Welcome to the University of Oulu

We are happy to welcome you to join the University of Oulu community!

Below you may find an initial information package - from immigration formalities to useful links of setting into life in Oulu and at the University of Oulu.

Official matters – Most important issues regarding immigration.
Working at the University of Oulu – Orientation to work at the University.
For families – Practical information about day-to-day life.
Housing services – How to look for housing in the Oulu area.
Welcome to Oulu - The guidebook giving practical information for settling into life in Oulu.
Villa Victor - Villa Victor Multicultural Centre provides activities for immigrants and Finns living in Oulu.

Please note that the University of Oulu provides courses in Finnish language for the international staff. As an employee, you can enroll on the courses via the intranet "Notio".
From Villa Victor you may find information on open Finnish language courses and on Oulu in many languages.

Tourist information:
Visit Oulu– Information on the Oulu region, travelling, culture, restaurants
BBC’s Country profile of Finland 

One of our foreign professors promotes Finland and the University of Oulu to international employees as follows:

“Finland is one of the most livable countries, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy.

The successful candidate will receive full benefits provided by the University of Oulu to university employees, including free time corresponding to holidays and free occupational health care services.

The successful candidate will receive also benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for example possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax benefits for employees with children and high-quality affordable childcare services.

There is also affordable access to excellent sports facilities within our city.

Finally, Santa Claus is 2.5 hours away by car.”

Contact infromation:
Human Resources Services at the University of Oulu HR(at)OULU.FI