Are you interested in applying to University of Oulu?

Whether you are already applying to the University of Oulu (also known as Oulun yliopisto in Finnish) or still considering your options, you are in the right place! Each year, almost 4,000 new students start their academic journey at the bachelor's, master's or doctoral level degree studies, including international and exchange students.

My choice - University of Oulu

I remember when I first found the University of Oulu and decided to apply. I was lucky because I found the University of Oulu by searching for my specific programme of study, and I was extra lucky because the University of Oulu had the perfect programme for me.

But I only had two days to apply! Honestly, I barely made the deadline, but I got the interview, nailed the interview process, and now I am here pursuing my master's degree.

A clear step by step blog post about how to apply to the University of Oulu.

I could have really used a straightforward guide written by a student who had been through the process to help me through the application process and save time. Now I have decided to write one for anyone in my position.

About the University of Oulu

  • Well-ranked science university among the top 250-300, including innovative research tackling global problems.
  • The city of Oulu and the country of Finland are incredibly safe for living and studying and close to nature.
  • High teacher-student ratio.
  • Offers 22 international degree programmes taught in English.

How to apply then?

Here is the timeline for the steps needed in applying for the academic year 2022-2023 for the studies starting in autumn of 2022.

Taken from the 3rd floor of the library quiet study space. There are plenty of places around the university for cozy study sessions with friends.

It is important to figure out what you want to study and apply on time.

Now that I am here in Oulu working with my faculty, I know I have made the right decision and chosen the best programme for me at the University of Oulu.

Still, it is a major decision, and I would encourage you to take time for yourself. I also think it is very helpful to follow the University of Oulu on Instagram and the UniOulu Ambassadors page on Facebook to stay in touch about deadlines and updates.

Best of luck, and I hope to see you in Oulu! :)

About the author

Meg Dale from Seattle, USA, is currently completing her master's degree in Education and Globalisation. She has been loving the sauna scene in Finland and the secondhand culture of Oulu. As an avid coffee drinker, she is finding the coffee life similar to her hometown.