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

In order to confirm your study place at UniOulu, please make sure that you follow the steps detailed below. More detailed instructions are available on the Deadlines page.

1. March 2023 (as soon as possible)
Apply for residence permit and Finnish personal identity code as soon as you have received your admission letter. See instructions on Migri’s webpage.

2. 28 April, 2023 at 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+3)
Verify your educational documents.

3. 31 May, 2023

  • Pay the tuition fee through EduStore. Failure to pay will result in revoking of the study right for the academic year 2023-2024.
  • SAT: Verifying educational documents. Applicants who are applying with an SAT test score must verify their educational documents by May 31, 2023 at 15:00/3pm (GMT+3)

4. 14 July, 2023 at 15.00/3pm (GMT+3)
Confirm your study place electronically in Studyinfo.

5. 14 July, 2023 (Bachelor's) at 15.00/3pm (GMT+3)
28 July, 2023 (Master's) at 15.00/3pm (GMT+3)

Deadline for submitting final certificate for Bachelor's and Master's students graduating in spring/summer 2023. Failure to do so will result in study place cancellation.
If you are graduating in Spring/Summer 2023, submit the officially certified copies of your final degree documents. If you are graduating in the spring/summer 2023, your acceptance for studies is conditional until your final certificate is checked.

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