Student Tutoring

Student tutoring is a part of the counselling system and curriculum at the University of Oulu. All new degree and exchange students have a student tutor to help when studies start at University of Oulu. A student tutor tutoring international degree or exchange student is also called Kummi.

Tutors are senior students from the same field of study and have been trained for tutoring. Together with their tutor, a group of around ten new students get to know their own field and faculty, how things work on campus and in Oulu in general. Students new to Oulu will get their first group of friends right away and feel more like home. Student Tutor's (kummi -student's) tasks are:

-  to integrate a new student to the University and to the student community

- to familiarize a new student with….

• pre-arrival information (arrival in Oulu, Housing)

•  the  other students

•  the  services for students

• the University as a learning environment

• the degree programme and how to study in the University of Oulu - tips for studing

• planning studies and time management

• the student life and free time activities

• the Finnish culture and habits


Apply to become a Student Tutor/ Kummi -student!


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

Oulu Business School

Oulu Business School Internationa Master´s Programmes 2020-2021
Tutor teacher (Kummit):
Economics: Chao Ding (Russell King)
FMA: Van Tran (Anh Nguyen)
Finance: Asif Ruman ja Blessing Oyinlola (Thu Nguyen)
Marketing: Teck Ming Tan (A H M Shahariar Kabir)
International Business Management: Akram Boroun (Mickaël Magnan ja Dang Hoang Lan)

Faculty of Education

Student tutors in international programmes in the Faculty of Education

Intercultural Teacher Education:

  • Pinja Savaloja, Silja Kaihilahti


  • Juan Rivera, Matthew Zwicker, Ida Wähä


  • Rohit Mishra, Mohammad Omer Ahmed Hassan, Mel Ico

Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

Information Processing Science

GS3D Andrew Russel


Electronics and Communications Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Student tutor for students starting year 2020

Bachelor's Degree Programme (5 years) 2020

Santeri Hyvärinen
Aleksi Tuovinen
Martti Mourujärvi
Eemeli Häyrynen
Akseli Uunila
Severi Pitkänen

Student tutor for students starting year 2021

Bachelor's Degree Programme (5 years) 2021

Vappu Schroderus
Anssi Uistola
Katri Säily
Roosa Risto
Lassi Perälä
Markus Kyllönen
Riina Annunen superpro

Last updated: 4.1.2021