For new degree students

Congratulations for all the new students for being admitted to study at the University of Oulu! We have collected important information for international students, to help them start their journey at the University of Oulu.

Join our IGTV live sessions

Join our Instagram live sessions on @unioulu IGTV and you will receive information on what to do next, in order to get a smooth landing towards your new study place. Our student and alumni from different parts of the world and fields of study come together to share their experiences and tips on studies, student life, and other practical matters for international students.: 

  • 6 May at 3pm (GMT+3) Welcome to UniOulu: People of Oulu 
  • 13 May at 3pm (GMT+3) Welcome to UniOulu: Nature and surroundings 
  • 20 May at 3pm (GMT+3) Welcome to UniOulu: Student health and well-being 
  • 27 May at 3pm (GMT+3) Welcome to UniOulu: Leisure time and Student organizations 
  • 3 June at 3pm (GMT+3) Welcome to UniOulu: UniOulu Ambassador Programme 


Watch the recordings of our previous live sessions: 

Starting your studies

The Academic Year 2021-2022 kicks off  August 30 with an orientation week for new students

To find out, how the coronavirus situation effects to the arrangements of studies, see the latest coronavirus instructions at the University of Oulu.

Things to do before arriving

The following check list guides you through everything you need to do before arriving:

  1. Key deadlines to follow for getting started
    March (as soon as possible) Apply for residence permit and Finnish personal identity code. See instructions on Migri’s webpage.
    30 April 2021, 3pm (GMT +3)  Verify your educational documents. Follow general document requirements (Certified copies for conditional admission) and country specific requirements.
    30 May 2021 Pay the tuition fee. Information regarding Tuition fees and scholarships.
    16 July 2021, by 3pm (GMT +3) Confirm your study place electronically in Studyinfo and register to the university.
    16 July 2021, 3pm (GMT +3) Bachelor's students: If you are graduating on Spring/Summer 2021, submit your final degree documents
    30 July 2021, 3pm (GMT +3)  Master's students: If you are graduating on Spring/Summer 2021, submit your final degree documents
  2. Find out more information on arriving and settling in  and searching for an apartment
  3. Healthcare fee for degree students and how to pay it
  4. Activate your student account
  5. Pay the student union fee,  and activate your student card
  6. Check out the orientation week schedules
  7. Download Tuudo mobile application and follow the news channel for new students.
  8. Download Oulu Campus Navigator.
  9. Upon your arrival to Oulu, present your original degree documents to Academic Affairs. 


Studying and living in Oulu

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For student website compiles all practical information you need to know about your studies, from the very first steps to graduation.

Academic Affairs Service Teams are happy to help advise with all study related questions.