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Exchange Students

Åland University of Applied Sciences welcomes students from partner universities all around Europe.

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 nursing sciences with a total of about 600 students. In addition to that, the Åland Open University annually offers around 100 academic courses, lectures and seminars. Close cooperation and interaction with working life and society is an essential part of our educational philosophy at Åland UAS.

  • Before applying to Åland UAS contact your International Coordinator or Erasmus coordinator at your home institution in order to ensure 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 will find all the courses available, some of which are in English, as well as the courses available as reading courses with exams, assignments and tutoring in English. Your exchange will start with a Swedish for Beginners Course A1 (external course provider Medis) and we also recommend the Intercultural Communication course as a good start to your exchange. 

  • The academic year is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester starts at the end of August (depending on the degree programme) and ends in the second week of January.

    The spring semester starts in the second week of January and ends on the  31st of May. The exact dates differ between the degree programmes and are decided every year in May for the next academic year.

  • We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the application round for autumn 2023 is open.

    The deadline for applications for the whole academic year and the autumn semester is the 1st of April.

    For the spring semester the deadline is the 1st of November

    Send the signed and scanned Student Application Form to Lena Nyman-Wiklund.

  • We arrange accommodation for our 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. Accommodation request.

  • The easiest way to travel to Åland is by plane arriving at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden.  From there you can take a short flight directly to Mariehamn.

    You also can travel via Helsinki where you can take a direct flight to Mariehamn with Finnair.

    Remember to ask for a student discount on the plane tickets.

    Alternatively, you can take a ferry to the Åland islands from the Finnish mainland (Helsinki and Turku), Sweden (Stockholm and neighboring cities; for more detailed information check the companies’ website) and Estonia, Tallinn.  Companies with ferries travelling regularly to Åland are Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Eckerö Linjen.

Interviews with exchange students