Finland: University of Oulu
In Oulu, you can study near the polar circle. The university was founded in 1958 and has around 16,000 students, one of Finland's largest universities. The University of Oulu calls itself a "multidisciplinary expert in Northerness". It has a large share of international students.
University in brief
Number of spots: 1 full-year spot or 2 semester spots per year
Grade requirements: It is mandatory for architecture students that applies for exchange studies to submit a portfolio. The quality of the portfolio is evaluated by a jury that consist of the Programme Directors and a team of teachers at the School of Architecture. By reviewing the portfolio, the jury assesses whether the applicant can be considered to be nominated for an exchange spot.