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Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu UAS is a strong and multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences. We educate competent and innovative professionals and do active research and development. In co-operation with our partner institutions we create new vitality to the northern region.



Oulu University of Applied Sciences educates successful experts and well-being to the northern region. We succeed because we are not afraid to try new things. We learn and challenge ourselves every day. At Oamk no one is left alone and we work together for our success. We believe in our dreams and make them a reality. 


Research, development and innovation (RDI) is one of the basic tasks of the university of applied sciences. Oulu UAS’s RDI work serves teaching and supports the development of Oulu UAS, Oulu Region and the whole Northern Finland by producing skilled workforce, supporting business operations and developing innovation activities.


Housing services

There are plenty of versatile and affordable housing options available for students in Oulu. Oulu University of Applied Sciences does not have student halls of residence but student housing for all degree students, both Finnish and international, is mainly provided by the Student Housing Foundation of Northern Finland PSOAS. Students can also find housing from private markets.

PSOAS offers over 5000 flats around Oulu for students, including shared, family and studio apartments. Most of the apartments are unfurnished. Inexpensive self-catering student housing in single rooms is usually offered by the student halls of residence. Most rooms have a communal kitchenette, a toilet and a shower. 

Library services

The library offers up-to-date services and collections that support studying and learning. In addition to the printed library collections, the students and staff of Oamk have access to a wide collection of electronic materials on campus and remotely from home

Medical services

In order to come to Finland students are recommended to have a valid health and accident insurance that also covers them also during travel to and from Finland. Institutions of higher education do not cover accidents during a students stay in Finland, and without valid insurance the medical payments may be high.

Student Life

Campus life

We are moving to our new campus in Linnanmaa in 2020. The Oulu Campus Linnanmaa will be the biggest  campus in Europe operating under one roof. The campus begins operating in the Autumn of 2020.

Sports facilities

ultural life in Oulu is versatile and vibrant. You can visit museums, theatres, concerts, movies and different musical events.

University Sports of Oulu offers versatile sports and wellness services to the students and staff of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. With one sport pass you can join or get the discount from various sports activities university Sports of Oulu or City of Oulu offers, from gym to group exercise lessons and sky diving.

Numerous cafes and restaurants make sure that you will not go sleep hungry. Night life is vivid and since Oulu is one of the biggest student cities in Finland, there are traditionally student parties taking place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Student clubs

The Student Union of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OSAKO) is an organisation devoted to representing the interests of OUAS students and providing them with various services. In addition to looking after the interests of students, OSAKO organises various events and happenings aimed at students.

Other programmes from this organisation


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