Notice Board

News about exchange studies

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Decision about exchange studies in Spring semester 2022

Rector has made the decision regarding the exchange places for Spring semester 2022.

All students who have been selected for exchange studies will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions regarding how to accept the place of study. All students will have to accept the exchange place in Mobility Online (https://www.service4mobility.com/europe/LoginServlet) latest by 30 August 2021. Your decision is binding. After you have accepted the exchange place:

1. Hanken will nominate you to your host university.

2. You will be informed either by the International coordinator at Hanken or by your host university regarding how to register at your host university. In other words, Hanken or your host university will contact you first.

3. You will hand in application documents to your host university.

4. It is also important that you check the information for incoming exchange students at your host university's webpage. There you will find instructions concerning application, course choices, accommodation etc. Be aware of the deadlines to make sure that you do not miss your exchange place.

Hanken will organize a practical info session (Exchange Preparation) via Teams on Tuesday 5 October at 14:15-15.45 (in English). It is mandatory to participate in the info session.

Please inform outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi if you do not want your name to be given to other students nominated to the same university/country as you. If you do not inform us about this, we will assume that we have your permission to give your name to other students going to the same host university/country as you.

Please visit How do I prepare? for more information before your exchange semester.

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Covid-19 and update on exchange studies in Autumn semester 2021

We assume that you who are about to go on exchange in Autumn semester 2021 are following the situation in the world and in your host country, especially regarding COVID-19.  Also, please take a look at the email that you received from Mobility Online 21.06.2021 concerning travel safety. The email contains very important information! In addition to that, we want to publish this information regarding COVID-19 and travelling.

For information about your host country and links to local authorities’ websites regarding COVID-19, see the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ website (available in Finnish or Swedish).

When it comes to the EU, you can follow other EU countries’ travel restrictions and other corona related information on the official EU website.

In addition to the websites listed above you can also follow

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is monitoring the covid-19 pandemic in Finland. Here you can also find information on how you can protect yourself against infection. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare also follows the information provided by

On the website EU-healthcare.fi you can find information about student medical care abroad as well as country-specific information about health services (also for countries outside the EU). In addition, if necessary, the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare gives advice by e-mail on issues related to seeking treatment, costs and rights (yhteyspiste@kela.fi).

Here you can find Hanken's latest information regarding the coronavirus as well as Hanken's principles and guidelines due to the corona pandemic.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us by email outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi.

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Opening hours during the summer! 

Outgoing exchange students: no actual counselling 5.7 – 1.8.2021, but you can reach us by e-mail during the whole summer (outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi) and by phone (+358 50 415 2844) during the following hours Mon. 13-15, Wed. 9-11 and Thu. 13-15.

Incoming exchange students: no actual counselling 28.6- 9.8.2021, but you can reach us by e-mail during the whole summer (incoming.mobility@hanken.fi) and by phone (+358 50 415 2844) during the following hours Mon. 13-15, Wed. 9-11 and Thu. 13-15.
 

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Do you want to improve your analytical skills and internationalize your master’s degree? Apply now for QTEM exchange in spring semester 2022!

Are you an outstanding third year bachelor student or a first year master student majoring in accounting, economics or finance? Are you interested in gaining analytical and quantitative skills and internationalize your MSc? Apply for a QTEM exchange!

The only thing you have to do is to make sure you have a GPA of 3,5 and that you take a GMAT test! All QTEM students are awarded a scholarship. By taking part in the program you won’t just be a regular Hanken student but also become an alumnus of one of the top partner universities! 

The application is open 10.5 – 5.6.2021 for QTEM exchange in spring semester 2022. You can read more about how to apply here. The application can be reached through this link.

If you have questions, please contact Maria Holmström, International Coordinator, (maria.holmstrom@hanken.fi). 
 

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Apply for exchange studies for Spring semester 2022

The application round for exchange studies for Spring semester 2022 is now open. The application deadline is Monday 14 June 2021. You can find instructions on how to apply and the link to the application here.

 

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Hanken has a new Exchange Agreement in Germany

Hanken has signed a new student exchange agreement with WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. You can apply for an exchange at this new partner university for spring semester 2022 no later than 14.6.2021. You will find a short introduction to the university below.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

https://www.whu.edu/en/

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading German business school, founded in 1984 on the initiative of the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The business school has around 1700 enrolled students and every year they welcome over 400 exchange students. WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is internationally accredited (EQUIS, AACSB). 

Location: Vallendar (Campus Vallendar)
Level: BSc and MSc
Slots: 2 students/semester
Language: English
Courses: 30 ECTS 
Final course selection and course registration can only be made once the term has started at WHU. You will have access to a detailed schedule of classes and exams upon arrival at WHU. You can find some information regarding previously offered courses in the online course guide.

Semesters: 
Autumn semester: Late August – Mid December
Spring semester: Early January – Late April
Detailed information in the Academic Calendar

Accommodation: WHU offers international students support in finding accommodation. All exchange students receive a housing form with their acceptance at WHU, in which they can indicate their preferences. All apartments offered to international students by the Housing Office are fully furnished and include a fitted kitchen. You can read more about the different options here.

More information for incoming exchange students: WHU Exchange Programs

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture, and customs!

More information is also given by Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations (johanna.lilius@hanken.fi).

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Covid-19 and update on exchange studies in Spring semester 2022

At this stage Hanken assumes that it will be possible to carry out exchange studies in Spring semester 2022. Therefore, we encourage all Bachelor’s students who according to their study plan are supposed to conduct exchange studies in Spring 2022, to apply for an exchange for Spring semester 2022 as usual. Master’s students are also very welcome to apply for an exchange semester in Spring 2022. The deadline for the application for exchange studies in Spring semester 2022 is 14.6.2021. 
 

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Info sessions on the QTEM Masters Network in April

Do you want to internationalize your master’s degree and gain analytical skills? Then you might be Hanken’s next QTEM student!

The QTEM Master’s Network is a network targeted at outstanding students majoring in Accounting, Economics or Finance. For you this network offers a unique opportunity to internationalise your master’s degree and become a member of an international and exclusive network. Here you can read more about QTEM Masters Network.

We welcome you to join us for an info session on QTEM! 

  • Tuesday April 20, at 09:00-10:00 via Teams. You can access the info session here.
  • Tuesday April 27, at 10:00-11:00 via Teams. You can access the info session here. 

Programme

  • What is QTEM and what does it offer?
  • QTEM exchange and internship
  • Application
  • Questions and answers

Bachelor students are also very welcome to the information sessions! Deadline for QTEM applications will be 5 June 2021 for QTEM exchange in spring semester 2022 (the following application round will be in February 2022 for QTEM exchange autumn semester 2022).

If you have questions, please contact Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations, (johanna.lilius@hanken.fi, +358 40 3521 239) or Maria Holmström, International Coordinator, (maria.holmstrom@hanken.fi, +358 50 476 3684).
 

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Decision about exchange studies in Autumn semester 2021

Rector has made the decision regarding the exchange places for Autumn semester 2021:

All students who have been selected for exchange studies will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions regarding how to accept the place of study. All students will have to accept the exchange place in Mobility Online (https://www.service4mobility.com/europe/LoginServlet) latest by 15 March 2021. Your decision is binding. After you have accepted the exchange place:

1. Hanken will nominate you to your host university.

2. You will be informed either by the International coordinator at Hanken or by your host university regarding how to register at your host university. In other words, Hanken or your host university will contact you first.

3. You will hand in application documents to your host university.

4. It is also important that you check the information for incoming exchange students at your host university's webpage. There you will find instructions concerning application, course choices, accommodation etc. Be aware of the deadlines to make sure that you do not miss your exchange place.

Hanken will organize a practical info session (Exchange Preparation) via Teams on Friday 9 April at 12:30-14 (in English). It is mandatory to participate in the info session.

Please inform outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi if you do not want your name to be given to other students nominated to the same university/country as you. If you do not inform us about this, we will assume that we have your permission to give your name to other students going to the same host university/country as you.

Please visit How do I prepare? for more information before your exchange semester.

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NC Fudan University goes virtual – apply for the virtual Summer Course “Business and Innovation in China”, 9. – 22. July 2021

Hanken’s master level students have the opportunity to apply for this two-week virtual summer course organized by the Nordic Centre at Fudan University, one of China's top academic institutions. The course is estimated to equal 5 ECTS.

This year the course is held virtually and is free of charge. The course is designed to provide Nordic students with an opportunity to gain insight into the exciting and ever-changing business world in China. The course includes both an academic and a practical hands-on approach to business life in China. Virtual social activities will be offered alongside with the academic sections to give each student a more comprehensive experience.

Application procedure and deadline:

  • Fill in the application form 
  • Attach a CV to your application
  • Submit your application electronically to outgoing.mobility@hanken.fi.
    • NB! Please submit the application form in Word format (doc/docx file)
  • The application deadline is Tuesday 9.3.2021 at 24.00. Late applications are not considered.

Application pre-requisites:

  • Only non-Chinese students can be nominated
  • Only students with a BSc degree at the application deadline can apply
  • Good grades and a normal study pace are expected

Selection process:

  • The students are ranked firstly according to their GPA and secondly by their study pace. However, in case of any discrepancies, the Manager of International Affairs has the right to decide who will be nominated to the Summer Course.
  • Hanken selects a maximum of three students to nominate for the Summer Course
  • The Nordic Centre at Fudan University makes the final decision about which students to admit to the course, and the students will be notified by the middle of April 2021.

More information:

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Do you want to develop your analytical skills by taking part in interesting courses and solving real-world cases with students around the world? 

The application round for QTEM exchange in autumn semester 2021 is now open.

Would you like to become part of a growing global community and spend an exchange semester at a prestigious partner university? Do you want to develop your analytical skills by taking part in interesting courses and solving real-world cases with students around the world? And above all are you a forward-thinker who wants to use analytics to create a better world?

If that’s you, join QTEM!

Students majoring in Accounting, Economics or Finance can apply no later than February 5, 2021 to become QTEM students and to study one semester abroad at one of the academic partners of the QTEM Network.

An info session about the QTEM application will be organized on Tuesday February 2, at 13:00 in Teams. You can access the info session here.

Read more about the QTEM Masters Network, who can apply and how to apply. The application can be reached through this link.

If you have questions, please contact Maria Holmström (maria.holmstrom@hanken.fi). 
 

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Hanken has new Exchange Agreements in Italy and South Korea

Hanken has signed new student exchange agreements with Politecnico di Milano and SKK Business School, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). You can apply for an exchange at these new partner universities for Fall semester 2021 no later than 28.01.2021. You will find a short introduction to the universities below. More information is also given by Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations (johanna.lilius@hanken.fi).

 

Politecnico di Milano

https://www.polimi.it/en/

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering

School of Management

Politecnico di Milano is the biggest technical university in Italy, founded in 1863. The university has about 46 000 students of which about 4900 are enrolled at the School of Management, which belongs to the School of Industrial and Information Engineering. Hanken’s students will study at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) which is a part of the School of Management. Every year the School of Management welcomes over 250 exchange students. The School of Management is internationally accredited (EQUIS, AMBA).

Location: Milan, campus Bovisa

Level: MSc

Slots: 2 students/semester

Language: English

Courses: 30 ECTS

Information on courses: Course catalogue. Remember to choose the Milano Bovisa (BV) campus.

Students can choose Italian language courses, but no credits will be gained, only an attendance certificate. The cost is 100 Euros. More information can be found here.

Semesters:

Autumn semester: September - February
Spring Semester: February - July
Detailed information in the Academic calendar.

Accommodation: Exchange students can apply for Housing at Politecnico (Residence Halls), offering multiple types of accommodations (limited spots available). At arrival, several student associations do a great job assisting newcomers in their efforts to find apartments and rooms to rent.

More information for incoming exchange students: Polimi info for incoming exchange students

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

 

SKK Business School, Sungkyunkwan University

https://www.skku.edu/eng/

Sungkyunkwan University, founded in 1398, is Korea's leading private institution of higher education. The university has about 25 000 students of which about 3300 are enrolled at the SKK Business School. Each year, over 400 exchange students from more than 35 countries are welcomed at SKK Business School. SKK Business School is internationally accredited (AACSB).

Location: Seoul

Level: BSc

Slots: 2 students / semester

Language: English

Courses: 15 SKKU credits = 30 ECTS.

Information on courses: course catalogue. To find courses offered by SKK Business School choose “Undergraduate Major” in the sidebar -> Choose “Business” as the College (School) in Charge -> under Major/Dept. you can choose between “Entrepreneurship & Innovation”, “Business Administration”, “Business”, and “Global Business Administration”.

Semesters:

Autumn semester: August - December
Spring Semester: February - June
Detailed information in the Academic Schedule.

Accommodation: Dormitory housing is offered, however SKKU may not be able to provide accommodation for all exchange/visiting students. However, dormitory application information will be provided to accepted students.

More information for incoming exchange students: Inbound Exchange/ Visiting Program

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

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Important to inform us about ”freemover” mobilites abroad 2020

Have you studied/completed an internship abroad as a FREEMOVER in 2020? In other words, if you have organized your exchange by yourself (not via Hanken´s exchange programme) and plan to transfer the credits you completed abroad to your MSc degree from Hanken, we kindly ask you to fill out the following questionnaire (it will take only a couple of minutes) at the latest by 7 January 2021:

https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/BAA837DB4B964556

Just like all other universities in Finland, Hanken has to submit annual statistics on students' studies and internships abroad to the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The Office of International Affairs and External Relations at Hanken collects the relevant data for this purpose.

As it is very important to report comprehensive data regarding student mobility at Hanken, we also ask students enrolled in any of the Master programs to inform us about their possible freemover exchange studies/internships abroad during 2020.

If you have questions, please contact outgoing.mobility(at)hanken.fi or phone + 358 (0)40 3521 379 (Johanna Liljequist).

Thank you for your help!

The Office of International Affairs and External Relations

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Hanken has a new Exchange Agreement in Canada

Hanken has signed a new student exchange agreement with Gustavson School of Business University of Victoria. The university is research-oriented and internationally accredited. You can apply for an exchange for Spring semester 2021 no later than 15.06.2020. The online application opens in May. You will find a short introduction to the university below. More information is also given by Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations (johanna.lilius@hanken.fi)

Gustavson School of Business University of Victoria

University of Victoria is a top-ranked Canadian research-based university. The university has about 21 000 students of which about 1100 are enrolled at the prestigious Gustavson School of Business. Each year, over 180 exchange students from more than 40 are welcomed at the business school. Gustavson School of Business is founded in 1990 and is internationally accredited (EQUIS, AACSB).

Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Level: BSc

Slots: 2 students / semester

Language: English

Courses: : 5 courses (7,5 units) = 30 ECTS

Information on courses:

Semesters:
Autumn semester: September - December
Spring Semester: January – April
Detailed information in the Academic Calendar
Participation in ”Student orientation” before the classes start, is mandatory.

Accommodation: On-campus housing is possible but very limited for exchange students, other alternatives include “homestay” (living with a Canadian host family) or off-campus housing.

More information for incoming exchange students: Incoming student handbook

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

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Hanken has new Exchange Agreements in the United Kingdom and Canada

Hanken has signed new student exchange agreements with Leeds University Business School in the United Kingdom and Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University in Canada. Both universities are internationally accredited. You can apply for an exchange semester at these new partner universities for autumn semester 2020 no later than 30.01.2020. The online application opens before Christmas. Below a short introduction to the universities. More information is also given by Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations (johanna.lilius(at)hanken.fi).

UNITED KINGDOM

Leeds University Business School

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/

University of Leeds is part of the prestigious Russell Group, which consists of outstanding research-intensive universities in the UK. The university has over 33 000 students in total. Leeds University Business School (LUBS) was founded in 1874 and is a part of University of Leeds. LUBS has some 3000 students and is internationally accredited (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA).

Place: Leeds, approx. 2 hours by train from London and 3 hours from Edinburgh

Level: BSc

Slots: 2 students / semester

Language: English

Courses: 60 credits per semester (30 ETCS)

Information on courses (modules): http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130117/exchange_and_study_abroad/117/what_can_i_study

Also read ”Things to consider when choosing modules” on the above-mentioned web page.

Semesters:  

Autumn semester: September - end of January
Spring Semester: Middle of January – beginning of June

Detailed information in the academic calendar http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130117/exchange_and_study_abroad/148/preparation_and_arrival

Participation in ”Orientation Days”, before the classes start, is mandatory.

Accommodation: On-campus housing possible but not guaranteed by University of Leeds. Read more about campus accommodation here:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130117/exchange_and_study_abroad/148/preparation_and_arrival

More information for incoming exchange students: LUBS website: https://business.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduate

Generally about studies in UK: https://www.maailmalle.net/sv/studier/storbritannien (in Swedish)

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

Canada

Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University

https://beedie.sfu.ca/

Simon Fraser University is a research-based university in the region British Columbia, founded in 1965. The university has 30 000 students on three campus locations; Vancouver, Burnaby (main campus) and Surrey. All three campuses are in the Metropolitan Vancouver and located approx. an hour from each other. Beedie School of Business (SFU Beedie) is internationally accredited (EQUIS, AACSB) and has approx. 4000 students in total.

Place: Vancouver, British Columbia

Level: BSc

Slots: 1 student / semester

Language: English

Courses: 15 units per semester (30 ETCS). Read about course choice here: https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/international/inbound-exchange

Course catalogue: https://sims.sfu.ca/psp/csprd/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

Semesters
Autumn semester:
end of August – middle of December

Spring semester: beginning of January – end of April
 

Detailed information on the semesters is found in under academic dates http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring.html
Participation in Orientation Days”, before the classes start, is mandatory.

Accommodation: On-campus residences possible but not guaranteed by SFU Beedie. Read more about accommodation here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/exchange/housing/on-campus.html

More information for incoming exchange students: https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/international/inbound-exchange and SFU Exchange Fact Sheet and Beedie Exchange Info.

Information on documents such as visa is found here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/exchange/new.html

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

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Hanken has new exchange agreements in Prague and Tokyo

Hanken has signed exchange agreements with Waseda University School of Commerce in Tokyo and University of Economics (VSE), Prague. Both universities are esteemed international and research-oriented universities. You can apply for an exchange for spring semester 2020 no later than 17.6.2019. The online application opens in the end of May. Below a short introduction to the universities. More information is also given by Johanna Lilius, Head of International Relations (johanna.lilius(at)hanken.fi).

Japan

Waseda University School of Commerce (EQUIS)
https://www.waseda.jp/fcom/soc/en

Waseda is a private research-oriented university with an international profile, founded in 1882. The School of Commerce is founded in 1904 and has 4400 students.

Place: Tokyo

Level: BSc

Slots: 1 student/semester

Language: English

Courses: 24 credits per semester at BSc level (= 30 ECTS). Information on courses:
http://https://www.wsl.waseda.jp/syllabus/JAA101.php?pLng=en
https://www.waseda.jp/fcom/soc/en/students/courses-in-english

You can also choose courses in the Japanese language, max 8 credits at the Center for Japanese Language.

Semesters:
Autumn semester: September-February
Spring semester: April-August

More information in the academic calendar in the fact sheet.

Accommodation: Waseda doesn’t offer on-campus accommodation for exchange students. Thus, students can apply for a room via Kyoritsu Maintenance, which is private company recommended by Waseda.

More information: The fact sheet and the Waseda webbsite.

General information on studies in Japan: https://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/index.html

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

 

Czech Republic

University of Economics, Prague (EQUIS)
https://www.vse.cz/

University of Economics, Prague (VSE) is a public, internationally focused, research-oriented university founded in 1953. The university has 15000 students.

Place: Prague

Level: BSc

Slots: 1 student/semester

Language: English.

Courses: 30 ECTS per semester. Information on courses: https://exchange.vse.cz/students/accepted-students/course-registration/#List%20of%20courses

You can also choose 3-6 ECTS in the Czech language and Czech history

Semesters:
Autumn semester: September-December
Spring semester: February-end of May

Details about the academic calendar in the fact sheet.

Accommodation:  Exchange students can apply for student accommodation, more information here.

More information for incoming exchange students: https://exchange.vse.cz/

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs!

 

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Hanken has a new exchange agreement in Japan

Hanken has signed a new student exchange agreement with Rikkyo University College of Business in Japan. Rikkyo University is founded in 1874 by an American Episcopal-Church missionary priest. Now it is one of the oldest and nationally recognized research universities in Japan. The university has approx. 20,000 students in total, 1,600 in College of Business. You can apply for an exchange semester at this new partner university for autumn semester 2019 no later than 31 January 2019. The application opens in Mobility Online just before Christmas.

Rikkyo University College of Business, Japan

http://cob.rikkyo.ac.jp/en/

Place: Tokyo

Level: BSc. For Bachelor students only

Number of places: 2 students for autumn semester 2019 and 2 students for spring semester 2020

Language: English (English requirements for the Hanken exchange programme)

Courses: 20 credits per semester. More information on courses

The College of Business is a general business & management program offering courses in the areas of accounting & finance, marketing, international business, human resource management, business & society, and cross-cultural management/communication as well as business project courses.

Semesters: Autumn semester September-February and Spring semester March-July. Details on the academic calendar

Accommodation: Student accommodation may be available on campus.

Please note: You need a "Certificate of Finance" of at least 840,000JPY (approx. 6,600 €) for Autumn semester and at least 600,000JPY (approx. 4,700 €) for Spring semester

More information for incoming exchange students and in the Fact Sheet

Please also acquaint yourself with the country, culture and customs.

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Hanken has a new exchange cooperation with Università della Svizzera italiana

Intercultural Communications and Economics (ICE) exchange studies at USI Lugano is a new exchange opportunity for Bachelor students applying for exchange studies for spring semester 2019. It is designed to:

  • increase your insights into World Challenges
  • develop leadership skills, and make you aware of the impact of your decisions- economic, societal and environmental
  • integrate cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural study at two universities

Successful studies at USI lead to an ICE-certificate, which is a certificate of completed studies signed by the Rector of USI. Approximately 10 students from USI will be studying at Hanken within the framework of this cooperation during the fall semester. Hanken students going to USI have an excellent opportunity to get to know these students before their exchange studies during spring semester at USI.

Apply to USI Lugano and other Hanken partner universities here. The application deadline for exchange studies spring semester 2019 is June 18, 2018.

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The new Erasmus+ programme allows several exchanges

Hanken offers all students the possibility to go on exchange once during their studies. The exchange studies should fit into your degree and not prolong your studies. According to the latest news regarding the new Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020), the Erasmus+ programme allows students to participate in the Erasmus Exchange programme several times. This means if you have already been on Erasmus exchange before your studies at Hanken you can now also apply for Erasmus exchange on Master level through the Hanken Exchange Programme. Due to regulations of the European Union this was not possible before. Please note that the duration of your exchange is one semester only.