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How to apply for student exchange

How to apply for student exchange

If you wish to study at Haaga-Helia as an exchange student, firstly check whether your home university has a valid parnter agreement with student exchange programme with us. Please note that only students from our partner institutions are eligible to apply. If there is no agreement, please see here how to apply as a Free Mover. Information for students who want to apply to Haaga-Helia as degree students can be found here.


Partner universities must submit all nominations to Haaga-Helia by the deadline (May 1st for Autumn Semester; November 1st for Spring Semester). Nomination instructions with links will be emailed to all partner universities before the application period starts. Please note that nominations which are only sent by email or after the application deadline will NOT be accepted.


Due to the unpredictable situation with the coronavirus outbreak, the Finnish Immigration Service has, in line with the rest of the Schengen countries, suspended the reception of applications for visas and residence permits with immediate effect from 19 March 2020 until further notice. This decision means we unfortunately cannot accept any incoming student for Autumn semester 2020 who is not a citizen of an EU member state or a citizen of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland (Shengen area), or has a valid residence permit issued by another EU member state than Finland. Please contact us for more information via exch(at)


  • Student exchange application form (available in the beginning of April/October)
  • Application instructions
  • Lists of courses taught in different campuses at HH.
    • NB! Business or Tourism students can be placed to Helsinki or the Porvoo campus. This applies to all business and tourism applicants!
  • Student exchange application privacy policy.
  • Late applications will not be processed.
  • If you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact us at exch(a) Your departmental contact person at Haaga-Helia will be informed to you after the application round has ended.