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Student & Staff Exchange:
Diak International Office

International office provides services and guidance for exchange students and degree students interested in internationalisation during their studies. We also warmly welcome colleagues from our international partner universities for teacher and staff exchanges.


The international office is located in the 2nd floor of Kalasatama campus. You can book an appointment via email.

International degree students:
Admissions office

If you wish to study at Diak as an international degree student, please contact admissions(at)
More information about Admissions is available here.

International academic supervisors

International academic supervisors give advice on academic questions related to mobility: courses, work placement goals & contents and credit transfer. Contact the international academic advisor of your field of study via email

Social Services
Mika Alavaikko, Jaana Rintala

Nursing & Health care
Helsinki: Hanna Dombret
Pori: Sinikka Vuorinen
Oulu & Pieksämäki: Tiina Ervelius

Sign Language Interpretation: Tiina Saarijärvi-Kivelä
Community Interpretation: Pirjo Pouttu

Diaconal work
Jouko Porkka

Internationalisation and your personal study plan

Diak students can discuss the timing of the student exchange and internationalisation in personal study plan with their study guidance counselor.