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.

Wellbeing services

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.

Academic Sport Services

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

Study Psychologists

Study psychologists provide special guidance and counselling when other student advisory services have not been of enough help.

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.

Religions and University Chaplains

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

Quiet Room

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

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.

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.

Emergency and crisis situations

In an immediate emergency, always contact the public emergency number 112. In a crisis situation, you can contact, for example:

Examples of crises situations:

  • you have experienced an unexpected, traumatic event (loss of a loved one, war situation etc.),
  • your life has changed or you are in a challenging situation and you feel unwell,
  • you are worried about your wellbeing, and your own resources and coping skills are not enough,
  • you can't cope with fear, worry, or grief,
  • you have suicidal thoughts,
  • you are worried about the wellbeing of a loved one.