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Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Check whether Oulu University of Applied Sciences is right for you as an international student.

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Oulu, Finland
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Study abroad at Oulu University of Applied Sciences

The University of Oulu (OAMK) is an international science university and is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Finland. The University was founded in 1996 and is located in Oulu, Finland's fifth largest city. It offers six degree programs that are taught entirely in English: four at bachelor’s and two at master’s level.

Student housing for degree students is mainly provided by the local student housing organisation PSOAS, the Student Housing Foundation of Northern Finland. PSOAS has over 5,000 flats for students including shared, family and studio apartments.

Oulu is located on the northwest coast near the sea, it is often quite windy, and strong winds increase the effect of cold. When it is -5 degrees Celsius and the wind blows 10 meters per second, it feels like -22 degrees Celsius.

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Why study at Oulu UAS?

  • Student satisfaction

    98% of exchange students would recommend Oulu UAS

  • International partners

    OAMK has 158 partner universities in 32 countries

Life as an international student

All international degree students are required to complete studies in the Finnish Language as a part of their degree studies at Oulu UAS.

There is an orientation week for all international students designed to help you learn about studying at the University of Oulu and in living in Finland.

The University’s Student Union offers a wide range of events and associations you can get involved in. This includes the Network of International Students in Oulu, which offers weekly free time activities, events and projects.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 12
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Oulu University of Applied Sciences charges tuition fees from the students coming outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area when applying to English taught degree programs.

The size of the tuition fee varies between the different schools and the different programs offered by the particular school.

At Oamk the amount of the tuition fee for bachelor's degree for non-EU/EEA students is €8,000 per academic year.

There is a scholarship of €4,000 available for all non-EU/EEA students who are required to pay tuition fee. The scholarship is meant to help students with their tuition fee of €8,000 per academic year.

No cost for EU / EEA students.

Scholarships are rewarded retrospectively. After completing 55 ETCS on Year 1, students will receive a €4,000 tuition scholarship. Same applies to year 2 and 3.


Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Kotkantie 1, 90250 OULU

Oulu is the biggest city in Northern Finland and Northern Scandinavia. Oulu’s population is one of the Europe’s youngest. Oulu is known for it’s technology but also vivid and versatile cultural life.

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Visa requirements for Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Many international students will require a visa to study in Finland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Finland student visa requirements