University of Oulu

Oulu, Finland
The University of Oulu follows the Scandinavian and European university tradition with an excellent reputation in research and teaching and it is often ranked among the top international universities in the world.



Oulun Arkkitehtikilta (Architecture Students' Guild) is a non-profit association, founded in 1959, whose members are all the students from the Department of Architecture.

The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education.


The University of Oulu follows the Scandinavian and European university tradition with an excellent reputation in research and teaching and it is often ranked among the top international universities in the world. With six faculties, it is one of the largest universities in Finland, with a steadily growing number of international students and professors. The University encompasses eight fields of study: Humanities, Education, Economics and Business, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, and Technology. In all, more than 70 different specialist disciplines are represented.


University of Oulu have defined four distinct research focus areas which are biosciences and health, information technology, cultural interaction and identity and environment, natural resources and materials. It participates in several international study and research networks and institutions, and hosts international conferences annually. University graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education, and culture. Research institutions such as Centre for Wireless Communication (CWC), Centre for Internet Excellence (CIE), Infotech, Biocenter Oulu, and the Thule Institute offer the graduates possibilities for an academic career.


The Career Services can help you with questions concerning career planning and job search in Finland. Since the emphasis of our work is in career guidance and counseling we do not offer placement services.For a personal career guidance session, you can make an appointment with one of our careers advisors. Contact information can be found here.Services for students:

  • career guidance and counseling
  • job search strategies, assistance with cover letters and CV's
  • follow-up information on graduate employment


Student services

If you have problems with your studies first contact your own faculty, your personal tutor teacher or your student advisor.

Housing services

PSOAS is the leading provider of student accommodation in Oulu. The organization operates on a foundation basis which ensures affordable rents for students. Following its mission, PSOAS offers housing services for people studying in Oulu as cheaply as possible.Supporting the internationalization of Northern Finland and, thus, enriching its culture are also important parts of PSOAS mission. In that task close co-operation with the University of Oulu has had a very significant role from the very beginning of the foundations history. PSOAS is building a new international student house, Aurora, right next to its housing office in downtown Oulu.

Library services

Oulu University Library is a scientific library, the task of which is to provide library and information services for the researchers, teachers and students of the University of Oulu.

ICT services

University of Oulu campus offers students and staff free wireless internet access and a variety of different ICT facilities. Computer labs and classrooms provide students with Windows, Linux and Macintosh workstations equipped with latest software and programmes. ICT facilities and services are designed to help you achieve best results in your studies and research.

Medical services

Student health services are located on the Linnanmaa campus. Health services include medical, mental, and dental treatment. Most services are free of charge while some incur a nominal fee.

Student Life

Campus life

Guild organizes events, seminars, excursions, publishes magazines, and also provides a student card for the architecture students' in their own field - the Arkkarikortti.Architecture Students' Guild owns the Guild House, located in Pikisaari which is leased to events.

Sports facilities

Finns are sports enthusiasts. The university offers sports activities for its students and staff ranging from ballet to rugby and yoga, from kayaking to cross-country skiing. Feel free to pick the one thats closest to your body and soul!

Student clubs

Student organisations organise cultural activities, sporting events, parties, and trips in Finland. These study-field specific organisations have internationally experienced members with first-hand knowledge to share. In addition, there are two solely international university-wide student organisations focusing on issues in international education. Members involved in these organisations are naturally both exchange students and international degree students.All students are encouraged to take part in developing their lives. The student union is just part of how students can be active members of the University of Oulu. The University of Oulu has a newsletter for international students!


Oulu Business School is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accreditation body for business schools worldwide. In order to achieve accreditation, a school must fulfill rigorous quality criteria that focus on different aspects: strategic management, the quality of the schools faculty.

The Global Study Awards

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