Studies at University of Oulu 2016-2017

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in Intercultural Teacher Education

Degree programme in Intercultural Teacher Education responds to the challenges posed by multiculturalism in the Finnish educational system and provides competences for international tasks in the field of education. The programme qualifies the student as a primary school teacher. The main language in this programme is English.

The flexibility of the programme enables specialisation in many kinds of tasks. Teaching of multicultural classes, project management and administration, international consultation, educational policy and administration, and participation in multidisciplinary research projects are just a few examples of such tasks. Similarly to the other teacher education programmes, ITE  includes studies in education and the various subjects taught at schools as well as teaching practice, part of which can be carried out abroad. Studies include compulsory three months study or work period in an educational institution or project abroad.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Primary Class Teacher (in Finland)
Project Manager
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 483698
minna.saaskilahti (at)
+358 (0)294 483604 (at)
+358 (0)294 483660 (at)


Next Application Period: 
March 16th 2016 – April 6th 2016 (15.00 UTC +3)

The degree programme is applied for through the