Orientation for International Degree Students

Our orientation programme is designed to help new incoming international students to get acquainted with the university and the city, settle in, and start their studies at the University of Oulu. Orientation consists of a series of pre-arrival studio discussions and an orientation week at the beginning of the autumn term. Programme includes important matters such as permits, university practices, student services, and information about your new home town. Faculties will also organize their own programme to their students.

Pre-Orientation Info Sessions

Our Welcome to Oulu -studio discussions are a series of 6 sessions especially designed to offer you practical information about the university and the city of Oulu. Please see the themes of the discussions below. All sessions will be broadcasted at 15.00/3pm (GMT+3) and you can also watch them afterwards as recordings.

You can find the recordings of all the spring 2023 pre-orientation sessions from the UniOulu Youtube playlist. Links to individual recordings can also be found from below.

General Orientation Programme

The general orientation for new international degree students will be organised in the beginnin of the autumn term. The specific date will be published here in early summer. Please note that the Orientation will be organised on campus, and online participation is not possible. Below you can see what the programme looked like in autumn 2023.

8.15 Morning Coffee

9.00 Welcome to the University of Oulu

9.15 University Services

10.30 Finnish Language Courses

10.50 Student Organisations

11.10 I Wish I'd Known - Tips from former International Students

11.40 PSOAS Student Housing Info

During the orientation week, there will also be faculty and degree programme specific sessions. You can find your degree programme's orientation information below from the 'For you' -section. Simply select your degree programme from the drop-down menu.

Orientation materials

Orientation materials will published here after the Orientation Day in autumn 2024.

For you

Oulu Business School

Welcome to study at Oulu Business School!

This information is for new bachelor's and master’s students in Oulu Business School's international programmes.

Orientation week for the new students will begin on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023. There will be events organized by the University of Oulu, Oulu Business School and also the student association Finanssi ry.

Orientation programme for OBS International Programmes

Orientation Programme for Bachelor Programme in IBM (International Business Management) 2023 (pdf)

Orientation week schedule 2023 for OBS International Master's Programmes (pdf)

Orientation week schedule 2023 for OBS Master's Double Degree Programmes (pdf).

Completing studies

The Oulu Business School degree curriculum in the Peppi study guide gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The study guide also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Full details for course catalogues for academic year 2023-2024 are published later during the Autumn semester.

Personal tutor teacher and student tutors

Each student in Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes has a designated personal tutor teacher and student tutor who will guide and advice the student. Tutor teacher and student tutor will provide support and assistance to students in their studies.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Oulu Business School student affairs service team by sending an email to: study.business (at) oulu.fi. NB! There can be a delay in responding to inquiries during the summer months (June-August).

Faculty of Education and Psychology

For new students at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, 2023-2024

New students will be starting their studies on Monday 28th August 2023 at 9.00 in Lecture hall L1.

  • A detailed schedule of the first weeks will be updated below and sent to all accepted students latest in the beginning of August.

In the first academic week, there will be information sessions, introduction to the university and getting to know what university studies are all about. Your studies will also begin during these weeks.

  • Be prepared to attend orientation sessions and teaching every day between 8-16.

More information about studying from the For Students website.

If you have studied at a university before and wish to acknowledge prior studies, this can be discussed during the first weeks with the study advisors.

Studying at the Faculty of Education and Psychology

1. Degree Program structures and courses

The faculty offers the following degree programs. The Finnish-medium degree structures can be found from the Finnish language website. The abbreviations used for the programs are found in the parentheses.

  • Intercultural Teacher Education, BA and MA (ITE)
  • Special Education BA and MA (ERKKA)
  • Educational Sciences, BA and MA (KAKO)
  • Primary Teacher BA and MA (LO)
  • Music Education Ba and MA (MUKA)
  • Early Childhood Education BA and MA (VAKA)
  • Psychology BSc and MSc (PSYKA)
  • Learning Sciences BA and MA (OPTI)

Master’s Programs in Education

  • Learning, Education and Technology MA (LET)
  • Education and Globalisation MA (EDGLO)

A 5-year program at the Faculty of Education and Psychology comprises of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree followed by a 2-year Master’s degree. The degrees include studies in the major subject and minor subject, language, communication and orientation studies, as well as elective courses. It is possible to take part in an international exchange and do practices abroad/in Finland during the studies. The study groups are typically 20 people.

The right to pursue studies in a 5-year program is granted for seven years, and that for studies in a 2-year Master’s program for four years.

Please note that students admitted to the University may be requested to provide an extract from the criminal records for the assessment of their ability to study. Such an extract may be requested only from students whose studies include practical training or other activities involving work with minors.

The extract will be requested before the beginning of the practical training or other activity. To ensure the safety of minors, it is necessary to ascertain that the student about to begin practical training has no criminal record of certain serious crimes (sex offence, murder, aggravated assault and battery, aggravated burglary and robbery and narcotics offence).

2. Study Counselling

You can seek counselling whenever you feel you need it. In the Faculty of Education and Psychology, you are helped, among others, by the study advisors (Education Designers), teacher tutors and tutor students.

The FEP study advisors' information can be found on the Academic Affairs Service Teams web site - if you have any questions related to your studies, you may always contact the Faculty of Education and Psychology Academic Affairs Service Team via study.education(at)oulu.fi

If you cannot get the help you need in the Faculty, the university and the Finnish Student Health Service also offer general counselling services. For more information, see here.

3. Student Organisations

The student organisations representing different subjects arrange a variety of events and look after the interests of students during their studies at the university. You are welcome to join in the organisation represented by your own degree program. Read more about joining a student organisation and their activities by clicking on a link to your organisation below. Through this link you might also find more information about the small group tutors that you will be having.

  • Degree Programs in Primary Teacher Education and Intercultural Teacher Education: Olo ry (Oulun luokanopettajaopiskelijat ry), Guide for the New Students
  • Degree Program in Educational Sciences, Master's Programs LET and EdGlo: Motiva ry
  • Degree Program in Music Education: Mukava ry
  • Degree Program in Early Childhood Education: Lastarit ry
  • Degree Program in Special Education: Spessu ry
  • Degree Program in Psychology, Defenssi ry

Welcome to the Faculty to grow and learn with us! You have chosen a highly valued field of education with an opportunity to exert an influence on your chances in working life through your choices during the training!

Good luck and success with your studies!

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Orientation Week of ITEE kicks off with the opening remarks by the Education Dean & Prof. Jari Iinatti alongside the international programmes' directors and coordinators on Monday, August 28th 2023 at 10.15-12 am in lecture hall L10. Available also online in Zoom.

Warmly welcome!

Faculty of Technology

Information for new Master's degree students of the Faculty of Technology

Check the information for your own programme.

The academic year 2023 launches with Orientation Weeks beginning on Monday 28.8.2023.

Please check the
University of Oulu Orientation 2023 Programme for new international degree students

Contact:
More info: Study.Technology@oulu.fi (write to the Subject: YOUR PROGRAMME: Orientation)

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Follow the general instructions above.

Faculty of Humanities

Follow the general instructions above.

Economics and Business Administration MSc

Welcome to study at the Oulu Business School!

This information is for new international bachelor's and master’s students.

Orientation week for the new students will begin on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023. There will be events organized by the University of Oulu, Oulu Business School and also the student association Finanssi ry.

Orientation programme for OBS International Programmes

Orientation Programme for Bachelor programme in IBM (International Business Management) 2023 (pdf)

Orientation week schedule 2023 for OBS International Master's Programmes (pdf)

Orientation week schedule 2023 for OBS Master's Double Degree Programmes (pdf).

Completing studies

The Oulu Business School degree curriculum in the Peppi study guide gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The study guide also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Full details for course catalogues for academic year 2023-2024 are published later during the Autumn semester.

Personal tutor teacher and student tutors

Each student in Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes has a designated personal tutor teacher and student tutor who will guide and advice the student. Tutor teacher and student tutor will provide support and assistance to students in their studies.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Oulu Business School student affairs service team by sending an email to: study.business (at) oulu.fi. NB! There can be a delay in responding to inquiries during the summer months (June-August).

International Business Management (BSc EBA)

Welcome to study at Oulu Business School!

This information is for new international Baster’s students in our International Business Management Degree Programme.

Orientation programme

Orientation Programme for BSc in IBM 2023 and updated versions will be published on this website.

Orientation week for the new students will begin on Monday, August 28th, 2023. There will be events organized by the University of Oulu, Oulu Business School and also the student association Finanssi ry.

Completing studies

The Oulu Business School degree curriculum in the Peppi study guide gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The study guide also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Full details for course catalogues for academic year 2023-2024 are published later during the Autumn semester.

Personal tutor teacher and tutor students

Each student in the IBM Bachelor degree programme has a designated personal tutor teacher (coordinator) and tutor student who will guide and advice the student. Coordinator and student tutor will provide support and assistance to students in their studies.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Oulu Business School student affairs service team by sending an email to: study.business (at) oulu.fi. NB! There can be a delay in responding to inquiries during the summer months (June-August).

Information Processing Science

Welcome to study Information Processing Science!

Students selected to International Master's Programme SEIS ( Software Engineering and Information Systems) and Master´s Programme in Information Processing Science.

Campus map.

Students in bachelor level please find orientation week details here.

Orientation Week

Timetable the Fist Week

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering kick of 28th at 10.15-12 am, also online in Zoom

If you have health reasons not to participate the welcome event in lecture room please take contact to tutor teacher Karin Väyrynen karin.vayrynen[at]oulu.fi

Have a nice summer and see you in August!

SEIS students: For more information, please contact Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, leena.venta-olkkonen[at]oulu.fi or tutorteacher karin.vayrynen[at]oulu.fi

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

Welcome to study biomedical engineering!

In this page the new students will find information about important issues in the beginning of studies. Kindly note that this page concerning the orientation will be updated as the orientation programme and schedules are finalized (in August 2023 at the latest).

Master´s Programme in Biomedical Engineering in brief

Students of the programme have been selected in international call for applications. It is organized jointly by the Faculty of Medicine (FMED) and the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Students of the programme at the FMED will graduate as Masters of Health Sciences (MHSc) and at the ITEE - Masters of Science (MSc Tech).

Language of instruction is English.

General information about starting the studies

You will find general information about starting your studies and steps to be taken in university´s web-page For new degree students. Kindly study these pages carefully.

Orientation week

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 28 to Sept 1, 2023. It will include general programme for university´s all new students and programme-specific programme. In addition, during week 36 there are additional events, which you might like to consider and participate in (official opening ceremonies of the university and organizations presenting themselves on Linnanmaa campus and student festival in Kuusisaari).

Briefing of the BME students will be arranged on August 28, 2023 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Linnanmaa campus in lecture room L9. In the briefing there will be participants from the degree programme, faculties´ academic affairs service teams and from the Guild of Medical Technology Students of Oulu (OLTO). You will hear more about the degree programme and starting and proceeding with your studies. Also, your student tutors will attend, and they will be your guide on campuses and tell you about the studies and studying from the student´s point of view.

First courses will begin during week 36 in accordance with the course-specific schedules.

For students – web pages

We also recommend you to study carefully university´s For Students web pages, where all information concerning studies and studying has been compiled by themes. Under some themes, in the end of the page, there is “For you” drop down menu, where you can choose your own programme for checking, whether there is any additional, programme-specific information. This “For you” information will be updated regularly, even during coming autumn, when necessary.

Study guide and schedule for academic year 2023-24

Schedule for autumn 2023 will be published by the end of March 2023 as a part of the Peppi study guide. Schedule for spring 2024 will be published at the turn of October - November 2023. In the study guide there is a general description of the programme (“Show description”) and its study structure (“Show structure”). By choosing an individual course in the structure you will find the course-specific description and further – course timetable by clicking the “blue ribbon” in the description page.

Tuudo mobile application is a versatile tool for supporting and managing your studies and includes, for example, possibility to prepare your personal schedule. After having uploaded the app you will be able to pick up the courses to your Tuudo-calendar first by choosing “follow” and then beginning from Aug 1, 2023 – enroll for the chosen autumn courses and beginning from Dec 1, 2023 - for the chosen spring courses.

Kindly note that the changes, updates to the schedules are possible, but as soon as made, they will automatically update in Peppi and your Tuudo-calendar also.

More information about the schedule, enrollment for the courses etc. will be available during the orientation week.

Contact

  • Responsible professor of the programme, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Tapio Seppänen tapio.seppanen(at)oulu.fi
  • Responsible for major of biomedical engineering at the Faculty of Medicine Anna Maijala anna.maijala(at)oulu.fi
  • In questions concerning different practical study administrative issues, kindly contact academic affairs service team
    • study.medicine(at)oulu.fi
  • In issues concerning your studies, personal study plan (PSP) you can contact your
    • tutor teacher - Heta Helakari heta.helakari(at)oulu.fi
    • PSP instructor Eveliina Seppälä eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi
  • Your student tutors are
    • Clarence Tan clarence.tan(at)student.oulu.fi
    • Dipika Chapagain dipika.chapagain(at)student.oulu.fi

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

ICT-services for students

ICT-services for new students 2023

Sign in university´s systems with university user account

Finnish Student Health Service

University of Oulu safety info

OLTO

Rules and regulations of the higher education institutions of Oulu, University of Oulu

FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICE "MIGRI":

* Guide for students

* Customer instructions for students

Payment of health care fee for Finnish Social Insurance Institutution "KELA"

Learn Finnish -course open for all interested students free of charge

English Communication course open for all interested students free of charge

Email lists and social media

Join the mailing lists WITH YOUR UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS AS SOON AS YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT (student.oulu.fi). University will only send emails to university´s own email addresses.

Email list joint for all BME students

Email list for BME students at the Faculty of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering in Facebook

Biomedical Engineering in Instagram

Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

Welcome to study biomedical engineering!

In this page the new students will find information about important issues in the beginning of studies. Kindly note that this page concerning the orientation will be updated as the orientation programme and schedules are finalized (in August 2023 at the latest).

Master´s Programme in Biomedical Engineering in brief

Students of the programme have been selected in international call for applications. It is organized jointly by the Faculty of Medicine (FMED) and the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Students of the programme at the FMED will graduate as Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) and at the Faculty of ITEE as Master of Science (MSc Tech).

The language of instruction is English.

General information about starting the studies

You will find general information about starting your studies and steps to be taken in university´s web-page For new degree students. Kindly study these pages carefully.

Orientation week

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 28th to September 1st, 2023. It will include general programme for university's all new students and programme-specific programme. In addition, during week 36 there are additional events, which you might like to consider and participate in (official opening ceremonies of the university and organizations presenting themselves on Linnanmaa campus and student festival in Kuusisaari).

Orientation week will begin with Welcome session of the Faculty of ITEE on Linnanmaa campus on Mon 28.8.2023 at 10.15-12.00 (room L10) with possibility also to on-line participation in Zoom.

Briefing of the BME students will be arranged on August 28, 2023 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Linnanmaa campus in lecture room L9. In the briefing there will be participants from the degree programme, faculties´ academic affairs service teams and from the Guild of Medical Technology Students of Oulu (OLTO). You will hear more about the degree programme and starting and proceeding with the studies. Also, your student tutors (“kummis”) will attend, and they will be your guide on campuses and tell you about the studies and studying from the student´s point of view.

First courses will begin during week 36 in accordance with the course-specific schedules.

For students – web pages

We also recommend you to study carefully the university´s For Students web pages, where all information concerning studies and studying has been compiled by themes. Under some themes, in the end of the page, there is a “For you” drop down menu, where you can choose your own programme for checking the additional, programme-specific information. This “For you” information will be updated regularly, even during coming autumn, when necessary.

Study guide and schedule for academic year 2023-24

Schedule for autumn 2023 has been published as a part of the Peppi study guide. Schedule for spring 2024 will be published at the turn of October - November 2023. In the study guide there is a general description of the programme (“Show description”) and its study structure (“Show structure”). By choosing an individual course in the structure you will find the course-specific description and further – course timetable by clicking the “blue ribbon” in the description page.

Tuudo mobile application is a versatile tool for supporting and managing your studies and includes, for example, possibility to prepare your personal schedule. After having uploaded the app you will be able to pick up the courses to your Tuudo-calendar first by choosing “follow” and then beginning from Aug 1, 2023 – enroll for the chosen autumn courses and beginning from December 1, 2023 - for the chosen spring courses.

Kindly note that the changes, updates to the schedules are possible, but as soon as made, they will automatically update in Peppi and your Tuudo-calendar also.

More information about the schedule, enrollment etc. will be available during the orientation week.

Contact

  • Responsible professor of the programme, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Tapio Seppänen - tapio.seppanen(at)oulu.fi
  • Responsible for major of biomedical engineering at the Faculty of Medicine Anna Maijala anna.maijala(at)oulu.fi (Anna´s deputy until further notice Eveliina Seppälä eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi)
  • In questions concerning different practical study administrative issues, kindly contact your home faculty´s academic affairs service team
    • study.itee(at)oulu.fi
  • In issues concerning your studies, personal study plan (PSP) you can contact your
    • tutor teachers Tapio Seppänen tapio.seppanen(at)oulu.fi or Angelos Fylakis angelos.fylakis(at)oulu.fi
  • Your student tutor (”kummi”) is
    • Patricia Tone patriciaelena.tone(at)student.oulu.fi

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

ICT-services for students

ICT-services for new students 2023

Sign in university´s systems with university user account

Finnish Student Health Service

University of Oulu safety info

OLTO

Rules and regulations of the higher education institutions of Oulu | University of Oulu

Email lists and social media

Join the mailing lists WITH YOUR UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS AS SOON AS YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT (student.oulu.fi). University will only send emails to university´s own email addresses.

Email list joint for all BME students.

Biomedical Engineering in Facebook

Biomedical Engineering in Instagram

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Welcome to study!
Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE)

The studies will begin on Monday 28th of August, 2023. Orientation week schedules: WCE-RAN, WCE-RF.

  • During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know tutor-students, fellow students and staff of the degree program and acquaint with guild activities of Electronics and Communications Engineering students of Oulu (SIK guild) and with university's premises and study related IT facilities and tools.
  • During the week, you also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

You can find all WCE-specific practical instructions and guides from here.

The WCE program coordinator and your personal tutoring teacher is Dr. Kari Kärkkäinen (kari.karkkainen(a)oulu.fi)

Electronics (ECE)

The studies will begin on Monday 28th of August, 2023. Orientation week schedules: Electronics Design, Electronics Materials, Future Electronics and Measurement Techniques.

  • During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, fellow students and staff of the degree program and acquaint with guild activities of Electronics and Communications Engineering students of Oulu (SIK guild) and with university's premises and study related IT facilities and tools.
  • During the week, you also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

The ECE program coordinator and your personal tutoring teacher is Dr. Marko Neitola (marko.neitola(a)oulu.fi).

Sustainable and Autonomous Systems (SAS)

The studies will begin on Monday 28th of August, 2023. Orientation week schedule: SAS orientation 2023

  • During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, fellow students and staff of the degree program and acquaint with guild activities of Electronics and Communications Engineering students of Oulu (SIK guild) and with university's premises and study related IT facilities and tools.
  • During the week, you also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

The SAS pprogram coordinator and your personal tutoring teacher is Jari Hannu (jari.hannu(a)oulu.fi).

Planning and starting your studies

University’s new study guide for academic year 2023-2024 is published at https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi/en/index. The study guide includes information on degrees, curricula, courses and course timetables after those have been fed in there. Information about the courses can be found by adding course code or name to ‘Search box’.

Students have to register for the courses in Peppi. For registering you will need user ID & password of UO computer network which you will get after registering as a present student for study year 2022-23 and paying the UO student union membership fee. Please see the checklist for new degree students for instructions on what to do before your arrival.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering affairs service team by sending an email to: study.itee(at)oulu.fi

Academic Affairs Service team for the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is located at the Compass Service Point, Linnanmaa campus.

Industrial Engineering and Management

New Students at the Industrial Engineering and Management & Product Management Master’s Programme

Please register for events found under the course 555212P Orientation Course for New Master's Students. Check your email (also the spam folder) during August, we will send you a welcome letter with all necessary instructions.

Biology

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Intercultural Teacher Education

First week program, Intercultural Teacher Education program

Studies will begin on Monday 28th August at 9.00 in Lecture hall L1.

The schedule for the first week of studies in the Intercultural Teacher Education program

Monday 28th August

9.00-11.00
Welcome to the Faculty / lecture hall L1

11.00-15.00
Tutor student session (your tutor students will pick you up from the lecture hall) / room IT137

- lunch will be had in between the tutor student session -

Tuesday 29th August

8.30-12.00
General orientation for international degree students (optional for ITE students, you may participate if you wish)

12.15-14.00
Orientation to studies 1 / room IT137

14.00-16.00
Info on University services (in Finnish - Finnish speaking students will attend) / lecture hall L1

Wednesday 30th August

10.15-12.00
Tutor student session / room IT106

Thursday 31st August

12.15-14.00
Orientation to studies 2 / room IT137

14.00-16.00

Friday 1st September

10.00-13.00
Self-Hack – see more information: https://www.oulu.fi/fi/self-hack (your tutor students will provide more information)

13.00-14.00

Tutor student session / room AT117

Please note the schedule may be modified - if any changes occur, all students will be informed. New students may also have additional tutor student sessions during the first week, which are not marked above.

The schedule for the second week onwards will be made during the first week along with tutor students.

Mining engineering and mineral processing

Information for new OMS degree students

Here you can find information on the orientation events for new international Master's Degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM): Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing or Geosciences, or the new EMJM PROMISE students arriving for the Autumn 2023.

(Incoming exchange students hosted by OMS have their own orientation events)

The academic year 2023 launches with Orientation Weeks, starting with Faculty of Technology and Oulu Mining School Information Sessions at the Linnanmaa Campus of the University of Oulu:

  • For all new FTECH students: Mon 28.8.2023 at 15:15-16:00 in Lecture Hall L1
  • For MRSM: Tue ti 29.8.2023 at 14:15-16:00 in Lecture Room PR119
  • For PROMISE: Tue 5.9.2023 at 8:15-14:00 in Lecture Room MA342

In addition, a general university level orientation for all new international degree students will be organized.

OMS Orientation Weeks for all new degree students will begin with the information session. The weeks also include other events, e.g. UniOulu Self-Hack, planning your personal studies (preparing a Personal Study Plan). Some of your courses will start already on the first week. You will also be nominated a Tutor Teacher and a Tutor Student.

Personal Study Plan: Target to choose about 3 courses per one period which will give you about 15 cr in one period: 15 cr per period / 30 cr per semester / 60 cr per academic year.

  • MRSM / Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing (MEMP), M.Sc. (Tech.)
  • MRSM / Geosciences (GEOS), M.Sc.
  • EJMJ PROMISE, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Contact:

More info: Study.Technology@oulu.fi (write to the Subject MRSM/MEMP or MRSM/GEOS or PROMISE: Orientation)

Computer Science and Engineering

Welcome to study!

This information is for new international students in DICE (Bachelor´s Degree) and Computer Science and Engineering (Master´s Degree) .

The orientation week for new DICE students starts on Monday 28th of August 2023 at 8.15 in TS101. New students will meet the student tutors. Welcome to ITEE -event is on Monday August 28th 2023 at 10.15-12.00 in L10. Also available online in Zoom. After this, the new DICE students will meet at 12.15 in auditorium L8.

The orientation for new CSE Master´s Degree students starts with Welcome to ITEE -event on Monday August 28th 2023 at 10.15-12 in L10. Also available online in Zoom. The orientation continues after this: at 12.15-14 the general introduction of the CSE program in L7.

  • During orientation week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know tutor students, fellow students and staff of the degree programme and acquaint with guild activities of Computer Science and Engineering students of Oulu (OTIT) and with university's premises and study related IT facilities and tools.
  • During the week, you also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

More detailed orientation week timetables 2023 below. Please note, changes are still possible so keep an eye on this website during August!

Page updated 28.8.2023

Degree Programme in Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics (DICE CSE + ECE + IPS)

Master´s Degree, Computer Science and Engineering

Useful Information

You find Programme Structure Diagrams 2023-2024 from here.

University’s study guide for academic year 2023-2024 is published at https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi. The study guide includes information on degrees, curriculums, courses and course timetables. Information about the courses can be found by adding course code or name to ‘Search box’.

Students have to register for the courses in Peppi.

Moodle workspace is used on many courses.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact your Tutor teacher or the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering academic affairs service team by sending an email to: study.itee(at)oulu.fi

Academic Affairs Service team for the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is located at the service point Compass (1st floor) (see campus map).

Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

Welcome to study!

This information is for new international bachelor’s students in Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics.
There is information about the first two weeks of studies on this page. Please note that changes are still possible so keep an eye on this website and check again later in August!

Website updated 25.8.2023.

The studies will begin on Monday 28th of August 2023 at 8.15 in TS101. New students will meet the student tutors.

Then, at 10.15-12.00 is Welcome to ITEE -event in L10 & online in Zoom.

After this is a meeting of all DICE students at 12.15 in auditorium L8.

Orientation week schedule 2023 (DICE CSE + ECE +IPS)

Moodle workspace is used on many courses.

University’s new study guide for academic year 2023-2024 is published here. The study guide includes information on degrees, curriculums, courses and course timetables.

Students have to register for the courses in Peppi before the course starts.

During the orientation weeks you will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP) in Peppi.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering affairs service team by sending an email to: study.itee(at)oulu.fi

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL DATA SCIENCE

Welcome to study in Master´s Programme in Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science (EBDS)!
In this page the new students will find programme-specific information about important issues related to beginning of studies.

General information about starting the studies

You will find general information about starting your studies and steps to be taken in university´s web-page For new degree students. Kindly study carefully this page.

Orientation week (preliminary programme)

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 28 to Sept 1, 2023. On Mon 28th of August your tutor students will welcome you on university´s campus “Kontinkangas” at the Faculty of Medicine, which is located near the Oulu University Hospital. In addition during the week there will be a separate kick-off event in Nallikari camping area and other university level programme described in the linked programme.

Kindly note that some orientation events will take place also during week 36 such as, for example, official opening of the academic year (Mon 4.9.23), student fair (Thur 7.9.23) and student festival (Fri 8.9.23).

During the orientation week you will hear more about the degree programme and starting and proceeding with the studies.

First courses will start in accordance with course-specific schedules in week 36 beginning on 4th of Sept, 2023.

For students - web pages

We recommend you to study carefully university´s For Students web pages, where all information concerning studies and studying has been collected by themes. Under some themes, in the end of the pages, there is “For you” drop down menu, where you can choose your own programme for checking, whether there is any additional, programme-specific information. EBDS “For you” information will be prepared and updated when necessary in these sites during coming autumn.

Schedule for academic year 2023-24

Schedule for academic year 2023-24 is a part of the Peppi study guide. At the moment schedule for autumn 2023 has been published and the schedule for spring 2024 will be published in the beginning of November 2023. In the study guide there is a general description of the programme and its study structure. By choosing an individual course in the structure you will find the course-specific description and further – course timetable.

Tuudo mobile application is a versatile tool for supporting and managing your studies and includes, for example, possibility to prepare your personal schedule. After having uploaded the app you will be able to pick up courses organized during the academic year to your Tuudo-calendar first by choosing “follow” and then beginning from Aug 1, 2023 – enroll for the autumn courses. Registration for spring 2024 courses will begin on Dec 1, 2023.

Kindly note that the changes, updates to the schedules are possible, but as soon as made, they will automatically update in Peppi study system and in your Tuudo-calendar also.

More information about the app, schedule, enrollment etc. will be available during the orientation week.

Contact

Professor responsible for the programme is Sylvain Sebért sylvain.sebert(at)oulu.fi

Coordinator of the programme is Miia Halonen miia.halonen(at)oulu.fi. She is also tutor teacher of the class 2023.

Your tutor students are

- Chigere Adoration achigere22(at)student.oulu.fi

- Linda Kwiecinski Linda.Kwiecinski(at)student.oulu.fi

All newly admitted students have received a welcome letter from one of the tutors so, when necessary, contact the tutor, who´s letter you have received.

In different technical study administrative issues, you can contact faculty´s academic service team by sending an email to study.medicine(at)oulu.fi.

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Medicine

ICT-services for students

ICT-services for new students 2023

Sign in systems with the university user account (UO)

Finnish Student Health Service

University of Oulu safety info

Rules and regulations of the higher education institutions of Oulu, University of Oulu

Student Union of the University of Oulu

FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICE "MIGRI":

* Guide for students

* Customer instructions for students

Payment of health care fee for Finnish Social Insurance Institutution "KELA"

Learn Finnish -course open for all interested students free of charge

English Communication course open for all interested students free of charge

Email list for EBDS students - join the list in http://lists.oulu.fi/mailman/listinfo/ebds WITH YOUR UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS AS SOON AS YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT (student.oulu.fi). University will only send emails to university´s own email addresses.

Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

Welcome to study Business Analytics in Information Processing Science and in Computer Science and Engineering!

In this page the new students will find information about important issues in the beginning of studies. Kindly note that this page concerning the orientation will be updated as the orientation programme and schedules are finalized (in August 2023).

Master´s Programme in Business Analytics in brief

The Programme combines data technology and information processing with business knowledge, and is organized by two different faculties: the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) and the Oulu Business School.

The Master of Science in Technology degree (specializing in Computer Science and Engineering) and the Master of Science degree (specializing in Information Processing Science) are provided by the Faculty of ITEE. The Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree is provided by the Oulu Business School.

The choice of specialization and thereby the degree is made when applying for the programme. In Business Analytics Programme there is a curriculum and study structure for each of three specialization / degree.

The language of instruction is English.

General information about starting the studies

You will find general information about starting your studies and steps to be taken in university´s web-page For new degree students. Kindly study these pages carefully.

Orientation week

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 28th to September 1st, 2023. It will include general programme for university's all new students and programme-specific programme. In addition, during week 36 there are additional events, which you might like to consider and participate in (official opening ceremonies of the university and organizations presenting themselves on Linnanmaa campus and student festival in Kuusisaari).

Programme

Welcome to ITEE -event on Monday August 28th 2023 at 10.15-12.00 in L10. Also available online in Zoom.

Briefing of the Business Analytics students will be arranged on August 30, 2023 at 9 - 10, on Linnanmaa campus in Room SÄ118.

In the briefing there will be participants from the degree programme and faculties´ academic affairs service teams. You will hear more about the degree programme and starting and proceeding with the studies. Also, your student tutors (“kummis”) will attend, and they will be your guide on campuses and tell you about the studies and studying from the student´s point of view.

For students – web pages

We also recommend you to study carefully the university´s For Students web pages, where all information concerning studies and studying has been compiled by themes. Under some themes, in the end of the page, there is a “For you” drop down menu, where you can choose your own programme for checking the additional, programme-specific information. This “For you” information will be updated regularly, even during coming autumn.

Study guide and schedule for academic year 2023-24

Schedule for autumn 2023 has been published as a part of the Peppi study guide, more specifically on the Peppi study guide for Business Analytics, Computer Science and Engineering and the Peppi study guide for Business Analytics, Information Processing Science . Schedules for spring 2024 will be published at the turn of October - November 2023. In the study guide there is a general description of the programme (“Show description”) and its study structure (“Show structure”). By choosing an individual course in the structure you will find the course-specific description and further – course timetable by clicking the “blue ribbon” in the description page.

Tuudo mobile application is a versatile tool for supporting and managing your studies and includes, for example, possibility to prepare your personal schedule. After having uploaded the app you will be able to pick up the courses to your Tuudo-calendar first by choosing “follow” and then beginning from Aug 1, 2023 – enroll for the chosen autumn courses and beginning from December 1, 2023 - for the chosen spring courses.

Kindly note that the changes, updates to the schedules are possible, but as soon as made, they will automatically update in Peppi and your Tuudo-calendar also.

More information about the schedule, enrollment etc. will be available during the orientation week.

Contact

• In questions concerning different practical study administrative issues, kindly contact your home faculty´s academic affairs service team

• study.itee(at)oulu.fi

• In issues concerning your studies, personal study plan (PSP) you can contact your tutor teachers (coordinators):

  • Information Processing Science: Pasi Karppinen, pasi.karppinen(at)oulu.fi
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Henna Tiensuu, henna.tiensuu(at)oulu.fi

• Student tutors (”kummis”) are:

  • Information Processing Science: Aparna Fernando, AparnaIndiwari.Fernando(at)student.oulu.fi, Saumya Munasinghage, Saumya.Munasinghage(at)student.oulu.fi, Chathurangani Weerasekara Mudiyanselage, Chathurangani.WeerasekaraMudiyanselage(at)student.oulu.fi
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Fuzel Ahamed Shaik Fuzel.Shaik(at)student.oulu.fi

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

Oulu Business School

ICT-services

IT services for new students video

ICT-services / students

Finnish Student Health Service

University of Oulu safety info

Rules and regulations of the higher education institutions of Oulu | University of Oulu

Chemistry

Dear new International Master’s student in the Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials Master’s programme.

Welcome to the University of Oulu!
General information about starting the studies

You will find general information about starting your studies and steps to be taken in university´s web-page for new degree students (https://www.oulu.fi/en/for-students/new-students-welcome-university-oulu).

Orientation week

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized from August 28 to September 1, 2023. Orientation for all new degree students will start with the welcome and information sessions.

Completing your studies

The course catalogues give you an overview of your degree program, its structure, and the timing of your studies. The catalogue also describes practices related to studies. Full course catalogues for academic year 2023-2024 can be found from Peppi (https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi/en/programme/33950).

Personal tutor teacher and tutor students (kummi)

All students have a personal tutor teacher appointed by the faculty. Tutor teacher's task is to guide and advice you in the early stages of studying. The tutor teacher will introduce to you your field of studies, occupational issues, and important questions in working life. Each student in Master’s degree programme have also a designated personal tutor students (kummi) who will help when studies start at University of Oulu.

Geosciences

Information for new OMS degree students

Here you can find information on the orientation events for new international Master's Degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM): Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing or Geosciences, or the new EMJM PROMISE students arriving for the Autumn 2023.

(Incoming exchange students hosted by OMS have their own orientation events)

The academic year 2023 launches with Orientation Weeks, starting with Faculty of Technology and Oulu Mining School Information Sessions at the Linnanmaa Campus of the University of Oulu:

  • For all new FTECH students: Mon 28.8.2023 at 15:15-16:00 in Lecture Hall L1
  • For MRSM: Tue ti 29.8.2023 at 14:15-16:00 in Lecture Room PR119
  • For PROMISE: Tue 5.9.2023 at 8:15-14:00 in Lecture Room MA342

In addition, a general university level orientation for all new international degree students will be organized.

OMS Orientation Weeks for all new degree students will begin with the information session. The weeks also include other events, e.g. UniOulu Self-Hack, planning your personal studies (preparing a Personal Study Plan). Some of your courses will start already on the first week. You will also be nominated a Tutor Teacher and a Tutor Student.

Personal Study Plan: Target to choose about 3 courses per one period which will give you about 15 cr in one period: 15 cr per period / 30 cr per semester / 60 cr per academic year.

  • MRSM / Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing (MEMP), M.Sc. (Tech.)
  • MRSM / Geosciences (GEOS), M.Sc.
  • EJMJ PROMISE, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Contact:

More info: Study.Technology@oulu.fi (write to the Subject MRSM/MEMP or MRSM/GEOS or PROMISE: Orientation)

Process and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the University of Oulu!

The orientation programme for Environmental Engineering will be updated here in the beginning of August. The general orientation for new international degree students will be organised on August 29, 2023 starting at 8.15.

Architecture

The OSA (Oulu School of Architecture) Orientation for New Master Students in arachitecture will be organized on Tuesday August 29th in the OSA premises, right next to the University main entrance T2 in room AT146 (access through Agora lecture hall). Welcome!

Education and Globalisation

First week program, Education and Globalisation Master’s programme

Studies will begin on Monday 28th August at 9.00 in Lecture hall L1.

The schedule for the first week of studies in the Education and Globalisation Master’s programme:

Monday 28th August

9.00-11.00
Welcome to the Faculty / lecture hall L1

12.15-13.45
Degree programme specific info / room HUM102

Tuesday 29th August

8.30-12.00
General orientation for international degree students

Wednesday 30th August

8.15–10.00
413069S Orientation to Master’s studies / online lecture

12.15-13.45
Degree programme specific info / room HUM102

Thursday 31st August

14.15-16.00
Info on Services for Students (in English), lecture hall L4

Friday 1st September

8.15-10.00 413069S Orientation to Master’s studies / online lecture

10.00-13.00
Self-Hack – see more information: https://www.oulu.fi/en/self-hack (your tutor students will provide more information)

Optional: 13-19 Welcome to Oulu festival (organised by City of Oulu) See Welcome to Oulu (munoulu.fi)

Please note the schedule may be modified - if any changes occur, all students will be informed. New students may also have additional tutor student sessions during the first week, which are not marked above.

Learning, Education and Technology

First week program, Learning, Education and Technology Master’s programme

Studies will begin on Monday 28th August at 9.00 in Lecture hall L1.

The schedule for the first week of studies in the Learning, Education and Technology Master’s programme:

Monday 28th August

9.00-11.00
Welcome to the Faculty / lecture hall L1

11.00-14.00
Campus tour 1 & Lunch (student tutors)

14.15-15.45
Degree programme specific info / room HUM102

Tuesday 29th August

8.30-12.00
General orientation for international degree students

12.00-
Campus tour 2 & Lunch (student tutors)

Wednesday 30th August

8.15 – 10.00
413069S Orientation to Master’s studies / online lecture

14.15-15.45
Degree programme specific info / room HUM102

Thursday 31st August

10.15-12.00
Degree programme specific programme, room KTK149

14.15-16.00
Info on Services for Students (in English), lecture hall L4

Friday 1st September

8.15-10.00
413069S Orientation to Master’s studies / online lecture

10.00-13.00
Self-Hack – see more information: https://www.oulu.fi/en/self-hack (your tutor students will provide more information)

Optional: 13-19 Welcome to Oulu festival (organised by City of Oulu) See Welcome to Oulu (munoulu.fi)

Please note the schedule may be modified - if any changes occur, all students will be informed. New students may also have additional tutor student sessions during the first week, which are not marked above.

Biochemistry

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Geography

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Physical Sciences

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Subject Teacher training, FSci

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Computational biology and data-analysis

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Mathematical Sciences

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Subject Teacher training, Chemistry

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Mechanical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Subject Teacher training, FHum

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Archeology

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English

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History

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Information Studies

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Literature

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Cultural Anthropology

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Logopedics

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German language and culture

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Swedish Language

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Finnish Language

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Saami Culture

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Science Communication, MA

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Saami Language

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History of Sciences and Ideas

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Subject Teacher training

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Learning Sciences

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Primary Teacher Education

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Psychology

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Music Education

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Special Education

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Early Childhood Education

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Education Science and Educational Psychology

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Dentistry

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Medical and Wellness Technology

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Medicine

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Health Sciences

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Economics and Business Administration BSc

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International Business Management (MSc EBA)

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Financial and Management Accounting (MSc EBA)

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Business Analytics (MSc EBA)

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Marketing (MSc EBA)

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Finance (MSc EBA)

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Economics (MSc EBA)

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