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University of Oulu

Location

Oulu University, Linnanmaa, Oulu Finland

Ranking

# =344QS World University Rankings

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2Undergraduate programs

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21Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

12,000 EURTuition Fee/year

About University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates new knowledge, well-being and innovation for the future through multidisciplinary research and education.

Close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector has created an internationally significant research and innovation hub that has changed the world.

Every day 2.6 billion people use technology developed in Oulu. In addition, the university’s location close to the Arctic offers unique conditions for a wide variety of research.

We at the University of Oulu are pushing the boundaries of the known for a more sustainable, healthy and intelligent world. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges of our time.

We are just as proud of the scientific breakthroughs, new technology and world-class innovation developed at the University of Oulu as we are of the impact that our 60,000 alumni have as well-educated citizens around the world.

Our combination of a science and technology university provides an excellent basis for influential research. The eight faculties and the research units in the University of Oulu form a strong science community, which makes it possible to do groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research.

The University of Oulu is committed in its values to act responsibly towards the society and the environment, to seek solutions for the sustainable use of resources of the planet, and to make ecologically responsible choices in its own actions. We promote sustainable development through education, research, societal interaction and campus development.

About University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates new knowledge, well-being and innovation for the future through multidisciplinary research and education.

Close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector has created an internationally significant research and innovation hub that has changed the world.

Every day 2.6 billion people use technology developed in Oulu. In addition, the university’s location close to the Arctic offers unique conditions for a wide variety of research.

We at the University of Oulu are pushing the boundaries of the known for a more sustainable, healthy and intelligent world. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges of our time.

We are just as proud of the scientific breakthroughs, new technology and world-class innovation developed at the University of Oulu as we are of the impact that our 60,000 alumni have as well-educated citizens around the world.

Our combination of a science and technology university provides an excellent basis for influential research. The eight faculties and the research units in the University of Oulu form a strong science community, which makes it possible to do groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research.

The University of Oulu is committed in its values to act responsibly towards the society and the environment, to seek solutions for the sustainable use of resources of the planet, and to make ecologically responsible choices in its own actions. We promote sustainable development through education, research, societal interaction and campus development.

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The University of Oulu educates competent, skilled and adaptable professionals who are able to drive innovation by applying the latest scientific and technological knowledge to real-life challenges. We encourage each student to achieve their full academic potential. In 60 years, the University of Oulu has grown into one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

We take on science with an Arctic attitude at the University of Oulu. It means perseverance, ingenuity, and cooperation. With this attitude, the University of Oulu has become an expert in technology, health, culture, environment, and Arctic conditions.

Did you know? In the city of Oulu, we have snow on the ground 160–175 days a year.

The University of Oulu educates competent, skilled and adaptable professionals who are able to drive innovation by applying the latest scientific and technological knowledge to real-life challenges. We encourage each student to achieve their full academic potential. In 60 years, the University of Oulu has grown into one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

We take on science with an Arctic attitude at the University of Oulu. It means perseverance, ingenuity, and cooperation. With this attitude, the University of Oulu has become an expert in technology, health, culture, environment, and Arctic conditions.

Did you know? In the city of Oulu, we have snow on the ground 160–175 days a year.

University information

University of Oulu offers international degree programmes taught in English. Application period takes place annually in January for studies starting in autumn of the same year.

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

You can also apply to become an exchange student if you would like to visit us as for a full academic year or shorter as an enrolled student of another university.

General

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Engaging study environments are available at both campuses of the University of Oulu. We offer modern facilities for studying, including well-equipped laboratories, collaborative study and event spaces, self-study spaces and our own Fab Lab Oulu, to name a few. Read more about University of Oulu's sustainable campuses.

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Student life

Belonging into the academic community is made easy at the University of Oulu. Many international students appreciate the low hierarchy between professors and students. There are many forms of peer-to-peer-support and guidance from teachers.

Student life at the University of Oulu is active and you can spice it according to your choice. Students have the chance to participate in inexpensive clubs and organizations, and sports activities. Becoming active in one of our student interest associations is a great way to make friends. All first-year students get their own kummi student, a senior student from the same study field. Read more about student life in Oulu.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

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International Students

12,000 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Oulu is one of the top universities in Oulu, Finland. It is ranked #=344 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #262
  • 2014
    #=253
  • 2015
    #=259
  • 2016
    #=358
  • 2017
    #411-420
  • 2018
    #411-420
  • 2019
    #=376
  • 2020
    #374
  • 2021
    #408
  • 2022
    #377
  • 2023
    #=392
  • 2024
    #=313
  • 2025
    #=344

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