Current issues for students

22.8.2017 News

The basic printing quota for the autumn term

For the autumn term the basic quota is 4 €. It has been added 1st August, 2017 to all those students' printing quotas who have used their quotas during the spring term 2017. 4 € is the start situation for the new student's basic quota. Read more.

22.8.2017 News

Recognition of Prior Learning!

Were you in exchange or in internship during academic year 2016-17 (internship ending before 31.7.2017)? Do you have some courses or competencies that could be included in your studies (sc. recognition of prior learning)? Send your application before 8.9.2017, so that the credits are registered in Oodi for the academic year 2016-17 (more information from Faculty Study Affairs). Make sure that all your studies completed by 31.7.2017 are registered to Oodi to avoid an unnecessary study progress request for information from Kela (read more). Ministry of Education and Culture uses the same statistics to assess those who have completed at least 55 ECTS/academic year.

16.8.2017 News

24/7 campus is open for students in Linnanmaa starting from September 1st

Students of Linnanmaa Campus have been proposing an idea of a 24/7 open campus for a while. Based on the feedback University of Oulu is going to open a 24/7 campus in Linnanmaa allowing students to use indoor-spaces for studying and group works whenever they want.

15.8.2017 News

Reply to the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey

Have you completed your Bachelor’s degree in spring 2017? Reply to the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey. Your opinion counts: you can influence how your university works to enhance the quality of education. The University will offer you a cup of coffee/tea and a pulla to thank you for your response. You will also get a Kandipalaute badge. We will also raffle a sauna evening at the Saarela Rantasauna among those who have answered the survey. The winner of sauna evening in spring 2017 is a student of Process Engineering Art Valta. Congratulations to the winner, and warm thanks to all survey respondents. Read more.

11.8.2017 News

University of Oulu will move to electronic exams in Examinarium

University of Oulu will move to electronic exams in Examinarium. The electronic Examinarium will be opened on September and there will be user training for it after it has opened. Examinarium opens in both Linnanmaa (same room) and Kontinkangas. N.B.: the possibility for questions on paper for the Examinarium has ended at 30th June.

10.8.2017 News

Welcome, new student

Accepted to study at the University of Oulu? Congratulations, and welcome to our multidisciplinary academic community!

9.8.2017 News

Academic year sticker

Once you have paid the Student Union membership fee and completed your annual registration, you may collect the academic year sticker for your student card from Student Union’s office ( or Student Center (student affairs).

If you want to avoid queuing for an academic year sticker for your student card, Download digital student card Frank: download digital student card Frank App in Google Play Store or App Store. The applications provides the same benefits as a normal student card, and a little bit more. All the benefits are listed at

If you anyway want to have the sticker, it is recommended to get it after the autumnal jam. Most of the student want to get their stickers in August and September, so if you want to avoid the traffic, get your sticker beginning from October.

9.8.2017 News

Registration for the academic year 2017-2018

The registration period for the academic year 2017-18 for existing students ends on 12 September, 2017. Enrolled degree student can register using WebOodi or OILI online service. Read more.

All new students have to register to University either as a present or absent student by August 28, 2017, at 15.00 / 3:00 pm. Read more.

26.6.2017 News

Lukkari no longer available

Student schedule tool Lukkari is no longer available after summer 2017.

Students can make their own timetable using existing replacing tools: mobile app Tuudo or browser operated Aapo.

8.6.2017 News

Student Center and Faculty Study Affairs have exceptions to opening hours in June-August

Student Center and Faculty Study Affairs have exceptions to opening hours in summer, read more.

1.6.2017 News

Juvenes Corporation wins tendering procedure for restaurant services in Linnanmaa

Juvenes Corporation has been selected as the provider of food and cafeteria services in the Linnanmaa campus of the University of Oulu.

30.5.2017 News

Computer premises on the campus maps

The premises that have been equipped with computers and are in students' common use in Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas have been updated on the campus maps. Self-study workstations, computer classes and the most general printers that have been meant for the students' use have been marked on these maps. The self-study computers are freely available during the opening hours of premises and they cannot be reserved beforehand. The computers of classrooms are available outside the teaching reservations within the opening hours. More info on study spaces and campus maps.

9.5.2017 News

Food for Life from Business Kitchen

According to the newly published reported about University graduates employment 2016 the most important factors affecting employment are working life connections, work experience and networks. These are supported by the university’s Business Kitchen, which offers company projects, help for new business creation and job, recruiting and networking related events. Business Kitchen welcomes everyone of all backgrounds and fields of study. The new Business Kitchen will be opened in Tellus Innovation Arena in August 2017.

8.5.2017 News

Study Affairs service point of Kontinkangas Campus has moved

Study Affairs service point of Kontinkangas Campus has moved. New service point is from 3rd May in K201, which can be found from Aapistie 7A, second floor (near net cafe, see map).

5.5.2017 News

Student Center is closed on May 26th

Student center services at the first floor are closed on May 26th.

5.5.2017 News

Student Center and Faculty Study Affairs have exceptions to opening hours in June-August

Student Center and Faculty Study Affairs have exceptions to opening hours in summer, read more.

5.5.2017 News

The University Board decided on campus development projects

The Board of the University of Oulu decided at its meeting on May 3, 2017 on the implementation of new premises for the faculties of Humanities and Education, mainly in accordance with the presentation. The projects have been prepared by the premises working groups, consisting of employee and student representatives among others. The Faculty of Education will be located mainly in premises formerly vacated by the Faculty of Natural Sciences which will be completely refurbished. The Faculty of Humanities will be located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the west side of the campus. Repairs and alterations will be made in accordance with the repair state of the premises.

Concerning the teaching space and lecture hall project, it was found that the continuation of project planning requires a broader review of the entire campus facilities, in terms of locations, occupancy rates and project costs. The aim of the more comprehensive planning is to ensure that the learning facilities are sufficient in quantity and quality, as well as cost-efficient. The Board requires that after the implementation of the project the average square meters of the project areas must not exceed the market rent in the area. The Board also requires that, in connection with the implementation agreements of the projects, the University and Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy also agree on other issues related to the facilities, such as the conditions for dismissal.

5.5.2017 News

SAS Code Course 22. – 23.5.

SAS programming course at the University of Oulu 22. – 23.5.-17. Read more.

5.5.2017 News

Erasmus Grants will increase in 2017-18

Students going on Erasmus Exchange in 2017-18 will get 30 euros more/month compared to previous years. Check exact sums at:

5.5.2017 News

Summer program, University sports of Oulu

The summer sports program will start 8.5. The sports Pass of academic year 2016-17 or spring 2017 is valid for sports activities in summer too. The Sports Pass only for summer is 15 euros. Read more:

5.5.2017 News

University sports of Oulu

The sports program in spring will end mostly 7.5. and non-instructed sports in Linnanmaa sportshall will end 14.5.

5.5.2017 News

Demola is looking for students for Fall 2017 projects

Would you like to learn by doing, gain working life experience, and improve your problem solving, team working and presentation skills? Demola Oulu offers all this + 5ECTS + a chance to earn some money as well! Application period to Demola Oulu’s Autumn 2017 season starts in August at Demola is a project course offered by the University of Oulu and OAMK where multi-disciplinary student teams develop solutions to challenges given by companies and organizations. For more info: simo.kekalainen (at), +358 50 3077 067.

5.5.2017 News

Registration 2017-2018 for existing students

The registration period for the academic year 2017-18 for existing students has started on 2 May, 2017 and ends on 12 September, 2017. Enrolled degree student can register using WebOodi or OILI online service. Read more.

5.5.2017 News

Library loans renewals during summer From June 1st to August 31st

Library will renew all the loans that has no requests. Suspension of borrowing rights will also prevent the renewals. Although the library will renew your loans during the summer you are responsible for the items you have borrowed. Library hours during summer from the library website.