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University of Oulu

University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science university focusing on future well-being and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. We provide students the tools to discover, utilize and apply new knowledge to create innovations for the future.


Top reasons to study here:

  • At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • The University’s impact is based on excellence, high ambition and productivity in all our activities.
  • The University's strategy is to enhance our significance in international research and secure our role alongside the world leaders in our focus areas.

Programs

Bachelor's degree
Computer Science & IT Delivery method Length Location
Digitalization, Computing and Electronics On campus 5 years Oulu
Teaching & Education
Intercultural Teacher Education On campus 5 years Oulu
Master's degree
Art & Design
Architecture
Architecture, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Business
Finance
Finance, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Financial and Management Accounting, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
International Business
International Business Management, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Marketing
Marketing, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Computer Science & IT
Data Science & Analytics
Business Analytics On campus 2 years Oulu
Software Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Software, Systems, and Services Development in the Global Environment, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science On campus 2 years Oulu
Electrical Engineering
Electronics On campus 2 years Oulu
Wireless Communications Engineering, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Environmental Engineering
Ecology and Population Genetics, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Industrial Engineering
Product Management, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Humanities & Culture
Economics
Economics, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
International Studies
Education and Globalization, Master of Education On campus 2 years Oulu
Sustainable Development
Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Science
Chemistry
Biochemistry, M.Sc. On campus 2 years Oulu
Chemistry of Sustainable Processes and Materials On campus 2 years Oulu
Teaching & Education
Learning, Education, and Technology, Master of Art On campus 2 years Oulu

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Why study at University of Oulu

  • At the University of Oulu, we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • We produce new scientific information and science-based solutions, and train future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world.
  • We are committed to promoting the UN’s goals of sustainable development with our research and education.
  • Our university’s global impact is based on scientific breakthroughs, new technology and world-class innovations. Our 60,000 alumni are participating in society as well-educated citizens and employees around the world.

Student services & facilities

Student wellbeing is valued at the University of Oulu. That is why we offer recreational zones for relaxing, as well as engaging study environments all over the campus. Student and career counselors as well as study psychologists are available to students, who seek guidance and support during their studies. Oulu’s start-up scene is deeply connected with the career supporting organisations and mentoring programmes of the university. Find more information on student services on the University of Oulu website. 

Campuses

Linnanmaa Campus

The main campus building in Linnanmaa is a large complex, where all parts are connected. It hosts the faculties of Technology, Science, Humanities, Education, and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu Business School and Oulu School of Architecture, as well as major lecture halls, restaurants, and other services.

The campus is located five kilometres to the north of the center of Oulu. The campus has residential buildings for thousands of students, as well as a chapel and sports hall.

Kontinkangas Campus

The Kontinkangas campus in Oulu consists of the faculties of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, as well as the Oulu University Hospital.

Student lifestyle

Student life at the University of Oulu is active. Both on campus and off-campus, they have the chance to participate in inexpensive clubs and organisations, and many different types of leisure time and sports activities. Becoming active in one of our student interest associations is a great way to make friends. Or join our Kummi Family programme, which connects international students with local families.

In Oulu nature is always at your fingertips. Skiing and jogging tracks are never far away, and the bicycle network is vast - the city has more than 600 km of roads for bicycle traffic. Winter biking is also popular, and Oulu has been ranked as the best winter biking city in the world. Oulu is located just a two-hour drive from the Arctic Circle and the Finnish Lapland. Northern lights can be spotted in wintertime in Oulu, and the four seasons make a distinction to leisure activities to enjoy from.

Oulu also offers many indoor activities and sports facilities to choose from. The city has also a rich cultural life. Theatres, museums, and exhibitions offer an abundance of events throughout the year. There are musical events ranging from classical concerts to rock festivals and club gigs.

Oulu offers space and nature close by for relaxing and keeping distance, if needed. In fact, Oulu was voted as the safest place to study out of 150 universities in an international student barometer—meaning that it is easy for international students to adjust to living and studying in Oulu, the fifth biggest city in Finland.

Accommodation

The local student housing foundation PSOAS offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities, from shared apartments to studios, around the city area. No matter where you live in Oulu, services ranging from supermarkets to libraries and sport facilities are close to your home. PSOAS is ranked by students as one of the leading housing providers in the world.

Scholarships & funding

International Scholarships 2021-2022

50% Tuition Fee Scholarship

A scholarship programme which grants 50% scholarships for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland. Tuition Fee Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for the first academic year.

After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

75% Tuition Fee Scholarship

A scholarship programme which grants 75% scholarships for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland. Tuition Fee Scholarship covers 75% of the tuition fee for the first academic year.

After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

100% tuition fee scholarship (after the first study year)

A scholarship programme which grants 100% scholarship for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland after the first study year if the student completes at minimum 60 credits during the first academic year. After each academic year the progress of studies will be checked and the scholarship continues if the student completes at minimum 60 credits per academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, he/she will be liable to paying the full international tuition fee for the next academic year if he/she wishes to continue studying. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness).

Reviews

Average rating 4.5

Based on 2 reviews

Manushi Bashini
(5)
I am motivated and supported by my study environment. Studies here are based on practical learning techniques which allow you to reflect on what you have learned. For some studies, we have daily learning diaries as assignments, and those combine your daily life with the theories. Overall all the lectures are supportive and friendly.
Vy Nguyen
(4)
The faculty staff is very helpful and dedicated. I am very thankful to be accepted to the program and guided all the way. I would definitely recommend enrolling in the program.

Contact

University of Oulu

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
90570 Oulu
Finland

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www.oulu.fi

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