University of Oulu – Finland

Key Facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 14,000 students
  • Academic year: September – June
  • Modules will be available in English
  • Partner university website: University of Oulu

Campus activities and events

There is a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for exchange students, including a range of inexpensive clubs and student organisations they can join. ESN Oulu is perhaps the most important event organiser for exchange students. Annual ESN activities include a Valentine’s Day Party, a visit to world’s largest snow castle, skiing trips and many more. University of Oulu also provides Sport and Wellness services to all students, and this includes ballet, skydiving, cross-country skiing, rugby and many more. For more information on extra-curricular activities, please visit the University of Oulu website.

Travel and Accommodation

It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Oulu once you have your Letter of Acceptance. When you arrive at Oulu airport it is recommended to take a direct bus, route number 8, to the city centre and Linnanmaa campus that leaves from right outside the airport terminal.

Incoming international students have several options on how to arrange housing, either through the local student housing foundation PSOAS or through private markets. You should only apply to live in an accommodation as an exchange student after you receive your Letter of Acceptance.  For more information check out University of Oulu Housing webpage.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at the University of Oulu, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. However, some universities charge small fees for the use of facilities such as the Students’ Union. If you have any queries about any these charges, we recommend that you speak directly with the host university. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, health insurance and books. Students accepted on Erasmus+ may also be eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant.