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University of Oulu

  • 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 multi-scientific research, innovation and training of experts for demanding professional tasks.

  • The City of Oulu is the capital of northern Finland. The Oulu Region has over 200,000 inhabitants and it is the fastest growing region in Finland. The City of Oulu itself has over 190,000 inhabitants. There are good opportunities for studying, working and research and development, especially in the hi-tech sector. The Oulu Region also has a lively cultural climate.

  • Oulu is considered one of Europe's "living labs", where residents experiment with new technology at a community-wide scale.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas. A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English. Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

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Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Applied science
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Biotechnology and biological sciences
  • Business administration and Law
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Environment and planning
  • Environmental and sustainable engineering
  • Information technology
  • International Business
  • Languages, translating and interpreting
  • Management
  • Mathematics, statistics and analytics

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Please note, incoming Exchange students should fill in the Housing Application Form together with Exchange Student Application Form. Housing Application Form is the last page of the Exchange student application form.

Health insurance

Obligatory (EU directive) insurance policy should cover the costs of medical treatment up to 165 000 AUD.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs.

More information


When a foreign student has been accepted as a student at a Finnish educational institution, he or she must usually also apply for a residence permit. For information on residence permits, please see the section Non-EU citizens. If the studies last for less than three months, no residence permit is needed. The student can then conduct his or her studies within the period of validity of his or her visa or while an agreement on the abolition of visas is valid. For further information on applying for a visa, the validity periods of visas and visa application fees, as well as a list of countries whose citizens do not need visas, see the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (section Services > Foreign nationals arriving in Finland).

Further information is available here.

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