Orientation for exchange students

Our Orientation Day programme is especially designed to help new incoming exchange students to settle in and start their
studies at the University of Oulu. Programme includes important matters such as university practices, student services and permits. Faculties will also organise separate study info sessions to their students. We strongly recommend that all incoming
exchange students participate in the Orientation.

General Orientation session

The Orientation for spring term 2023 will be organized on January 4, 2023 starting at 8.15. Please note that the Orientation is organised on Linnanmaa campus, and online participation is not possible. Orientation is mandatory for study exchange students. 

    Spring term 2023 programme

    8.15   Morning coffee
    Meet the other exchange students and International Mobility Services staff over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee will be served outside lecture room L3.

    9.00   Welcome to the University of Oulu (Room L3)

    9.10   Introduction to Student Services
    Important info on academic practices, Finnish Identity code, insurances, health care, etc.

    10.30 I Wish I'd Known
    Experiences of international students in Oulu.

    11.00 ESN Oulu
    Meet the  ESN Oulu representatives.

    11.15 PSOAS Housing Info
    Housing Manager Jari Simonen tells about the dos and don'ts of living in a PSOAS apartment.

    12.00 Lunch

    13.00 Student Union, Finnish courses and UniOulu services
    Important UniOulu-specific matters such as user accounts and information systems. You will also get to meet the UniOulu Student Union, and get your first introduction to Finnish language learning.

    14.00 Faculty Study Info Sessions
    Please see the time and venue of your faculty's info session from the menu at the bottom of the page.

    We reserve the right to changes.



    Faculty study info sessions

    Faculty study info sessions are organised in conjunction with the Orientation. Participating in the faculty study info is important so that you get to know your international coordinator and get acquainted with the faculty's practicalities. Please see detailed information by clicking on the faculty to which you have been accepted to. Information will be updated by January 2023.