Current issues for students

13.8.2019 News

The academic year opens with traditional events

The opening events of the academic year 2019–2020 will awake the university campuses from the silence of the summer. Remember to register to the Main Opening Event.

8.8.2019 News

Changes in Kontinkangas traffic arrangements

The building site of the new hospital and road maintenance work affect the traffic in the Kontinkangas campus and Oulu University Hospital area. Please follow the signs and be careful! 

8.8.2019 News

Juvenes to introduce self-service checkouts

Juvenes will introduce self-service checkouts at its Oulu campus restaurants to make service smoother and shorten queues during peak hours. Initially, self-checkout will be launched at two pilot sites, Restaurant Napa and Restaurant Foobar. The required changes to the lunch lines have already been completed, and the actual self-checkout pilot will start on 12 August 2019.

5.8.2019 News

Call for Theses: Master's Award in Development Studies 2019

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) jointly seek exceptional Master’s level theses from UniPID universities (including the University of Oulu) to be awarded.

31.7.2019 News

O365 for new students

The university’s user accounts created 1st August 2019 or later have user rights to Office 365 Education service automatically without an activation procedure. 

1.7.2019 News

Migri: Survey for students on the residence permit process

Are you coming to Finland to study, or are you going to continue your studies in Finland? Finnish Immigration Service is conducting a survey on students' experiences of the residence permit process.

26.6.2019 News

Study Portal Noppa will close

The use of Noppa study portal ends June 30,  2019.

24.6.2019 News

Timetable has been published

Timetable for academic year 2019-2020 has been published in Oodi and Tuudo. Course registration opens after 1.8.2019.

28.5.2019 News

Tellus is in Self-Service mode from 26th of July to 4th of August

Tellus will provide the full service also through most of this summer. Service point will be closed from July 26th to 4th of August.

28.5.2019 News

No entrance from Virransilta 3.–7.6.

​Due to renovations, the east entrance of Virransilta will be closed temporarily from 3rd of June to 7th of June. The construction site is shown in the figure below.

27.5.2019 News

Supports for traineeships in Finland still available

Support for traineeships in Finland 2019 for Summer and Autumn are still available. 


27.5.2019 News

Breaks in password service

A system upgrade is causing breaks in the IdM system of IT Administration Services on Mon 27th and Tue 28th of May. Please avoid changing password those days after 16:00 o'clock.

22.5.2019 News

The opening ceremony of Tellus Kontinkangas will be held on the 17th of September

A new Tellus will be opened in Kontinkangas this fall. Tellus is a space, in which it’s easy to organize events, study, meet people and work together.

14.5.2019 News

Influence on the development of teaching and assessment methods!

Does your degree program offer versatile teaching and assessment methods? Do assessment methods support your learning? Does your degree program offer you opportunities to use e-xam?

Response and influence to this survey implemented jointly by the University of Oulu and the Student Union of the University of Oulu! The survey will be closed on may 15th.

13.5.2019 News

KELA: Students – apply now for student financial aid for the summer months!

Students – apply now for student financial aid for the summer months!

13.5.2019 News

KELA: Return overpaid financial aid by the end of May

Return overpaid financial aid by the end of May

13.5.2019 News

OILI registration service in use again

Problems in OILI registration service have been fixed. Registration in OILI is now in use.  Registrations that have been made before closing the service are valid.  

8.5.2019 News

Use of Noppa study portal ends

The use of the Noppa study portal will end on June 30th 2019.

7.5.2019 News

Meet the Top Scientist seminar offered a peek to the future of VR and robotics

Meet the Top Scientist seminar was held on Tellus Stage on the 7th of May.

7.5.2019 News

OILI online service closed

An error has occurred in OILI online service for annual registration. The service is closed at the moment.

6.5.2019 News

Sign up for new challenges with global reach!

This Autumn, Demola is starting a series of globally distributed projects. Sign up now for a specific challenge or leave an open application to join future Demola challenges. 

2.5.2019 News

north2north exchange studies in Canada

Due to cancellations, we have two spots available in the north2north programme and we are organizing an additional call for application for exchanges for the Spring term 2020. The two available destinations are Lakehead University and the University of Saskatchewan. The deadline for applications is Wed, May 8 at 23:59.

Students should apply through SoleMOVE and attach the following documents on their application: motivation letter in English, transcript of records from the Faculty Study Affairs office showing the average grade of studies, study plan and Upper Secondary School certificate including the student’s grade in the English language. More detailed information of the required application enclosures is available at

Students selected on north2north exchange will receive a travel grant of 2000 euro. For more information, please contact

18.4.2019 News

Are you interested in analyzing and characterizing of data?

I4FUTURE Intensive course 2019: Methods for Image and Spectral Data Analysis and Interpretation is available for registration

18.4.2019 News

Oodi maintenance break on Thursday 25.4.

There will be a whole day maintenance break for Oodi on Thursday 25.4.2019 starting at 10.00 a.m.