University of Oulu, 2016


Where can I find information on courses in English?

See, first select the faculty you are interested in and then a course catalogue named ‘Courses in English for exchange students’. Direct links to these catalogues are also available in the Studies in English page.

Do I need to know Finnish?

No. Exchange students attend classes held in English. You are however able to take Finnish language courses during the exchange.

What is the English language requirement?

Incoming exchange applicants must show at least B2 English.

What are the application deadlines?

April 30 for autumn and full year exchanges,
October 15 for spring exchanges.
You must have submitted our on-line exchange application by the above mentioned date.
Nominations from home institution must reach us at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

What are the term dates?

Autumn term: September - December, divided in two eight-week periods
Spring term: January-May, divided in two nine-week periods
To see the dates in detail, please see our Academic calendar.

What is the average course load per term?

30 ECTS. Make sure you also find out if your home institutions has specific requirements on this.

What are the estimated monthly living costs?

Exchange students usually spend between 600-900eur per month. Cost of student housing is between 230-300eur per month. Financial requirement set by Finnish immigration officials is 560eur per month.

What's the weather like in Finland?

Have a look at Finnish seasons, what to expect at different times of the year.

Prices (all prices as off February February 2017)

Lunch on campus - 2.60eur
Monthly bus pass in Oulu - 42eur
Milk (1 litre) - 0.70eur
Bottled water - no need to buy as you can drink tap water!
Pizza (eating out) - 5-9eur
Movie ticket - 7.50-15eur

Last updated: 12.2.2018