming University 

Ghana

University of Education, Winneba

Japan

Chiba University  *) NB! J-PAC -program not available for master's level students

Japan

Japan

Hiroshima University

Kanazawa University

Japan

Kanda University of International Studies

Japan

Kyoto Sangyo University

Japan

Saga University  *) NB! SPACE-E -program not available for master's level students 

Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan University 

Japan

Waseda University

Korea

Ewha Womans University 

Korea

Pusan National University  *)

Korea

Soonchunhyang University  *) 

Mexico

Universidad de Guadalajara

Mexico

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla 
Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 
Peru Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos 
Peru

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas UPC  *)  

Zambia University of Zambia 

Thailand

Asian Institute of Technology

USA

Pittsburg State University 

USA

Emporia State University

USA

University of Houston-Downtown  *)

USA

University of Northern Iowa

USA

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  *)

USA Youngstown State University  *)
Uruguay Universidad de Montevideo

IN EUROPE

Russia

 Yaroslavl State University

Russia

 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) Moscow

*) Only Bachelor's level courses available for exchange students. Master's level students are also welcome to choose Bachelor's level courses during the exchange IF their home faculty approves their Bachelor's level study plan in the host university.

NB! Exchange to Russia takes place through the FIRST+ programme. Yaroslavl State University and HSE Moscow are part of the FIRST+ programme network. If you are a major student of Russian language, and wish to study your major during the exchange, please contact the International Office about your options.

For whom

Bilateral destinations are available for JYU students and teachers of all fields. The prerequisite is that the studies done at the host university can be transferred to the student's degree at the University of Jyväskylä. Most bilateral exchange destinations are meant for Bachelor's and Master's degree students. All nominated students will receive a travel grant of 1350 €-2350 €. Those eligible for Finnish student financial aid may apply for it for the studies abroad. Travel grants are also reserved annually for teacher mobility.

How to apply

The application for bilateral exchange destinations has two phases. First, an application must be submitted through an online application system. After this, those who are nominated for the exchange will be directed to fill out the host university's own exchange application. At this point the student has to provide the necessary attachments, for example language certificates. The host university is always responsible for the admission of the student.

Students apply for bilateral destinations during the previous academic year:

  • The annual application period for exchange destinations outside Europe takes place on 1 October  - 1 November. The exchange destinations may vary and the destinations for the following application period are updated annually by 1 October. 
  • The second round of application for exchange placements possibly available for destinations outside Europe takes place on 15 January - 15 February. The application period for the FIRST+ programme and European exchange destinations is at the same time (applications are done through the same portal).

The application is done through the Mobility Online application portal. If applicable, proof of language skills in the language of instruction of the host country should be attached to the application (for example language courses completed in other universities or language tests). However, it is not necessary to attach certificates of courses and language studies completed at JYU. Doctoral students should attach a statement from their thesis supervisor. It is also possible to attach certificates of university-level studies completed outside the University of Jyväskylä to the application.

Accessibility grant

Students nominated to bilateral / ISEP exchange are entitled to apply for an additional accessibility grant. The accessibility grant is intended to enable a study abroad period when adjustment to an injury, impairment, illness, learning difficulty or other similar reason causes additional costs. The size of individual grants depends on the number of applications, the level of additional support needed, which must be based on verified additional costs.

Selection

The selection is done based on the Principles for Students’ Access to Exchange Programmes. Due to the popularity of certain exchange destinations (e.g. Canada, the US) a strong academic motivation and study performance are required from the selected students.

In accordance with the security policy of the university, the International Office observes the security situation in the exchange destinations and can recommend withdrawing from the exchange due to a decline in the security situation.