New scientific information and science-based solutions are created at the University of Oulu. Our educational purpose is to train future pioneers who build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world.

Every year, nearly 4 000 new students start their studies on bachelor, master or doctoral level to pursue a degree or to start their exchange period.

Welcome to study with us!

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Take a closer look at our offering according to your need.

University of Oulu offers 22 international degree programmes taught in English.

University of Oulu Graduate School offers doctoral level training in its four doctoral training programmes.

If you would like to visit us as an exchange student, see the section telling about incoming student exchange to get more information.

Top reasons for choosing us

Our university’s global impact is based on scientific breakthroughs, new technology and world-class innovations. Our 60,000 alumni are participating in society as well-educated citizens and employees around the world.


University of Oulu

  • We are a well-ranked science university solving global problems with our cutting-edge research. For example, in THE World University Rankings, University of Oulu is among the top 250–300 universities.
  • City of Oulu and Finland are safe locations for studying and living with an easy access to nature.
  • Our degree programmes are student-centred with a high teacher-student ratio.
  • The non-hierarchical relationship between students and teachers is one of our strengths. Belonging to the academic community is made easy at us.

Read more about rankings and our core research areas.

What is it like in Oulu?

But where is Oulu?

That's the question we hear quite often, and the answer is - basically everywhere! The reason behind this is that everyday, 2.6 billion people are using technology developed in Oulu.

The Oulu region is home to over 200, 000 people making it the largest urban centre in northern Scandinavia. Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly-educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. As a highlight, Oulu will act as the European Capital of Culture in 2026.

Tackling the climate change

We promote sustainable development through education, research, societal interaction and campus development.

Can we help you?

For an inquiry on our international Bachelor's and Master's programmes, please contact our Admissions. For an inquiry on doctoral training, please contact University of Oulu Graduate School.