Orientation for International Students

Autumn term 2020

We reserve the right to change the programme. Please check the final programme in late August. 

Orientation for Exchange students.

Tuesday September 1, 2020

10.00 – 12.00 Info session for all new international students
Organised online (Zoom), link will be available around mid-August.
This is the most important general info session for new international students, it is highly recommended that you attend. Matters covered include: university services, residence permits, Finnish Personal Identity code, language and culture studies, student health services, banking etc., Student Union OYY.

12.00 - 12.45 PSOAS Housing info for Exchange students
Organised online (Zoom), link will be available around mid-August.
PSOAS Service Manager Mr Jari Simonen will present PSOAS housing to all exchange students who rent a room through PSOAS.


Study info sessions for Exchange students:

Faculty Date  Time Room Note
Biochemistry 1/9 14.00-15.00 tba  
Education 1/9 14.00-16.00 tba  
Humanities 2/9 12.00-14.00 Lo130  
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 2/9 16.00-17.30 tba  
Science 1/9 14.00-16.00 TA105  
Technology 1/9 14.00-16.00 TA105      
Oulu School of Architecture        
Oulu Business School 2/9 9.00-10.00 tba  

 

Orientation for International degree students.

Tuesday September 1, 2020

10.00 – 12.00 Info session for all new international students
Organised online (Zoom), link will be available around mid-August.
This is the most important general info session for new international students, it is highly recommended that you attend. Matters covered include: university services, residence permits, Finnish Personal Identity code, language and culture studies, student health services, banking etc., Student Union OYY.

12.45 - 15.30 Completing the University Registration
The Student union fee payment can be made beforehand on https://kide.app/en/platform. The Student Union fee is 57eur for Autumn term and the payment completes your university registration. We will be sending more detailed instruction on how to make the payment in August.

Study info sessions for International degree students:

Faculty Date  Time Room Note
Biochemistry        
Education: LET 1/9 8.00 - 10.00 KTK149    
Education: Edglo 1/9 12.00 - 14.00 M203  
Humanities        
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering        
Science        
Technology            
Oulu School of Architecture        
Oulu Business School 2/9 8.15-9.00 L2  
Medicine       Kontinkangas Campus! 

Mobile application Tuudo's map  will guide your to find right places.  Campus maps are also on our website.  More detailed information of your degree program will be found from drop-down menu below (to be updated).

 

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Oulu Business School

 

Welcome to study at the Oulu Business School!

This information is for new international master’s students.

Orientation week for the new students will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. There will be events organized by the University of Oulu, Oulu Business School and also the student association Finanssi ry.

Orientation week schedule 2020 - will be confirmed later

Completing studies

The Oulu Business School course catalogues gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The catalogues also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Full course catalogues for academic year 2020-2021 are published later during the Spring semester. Currently there are drafts of the degree structures for 2020-2021 availbale at our Study Guides web page.

Personal tutor teacher (coordinator) and tutor students (kummi)

Each student in Master’s degree programmes have a designated personal tutor teacher (coordinators) and tutor students (kummi) who will guide and advice the student. Coordinator and kummi will provide support and assistance to students in their studies.

Student affairs

If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the Oulu Business School student affairs service team by sending an email to: study.business (at) oulu.fi. NB! There can be a delay in responding to inquiries during the summer months (June-August).

 

 

For new students at the Faculty of Education, 2020-2021

  • New students will be starting their studies on Monday, 31st of August. More detailed timetable will be published in August 2020.
  • In the first academic week, there will be information sessions, introduction to the university and getting to know what university studies are all about. Your regular studies also start this week. Be prepared to attend any events/teaching every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will get a detailed program of events/studies from your small group tutors.
  • More information about studying from the For Students website.
  • If you have studied at a university before and wish to acknowledge prior studies, this can be discussed during the first weeks with the study advisors.

 

Studying at the Faculty of Education

1. Degree Program structures and courses

2. Teaching periods 2020-2021

3. Study Counselling

4. Student Organisations

1. Degree Program structures and courses

The faculty offers the following degree programs. The Finnish-medium degree structures can be found from the Finnish language website. The abbreviations used for the programs are found in the parentheses.

  • Special Education BA and MA (Erkka)
  • Intercultural Teacher Education, BA and MA (ITE) 
  • Educational Sciences, BA and MA, major either Education or Educational Psychology (Kako)
  • Primary Teacher BA and MA (LO, four different groups and also Taika (arts specialization), Tekno (technology specialization))
  • Music Education Ba and MA (Muko)
  • Early Childhood Education BA and MA (Vaka)

Master’s Programs in Education

The links above allow you to see in more detail a description of your degree program, the structure of the degree and the timing of the studies (Course Structure Diagram).

The 5-year program in the Faculty of Education comprise a 3-year Bachelor’s degree followed by a 2-year Master’s degree. The degrees include studies in the major subject and minor subject, language, communication and orientation studies, as well as elective courses. It is possible to take part in an international exchange and do practices abroad/in Finland during the studies. The study groups are typically 20 people.

The right to pursue studies in a 5-year program is granted for seven years, and that for studies in a 2-year Master’s program for four years.

You can find the course structure also at Weboodi as well as the course descriptions. You will also be using Weboodi during the first year to compose your personal study plan. Even without logging into Weboodi, you can read course descriptions by choosing Instruction/Courses -> Search or Course catalogues on the WebOodi homepage.

Please note that students admitted to the University may be requested to provide an extract from the criminal records for the assessment of their ability to study. Such an extract may be requested only from students whose studies include practical training or other activities involving work with minors.

The extract will be requested before the beginning of the practical training or other activity. To ensure the safety of minors, it is necessary to ascertain that the student about to begin practical training has no criminal record of certain serious crimes (sex offence, murder, aggravated assault and battery, aggravated burglary and robbery and narcotics offence).

3.   Study Counselling

You can seek counselling whenever you feel you need it. In the Faculty of Education, you are helped, among others, by the study advisors (Education Designers), teacher tutors and small group tutors. They are the special people who can help you in practical issues related to your studies and in the construction of your personal study plan. The study advisors' contact details can be found from Academic Affairs Service Teams web site.

In issues related to studies in other faculties, please get in touch with the education designers in each faculty. Their contact information can be found also from Academic Affairs Service Teams web site.

If you cannot get the help you need in the Faculty, the university and the Finnish Student Health Service also offer general counselling services. For more information, see here.


4. Student Organisations

The student organisations representing different subjects arrange a variety of events and look after the interests of students during their studies at the university. You are welcome to join in the organisation represented by your own degree program. Read more about joining a student organisation and their activities by clicking on a link to your organisation below. Through this link you might also find more information about the small group tutors that you will be having.

  • Degree Program in Educational Sciences, Master's Programs LET and EdGlo: Motiva ry
  • Degree Programs in Primary Teacher Education and Intercultural Teacher Education: Olo ry (Oulun luokanopettajaopiskelijat ry), Guide for the New Students
  • Degree Program in Music Education: Mukava ry
  • Degree Program in Early Childhood Education: Lastarit ry
  • Degree Program in Special Education: Spessu ry

National student organisations:

The information in this guide is updated directly on the website mentioned in the guide. Keep a close eye on both the Faculty and the University websites.

Welcome to the Faculty to grow and learn with us! You have chosen a highly valued field of education with an opportunity to exert an influence on your chances in working life through your choices during the training!

Good luck and success with your studies!

 

 

    Welcome to study Information Processing Science!

    In autumn 2019, studies will begin on Monday September 2nd. The first day is followed by the Orientation Week, the content of which depends on your degree programme. 

    • Students selected to International Master's Programme GS3D (Master's Programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment) GS3D ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
      • For more informarion, please contact Marianne Kinnula, marianne.kinnula[at]oulu.fi
    • Students selected to International Double Degree Programme EMSE (European Masters Programme in Software Engineering)
      • If some matter is unclear or you need more information, for example, regarding to exceptions on the beginning of your studies, do not hesitate to contact programme coordinator, Minna Isomursu (minna.isomursu [at] oulu.fi).

    TOL degree programme info 5.9.2019

    Welcome to study biomedical engineering!

    In the field of biomedical engineering there are two master´s programmes, national and international. They are both jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine (FMED) and Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Students of the programme at the Faculty of Medicine will graduate as Masters of Health Sciences (MHSc) and at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering - Masters of Science (MSc Tech).

    In this page, we will publish information about the first week of studies. The studies will begin on Monday 31st of August, 2020 with orientation studies. Detailed schedule will be published here in August.

    During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, fellow students and staff of the degree programme and acquaint with guild activities of Medical Technology students of Oulu (OLTO) and with university´s premises and study related IT facilities and tools. You also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP). 

    In organizing programme-specific programme for the orientation week we follow university´s decision and other possible guidelines about organizing the studies in autumn during the 1. period. However, as mentioned, more information about the programme and schedule follow later.

    You are welcome to start your studies! 

     

    Welcome to study biomedical engineering!

    In the field of biomedical engineering there are two master´s programmes, national and international. They are both jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine (FMED) and Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Students of the programme at the Faculty of Medicine will graduate as Masters of Health Sciences (MHSc) and at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering - Masters of Science (MSc Tech).

    In this page, we will publish information about the first week of studies. The studies will begin on Monday 31st of August, 2020 with orientation studies. Detailed schedule will be published here in the beginning of August.

    During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, fellow students and staff of the degree programme and acquaint with guild activities of Medical Technology students of Oulu (OLTO) and with university´s premises and study related IT facilities and tools. You also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

    In organizing programme-specific programme for the orientation week we follow university´s decision and other possible guidelines about organizing the studies in autumn during the 1. period. More information will follow later.

    You are welcome to start your studies!

    Academic Year 2019-2020 Orientation Events

    UO will organize on September 2-6, 2019 a general orientation week for all international students in order to help students to settle down at the campus. In addition, the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) offers specific orientation event for WCE and double-degree students (DD-WCE) on 5.9.2019, 16:00-19:000 o'clock at room TS101. Your student tutor, called "Kummi" in Finnish, will guide you there.

    It is extremely crucial for you to join UO orientation week programme. WCE teaching also starts on Monday 2.9.2018. 

    WCEorientation2019_0.pdf

    Load a smart phone Linnanmaa campus navigator application from here

     

    WCE Orientation Slides for 5.9.2019 Event will appear hear after 5.9.2019...

    Orientation week schedule 2019

    Faculty study info session autum 2019  (2.9.2019)

     

    New Students at the Industrial Engineering and Management & Product Management Master’s Programme

     

    The orientation week starts on Monday 2.9. at 8 o’clock in the Lecture Hall L1.

    At 11.15-13 there is the Degree Programme Receiption. Most of the Industrial Engineering and Management & Product Management orientation week's events are held in TUTA Studiem, TF433, which is located at the Industrial Engineering and Management Research Unit’s facilities.

    You can find it from “Tekniikankatu” on the 4th floor, you can use the elevator or the stairs.

    Please register for events found under the course 555212P Orientation Course for New Master's Students:

    • Degree Programme Receiption and Personal Study Plan Monday 2.9. at 11.15 - 13
    • Major and Supplementary Studies Info for New Master's Students Wednesday 4.9. at 14.15 - 16
    • Library info Thursday 5.9. at 11.15-12

    Orientation for International Ecology and Population Genetics degree students.

    Wellcome to study biology at the University of Oulu! New international students will be starting their studies on Tuesday, 1st of September at the Linnanmaa campus.
    In the first academic week, there will be information sessions, introduction to the university and getting to know what university studies are all about.

    More information will be published in August 2020.

    First week program, Intercultural Teacher Education program

    Monday 2.9.

    9-10               Welcome to the Faculty info session, L3

    10-14             Orientation to studies with ITE group

    (13.30            Service at the University chapel, voluntary)

    (15.15-17      University opening reception)

    Tuesday 3.9.

    10.15-11.45   Small group tutoring

    12.15-13.45   Orientation to studies –lecture

    14.15-15.45   Lecture: Arts and Crafts Education I: Music, Physical Edu-cation and Handicrafts

    Wednesday 4.9.

    10.15-11.45   Small group tutoring

    Thursday 5.9.

    10.15-11.45   Lecture: Education and science

    12.15-13.45   Small group tutoring

    14.15-15.45   Lecture: Arts and Crafts Education I: Music, Physical Edu-cation and Handicrafts

    Friday 6.9.

    8-16               Self Hack event

    • Note that the above program is specific for ITE students
    • The orientation to studies will continue during the week 37 as well.

    Information for new OMS degree students

    Here you can find information for new international degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining / Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, or MRSM/Geosciences arriving for the autumn 2020

    (Incoming exchange students hosted by OMS have their own orientation events, please check those at the below-mentioned University of Oulu Orientation Programme.)

    The academic year 2020 launches with Orientation Weeks beginning on Monday 31.8.2020. International students' Orientation is organized on Tue 1.9.2020. It also includes a specific programme for new OMS students. Because of the corona virus pandemic, the orientation events are partly organized on-line.

    Please check the University of Oulu Orientation Programme here

    OMS Orientation Weeks for all new degree students will begin with information sessions. The weeks also include other events, e.g. UniOulu Self-Hack, planning your personal studies (preparing a Personal Study Plan). Some of your courses will start already on the first week.  You will also be nominated a Tutor Teacher.

    Personal Study Plan: Target to choose about 3 courses per one period which will give you about 15 cr  in one period:  15 cr per period / 30 cr per semester / 60 cr per academic year.

    • Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) /
      Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing (MEMP), M.Sc. (Tech.)
    • MRSM/Geosciences (GEOS), M.Sc.

    Contact persons:
    Marita Puikkonen, Study Advisor, Faculty Exchange Coordinator, Study.Technology@oulu.fi

    More info: Study.Technology@oulu.fi

    Information for new OMS degree students

    Here you can find information for new international degree students of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining / Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, or MRSM/Geosciences arriving for the autumn 2020

    (Incoming exchange students hosted by OMS have their own orientation events, please check those at the below-mentioned University of Oulu Orientation Programme.)

    The academic year 2020 launches with Orientation Weeks beginning on Monday 31.8.2020. International students' Orientation is organized on Tue 1.9.2020. It also includes a specific programme for new OMS students. Because of the corona virus pandemic, the orientation events are partly organized on-line.

    Please check the University of Oulu Orientation Programme here

    OMS Orientation Weeks for all new degree students will begin with information sessions. The weeks also include other events, e.g. UniOulu Self-Hack, planning your personal studies (preparing a Personal Study Plan). Some of your courses will start already on the first week.  You will also be nominated a Tutor Teacher.

    Personal Study Plan: Target to choose about 3 courses per one period which will give you about 15 cr  in one period:  15 cr per period / 30 cr per semester / 60 cr per academic year.

    • Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) /
      Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing (MEMP), M.Sc. (Tech.)
    • MRSM/Geosciences (GEOS), M.Sc.

    Contact persons:
    Marita Puikkonen, Study Advisor, Faculty Exchange Coordinator, Study.Technology@oulu.fi

    More info: Study.Technology@oulu.fi

     

     

    Welcome to study!

    This information is for new international master’s students in Computer Science and Engineering.
    Orientation week for the new students will begin on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 8:15 in lecture hall L1

    See more information in orientation week below
    Orientation week schedule 2019

    • General introduction of the CSE program  is on Tuesday 3rd of Sept, 2019 
    • During the week, you will receive information about and material related to studies, get to know kummistudents, fellow students and staff of the degree programme and acquaint with guild activities of Computer Sience and Engineering students of Oulu (OTIT) and with university´s premises and study related IT facilities and tools.
    • During the week, you also will meet your tutor teacher, with whom you will prepare your personal study plan (PSP).

    On Friday 6th of Sept, 2019 will be organized Self-Hack event for all new students of the university.

    Completing studies

    The Computer Sience and Engineering course catalogues gives you an overview of your degree program, its structure and the timing of your studies. The catalogues also describes practices related to studies, so please read it carefully. Course catalogues are available in WebOodi.

    You find Programme Structure Diagram 2019-2020 from here

    Student affairs

    If you have any questions regarding your studies, please contact the  Information Technology and Electrical Engineering affairs service team by sending an email to: study.itee(at)oulu.fi

    Academic Affairs Service team for the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is located at the service point Tietotalo, 1st floor, E-door (see campus map).
     

    Last updated: 30.6.2020