For many of the programmes at HHJ, exchange studies is a well integrated part of the study programme. This means that all courses that you study abroad will be accredited at HHJ on your return so you do not need to worry about repeating your courses or prolonging your studies. There are teachers at every programme that will help you through the course selection before your departure. You are also entitled to CSN student support while studying abroad.
Below you can read about the different types of exchange possibilities. More information about the specific opportunities for your current programme can be found to the left.
In order for a HHJ-student to carry out exchange studies in other countries, a signed exchange agreement is needed. School of Health and Welfare has established exchange agreements with many universities around the world. Each study programme has their own agreements which apply to the students within that programme. The exchange agreements are reciprocal, which means that the universities send as well as receive students. Students going on exchange studies stay usually one semester abroad and, at most of our partner universities, VFU (Clinical Placement) is included in your studies. A semester can last for 3 - 5 months depending on the partner university. Some partner universities can also accept students for short-term studies (5 - 10 weeks). As an exchange student, there are no tuition fees and you will be able to transfer your credits from your studies abroad to your degree at HHJ.
Remember, studying abroad is your project, that will give you an edge on your education and increase your personal and professional skills as well as increase your employability. It is, therefore, important that you are proactive and take responsibility for your project. Your international coordinator and academic contact teacher will be there to support you during the whole process.