Each arriving international student has a student tutor, a kummi to help upon arrival, one kummi’s group consists of about 10 international students. Kummis are in contact with the new students even before they arrive in Oulu, help them in the beginning with all practical matters and at the same time, introduce the new students to Finnish study culture and life in general. Kummis in international master’s programmes tutor students in autumn term 2015, whereas some exchange kummis work during autumn 2015, some during spring 2016.

Kummis should be open and helpful and have a good command of English. All kummis will have training during this spring (March) and they need to be in Oulu at the time when new students arrive in late August to early September (beginning of January for Spring 2016 exchange students).

Kummis receive the regular student tutor compensation in euros (13,7 * 10-15 tutoring hours), a certificate, and credits (3 ECTS from the first tutoring and 1-5 ECTS from the second one).

Application period ends January 31, 2015.

The application form


Ask more information and return your application to:

Anna-Liisa Syrjänen ( Department of Information Processing Science Room GF337, mail box “SYRJÄNEN”

Practical information: Muhammad Ahmad ( Study program information: Marianne Kinnula (

Last updated: 9.2.2015