Apply to become a tutor or kummi student for the academic year 2023-2024!

Student tutors are guiding degree-programme students, whereas tutors for exchange students are called kummi students. Tutors are responsible for guiding new students at the beginning of the academic year and introducing them to university studies and student life. As a tutor, you will get to know the new students, help them in their transition to university studies and experience the first year from a tutor's perspective!

The application for tutors and kummi students for the academic year 2023-2024 opens on 2nd of January and runs until 5th of February, 2023. You can apply via this form. You can use the same application form to apply as a tutor for new students in Finnish and/or international degree programmes or as a kummi student for exchange students for Autumn 2023 and/or Spring 2024.

A good tutor is responsible and conscientious, has progressed in their studies and, above all, is enthusiastic and motivated to help new students in the beginning of their studies.

Student tutor's most important tasks are:

  • to integrate a new student to the University and to the student community
  • to familiarize a new student with….
    • pre-arrival information (arrival in Oulu, Housing)
    • the other students
    • the services for students
    • the University as a learning environment
    • the degree programme and how to study in the University of Oulu - tips for studing
    • planning studies and time management
    • the student life and free time activities
    • the Finnish culture and habits

You don't need previous tutoring or guidance experience, the most important thing is that you are genuinely enthusiastic and willing to help new students in their transition to university! It is also mandatory, that you will attend the trainings.

Tutors are paid a fee of 14,10€ per tutoring hour based on a completed guidance report. Typical tutoring hours during the autumn are between 10-15h. Tutors make their own tutoring plan and plan their own tutoring schedule, so you can schedule tutoring alongside your studies. In addition to your salary, you may receive credits and/or a work certificate, depending on your faculty.

There are also voluntary peer activities for tutors, where you can get to know other tutors across disciplines and share experiences with others. These include, for example, monthly tutor breakfasts in the autumn!

Application, more information and the dates of the trainings:

Questions can be sent to:

Last updated: 2.1.2023