International Programmes

Interested in studying in Finland for a bachelor's or master´s taught in English?

University of Oulu educates future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Our degree programmes are student-centered and the teacher-student ratio is high.

City of Oulu is a safe study and living environment with an easy access to nature.

Welcome to study with us under the Northern lights!
A student is sitting on stairs and thinking. Her eyes are closed. An arch appears on top of her head stating Oulu, always a good idea.

Oulu, always a good idea

I would like to think everything is possible.

I would like to swim in the sea whether it is summer or winter.

I would like to see opportunities everywhere, adventures here and there.

I would like to think I can find my own path. Be a part of something unique, find my own crew at the University of Oulu, where future pioneers are educated to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world.

Oulu, always a good idea.

Grow to your full academic potential

University of Oulu offers 21 Master’s programmes (2 years) and two Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes (3 + 2 years) taught in English. Applying to these takes place annually in the first joint application to higher education in Finland.

In addition, we offer joint European Master's programmes which have separate admissions. You can find more information about these in the last section of the accordion.


Master's programmes


Bachelor's programmes

Take a closer look at our selection to find your match.

Find your programme

How to apply

To make your applicant journey smoother and to help you gather all the necessary documents on time, here are all important guidelines for you. Please select the suitable path according to the degree level you have in mind.

Ready to join us?

Next application period for International Programmes will take place on 8-22 January 2025 for studies starting in autumn 2025. Applications are made online at .

How about some advice?

Starting your studies and life in Oulu, Finland is exciting and you surely have a lot of practical questions in mind. Chat with our students ambassadors about their Oulu experience and get recommendations from your peers.

For questions regarding student selection and eligibility, contact our Admissions Team for guidance.

University of Oulu in short

Founded in 1958, University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland and one of the northernmost universities. University has 8 faculties, 13 800 students, and 3 700 employees in two campuses, Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas.

We are ranked within the top three percent of all universities in the world.

Let us help you in finding your match