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University of Oulu

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

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Study at the University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science university founded in 1958, in the Finnish city of Oulu. The student body is 13,000 students across eight faculties and specialized research units. The University has two campuses: the Kontinkangas campus in Oulu consists of the faculties of medicine, and biochemistry and molecular medicine, as well as being home to Oulu University Hospital.

The main campus in Linnanmaa is a large complex housing technology, science, humanities, education, information technology and electrical engineering, Oulu Business School and Oulu School of Architecture, as well as the major lecture halls, restaurants, and other services. The main campus has residential buildings for thousands of students, as well as a chapel and sports hall.

Why study at the University of Oulu?

  • Highly ranked

    The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 400 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)

  • AACSB accredited

    This is the highest level of recognition for business schools

Life as an international student

Students of the University of Oulu are encouraged to have active lives, both on the campus and off-campus. Students have access to clubs and organizations, and many different type of leisure activities.

The students’ union is just one way students can be active members of the University of Oulu and have a say in how the University supports students. You’ll also be issued a student ID card which gets you things like inexpensive meals in the student cafeterias around campus.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
  • Sports Facilities
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

The University of Oulu International Master's Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a master's degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master's programs.

Master programs - €10,000 - 13,000 / year

University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme

Business programs: Tuition waiver fee 50% (Economics, Finance, Financial and Management Accounting, International Business Management and Marketing)

Business Analytics: Students pay full tuition in Year 1. In Year 2, students receive 100% tuition scholarship.

All other programs: Tuition waiver fee 75%

Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarships do not cover living costs.

Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu Scholarship 2021-2022, if they meet the admissions criteria and are liable to pay the tuition fee. The scholarship application will be processed only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. University of Oulu Scholarship can be received only once.


University of Oulu

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Oulu offers everything from restaurants to hobbies – be it fashion, food, concerts, gyms, skating rinks, movies, or even skydiving. The cultural life is versatile, and the musical events fit to every taste, varying from classical music to rock.

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Visa requirements for the University of Oulu

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