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University of Oulu

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (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.


The University of Oulu produces new knowledge for building a more sustainable, healthier, and more intelligent world. We participate in solving global challenges by combining multidisciplinary approaches, high-quality research, and fruitful collaboration. Our research is top-level in the world on our selected focus areas.


The university of Oulu Career Services is there to help you when you need information about working while studying, finding a job, or working life in general. In addition, when you want to have more information about internships, thesis positions, or how to cooperate with companies in general, please contact the university of Oulu Career Services. 

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University Ranking

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

Physical exercise is a good balance for studying and it supports your wellbeing. University Sports of Oulu (OKKL) offers versatile sports and wellness services to the students and staff of the universities in Oulu (University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Diaconia University of Applied Sciences). The activities consist of more than 50 different sports or exercise services. You gain access to the sports and academic sport services by purchasing the Sports Pass. 

Student clubs

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) is an organization for students by students. All the degree students of the University of Oulu are our members. Doctoral students and exchange students can apply for our membership.

Student Reviews

Experience of an European University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I found the courses are well organized and the teachers are really good at teaching. I just am not too much comfortable with online classes as i had to attend online class because of the pandemic. Otherwise it is nice and hopefully from next semester University will be able to organize ob campus class.

Learning Experience.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall experience is exceptional apart from the online classes. Due to covid, everything is disturbed right now we were unable to enroll in some courses related to lab work but otherwise, the experience is really good. The University of Oulu is overall is good in terms of the learning experience.

My 1st Semester Experience at the University of Oulu
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study has been great! I have had access to very intelligent tutors that have taught me about the core aspects of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems. An understanding of both energy systems and environmental engineering helps environmental engineers in this era navigate the energy transition phase better and helps us come up with effective environmentally...

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