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Exchange Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean

You can apply for exchange at Latin American universities via the bilateral agreements of Tampere University (city centre and Kauppi campuses). In addition, some Latin American universities are involved in the ISEP exchange programme.

Browse bilateral student exchange agreement destinations in Mobility-Online portal.

The studies in Latin American universities are usually conducted in Spanish, and Portuguese in Brazil. If you intend to apply for exchange in a Spanish-speaking country, you are expected to know Spanish even if your studies are offered in English.

In the Caribbean, bilateral exchange opportunities are available in Barbados and Jamaica.

Contact person (Argentina, Brazil, Chile): Jani Kohonen

Contact person (Barbados, Jamaica): Igor Tanskanen

Bilateral Partner Universities


Universidad Nacional de Quilmes


The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill - not available in 2019-20


Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Universidade Feevale


Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Temuco
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)


The University of the West Indies at Mona - not available in 2019-20


ISEP exchange is available to degree students who have studied at the UTA for a minimum of one academic year. During your exchange period, you can study any discipline with the exception of clinical medicine.

Read more about the ISEP programme

Bilateral Partner Universities of Faculties

Please check field-specific additional information and possible special requirements with the faculties’ mobility coordinators.

Faculty of Management

Students of Business and Administrative Studies can apply for exchange through the Faculty of Management’s own bilateral agreements.


Faculdade Ibmec
Private institution of higher education in business. The education is primarily provided in Portuguese, but some courses are offered in English.

Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA-RP), (Universidade de São Paulo - USP)
Located in Ribeirao Preto some 300 km from Sao Paulo. The education is primarily provided in Portuguese, with some courses in English.

Contact person: Terhi Nieminen