Student Wellbeing

Health Care

Student Health Service FSHS (YTHS, Ylioppilaiden terveydenhuoltosäätiö) provides health and medical care, mental health as well as dental care services for students enrolled at the university.

The members of the Student Union are entitled to inexpensive medical and dental care at any of the 16 University Health Centres in Finland. In Oulu, students’ health care centre is located in the Linnanmaa –campus area. The student ID card entitles the students to free medical examinations and consultations, vaccinations and general medical treatment. A nominal fee of EUR 4-20 is charged for specialists’ appointments, dental care, long term psychiatric consultation and speech therapy. X-ray examinations, laboratory tests and physiotherapy are free of charge with a Student Health Foundation doctor’s referral.

At FSHS website you will find a databank containing (in alphabetical order) articles on various issues related to health, illness, mental health, and dental care among adult students. Additionally, electronic counselling service offers you an opportunity to send questions to health care professionals over the Internet.

Sport Services

University of Oulu provides sport and wellness services to students and staff. You can choose activities from ballet to skydiving and from cross-country skiing to rugby. You gain access to the sports and academic sport services by purchasing the Sports Pass (EUR 37 for 2013-2014). The Pass functions as an entrance ticket to all the disciplines, training sessions as well as all the other services. The Pass also gives you certain discounts on some course fees and on services provided by cooperating partners.

Student Counseling Psychologist services

The Student Counselling Psychologist offers special guidance and counselling in questions related to learning, studying, life management and wellbeing.

Accessibility in Studies

Efforts to improve accessibility support the removal of various obstacles to studying. In addition to the accessibility of facilities, attention is focused on removing what are called invisible obstacles. Such obstacles are, for instance, various special challenges in learning and barriers related to mental health issues.

15/5/2016

Study Counselling Psychologist

The Student Counselling Psychologist offers special guidance and counselling in questions related to learning, studying, life management and wellbeing.

15/5/2016

Accessibility in Studies

Accessibility refers to the ways in which physical, psychological and social environments are designed to ensure that everyone can interact with others on an equal basis despite their individual characteristics.