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University of Oulu

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)



Founded in 1958, the community is 13 000 students and 2900 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units.


There are 8 faculties in the University of Oulu: Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Technology, Oulu Business School. Oulu Mining School and Oulu School of Architecture combined to the Faculty of Technology.


At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges, including sustainable resource use, responsible business, human wellbeing and lifelong health, intelligent systems and services development, and harnessing environmental risks.


Oulu has an impressive range of career opportunities for researchers, teachers and experts who are passionate about their field and enjoy working in an academic community. We offer researchers both a personal four-stage research career model, as well as a tenure track model with a possibility for accelerated career advancement. The options also include more teaching-oriented positions, a Professor of Practice position and numerous possibilities for experts also on other than research careers.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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376 35
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

Students of the University of Oulu have active lives, both on the campus and off-campus. Students have possibilities for inexpensive clubs and organisations, and many different type of leisure time activities. Accomodation can be easily arranged with the student housing foundation PSOAS and several housing options around the Oulu area offer comfortable living near campus.

Library services

Oulu University Library is a scientific library, the task of which is to provide library and information services for the researchers, teachers and students of the University of Oulu.

ICT services

University campus offers students and staff free wireless internet access and variety of ICT facilities. The public 5G test network is being built in the Linnanmaa campus and will be available for students soon.

Medical services

The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS is an expert in student healthcare and provides targeted low-threshold services designed to provide long-term health benefits for university students. They offer services for general health, oral health and mental health.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Linnanmaa

The main campus building in Linnanmaa is a large complex, where all parts are connected. From the north end to the south end runs Väylä, the interior street. 

The campus is located five kilometres to the north of the center of Oulu. The campus has residential buildings for thousands of students, as well as a chapel and sports hall.

  • Kontinkangas

The Kontinkangas campus in Oulu consists of the faculties of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, as well as Oulu University Hospital.

Sports facilities

Oulu has it all for a sports enthusiast. We have excellent facilities nearby campus and loads of clubs and teams for students of all abilities to join. Oulu's Institutes of Higher Education offer sport services and other welfare services especially for students.

Different outdoor and indoor sports and leisure possibilities both in summer and winter are almost limitless. Oulu is surrounded with water and peaceful nature to go swimming, cycling, hiking, skiing or just to enjoy some fresh air. There is also a wide range of sport and exercise areas in Oulu.

Student clubs

Student Union of the University of Oulu - OYY provides services to and supervises the interests of all basic degree students in the University of Oulu. All the actions are based on the premise of a good life for students. All students in the University of Oulu belong to the Student Union of the University of Oulu - OYY. By paying the Student Union membership fee you get a student card and many benefits to go with it.

Student Reviews

Expect the unexpected
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I haven't officially started my program but I have talked to some students they are pretty about the environment and level of education.

Arctic attitude
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Geography is a very strong field (I studied it) in the University of Oulu so it was very good for me. I like that there is only one main campus where are all the faculties (technology, science, humanities, education) except the medicine which is near to the city hospital. I liked the atmosphere in the university because of that, we are all together in the same place. Our...

The regional economic analysis about the relation of the wage and immigration is my main concern. In my last degree i tried to figureout a solution but i failed. That esteem my determination to work on this topic.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have done two masters degree in Economics in two different universitie. In my own country’s University i learned all of the theories and some applications of economic tools. Moreover, in University of Oulu, Finland i experienced with the practical use of economic theories and learned how to make effecient and effective use of the different models. However, my work was...

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