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Go on exchange

Go on exchange

Of course you should go on exchange! With more than 400 partner universities worldwide, Åbo Akademi University offers great opportunities for an international study experience. Exchange studies improve your language skills, and above all, give you memories for life. By getting to know people from other cultures, you learn about yourself and gain the confidence to face new situations. These skills will benefit you throughout your life, not only in the global job market.

Below is a short and simple overview of instructions, so you get an overall perspective of how the process works. Read more about where you can apply and how you can prepare for the application and your stay abroad.


Application deadline

You can apply for exchange studies once per year. The deadline for applications for the academic year 2024 – 2025 is on 2 February 2024 at 15:00.


Do you want to study internationally without going on exchange or sample international studies at home before going abroad?

Now you can apply to participate in a transnational online course from one of our CHARM-EU partner universities! You have the possibility to take part in an international learning experience by studying with students and learning and engaging with professors and lecturers from other CHARM-EU universities, while enhancing your international academic portfolio. The deadline for applications for courses in the autumn semester is on 17 June 2024.


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”  


Study plan / Learning Agreement


Instructions for editing the Study plan / Learning Agreement:

1. Go to “File” and “Save as” and save the form on your own computer.

2. Press “Enable editing”

3. Press “Fill & sign” + “Add text”

Follow these steps to find feedback from students who have previously gone on exchange:

  • Go to SoleMOVE.
  • Select Åbo Akademi University at “Choose institution”, do not log in but select Exchange destinations Abroad and feedback at the top of the page.
  • Enter Åbo Akademi University as your home unit and click search.
  • Click on the university that you want to read feedback about. If the university has a small filled speech bubble in the upper right corner, it means that there is feedback available for this university.
  • When you click on a university with feedback, you will find the feedback at the bottom of the page.

Updated 29.5.2024