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9822
Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
30
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education.Future innovation is about seeking, utilizing and applying new knowledge. The University of Oulu researches people and culture in a changing living environment as well as opportunities that new technology provides for improving the well-being of people and the environment. 

The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness.Founded in 1958, our research and education community is 16 000 students and 3000 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The ten faculties, the many departments and the specialized research units of the University of Oulu create the foundation for multiscientific research, innovation and training of experts for demanding professional tasks.

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What is student life like?

In Oulu, nature is always at your fingertips. Skiing and jogging tracks are never far away, and the bicycle network is vast—the city has more than 600 km of roads for bicycle traffic. Winter biking is also popular, and Oulu has been ranked as the best winter biking city in the world. Oulu has located just a two-hour drive from the Arctic Circle and the Finnish Lapland. Northern lights can be spotted in wintertime in Oulu, and the four seasons make a distinction to leisure activities to enjoy. 

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Housing options.

The university does not provide housing, and refers students to a third party site. Housing near the university ranges from 216 to 350 euros per month.

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