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 2024 will be organized on September 5, 2024 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. Below you can see the outline of previous programme for Spring 2024. More detailed programme will be published in the beginning of August.

Spring term 2024 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 L4)

Greetings from the Director of Academic Affairs

09:10 Introduction to Student Services

Info on academic practices, Finnish identity code, insurances, health care etc.

10:30 - 11:00 I Wish I'd Known

UniOulu Ambassadors Elizabeth and Niranjan share their top tips on life in Oulu.

11:00 - 11:15 Erasmus Student Network Oulu

Meet the ESN Oulu representatives.

11:15 - 12:00 PSOAS Housing Info

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

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 UniOulu students continue in room L4

  • University Services (academic affairs, counselling services, etc.)
  • Finnish Language Courses - You can start learning Finnish straightaway!
  • Student Union - Info on the Student Union services, events and benefits.

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.

DVV Pop-up

Digital and population data services agency (DVV) will organise a Pop-up service points on campus Friday 5th and Monday 8th of January from 9 am to 4 pm. The location is TH107. You can apply a Finnish identity code and register your stay. Remember to have an ID with a photo with you.

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.