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 8 sessions especially designed to offer you practical information about the university and the city of Oulu. Please see the themes of the discussions below. If you have any questions regarding any of the themes, you can send them to us through this online form.  All sessions will be broadcasted at 15.00/3pm (GMT+3) and you can also watch them afterwards.

Subscribe to our Pre-Orientation playlist on YouTube to get notifications on newly published sessions.

1. Orientation and Studies
   
  Published: 13th April 
     
2. Traineeships and working alongside studies in Oulu
     Published: 21th April 
     
3. Life and four seasons in Oulu
    Published: 27th April
  
4. How to get to and about in Oulu
    Published: 4th May 
    
5. People of Oulu
     Published: 11th May 
    
6. Student health and well-being
    Published: 18th May
   
7. Leisure time and student organisations
    Published: 25th May 
   
8. Nature and surroundings
    Published: 1st June
   

 

General Orientation Programme

The orientation will be organised on August 30, 2022 starting at 8.30. Please note that the Orientation will be organised on campus, and online participation is not possible.

Programme

8.00 Coffee, tea and snacks provided in front of room L4
Start your day with some refreshments offered by Talent Boost programme.

8.30  Welcome to the University of Oulu (Room L4)

8.40  Introduction to UniOulu
A short introduction to different university services, academic practices, permits, etc.

9.45 Guidance and counselling Services

10.00 Student Organisations
Meet the UniOulu Student Union and ESN.

10.20 Finnish Language Courses
Anne Koskela from UniOulu Language and Communication units tells how you can start your Finnish studies.

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

11.15 "I Wish I'd Known"
Experiences of international degree students and introduction to UniOulu Ambassador Programme.

We reserve the right to changes.

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

For you

Faculty of Education

For new students at the Faculty of Education, 2022-2023

New students will be starting their studies on Monday 29th August at 9:00 in lecture hall L1.

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

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.

  • Special Education BA and MA (ERKKA)
  • Intercultural Teacher Education, BA and MA (ITE) 
  • Educational Sciences, BA and MA, major either Education or Educational Psychology (KAKO)
  • Primary Teacher BA and MA (LO)
  • Music Education Ba and MA (MUKA)
  • Early Childhood Education BA and MA (VAKA)
  • Psychology BA and PsM/FM (PSYKA)

Master’s Programs in Education

The links above allow you to see in more detail a description of your degree program via the Peppi study guide.

The 5-year program in the Faculty of Education comprise 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, you are helped, among others, by the study advisors (Education Designers), teacher tutors and tutor students.

The FEdu 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 Academic Affairs Service Team via study.education@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 Program in Educational Sciences, Master's Programs LET and EdGlo: Motiva ry
  • Degree Programs in Primary Teacher Education and Intercultural Teacher Education: Olo ry (Oulun luokanopettajaopiskelijat ry), Guide for the New Students
  • 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

National student organisations:

 

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 Humanities

Follow the general instructions above.

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 29, 9-10 am in lecture hall L2. It is also possible to attend the event via Zoom

Warmly welcome!

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Follow the general instructions above.

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 2022 launches with Orientation Weeks beginning on Monday 29.8.2022. International students' Orientation is organized on Tue 30.8.2022.

Please check the 
University of Oulu Orientation 2022 Programme for new international degree students.

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

 

 

 

Economics and Business Administration MSc

Welcome to study at the Oulu Business School!

This information is for new international master’s students.

Orientation week for the new students will begin on Monday, August 29th, 2022. There will be events organized by the University of Oulu, Oulu Business School and also the student association Finanssi ry.

Oulu Business School orientation week schedule 2022 for International Master's Programmes 

Completing studies

The Oulu Business School course catalogues gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The catalogues also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Full course catalogues for academic year 2022-2023 are published later during the Autumn semester. Currently there are degree structures until 2021-2022 available at our Study Guides web page.

Personal tutor teacher (coordinator) and tutor students (kummi)

Each student in Master’s degree programmes have a designated personal tutor teacher (coordinators) and tutor students (kummi) who will guide and advice the student. Coordinator and kummi 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).

Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

Welcome to study!

This information is for new international bachelor’s students in Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics.
On this page, we will publish information about the first two weeks of studies. Please note that changes are possible to please check this website again later in August. 

Website updated 25.8.2022.

The studies will begin on Monday 29th of August 2022 at 9.00-10.00 with Welcome to ITEE -event in L2 & Zoom. After this is the first meeting of all DICE students at 10.15 in auditorium PR119. 

You can find Programme Structure Diagram 2022-2023 from here.  

Orientation week schedule 2022:

Moodle workspace is used on many courses.

University’s new study guide for academic year 2022-2023 is published here. 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 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

Geosciences

Information for new OMS degree students

Here you can find information on the orientation events for new international degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining: Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing or Geosciences arriving for the autumn 2022. Later we will show on this page the same for the new EMJM PROMISE students.

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

The academic year 2022 launches with Orientation Weeks, startingwith an OMS Information Session on Monday 29.8.2022 at 14:15-16:00 at room SÄ110 at the Linnanmaa Campus of the University of Oulu. Participation online will also be available.

In addition, Orientation for all new international degree students will be organized on Tue 30.8.2022 (please see above).

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, and 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, Kummi.

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.

Contact:

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

 

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 29 to September 2, 2022. Orientation for all new degree students will start with the welcome and information sessions.

Preliminary schedule for the Orientation week:

29.8.2022 at 14.15-16.00
– Welcome, briefing for the studies and personal study plan.
    Venue: Lecture room PR119, Linnanmaa campus.

You can use the Oulu Campus Navigator to find this venue (https://www.oulu.fi/en/university/campuses
                                                          
30.8.2022
- Info session for all new international students.
https://www.oulu.fi/en/for-students/new-students-welcome-university-oul… 

1.9.2022 at 8.15-10.00
- Peek into the chemistry research at the University of Oulu.
  Venue: Lecture room PR101, Linnanmaa campus.

2.9.2022 at 10.00-13.00 - Self-Hack Event. https://www.oulu.fi/en/self-hack 

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 2022-2023 can be found from Peppi (https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi/en/index?period=2022-2023).

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.

 

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 2022).

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 studentsKindly study these pages carefully.

Orientation week

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 29th to September 2nd, 2022. It includes general programme for university's all new students and programme-specific programme.

Programme

Briefing of the Business Analytics students will be arranged on August 31, 2022 at 9 - 12, on Linnanmaa campus in Room SÄ118. It is also possible to attend the event via Zoom

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.

The Orientation Week of ITEE kick off with the opening remarks by the Education Dean & Prof. Jari Iinatti alongside the international programmes' directors and coordinators on Monday, August 29, 9-10 am in Linnanmaa Campus in lecture hall L2. It is also possible to attend the event via Zoom

General Orientation for International Degree Students will be arranged on August 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, on Linnanmaa Campus, Room L4.

The university will organize a  Self-Hack workshop  for all new students of the university on September 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022-2023 will be held on September 5, 2022 at 3:15 p.m., in Saalasti Hall in Linnanmaa Campus. Ragistration deadline for the event is August 22, 2022.

An Opening Event of the Academic Year "HURMOS" (organized by the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) and the Student Union of the Oulu Applied Sciences (OSAKO) ) will be arranged on September 8-9, 2022.

First courses will begin on September 5, 2022 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.

Schedule for academic year 2022-23

Schedule for academic year 2022-23 has been published as a part of 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 2023 will be published by the end of October. 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, 2022 – enroll for the chosen 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: Satu Tamminen satu.tamminen(at)oulu.fi

• Student tutors (”kummis”) are:

  • Information Processing Science:  Shivam Singhal shivams2799(at)gmail.com
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Syed Jawad Akhtar syed.akhtar(at)student.oulu.fi

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

Oulu Business School

ICT-services

ICT-services / students

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

 

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 (programme)

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 29 to Sept 2, 2022.  On Mon 29th your tutor students ("kummis") 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. See in the programme also events taking place during week 36 (official opening of the academic year, student fair).

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 5th of Sept, 2022.

 

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 in these sites during coming autumn.

Schedule for academic year 2022-23

Schedule for academic year 2022-23 is a part of the Peppi study guide. At the moment schedule for autumn 2022 has been published. Schedule for spring 2023 will be published in October 2022. 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 the courses to your Tuudo-calendar first by choosing “follow” and then beginning from Aug 1, 2022 – enroll for the autumn courses. Registration for spring 2023 courses will begin Dec 1, 2022.

Kindly note that the changes, updates to the schedules are possible, but as soon as made, they will automatically update 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 

Post-doctoral Researcher Priyanka Choudhary priyanka.choudhary(at)oulu.fi is your contact person in issues concerning your Personal Study Plan (PSP).

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
•    Center for Life Course Health Research

 

ICT-services

ICT-services / students

IT services for new students 2022 video

Finnish Student Health Service video

University of Oulu safety info

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

Finnish language and culture course in DigiCampus published by the European University UNIC (search by name "Unic Finnish course")

 

Process and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the University of Oulu!

Our first Environmental Engineering programme info meeting is
on Monday August 29th at 14.15-16. Info will be organised as a hybrid event.

Link to the Teams-meeting will be sent to the new students via email
- you are warmly welcome!

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 with Welcome to ITEE -event on Monday August 29th 2022 at 9.00-10.00 in L2 & Zoom. After this, the new DICE students will meet at 10.15 in auditorium PR119.

The orientation for new CSE Master´s Degree students start with Welcome to ITEE -event on Monday August 29th 2022 at 9.00-10.00 in L2 & Zoom. The orientation continues on Tuesday 30.8.2022 at 8.30-12.00 (Orientation for International Degree Students,  organised by University, auditorium L4). General information of the CSE programme is after this, at 12.15-14.00 in L5 & Online .

  • During orientation week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, 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 2022 timetables below. Please note that changes are possible so check this website again later in August!

Page updated 25.8.2022

Degree Programme in Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics:

Computer Science and Engineering (DICE/CSE)

Electronics and Communications Engineering (DICE/ECE)

Information Processing Science (DICE/IPS)

Master´s Degree (2 years, English)

Computer Science and Engineering

 

Useful Information

You find Programme Structure Diagrams 2022-2023 from here.  

University’s study guide for academic year 2022-2023 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).

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.

Orientation Week Programme, autumn 2022 .

First timetable, autumn 2022.

Campus map.

Students in bachelor level please find orientation week details here.

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 September!

 

SEIS students: For more information, please contact Marianne Kinnula, marianne.kinnula[at]oulu.fi or tutorteacher karin.vayrynen[at]oulu.fi

 

Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

First week program, Intercultural Teacher Education program

Studies will begin on Monday 29th of August at 9:00 with a welcome to the Faculty session in lecture hall L1.

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

 

Monday 29.8.

9.00-10.00                   
Welcome to the Faculty / lecture hall L1

10.00-11.00                 
Tutor student session (your tutor students will pick you up from the lecture hall) / room BF119-1

- lunch -

12.15-14.00
Tutor student session / room BF119-1

14.15-16.00
Orientation to studies 1 / room BF119-1

 

Tuesday 30.8.

8.30-12.00
General orientation for international degree students (optional for ITE students, you may participate if you wish) / lecture hall L4

12.15-14.00
Info on services related to Uni (only in Finnish – optional for ITE students, you may participate if you wish) / lecture hall L1

14.15-16.00
Tutor student session / room SÄ137

 

Wednesday 31.8.

12.15-14.00
Tutor teacher session / room AT117

 

Thursday 1.9.

10.15-12.00
Tutor student session / room TS127

- lunch –

12.15-14.00
Orientation to studies 2 / room AT117

14.15-16.00
Information about language studies -info (only in Finnish – optional for ITE students, you may participate if you wish) / remotely

 

Friday 2.9.

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

- lunch -

13.00-17.00
Freshers’ afternoon / “Heart of the Faculty”

 

Biology

-

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. 

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Welcome to study!
Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE)

This information is for new international master’s students in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE). The studies will begin on Tuesday 30th of August, 2022. You can find information about the orientation week below:

2022 Orientation week (WCE-RAN)

2022 Orientation week (WCE-RF)

  • 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). 

You can find all WCE-specific practical instructions and guides from here, and general study-related information from here.

On Friday 2nd of Sept, 2022 the Self-Hack event  will be organized for all new students of the university. 

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

Electronics (ECE)

This information is for new international master’s students in  Electronics (ECE). The studies will begin on Monday 29th of August, 2022. You can find information about the orientation week below:

2022 Orientation week (Electronics Design)

2022 Orientation week (Electronics Materials and Components)

2022 Orientation week (Photonics and Measurement Technology)

  • 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). 

On Friday 2nd of Sept, 2022 the Self-Hack event  will be organized for all new students of the university. 

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

General information for WCE and ECE students

Please follow the University of Oulu Coronavirus instructions for updates. 

Planning and starting your studies

You  can find the Programme Structure Diagram 2022-2023 from here.

University’s new study guide for academic year 2022-2023 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 service point Compass (see campus map).

 

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 2022).

Master´s Programme in Biomedical Engineering in brief

Students of the programme have been selected either in international or national 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 - Master of Science (MSc Tech).

Primarily all BME students have the same curriculum and study structure. There are some differences in the study structure depending on whether the student has been admitted in national or international call and on the target degree she/he has chosen.

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 29th to September 2nd, 2022. It includes general programme for university's all new students and programme-specific programme.

Programme

Briefing of the BME students will be arranged on August 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., on Linnanmaa campus in Room Lo128.

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.

The Orientation Week of ITEE kick off with the opening remarks by the Education Dean & Prof. Jari Iinatti alongside the international programmes' directors and coordinators on Monday, August 29, 9-10 am in Linnanmaa Campus in lecture hall L2. It is also possible to attend the event via Zoom

General Orientation for International Degree Students will be arranged on August 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, on Linnanmaa Campus, Room L4.

The university will organize a  Self-Hack workshop  for all new students of the university on September 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022-2023 will be held on September 5, 2022 at 3:15 p.m., in Saalasti Hall in Linnanmaa Campus. Ragistration deadline for the event is August 22, 2022.

An Opening Event of the Academic Year "HURMOS" (organized by the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) and the Student Union of the Oulu Applied Sciences (OSAKO) ) will be arranged on September 8-9, 2022.

First courses will begin on September 5, 2022 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.

Schedule for academic year 2022-23

Schedule for academic year 2022-23 has been published as a part of the Peppi study guide. Schedule for spring 2023 will be published by the end of October. 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, 2022 – enroll for the chosen 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 Tapio Seppänen tapio.seppanen(at)oulu.fi or Angelos Fylakis  angelos.fylakis(at)oulu.fi
  • Your student tutor (”kummi”) is 
    • Sanaz Afsari  sanazafsari(at)gmail.com 

Additional links / information

University of Oulu

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

ICT-services

ICT-services / students

OLTO – New students guide 2022

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

Email lists and social media

Email list for all BME students. You will be included to this list automatically.

Biomedical Engineering in Facebook 

Biomedical Engineering in Instagram 

 

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 2022).

Master´s Programme in Biomedical Engineering in brief

Students of the programme have been selected either in international or national 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 ITEE - Master of Science (MSc Tech).

Primarily all BME students have the same curriculum and study structure. In study structure there are some differences depending on whether the student has been admitted in national or international call and on the target degree she/he has chosen.

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 (programme)

The studies will begin with orientation, which is organized during week 35 from August 29 to Sept 2, 2022.  It includes 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. 

Briefing of the the BME students will be arranged August 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Linnanmaa campus in room Lo128. 

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 on Sept 5, 2022 (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.

Schedule for academic year 2022-23

Schedule for autumn 2022 has been published as a part of the Peppi study guide. Schedule for spring 2023 will be published by the end of October 2022. 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, 2022 – enroll for the chosen autumn courses and beginning from Dec 1, 2022 - 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 Mikko Finnilä mikko.finnila(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 Hanna Kemppi hanna.kemppi(at)oulu.fi
    • PSP instructor Eveliina Seppälä eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi 
  • Your student tutor (”kummi”) is 
    • Khaled Elkhouly khaled.elkhouly(at)student.oulu.fi

Additional links / information 

University of Oulu

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Information Technology and Electric Engineering

ICT-services

ICT-services / students

IT services for new students 2022 video

Finnish Student Health Service video

University of Oulu safety info

OLTO

Finnish language and culture course in DigiCampus published by the European University UNIC (search by name "Unic Finnish course")

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

 

Email lists and social media

Email list for all BME students. 

Biomedical Engineering in Facebook 

Biomedical Engineering in Instagram 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mining engineering and mineral processing

Information for new OMS degree students

Here you can find information on the orientation events for new international degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining: Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, or Geosciences arriving for the autumn 2022, or for the new EMJM PROMISE students.

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

The academic year 2022 launches with Orientation Weeks, starting with a OMS Information Sessions at the Linnanmaa Campus of the University of Oulu (participation online will also be available in both):

  • For MRSM: Monday 29.8.2022 at 14:15-16:00 in room SÄ110
  • For PROMISE:
    • Monday 5.9.2022 at 9:00-14:30 IT113 Programme Kick-Off
    • Tuesday 6.9.2022 at 14:15-16:00 in room PR126A Orientation

In addition, general university level orientation for all new international degree students will be organized on Tue 30.8.2022 at 8:30-12.

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, Kummi.

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)

English

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Archeology

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Biochemistry BSc

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Protein Science MSc

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Molecular Medicine MSc

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Molecular Medicine DD

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Biochemistry MSc

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History

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Cultural Anthropology

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Information Studies

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Literature

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Logopedics

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Swedish Language

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Saami Culture

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Saami Language

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German language and culture

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Finnish Language

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Science Communication, MA

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Biochemistry

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Dentistry

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Civil Engineering

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Master’s Programme in Education, MA

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Learning Sciences, BA, MA

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Primary Teacher, BA, MA

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Psychology, BA, MA

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Master's Programme in Learning, Education and Technology, MA

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Music Education, BA, MA

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Special Education, BA, MA

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Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

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Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

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Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

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Mechanical Engineering

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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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Mathematical Sciences

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Geography

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Physical Sciences

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Architecture

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History of Sciences and Ideas

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