Orientation for exchange students

Our Orientation Day programme is especially designed to help new incoming exchange students to settle in and start their
studies at the University of Oulu. Programme includes important matters such as university practices, student services and permits. Faculties will also organise separate study info sessions to their students. We strongly recommend that all incoming
exchange students participate in the Orientation.

General Orientation session

The Orientation for autumn term 2023 will be organized on August 31, 2023 starting at 8.15. Please note that the Orientation is organised on Linnanmaa campus, and online participation is not possible. Orientation is mandatory for study exchange students.

Autumn term 2023 programme

8:15 Coffee & buns

Meet the other exchange students and International Mobility Services staff over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee will be served outside lecture room L1.

09:00 Welcome to Oulu! (Room L1)

Annu Perttunen (Director) Academic Affairs

09:10 Introduction to University of Oulu

•Academic Affairs

•Studying at the University

•University services (Library, Sport services…)

• Health services and insurance

•Registration (Finnish identity code)

10:30 Student Union and ESN

Meet the OYY and ESN Oulu representatives.

11:00 Student Ambassadors

11:30 Finnish Language Courses

Get your first introduction to Finnish language learning

11:45 PSOAS Housing Info

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

12:15 Lunch

14.00 Faculty Study Info Sessions
Please see the time and venue of your faculty's info session from the menu at the bottom of the page.

We reserve the right to changes.

Faculty study info sessions

Faculty study info sessions are organised in conjunction with the Orientation. Participating in the faculty study info is important so that you get to know your international coordinator and get acquainted with the faculty's practicalities. Please see detailed information by clicking on the faculty to which you have been accepted to.