Exchange students and trainees: How to apply


In order for you to apply to Savonia as an exchange student or trainee, you must be a student of our partner university. Your home university must first nominate you as an exchange student to Savonia to by the following deadlines:

  • 31 March (28 Feb for the field of Health Care) for autumn semester and academic year
  • 30 Sept for spring semester

After nomination you need to apply and be approved by Savonia UAS as an exchange student. We cannot accept all nominated students (especially ones wishing to complete a practical internship due to the limited number of internship placements).

Savonia UAS does not admit visiting / free mover students from non-partner universities.

How to apply to student exchange

To apply you need to submit an application through the Mobility-Online application portal and include the requested documents by the application deadline. The requested attachments are:

  • transcript or records
  • passport photo
  • a copy of travel insurance or European Health Insurance card
  • audition video (for dance studies only – see instructions below)

Audition video (for dance studies)
Students applying to study dance are asked to create an audition video. This is a max 3 min long video that contains elements from the following two dance techniques: ballet, contemporary dance and jazz dance. In addition to this, a video of your choice, max. 2 min. which contains elements and dance styles chosen by yourself.

Upload the videos to the Internet, i.e your own website, Vimeo, YouTube or similar. Make sure that the URL provided is correct, that the site is working and that the videos can be viewed in a standard web browser. 

Learning agreement

As a part of the application process in Mobility-online, you are asked to create your study plan (Learning Agreement) and have it approved by your home university.

How to apply for an internship

In case you are interested in completing an internship (e.g. in addition to theoretical courses) period at Savonia, you need to contact the International Coordinator of your study field first. The number of internship placements is limited.

Instructions for students applying for a traineeship in the field of health care.

Application deadlines

  • 30 April: for autumn semester and academic year
  • 30 October: for spring semester


At the moment there are no special covid-19 related travel restrictions what comes to entering Finland. In case one feels symptoms of flue, one must stay at home until becoming healthy again.

Application form

Need help with the application process?

International Services
Ms Sinikka Korsikko, Mobility Coordinator
+358 44 785 6421