Current issues for students

16.9.2020 News

Courses from developing ideas toward a new business

Have you ever wondered how to take your own idea forward so that it can lead to new business?

This autumn, the University Innovation Centre is involved in organizing courses where you can learn new skills from ideation, idea validation, pitching, patents and finance opportunities of companies. Check out the courses and come along! Courses are held in English.


16.9.2020 News

Distance learning will continue until the end of the autumn term – student exchange in the spring term can be planned normally

Studying at the University of Oulu will continue, as a rule, remotely until the end of the autumn term, which includes the second teaching period from 26 October to 31 December 2020. The conditions and arrangements of teaching will remain unchanged with regard to the first autumn period. The COVID-19 infection status will be monitored for any changes.

15.9.2020 News

Apply now for Erasmus exchange for Spring term 2021

Application period for Erasmus exchanges in Europe for the Spring term 2021 is now open. Application period is 15.-30.9. In some fields of study, there are also some Nordplus and NOREK programme destinations available. Attend the infosessions organised by your Faculty exchange coordinator and learn more about the destinations available for you.

More information available at


14.9.2020 News

Electronic Exam in autumn 2020

Exam systems of University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences were combined during summer. Most important changes are that there is now available new exam rooms and some new arrangements.

14.9.2020 News

Short updating breaks in printing during the autumn

Canon is updating the software of all the devices within the sphere of the university's printing service September 15 – November 30.

14.9.2020 News

Answer the survey on sustainable campus life

Join to create an action plan for sustainable campus life for our university community. The survey is open 14.-27.9.2020 to students and staff  of the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

9.9.2020 News

Reminder from the library: Automatic renewal of loans ended on 31 August

This summer’s automatic renewal of loans has ended on 31 August 2020.

7.9.2020 News

ICT Services received praise for remote connections

ICT Services were rewarded in the opening ceremony of the university for realizing the value Succeeding Together exemplary.

7.9.2020 News

Annual registration period for continuing students is closing Sept 14, 2020

Annual registration period for academic year 2020-2021 is closing soon for continuing students.

2.9.2020 News

Computers for students’ use

The computer classrooms maintained by the ICT Services as well as the

2.9.2020 News

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopiston opintoihin ilmoittautuminen lukuvuodelle 2020-2021 on käynnissä

Oulun yliopiston läsnäoleva perustutkinto-opiskelija voi opiskella Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopistossa tutkintoon sisällytettäviä opintoja.

2.9.2020 News

Learn from IP rights

Copyrights, patents and trademarks are talked about in the news almost daily. Knowledge of IPR issues is central to working life skills. Intellectual property rights (IPR) are not just important in business. Intellectual property rights are also created and used in the University. 

This fall, the University Innovation Centre will arrange several trainings on IPR rights. Choose the most suitable for you!


1.9.2020 News

New library system – what changes?

Oulu University Library has replaced the old library system with a new system, Alma. Oula-Finna will continue to serve as a customer interface, but there are some minor changes in Oula-Finna functionalities. This page gathers information on these changes.

31.8.2020 News

Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu closed from public transportation until 13 September

Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu is closed from public transportation until 13 September 2020, and also bus stops Yliopisto E and Yliopisto P are out of use.

31.8.2020 News

University of Oulu recommend to use the Koronavilkku app

University of Oulu recommend that students and staff members start to use the Koronavilkku app. In this way we can work together to create a safe study and work environment.

27.8.2020 News

Academic Affairs service point Compass opens service counters

Academic affairs service point Compass opens service counters from 31.8.2020 on weekdays at 10-12. If needed, you can also call service numbers (see below) on weekdays at 10-14. 

27.8.2020 News

How to arrive on campuses

The University of Oulu organises teaching remotely in Autumn between August 1 and October 25, 2020. The orientation for new students will be organized in small groups on campuses. For campus meetings (new students), every student will get face masks. Other than first year students, please avoid caus visits during orientation weeks, August 31 – Septemper 11, if it’s not nessessary 


24.8.2020 News

Student in higher education, check that you meet the minimum credit requirements for financial aid

Students in higher education should check the number of credits they earned in the previous academic year. Past financial aid payments can be returned voluntarily until 11 September 2020.

21.8.2020 News

Nyyti's chats (autumn 2020)

Below you can see all Nyyti's upcoming chats.

21.8.2020 News

Study part of your studies at Oamk!

Students studying at the University of Oulu can apply for cross-institutional studies at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. 

20.8.2020 News

New and faster bus lines operating to Linnanmaa

Winter timetables of Oulu’s public transportation started operating on 12th of August 2020. At the same time, carrying capacity and number of busses increased significantly between city centre and Linnanmaa campus. Two line-ensembles have been extended to Linnanmaa from city centre and two completely new lines are also starting between city centre and Linnanmaa campus.