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University of Oulu

University of Oulu

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Uni facts

  • Oulu, Finland
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 412
  • Program types Master's degrees
  • Programs total 20
  • Acceptance rates 20%
  • Nationalities 40
  • International Students 350

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.

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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 2019)

  • AACSB accredited

    This is the highest level of recognition for business schools

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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
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of Oulu programs

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.

The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver covering 75% of the full tuition fee except for the programs that belong to the Business School. Business programs have a scholarship that covers 50% of tuition fees. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs.

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Postgraduate Tuition: €10,000-13,000 (for non-EU/EEA students)

Scholarships cover 75% of tuition. Based on academic achievement. A “B” student will definitely get scholarships.


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.

  • To city center

    5 km

  • To Oulu Airport

    20 minutes

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Visa requirements for 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