Current issues for students

2.12.2016 News

Student Center and Study Affairs Service Points have exceptions to opening hours on December 5th

Student Center and Study Affairs Service Points have exceptions to opening hours on December 5th, 2016. Please, check the opening hours of the services from Student Center’s web page.

Following Faculty Study Affairs service points are closed on December 5th:

  • Faculty Study Affairs at Natural Sciences (LuTK, OMS)
  • Faculty Study Affairs at Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (TST)
  • Faculty Study Affairs at Technology (TTK)
  • Faculty Study Affairs at Kontinkangas (BMTK, LTK)
29.11.2016 News

Shared campus of the University and Oulu UAS: New areas selected for the relocating faculties

The University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS) will form a shared campus in Linnanmaa during 2019-2020.

24.11.2016 News

Polar Bear Pitching 14-15.2.2017 – looking for volunteers!

Icehole pitching event Polar Bear Pitching is organized in February 2017. We are looking for volunteers to help us with the event, and we organize few volunteer recruiting events in December. Check out more information from our website. If you want to volunteer, contact kaisa.pappila (at)

24.11.2016 News

Sports courses in spring 2017

Most of the sports courses in spring 2017 will be on net in the end of November and registration for them begins 1.12. Have a look, many courses can be full after some time. Registration for courses starts on Thu 1.12. Read more.

15.11.2016 News

Support for studying

If your studies are not progressing in the way you hope or you don’t regard studying as sensible, seek guidance. In the questions related to your field of study and PSP (personal study plan) the guidance is offered primarily by the programme coordinator/tutor teacher in your study programme. Exchange students can seek assistance from their International Coordinator. In the need of the additional guidance you can turn to the counselling services: study and career counselling and study counselling psychologist and. N.B.: Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides general, mental and oral health care services for students. If you have health problems, you can contact directly FSHS.

15.11.2016 News

Completing bachelor's degree and student financial aid

Financial aid for university level studies that have begun after August 1st 2011 is granted at first only for the Bachelor's degree. Please make sure in good time what your faculty’s instructions and timetable for submission of Bachelor’s theses are and also the graduation dates. Assessment of the Bachelor's thesis and maturity examination are time-consuming processes. Student financial aid for the Master's degree can only be granted starting the month following the Bachelor’s degree graduation. Please, check faculties’ instructions and graduation dates.

4.11.2016 News

Give feedback on your university!

All international students have received an invitation to give feedback on the University of Oulu through the ISB survey. Please make sure you reply to the survey by Dec 2! If you for some reason did not receive the ISB e-mail please contact

4.11.2016 News

Lecture halls available for students in group working

Lecture halls L7, L8, L9, IT105 and IT106 are available for students in group working on Mon - Fri at 8.00-21.00 and Sat at 8.00-15.00 at times when there are no other bookings.

4.11.2016 News

Uranoste project offers training for applying jobs!

Uranoste project offers training for students in applying jobs. In November there will be courses e.g. in preparing for job interviews and creating a job application. Read more on the Uranoste web site and apply.

4.11.2016 News

Studying at the University and Career Planning - materials available

Academic Affairs organised in October two lecture in Studying and Career Planning:
a) Seeking work in Finland, internship opportunities and career planning on Thu October 13th at 14:00 – 16:00
b) Planning your studies, time management and learning on Thu October 20th at 14:15-16:00.

Materials of the lecturs are available in the web page.

4.11.2016 News

Tellus Innovation Arena

Tellus is an inspiring open space for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship at the heart of the Linnanmaa campus. We offer free space for example studying, working and event organizing, and all of our spaces are totally free and open for everyone! In Tellus we want to courage and help students to collaborate, network and develop their skills, and for this we offer for example events, support services, company cooperation and entrepreneurship activities. Find out more from our website or come and meet us to Tellus Service Point!

3.11.2016 News

OYY moves near Tellus Innovation Arena

The Student Union moves to new premises beginning from the 8th of November. The new office is located next to Tellus Innovation Areena and former it has been office of the Faculty of Science (see campus map). Student Unions new visiting address is Erkki-Koison Kanttilan katu 1, 2T-door. Mailing address is the same old (PL 250, 90014 Oulun yliopisto).

3.11.2016 News

Aapo – Stay of Top of Your Studies!

New Aapo combines student and study services into one place. Aapo changed from a mobile app into a browser operated environment. Use Aapo on your computer's browser.

Aapo’s web version contains the same familiar functions as Aapo the mobile app: information on credits, timetable, registration, menus and study news.

Aapo is located at and on University’s web pages can be found at Studying Tools. Use University of Oulu account to login to Aapo.

18.10.2016 News

Planning your studies, time management and learning -lecture 20.10. at 14:15-16:00

Lectuer will be held on Thu October 20th at 14:15-16:00 at lecture hall L8, lecturer is student counselling psychologist Pia Partanen. Topics of the lecture are: Planning your studies - making progress, Time management and how to use your time well and Academic skills and learning

14.10.2016 News

Tuudo replaces mobile app Aapo

Aapo, app widely used by students, is replaced by Tuudo. Aapo can be used until the end of first teaching period side by side with Tuudo. Tuudo is available at Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

14.10.2016 News

Applying for an extended study period

Students who have begun their studies after 1st of August, 2005, have a limited study period. If a student’s normative degree studies period is coming to its end while the student has not completed studies required for the degree, the student may apply for an extended study period. Faculty’s Chief Academic Officer submits the application to the Vice Rector for Education, who makes decisions on extended periods. The extension must be applied for by the end of March, if the right to study expires on the 31st of July, and by the end of October if the study expires on the 31st of December. Guidelines and forms to apply for an extended study period can be found from UO’s web page. Read more on applying for an extended study period.

10.10.2016 News

Seeking work in Finland, internship opportunities and career planning

Seeking work in Finland, internship opportunities and career planning will be organised on Thu October 13th at 14:00 – 16:00 at Tellus Stage

- 14:00 Seeking work in Finland. Tina Sundqvist, Public employment and business services
- 14:30 Internship in Finland or outside Finland – financial support. Elina Koskinen, Student Center
- 14:45 Project experience, credits and perhaps money as well? Demola – The Best Deal in the World. Simo Kekäläinen, Demola Oulu
- 15:00 Career planing and work life skills. Anita Perttunen and Kaisa Karhu, Student Center

You can follow lecture also online:

10.10.2016 News

Coolest quality - The best samples of University’s development work?

University’s quality assurance system will be audited in autumn 2017. Part of the auditing will focus on examples of the University’s development work. Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC or Karvi in Finnish) requires three samples on the University’s degree education. Two of these samples is chosen by the University; one degree programme including bachelor’s and master’s education and one doctoral degree programme. The third sample of degree education is decided by the Karvi’s audit team six weeks prior to the audit visit. In addition to the degree education samples the University is required to choose a third sample, that is a function or operation central to the University’s strategy or profile.

All members of our university community, both staff and students, can give their suggestions for University’s audit samples. Speak out and tell us your suggestion for audit samples! The link will be open during 5-21.10.16.

29.9.2016 News

Wellbeing week 10.–14.10.2016

Wellbeing week gathers together events that are aim to raise awarness among students and staff on how to improve one’s wellbeing and health. Wellbeing week is organized during week 41 by OYY, University of Oulu and FSHS. Read more.

29.9.2016 News

Educational videos about the printing service

Canon has made short educational videos about the use of the printing service. Videos have been published on the WWW pages of IT Services. Read more.

26.9.2016 News

Changes to library late fees

Oulu University Library makes changes to the fees charged for items returned after their due date. For course textbooks, instead of the earlier single fee for the restoration of borrowing rights, overdue fees will accumulate daily. The change will not affect billing charges or replacement fees for lost items. Since the library system will be undergoing testing in August-September, the customer account page may display inaccurate information during this time. Customers will not be charged unjustified fees. The new fees will apply from 1 October 2016. Further information.

26.9.2016 News

Tellus Expert Hours at your service!

During the Tellus Expert Hours you can walk in without an appointment and meet experts from the Library (Information Services), Research Support Services, TE-keskus (employment services and services for starting entrepreneurs), Tekes Funding, Innovation (IPR and commercializing research) and Entrepreneurship Services every week. The experts will help you with issues and questions related to e.g. patents, inventions, entrepreneurship, e-thesis, databases, starting your own business and research funding. Expert Hours will be arranged every Wednesday at 12-13 pm at Tellus Avenue and first Expert Hours will be held on 28th of September. Read more.

26.9.2016 News

Learn effective techniques for scientific information retrieval

030008P Information skills for foreign degree students (1 ECTS) is aimed at the international degree students of science and technology. You will learn the different phases of information retrieval process and the basic techniques of scientific information retrieval, find the most important reference databases of their discipline and know how to evaluate information sources and retrieval results.

26.9.2016 News

Student financial aid: monitoring study progress of the academic year 2015-2016

The academic progress of students last academic year is monitored annually in October by Kela. Academic year 2015-2016 is monitored this autumn. If you receive a request for information from Kela, responds to the request for clarification. Based on the clarification and the situation of the student, it will be decided whether the student may continue to receive student financial aid or not. Payment of financial aid will automatically be discontinued as of 1.1.2017, if you do not reply to the request for information. Read more.