During studies at JAMK students can go abroad via the following options

• Student exchange: student completes part of the degree studies abroad at one of JAMK’s partner institutions or sometimes at a self-acquired host institution or in a mobility programme organised by another institution of higher education/ organisation

• Practical training abroad: student completes a part of or the whole practical training abroad as part of the degree

• International double degree programmes: a form of cooperation between JAMK and one or more foreign institutions of higher education, in which both institutions have their own study programmes and syllabi and in which students complete part of the degree studies abroad at the partner institution and receive a degree certificate from both institutions

• Thesis work abroad: student writes his/her thesis at a foreign organisation, e.g. business, project, association, institution of higher education, institute etc.

• Summer schools, study tours, language courses: student completes part of the degree studies abroad e.g. in a summer school organised by a partner institution or at a language course, or participates in a study tour as part of a study module at JAMK

Exchange programmes and partner institutions

Student exchanges are usually based on exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus and Nordplus). In addition, JAMK has several bilateral cooperation agreements with institutions of higher education around the world. In some degree programmes it is also possible to complete an international double degree abroad based on an agreement between JAMK and one or more partner institutions.

At the moment JAMK has approximately 300 partners in 50 countries located in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. This ensures that JAMK can offer students several possibilities for student exchange both in and outside Europe.

Study packages organised by other institutions of higher education as well as language courses and summer schools abroad are other ways of going abroad during studies. Students also have the possibility to organise an exchange place for themselves by negotiating a so-called Free Mover exchange place with an institution of their choice.

Students can acquire a practical training place abroad either independently or via internship exchange programmes or businesses’ own programmes. E.g. the International Services of the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) coordinates several EDUFI internship exchange possibilities designed for students in different fields. The EURES network provides information on job opportunities in Europe. The practical training coordinators of the schools provide additional information on field-specific practical training possibilities abroad.       

Further information about the exchange programmes, partner institutions and other possibilities

A list of JAMK’s international partners -checked and updated yearly - with whom JAMK has a valid exchange agreement for student mobility, detailed descriptions of the exchange programmes and up-to-date information about abroad study packages, language courses, summer schools and practical training opportunities organised by different institutions of higher education and organisations can be found on the student intranet in section Internationalisation through studies (requires a username and password).