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Education Abroad


Program Center

Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Deputy Hall 103
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

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Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Education Abroad

***For those interested in Education Abroad (previously known as Study Abroad), please accept our apologies as we are updating our program information. Thank you for your patience in this time of flux.  

Finland - Tampere

Memorandum of Understanding between Bemidji State University and Tampere Ammattikorkeakoulu (TAMK) – University of Applied Sciences, of Tampere, Finland. 

To promote and expand international understanding, development and friendship as well as to stimulate and support educational, professional and intercultural activities and projects among students and staff of the two institutions, and the respective communities which support these institutions.

Student Exchange:
Specific admission requirements are available from the BSU International Program Center director, and from the Head of the International Office at TP.

In general,

  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least two semesters of full-time study at the home institution prior to the beginning of the exchange period.
  • Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate that they are able to perform successfully in university-level coursework where English is the language of instruction and assessment. BSU will require official TOEFL test score reports for each exchange applicant from TP.
  • Participating students remit their current tuition and mandatory fees charges to their respective home institution.
  • Participating students will be housed in the host institution’s residence halls or in the student dormitory offered by the local Student Housing Foundation, or in other university-approved housing. The exchange student will be responsible for all housing costs.
  • The exchange student will be responsible for all transportation, living and other expenses.
  • Participating exchange students will be required to carry adequate health insurance. TP students must purchase the health insurance plan contracted by MnSCU.
  • Each student must provide documentation that he/she possesses sufficient financial resources to meet the expenses for which they are responsible.

For more information, interested faculty members or students may contact:
BSU International Program Center
Deputy Hall 103
Telephone: 218.755.4096

Apply to become an exchange student in Finland.

*Please note, separate applications to Tampere Polytechnic are submitted
directly to TP.

Tampere Polytechnic’s website at for information on applying as an
exchange student.