Opening Events of the Academic Year 2020-21

New students - Welcome to the university of Oulu!

Congratulations to all newly admitted students and welcome to Oulu!

The Academic Year 2020-2021 kicks off  August 31 with an orientation week for new students. The following check list guides you through everything you need to do before arriving!


Starting studies during Coronavirus pandemia

The University of Oulu has decided to organize teaching remotely in Autumn between August 1 and October 25, 2020. The orientation for new students will be organized in small groups on campus. This ensures that students starting their studies get acquainted with the university and studies and have a chance to network with other students. Orientation days will be held on alternate days for students from different faculties. Students who are unable to come to campus for reasons related to the pandemic situation during the orientation are taken into consideration. Lecture-type events for all new students will be organized online.

Current information on changes related to studying due the Coronavirus are gathered on page


More useful information for a new student

Financial Aid

Contact information


If you have any questions or concerns about your pre-arrival preparations do not hesitate to contact us at: