Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu, Finland
Alumni activities provide the Oulu University of Applied Sciences with a new and active channel for cooperation with working life. The development of alumni activities promotes the recognition of the Oulu UAS educational system and other services in working life.



The Oulu Innovation Alliance (OIA) co-operation agreement signed on 22 March 2016 in Oulu city hall focuses the research, development and innovation activities to five areas. The objective of OIA is to bring Oulu to the top in these areas.


Oamk SimLab covers versatile simulated learning environments which can also be used as testing and development environments by companies and partners for the development of professional skills, healthcare technology products and wellbeing services.

Bachelor's programmes

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


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.

Sports facilities

Finns are mad about sports – doing sports as well as watching sports on TV. Sports haveplayed an important role in building up the Finnish national identity. The most popular team sportsare ice hockey, football and floorball. Other very popular sports are motor sports (Formula 1 andRally), athletics (especially javelin), skiing, ski jumping, figure skating, and alpine skiing. Both menand women can do all sports and have the right to attend sports competitions.

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.