Saimaa University of Applied Sciences has lively student exchange in the frames of different exchange programs, such as NordplusErasmus and FIRST, as well as on the basis of its bilateral collaboration agreements with foreign partner institutions.

The number of the incoming exchange students is yearly about 240. In year 2013 most of them, 154, came for student exchange for a semester or two, and 84 of them were short time exchange students. Approximately the same number of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences students studies yearly for one or two semesters abroad in our partner institutions.