For new degree students

Congratulations for all the new students for being admitted to study at the University of Oulu! We have collected important information for international students, to help them start their journey at the University of Oulu.

Starting your studies

Get the best possible start for your journey at UniOulu by attending our Welcome to Oulu webinars and the Orientation Week at the start of the autumn semester. For more information about the webinars and Orientation, please click the link below.

Important dates for accepted students

To confirm your study place at UniOulu, please make sure to follow the deadlines set by the University of Oulu. Please see the correct deadlines page depending on whether you are accepted to a bachelor's or a master's programme.

In addition to the deadlines stated on the pages linked below, please make sure to apply for a residence permit in time. If you are required to get a residence permit to Finland, start the process immediately as it may take 1-3 months to receive the permit. For more information, please see the Finnish Immigration Service webpage.

Things to do before arriving

  1. Find out more information on arriving and settling in and searching for an apartment
  2. Healthcare fee for degree students and how to pay it
  3. Activate your student account
  4. Pay the student union fee, and activate your student card
  5. Check out the orientation week schedules
  6. Download Tuudo mobile application and follow the news channel for new students.
  7. Download Oulu Campus Navigator.
  8. Upon your arrival to Oulu, present your original degree documents to Academic Affairs.

Studying and living in Oulu

Follow the links below and find out what makes the University of Oulu a unique place to study and Oulu a great student city. You can also read about the experiences of UniOulu Ambassadors. Who knows, maybe you'll be one them in the future.

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For student website compiles all practical information you need to know about your studies, from the very first steps to graduation.

Academic Affairs Service Teams are happy to help advise with all study related questions.