Below you can find the preliminary information on the Spring 2018 orientation:

January 2018 Orientation for exchange students (all fields)
updated Jan 4, 2018

Checklist of important matters that need to be taken care of upon arrival

Materials from the orientation


Thursday January 4

Starting at 8.00, come for a cup of coffee and a small snack.

8.30 Welcome on exchange to the University of Oulu!
Lecture hall L2

Student Union welcome

Housing through PSOAS
Students who rent through PSOAS: Attend this info session and then sign your tenancy agreement during the orientation fair

10.00-12.00 Orientation fair at Tellus Innovation Arena.
This is your chance to take care of practicalities at one location, a detailed map of locations will be available at the event.
Please note that completing the necessary steps at the fair does not take the full two hours.
- student union fee payments (in cash): 54,50eur per term
- student card information
- general information for new students
- signing your PSOAS tenancy agreement
- Student organizations ESN, NISO and AIESEC present their activities

LUNCH BREAK (at your own expense in campus cafeterias)

13.00 Info sessions on Finnish Academic system and on How to live like a Finn
Lecture hall L2

14.15-15.30 Info session on University's services for students, on permits, banking, sports, health services etc.
Lecture hall L2


Friday January 5

9.00 onwards, 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: at 9.15-10.00 in room PR126A
Faculty of Education: at 9-11 in room KTK215
Faculty of Humanities: at 9.00-11.00 in room HU205
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (all fields): at 9.15-11.00 in room TS 128.
Faculty of Medicine (all fields): on Monday January 8 at 13.15 in room 289B (Microbiology Library) in Kontinkangas campus
Faculty of Science (all fields): at 9.00-11.00 in room PR101
Faculty of Technology (all fields): at 9.15-10.00 in room PR102
Oulu Business School: at 9.00-10.00 in room SÄ102.
Oulu Mining School: at 9.15-10.00 in room PR 102
Oulu School of Architecture:  at 9-10.00 in room GO224 (from J corridor use staircase J3 to the second floor)

10.00 - 12.00 Completing Uni Oulu registration and getting your certificate of student status
At Tellus lobby

All exchange students need to do this in person, show the receipt of payment at the location.

12.45 Language studies at the University
This is where you hear information on different options to study Finnish.
Lecture hall L2

13.15 Introduction to student guilds
Lecture hall L2

ESN, NISO and AIESEC present their activities
Lecture hall L2

CANCELLED!! 15.30 ESN-NISO City tour
Start near the Toripolliisi statue at the market square, more information given at the info earlier in the day.


Saturday January 6

ESN-NISO afternoon
A day of fun and games, BBQ, snacks and sauna in the outskirts of Oulu. More information given on Friday Jan 5 at the ESN/NISO info session.
11.00 Bus leaves from St. Luke's Chapel (Yliopistokatu 7)
11.15 Pick-up at Tirolintie (at the bus stop Alppila E)
11.30 Pick-up from Välkkylä (Ylioppilaantie 4)
17.00 Bus leaves back from the event
See event page.

Materials from the orientation

PSOAS housing information

Student Union OYY presentation

Important matters to take care of plus services for students

Language studies

Tandem language studies

Finnish courses

Student guilds: OYY presentation

ESN presentation


Last updated: 8.1.2018