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

After nomination you need to apply and be approved by Savonia UAS as an exchange student. Note that we cannot accept all nominated students (especially ones wishing to complete a practical traineeship).

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:

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

How to apply for a traineeship

In case you are interested in completing a traineeship (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 traineeship placements is limited.

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

Application deadlines

  • 30 April (excluding health care: 31 March): for autumn semester and academic year
  • 30 October: for spring semester


Savonia security management has outlined that Savonia will not send or receive exchange students or trainees in late spring / summer 2021.

Savonia will accept nominations and applications for the academic year 2021-2022. Savonia will outline in April 2021, whether it can host exchange students on campus in autumn 2021. We prefer receiving nominations and applications for spring 2022 due to the uncertainty of the autumn semester 2021.

Application form

Need help with the application process?

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