Current issues for students
Go on exchange for the spring term 2018! Erasmus exchange call for Spring 2018 exchanges opens on Fri Sept 15. The deadline for applications depends on the Faculty or programme. Some Faculties or degree programmes may also have Nordplus exchange opportunities to Nordic countries. Contact your Faculty or departmental international coordinator for more information about your options. Visit also our website for Erasmus and Nordplus exchanges.
Take part in new minor studies module, Basic Business Studies, that will be carried out in academic year 2017-2018 as an online education! The module is organized together with nine other universities in Finland. The courses are open only for minor students. Students can choose to take 1-8 courses. In order to complete a full minor, at least 25 ECTS must be completed by the student. Students can sign up to the courses directly in WebOodi. In each course, there are 30 study places for students from University of Oulu. Some of the courses are offered in English, see course descriptions for further information. The registration is already open for the first course. Read more information from Oulu Business School course catalogue in Weboodi.
The main services offered by the University of Oulu and the partners will be presented for the students on Tuesday’s event News’day – Day for New Students. Event will be organized on 5 September at 9-16 in Linnanmaa campus, main lobby near lecture halls L1 - L4 (see map). See more detailed location of the info desk. Read more on event and serveces.
The 2T parking lot at Linnanmaa campus and bus stops Yliopisto P ja Yliopisto E are out of service on september 5-8th
Linnanmaa Campus 2T parking lot is closed on September 5-8th due to Vulcanalia. Also the street Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu will be closed on September 6th at 7am til September 7th at 7am. Due to closing the street the bus stops Yliopisto P ja Yliopisto E are also closed. The closest bus stops are Yliopistonkatu P/E and Ylioppilaskylä P/E.
The Student Union organises Vulcanalia, the opening party of the new academic year. The Vulcanalia day starts with Organisation Fair on Linnanmaa Campus at 10–14. During the Fair you can familiarise yourself with a variety of different kinds of student organisations and companies. Vulcanalia Evening Party kicks off at the Univeristy of Oulu Linnanmaa Campus parking lot at 20.00. N.B.: party is not at Ouluhalli as was mentioned by mistake on invitation sent last week. All students and staff members are welcome to join. More information »
Polar Bear Pitching (http://www.polarbearpitching.com/) is a unique startup event in Oulu. We are looking for creators and doers of the next year’s event (February 6th and 7th, 2018) - enthusiasts in their field willing to get a hands-on experience. You can really do things, have freedom to create things on your own but have still the full support from the great team of PBP. Apply here to become part of our team: https://polarbearpitching.typeform.com/to/TSqWM2.
Students at the University of Oulu international Master Programmes are warmly invited to apply to the University of Oulu Alumni Ambassador Programme. We are looking for students who are interested in developing their communication and presentation skills, comfortable in social media and want to share their experiences with international applicants. Alumni Ambassadors will be compensated for some duties while some tasks remain volunteering opportunities. Apply by September 18 at 12.00 (noon) and find out more.
Faculty Study Affairs is responsible for all study related questions and advising in their own field of study, please check contact information of the Faculty Study Affairs. In all general study related matters you can contact us through email study(at)oulu.fi.
How are certain mega trends transforming work as we know it? This question will be answered in an exciting keynote by Iain Jawad, an expert on mega trends from Frost and Sullivan London, on Entrepreneur’s Day 5.9. at the brand new Business Kitchen Tellus spaces. We will be looking at how current social and economic trends are transforming workplace formats and design, reshaping organization structures, and changing how employees communicate with each other and interact with technology. Register
Be sure to get your ticket and participate 29.9. - 1.10.2017 in order to learn valuable skills, build up amazing networks with incredible people of different backgrounds, and of course in order to create your own startup in just 54 hours. Tickets: bit.ly/SWoulu. In order to get your game face on for Startup Weekend Oulu, be sure to join the Pre-Startup Weekend Bootcamp taking place on 11.9.17 from 4pm - 6pm at the brand new and inspiring Co-work by OP Lab space in the city center (Hallituskatu 12). Check out more info from the event’s FB page!
Kickstart is a business idea competition brought to you by the Oulu Innovation Alliance that brings together the students of the University of Oulu, the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the Oulu Vocational College! You can take part in the competition by filling in the registration form by 13th of November. Application opens on 14th of September: http://www.oulu.fi/kickstart/
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 is open 28.8. – 10.9. http://oulu.demola.net/apply. 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) oulu.fi, +358 50 3077 067.
Oulu Universities’ Entrepreneurship Hub Business Kitchen opens up in Tellus Innovation Arena 14.9.2017. Welcome to explore Business Kitchen’s new space and activities, regardless of your studies or background! We offer you some good food, refreshments, company and of course some program. We will for example hear a keynote from Elise Pietarila, who is producer of Finnish tv-show Madventures and the founder of TubeCon. More info and free registration. Welcome!
The Sports Pass functions as an entrance ticket to all the services, training sessions as well as all the other welfare services. The pass also gives you certain discounts on some course fees and on services provided by our cooperating partners. The Sports Pass is a sticker which can be put on your Student Card, Staff ID Card or personal ID card. Read more.
Master’s Degree students of the University of Oulu are invited to apply for the Mentoring Programme 2017-2018. In the programme, you are matched with an experienced professional (mentor) who is often a University of Oulu alum to discuss topics related to career management and planning. You will have several meetings with your mentor October 2017 – April 2018. Application period: September 4-21 at 12:00 (noon). Apply here (link active only during application period). Find out more.
You can book the 15 group study rooms in the library only through the O365 calendar. Instructions for this can be found on the library website. New students can order a library card in advance with an online form. Automatic renewal of loans ends on 1 September. Please remember to renew your loans.
Tuudo has the most important information for students: your own timetable and calendar markings, received credits and course registration, and also restaurant menus, campus maps, and bus timetables. Tuudo also offers information on upcoming and ongoing courses and exams. Tuudo shows the location for lecture halls and rooms, and you get up-to-date information on changes to room and teaching times. Tuudo mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices, and can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Other mobile users can use browser operated Aapo. To Tuudo's pages.
The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) is a student advocacy organisation for all students studying at the University of Oulu. OYY promotes a good life for students every day. We work together to promote goals like being part of the student community, getting quality education, leading an affordable life, and finding a job after graduation. There’s a lot of student organisations within the Student Union in which you can find free-time activities and make new friends. In addition, the Student Union has several sections that discuss and take a stand on current issues affecting the student life. So join us in making a good life for students! Read more and follow us in Facebook and Instagram! Also, remember to join our mailing lists.
University of Oulu will move to electronic exams. The possibility for examination on paper in electronic exam room has ended June 30th. New system for electronic examinations Exam is in pilot use in September and is launched in 16.10. Students can make a reservation for electronic exams and take exams in an electronic exam room and also get information on grade and feedback in Exam-system. Electronic exam rooms will open in both Linnanmaa (Examinarium) and Kontinkangas. Read more
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 frank.fi. 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 from OYY office or from Student Center beginning from October.
The study grants paid to higher education students are adjusted to the level of the grants provided to students in secondary education (max. EUR 250.28 per month). Student loan amounts is raised for all students. The qualifying conditions for study grants and government guarantees for student loans has undergone numerous changes as well. Read more.