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Oulu University of Applied Sciences

4.1 out of 5 (18 ratings / 14 reviews) Oulu, Finland
Oulu UAS is a strong and multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences. We educate competent and innovative professionals and do active research and development. In co-operation with our partner institutions we create new vitality to the northern region.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



FINNIPS participates in several education fairs around the world every year. You can come and meet the representatives to hear more about your study options in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. See below the list of education fairs we will be attending:

  • 11-12 October: Vietnam Global Education Fair in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 12-13 October: EDUEXPO Mexico City, Study Abroad Fair in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 26-27 October: China Education Expo (CEE) in Shanghai, China
  • 2-3 November: Korea Study Abroad & Emigration Fair, Seoul, South Korea
  • 9-11 January: Educatio 2020, International Education Expo, Budapest, Hungary


Research, development and innovation (RDI) is one of the basic tasks of the university of applied sciences. Oulu UAS’s RDI work serves teaching and supports the development of Oulu UAS, Oulu Region and the whole Northern Finland by producing skilled workforce, supporting business operations and developing innovation activities.

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Housing services

Accommodation for the degree students cannot be arranged by Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Accommodation is available either on the private housing market or in the student halls of residence. Admitted students should directly contact the student accommodation organisations. Inexpensive self-catering student accommodation in single rooms is usually offered in the student halls of residence.

Medical services

In order to come to Finland students are recommended to have a valid health and accident insurance that also covers them also during travel to and from Finland. Institutions of higher education do not cover accidents during a students stay in Finland, and without valid insurance the medical payments may be high.

Student Life

Campus life

Oulu is the biggest city in Northern Finland and Northern Scandinavia. Oulu’s population is one of the Europe’s youngest. Over the third of the residents are under 25 years of age. Oulu is known for it’s technology but also vivid and versatile cultural life. At the same time nature is close and easy to reach.

Student clubs

The Student Union of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OSAKO) is an organisation devoted to representing the interests of OUAS students and providing them with various services. In addition to looking after the interests of students, OSAKO organises various events and happenings aimed at students.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Its nice place for study.

Samuel Okyere Abayie rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tge positive aspect is knowing about the good use of the environment and how to Model structures and am yet to know what could have been betted

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The teaching method is different from the one of my home institution. There is much more practise and less theory instead. Teachers do also require to learn the tasks by ourselves. And there is a lot more work to do during the semester. In each course there are several assignments which have to be done individually or in groups. But if you put effort in it it is easy to...

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