Study right

The Language courses are targeted at the bachelor's degree students of the University of Oulu as part of their degree. If you are an exchange student, a master's degree student or a member of staff, you are welcome to the courses under certain conditions.

Instructions for different groups

Students of the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu

Cross-institutional studies are available for degree students of the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu who have an annual registration status as "present".  Cross-institutional studies are also available for incoming exchange students, if your cross-institutional course(s) is/are marked as "offered for exchange students" in a network agreement. 

The available language courses and instructions for how to apply can be found here:  Cross-institutional studies .

In the same way, degree students of the University of Oulu can complete courses at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences by applying at the link here: Cross-institutional studies at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

Students from other universities in Finland

If you have a study right in some other university in Finland and you want to study languages in our unit, it is possible if there is room in the courses. Please read more about Flexible Study Right (JOO) here

International Students (both exchange students and degree students)

The Finnish for Foreigners Courses are intended for international students, both degree students and exchange students of the University of Oulu. 

You can enroll in other language courses if there are free places and you have the skills required for the course. To ensure this, always contact the course instructor first. Please note that students of the prescribed degree program for which the course is arranged have priority placement in the courses.  Language courses are free of charge for the registered students.

English and Swedish Language Courses
Occasionally English and Swedish courses have free places and in such cases international students may be accepted into the course depending on the faculty and on the instructor’s prerogative.  Please contact the course instructor first. 

No beginner level Swedish courses are available. 

German Language Courses
You can enroll in the following courses.  Please contact the course instructor first.
   903065Y Intermediate Course in German 1, 4-5 ECTS
   903066Y Intermediate Course in German 2, 4-5 ECTS
   903067Y Intermediate Course in German 3, 3-5 ECTS
   903068Y Intermediate Course in German 4, 3-5 ECTS
   903000Y Reading Comprehension in German, 2-3 ECTS
   903017A Trading Partner Germany, 4 ECTS
   903049A Business German, 4 ECTS

Japanese Courses
You can enroll in the following Japanese courses if there are free places.  Please contact the course instructor first.
   905054Y  Reading Comprehension in (Business) Japanese, 2 ECTS (CEFR-level B1/B2)
   905055Y  Japanese (Business) Writing Course, 2 ECTS (CEFR-level B1/B2)

French Language Courses
You can enroll in all the French courses if there are free places. Please contact the course instructor first.

Russian Language Courses
You can enroll in the following courses. Please contact the course instructor first.
   904061Y Conversational Skills in Russian, 4 ECTS
   904050Y Reading Comprehension in Russian, 2 ECTS
 

Staff members of the University of Oulu

You can enroll in Finnish for Foreigners Courses in the Staff training portal Osku.  The courses  are free of charge. 

You can enroll in other language courses if there are free places and you have the skills required for the course. Inquire by contacting the course instructor first. Please note that students of the prescribed degree program for which the course is arranged have priority placement in the courses.  The study fee is 10 euros/credit. 

Students from outside / Non-degree students

You can enroll in our courses if there are free places and you have the skills required for the course.  The study fee is 10 euros/credit. You can find the list of General and All-Faculty Languages Courses in Peppi Study guide.   If you are interested in our courses please contact  study.languages@oulu.fi. for detailed information how to apply.

Please notice that  the following institutions offer Finnish language courses for Beginners.  

Villa Victor : https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/villavictor/suomen-kielen-opetus 
Oulu-opisto: https://opistopalvelut.fi/oulu/courses.php?l=fi#pos-13-23-70  
Vuolle-opisto: https://opistopalvelut.fi/oulunkansalaisopisto/courses.php?l=fi#pos-6-4-7 
Oulun aikuislukio: https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/oulun-aikuislukio/maahanmuuttajien-opetus

Northern Ostrobothnia summer university: https://www.ppkyo.fi/fi/suomen_kielen_kurssit-_finnish_language_courses/