ExpREES students have many possibilities for internationality, such as exchange in Higher School of Economics in Moscow or St. Petersburg. Erasmus programme offers exchange opportunities to many European countries to students of University of Helsinki. In addition Aleksanteri Institute has online course exchange with Freie University in Berlin and cooperates with University of Malmö on Caucasus Studies. More information on exchange studies and other courses you can find from links.

Links to our bilateral exchange universities and other cooperation partners:

Besides the outgoing exchange possibilities, the students from around the world have the possibility to study in Finland. All the network universities have their own application procedures which can be found on their web pages. Incoming Erasmus students can apply using the same Erasmus contracts as outgoing students regarding the Erasmus contracts of the Aleksanteri Institute (more on applying as a foreign student at University of Helsinki pages).

An opportunity to study in Higher School of Economics in Moscow or St.Petersburg autumn 2018 or spring 2019

Aleksanteri Institute has an agreement on student and researcher exchange with Higher School of Economics which includes two 5 months student exchange places per academic year at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow or in St. Petersburg.

All those students who are interested in this excellent possibility, we encourage to send us (vie-maisterikoulu at a short description of motivation to study in HSE and how it would improve your studies, before 9th November. Please mention in your motivation letter which one you prefer more, Moscow or St. Petersburg and which semester (autumn or spring).

After applications, we will do a preliminary selection and send nominations to Moscow and St.Petersburg. After that selected students will apply trough HSE’s own system (in case of St.Petersburg:

More details about studying at HSE Moscow here:
The courses available in Russian: 
The courses available in English: 

More details about studying at HSE St. Petersburg  you will find here: and Fact Sheet 2017-2018.
The courses available in English and fact sheet :HSE St.Petersburg courses in English

We will offer for selected students 200 euros grant/month and cover traveling cost (Helsinki-Moscow-Helsinki or Helsinki-SPb-Helsinki, lowest fare).


Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus Programme is the European Commission’s educational exchange programme for university students, teachers and institutions. From 2007 on, Erasmus is one of the sectoral programmes supported under the Lifelong Learning Programme. It is targeted at the higher education institutions and their students and staff in all 28 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

From the point of view of the university networks, the fault of Erasmus is that it is based on bilateral exchange agreements and presupposes that the students and teachers who are mobilized belong to the signing university, i.e. the University of Helsinki in our case. Students in other universities of the network should check their international services for the opportunities of Erasmus exchange.

A complete list of Erasmus possibilities can be found on the ECEBB web page.

A student can obtain the Erasmus exchange scholarship only once.