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University of Oulu, University of Oulu

Address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland

Description University of Oulu, University of Oulu

  • Established: 1958
  • Location: Oulu, Finland
  • Students age: 17+
  • Number of students: 13000
  • Language of instruction: Finnish, English
  • Type of training: mixed.

University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, included in the TOP 400 universities in the world and the top best universities in the country. The strongest direction of the university is information and communication technologies.


  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Education
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Business School.

The university participates in popular exchange programs in Europe, Russia, USA, Canada and Africa. The university operates in 70 research areas, focusing on the following:

  • Molecular basis and the environment as the basis for longevity
  • Digital technologies
  • Changing of the climate
  • Earth and the near-space system.


  • QS World University Rankings-2020: 408th in the world
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings-2020: 301-350 in the world
  • Academic Ranking of World University Rankings-2020 (Shanghai): 501-600
  • National Ranking QS-2020: 5th place in Finland
  • National THE-2020: 3-4 in Finland
  • National ARWU-2020: 4th-6th place in Finland.

Famous graduates

  • Martti Ahtisaari - Nobel laureate, former President of Finland
  • Elena Aksela - professor of physics
  • Lina Paloti - professor, geneticist
  • Tyutti Maria Isohookana-Asunmaa - Minister of Culture of Finland from 1991-1995
  • Tuja Lehtinen - writer, screenwriter
  • Sami Lopaka - musician, writer, guitarist of the band Sentenced
  • Ago Silde - Estonian politician
  • Juha Sipilä is a Finnish politician.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Oulu, University of Oulu

Program name


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Age: 17+.

You can get a bachelor's degree in English in the direction of Intercultural Teacher Education.

Master's degree

• Language of instruction: English

• Age: 21+

• Duration: 1-2 years.

Popular English-speaking destinations:

  • Financial and administrative reporting
  • Health and Wellness in the Circumpolar Region
  • International business management
  • Training, education and technology
  • Computer vision and signal processing
  • Ecology and population genetics
  • Education and globalization
  • Finance
  • Magnetic resonance in materials
  • Protein structures and biotechnology
  • Economic geology.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Student Housing Fund offers a wide range of accommodation options - apartments for several people, single studios located in the vicinity of the city.

  • Accommodation in a hostel on campus = from 170 to 320 euros per month
  • Renting a studio or apartment = from 280 to 330 euros per month.

Events University of Oulu, University of Oulu

The university organizes extracurricular activities for students - for these purposes, various communities and interest clubs are open on the campus.

  • Sport sections
  • Art Studios
  • Media center
  • Community of Engineers
  • IT-club
  • Student newspaper
  • Travelers' club.

Equipment University of Oulu, University of Oulu

The University of Applied Sciences is located north of Helsinki. The Oulu region is one of the fastest growing in Finland with a population of about 200 thousand people, a center for innovative high-tech industries, services and culture. You can get to Helsinki in an hour by train or plane. Oulu is very attractive for foreign students: it is a picturesque city, a few hours from which exotic Lapland is located, and a bus service will allow easy access to the largest ski resort in Finland.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Diploma of complete secondary education
  • TOEFL iBT 89 or IELTS from 6.5
  • Entrance examinations (in Finnish or English)
  • Bachelor's / Master's degree (for master's degree).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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