Orientation

Below you can find information on the Autumn 2017 orientation, please select your student group:

Orientation for International Master's programme students

Orientation for exchange students (all fields)

Materials from the September 2017 orientation

Checklist of important matters that all new international students need to take care of upon arrival
 

 

International Master's programme students

Friday September 1

9.00-12.00 Orientation fair at Linnanmaa campus lobby: your chance to take care of practicalities at one location. See Orientation Fair map.
Please note that completing the necessary steps at the fair does not take the full three hours and you are welcome to arrive at any point during the fair.
- student union fee payments (in cash): 54,50eur per term, 109eur for full year
- certificates of registration
- student card information
- general information for new students

12.15 Rectors’ Welcome Reception. Rectors of the University welcome new students to the science community. Linnanmaa Campus, Central Hall

13.30 onwards Future Factory workshop info: Warm up

16.00 Info on language studies at the University
Lecture hall L1

 

Saturday September 2

Starting from 9.00 coffee or tea available in front of lecture hall L1.

9.30 Info sessions on Finnish Academic system and on How to live like a Finn.
Lecture hall L1

11.00-13.00 Info session on University's services for students, on permits, banking, sports, health services etc.
Lecture hall L1
 

Monday September 4

12.00-16.00 Future Factory workshop: Big Bang

 

Tuesday September 5

9.00-16.00 News’day – Day for New Students event. The main services offered by the University of Oulu and the partners will be presented for the students. Check your program schedule to see when you have best time to visit the event.

2 hours for the Future Factory workshop: Closing. Check your own Master's programme's schedule to see when this is in your study programme.

 

Wednesday September 6

8.00-10.00 Future Factory workshop: Voting

10.00-14.00 Vulcanalia - Student Organizations' Fair. Linnanmaa Campus.

15.00-17.00 Academic year 2017-18 official opening ceremonies.

19.00-02.00 Vulcanalia Evening Bash. Student party organised by student union OYY.

 

First meetings for International Master's programme

First meetings for each International Master's programme will be listed below. Information on further orientation schedule for your Master's programme will be presented at this event.

Architecture: General info on Friday Sept 1 at 14.00 in lecture hall FY1103
Architecture: Course information and  kick-off workshop Thursday Sept 7 at 9.15-12.00 in lecture hall FY110 and 13.15-15.00 in lecture hall FY1102.

Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing and Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Imaging:  Monday Sept 4, at 8.00-11.00 in lecture hall IT112.

Computer Science and Engineering: Thursday Sept 7 at 12.00-13.00 in lecture hall TS128 General introduction for CSE programme all students.
CSE: Computer Vision and Signal Processing: Thursday Sept 7 at 13.00-14.00 in lecture hall TS128
CSE: Ubiquitous Computing: Thursday Sept 7 at 13.00-14.00 in lecture hall IT120

Ecology and Population Genetics: Monday Sept 4 at 11.00-12.00 in meeting room KE1143-2.

Economic Geology: Thursday August 31 at 9.00 in lecture hall PR253 (Oulu Mining School coffee room).

Education and Globalisation: Friday Sept 1 at 9.15 in KTK213

Environmental Engineering: Monday Sept 4 at 10.00 in PR 126A.

Financial and Management Accounting: Monday Sept 11 at 14.00-16.00 in lecture hall TA115.

Marketing: Tuesday Sept 5 at 11.00-12.00 in lecture hall TA101.

Learning, Education and Technology: First meeting with the student tutors on Friday Sept 1 at 9.00 in central hall of Faculty of Education, Yliopistokatu 9, door C5.
Learning, Education and Technology: First meeting with the Teacher tutor on Monday Sept 4 at 9.00-11.00 in LeaForum, 2. floor, Faculty of Humanities.

Product Management: Friday Sept 1 at 10.00-10.10 Degree Programme reception at the lobby in front of Foobar, 10.15-11.00 reception in TUTA Studiem, room TF443.

Wireless Communication Engineering: Thursday Sept 1 at 11.00-14.00 in lecture hall TS101.

 

Exchange students

Friday September 1

8.30-9.00 Housing through PSOAS
Students who rent through PSOAS: Attend the info session at lecture hall L4 at 8.30 and sign your tenancy agreement during the orientation fair in lecture hall PR102

9.00-12.00 Orientation fair at Linnanmaa campus lobby: your chance to take care of practicalities at one location. See Orientation Fair map.
Please note that completing the necessary steps at the fair does not take the full three hours and you are welcome to arrive at an point during the fair.
- student union fee payments (in cash): 54,50eur per term, 109eur for full year
- certificates of registration
- student card information
- general information for new students

12.15 Rectors’ Welcome Reception
Rectors of the University welcome new students to the science community. Linnanmaa Campus, Central Hall

14.00-16.00 Study info sessions by Faculties
This is where you hear of the practices at the faculty, of the studies and can ask questions on courses.
N.B. If you have any documents concerning your arrival that need to be signed this is the location for those.
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 14.15-15.00 in lecture hall PR 126A.
Faculty of Education: 14.00-16.00 in lecture hall KTK 112.
Faculty of Humanities (including Scandinavian Studies programme): 14.00-15.00 in lecture hall HU 205.
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (all fields):  14.00-15.00 in lecture hall TS 101.
Faculty of Medicine (all fields):
Friday September 8 at 14.30-15.30 in room F101 in Kontinkangas campus. N.B. If you are doing a clinical training during the exchange you must also attend the mandatory Hospital Info on Monday September 4 at 14.30-15.30, location is Oulu University Hospital, entrance B2, auditorium 5.
Faculty of Science (all fields): 14.00-16.00 in lecture hall SÄ 102.
Faculty of Technology (all fields): 15.15-16.00 in lecture hall PR 101.
Oulu Business School: 14.00-15.00 in lecture hall PR 101.
Oulu Mining School: Thursday, August 31 at 9.00 in room PR253 (OMS coffee room).
Oulu School of Architecture: starting at 14.00 in lecture hall FY 1103.

16.00 Language studies at the University
This is where you hear information on different options to study Finnish.

 

Saturday September 2

Starting from 9.00 coffee or tea available in front of lecture hall L1.

9.30 Info sessions on Finnish Academic system and on How to live like a Finn
Lecture hall L1

11.00-13.00 Info session on University's services for students, on permits, banking, sports, health services etc.
Lecture hall L1
 

Tuesday September 5

9.00-16.00 News’day – Day for New Students event. The main services offered by the University of Oulu and the partners will be presented for the students. Check your lecture schedule to see when you have best time to visit the event.

Wednesday September 6

10.00-14.00 Vulcanalia - Student Organizations' Fair. Linnanmaa Campus.

15.00-17.00 Academic year 2017-18 official opening ceremonies

19.00-02.00 Vulcanalia Evening Bash. Student party organised by student union OYY

 

Materials from the September 2017 Orientation

PSOAS housing for exchange students

Language studies:
- Finnish for foreigners, language and culture courses and Tandem study exchange

How to live like a Finn and Academic Systems

General Info session

Master's programme students: how to prepare a personal study plan

ESN presentation

NISO presentation

AIESEC presentation

Last updated: 2.9.2017