MA Lena Nyman-Wiklund
PoBox 1010 (Neptunigatan 17)
22111 Mariehamn, Åland
Phone +358 537 704
Marine Engineering & Nautical Science Carola Maxenius-Mickelsson
Åland University of Applied Sciences welcome students from partner universities around Europe.
Åland UAS offers seven degree programmes with a total of 600 students. In addition to that, the Åland Open University offers around 100 academic courses, lectures and seminars annually. A close cooperation and interaction with working life and society is essential. Åland UAS offers schooling in a wide variety of fields, with degree programmes in business administration, navigation, hospitality management, engineering (marine, electrical and IT) and health and caring sciences.
Before applying to Åland UAS contact your International Coordinator or Erasmus coordinator at your home institution in order to assure that there is an Erasmus partnership between our institutions. Your application should be signed by your International Coordinator.
Courses at Åland UAS are generally taught in Swedish. In our Course Catalogue you find all courses lectured in English or those available as reading courses with exams, assignments and tutoring available in English. Your exchange will start with a course in Swedish for Beginners.
Academic Calendar & Important Dates
The academic year is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester starts in the end of August (depending on the degree programme) and ends the second week in January. The spring semester starts the 2nd week in January and ends 31st of May. The exact dates differ between the degree programmes and are settled every year in May for the next academic year.
Deadline for Applications for Exchange Students
For the whole academic year and the autumn semester the deadline is 1st of April.
For the spring semester the deadline is 15th of October.
Send the signed and scanned Student Application Form to:
The University will arrange accommodation for the exchange students in the student lodgings in Mariehamn. In order to be able to accommodate all students it is important that the exchange students send in their applications in time.
Travel to Åland Islands
The easiest way to travel to Åland is by air from Sweden, Stockholm - Arlanda airport, and then a short flight to Mariehamn operated by Nextjet. The ferry companies which travel regularly to Åland are Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Eckerö Linjen. Remember to ask for students discount on the plane tickets.
An alternative route is to fly to Helsinki and connect with Flybe to Mariehamn.
Read about life in Åland here.