Student wellbeing and everyday life

The student's well-being, quality of life and ability to study are influenced by several areas of life such as health, interpersonal relationships, life management and hobbies.

Student wellbeing and everyday life

Student health care

The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS is an expert in student healthcare and provides targeted low-threshold services designed to provide long-term health benefits for university students.

Religions and University Chaplains

Information about university chaplains who serve students and staff in various matters.

Study Psychologists

The Study Psychologists offer special guidance and counselling in questions related to learning, studying, life management and well-being.

Quiet Room

Quiet Room is for meditation and relax for all students and staff members.

Tips to well-being and coping

Do you feel stressed? Can’t you get sleep at the evenings? Do you lack life management skills? Check out the web pages where you can find tools to improve your well-being.

Student associations

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) monitors the students’ interests and student associations organize various freetime activities.

Kummi Family Programme

Kummi Family Programme is connecting international students of the University of Oulu with local families.

Culture Shock and Homesickness

This page provides information about the culture shock and cultural adaptation for the international students and doctoral researchers at the University of Oulu.

Student restaurants

As a Bachelor or Master’s level degree programme student at a university, you are entitled to a student discount at student restaurants, subsidised by Kela.

Housing in Oulu

Incoming international students have several options on how to arrange housing, either through the local student housing foundation PSOAS or through private markets.

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid during education.

Lastu Open Early Education

Open daycare centres offer guided activities for children and provide parents an opportunity to meet other families with small children in the area.

Academic Sport Services

UniMove offers sport services for students of universities in Oulu. Our goal is an active and healthy university community.