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University of Oulu's global impact is based on scientific breakthroughs and world-class innovations. 2.6 billion people use technology developed in Oulu. Oulu, the European Capital of Culture in 2026, is known for its highly educated people, easy-going atmosphere, tranquil surroundings and a Scandinavian ambience. Northern lights can be spotted in wintertime and the Lapland is easy to reach.

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About

History

The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

Education

The Interdisciplinary University of Oulu has eight faculties. The research units of our faculties constitute a strong multidisciplinary scientific community. In addition to faculties, research is conducted in focus institutes linking disciplines, as well as other research units.

Research

In the University of Oulu, we participate in solving global problems with our cutting-edge research. Multidisciplinary research is conducted in five focus areas and new research openings are sought particularly at interdisciplinary interfaces.  The basis for applied multidisciplinary research is created by long-term basic research.

Career

The UniOulu Career Centre helps you discover your potential and provides you with the employability skills you need to build your future career path. Participate in workshops, book 1:1 guidance, or simply drop in for advice and comments on your application and CV. Our career coaches can also help you prepare for your job interview. In addition, Career Centre organises recruitment events where you can connect and find your future employer. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
251 50
2023
301 -50
2022
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
313 79
2023
392 -15
2022
377
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
401
2022
401
2021
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
447 -25
2022
422
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Incoming international students have several options on how to arrange housing, either through the local student housing foundation PSOAS or through private markets.

Student housing during Autumn term is always more full than during Spring.

Library services

  • The group study rooms are primarily intended for use by groups of two or more students. Univeristy of Oulu students can reserve them by using O365 calendars
  • The quiet reading rooms are designed for quiet study. Loud conversation, group work and use of mobile phones is not allowed. The new quiet reading room, Lukupesä, is located in the History collection room on the 2nd floor of the library.

ICT services

  • ICT Services develop and provide university and Oamk students with modern and versatile IT services.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The main campus in Linnanmaa is home to Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Technology and  Oulu Business School. Linnanmaa campus is known for its colourful architecture.

  • Kontinkangas Welfare Campus consists of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the University Hospital of Oulu.

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

When you begin your studies, you will automatically become a member of the Student Union. At the beginning of the academic year, you pay the Student Union membership fee, with which you receive all membership benefits and the student card. By showing your student card, you are entitled to discounts on the train and the buses as well as at several stores and service providers. And above all, the Student Union will support you in matters related to the student’s interests in education and social policy and arrange free time activities.

Accreditation

University of Oulu is Accredited by AACSB.

University of Oulu Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for University of Oulu. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available

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