Deve­lop your­self

Two men have climbed up and are standing against the facade of a pink building. They are clinging to each other and parts of the facade for support. A text over a doorway on the facade says “Oulun yliopisto” (University of Oulu).

What would be a more fun place to stu­dy than Oulu? This youth­ful city offers educa­tion on many levels – with a fair dose of excel­lent ext­racur­ricu­lar stu­dent acti­vi­ties.

Oulu is the most rapid­ly growing urban area in Arc­tic Euro­pe! Here, if anyw­he­re, you will find friends to deve­lop your­self with: The Oulu region has 250 000 resi­dents and 120 natio­na­li­ties. We are also rela­ti­ve­ly young on a Euro­pean sca­le, for our ave­ra­ge age is only 38 years. As many as one third of the people in Oulu have an aca­de­mic degree, so we can call our­sel­ves qui­te a smart bunch and still be modest about it. Do not hesi­ta­te to join us and find your per­so­nal path in Oulu.

Voca­tio­nal basic educa­tion

Voca­tio­nal basic educa­tion is arran­ged in voca­tio­nal schools and as appren­tices­hip trai­ning. See a col­lec­tion of the local options on the City of Oulu pages (opens in a new tab).

Educa­tio­nal Con­sor­tium OSAO (opens in a new tab)

PSK Adult Educa­tion Cent­re (opens in a new tab)

Oulu Con­ser­va­toi­re (opens in a new tab) (in Fin­nish)

Luo­vi Voca­tio­nal Col­le­ge (opens in a new tab)

Fin­nish Dia­ko­nia Col­le­ge (opens in a new tab)

Oulu Col­le­ge of Ser­vices (opens in a new tab) (in Fin­nish)

Uni­ver­si­ties

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu and Oulu Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences are among the big­gest uni­ver­si­ties in Fin­land. The­re is also a third uni­ver­si­ty in Oulu, Diak Diaco­nia Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences. In all, the­se three uni­ver­si­ties offer more than 60 fields of stu­dy. See all the options in Oulu at the City of Oulu web­si­te (opens in a new tab).

Oulun Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences (opens in a new tab)

Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu (opens in a new tab)

Diak Diaco­nia Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences (opens in a new tab)

Hiukkavaara

Are you a group of teac­hers, princi­pals or other educa­tion pro­fes­sio­nals?

Are you inte­res­ted in in-ser­vice trai­ning in Oulu or onli­ne? Do you want to com­bi­ne school visits, discus­sions and lec­tu­res to learn about Fin­nish school sys­tem and about teac­hing sus­tai­na­bi­li­ty, digi­ta­liza­tion, ent­repre­neurs­hip, STEAM or other the­mes? Educa­tio­nal and Cul­tu­ral Ser­vices (City of Oulu) is a pro­vi­der of high-qua­li­ty educa­tion in Fin­land. Ear­ly educa­tion and care, pri­ma­ry, secon­da­ry and upper secon­da­ry educa­tion and educa­tion for adults are orga­nized in our ser­vices. Whet­her you have a group of pro­fes­sio­nals or a group of children or youth, we have somet­hing for you.

A man in a checkered shirt in front of a colorful wall.

Are you a SoC-specia­list? Apply for a posi­tion at Nokia

Apply for a posi­tion at Nokia or a Master’s degree pro­gram­me at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu. Apply for a scho­lars­hip to get 70 % of your tui­tion fee paid by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu. All the stu­dents who comple­te the Sys­tem on Chip (SoC) deve­lop­ment stu­dies under one of the pro­gram­mes will be invi­ted to an inter­view at Nokia.

Yellow signposts leading to lecture halls.

How to find sui­table educa­tion and how to apply for it?

Research and deve­lop­ment

A lot is inves­ted on research and deve­lop­ment in Oulu, in fact the most per capi­ta between Fin­nish cities. The posi­ti­ve inc­rea­se in the amount of pro­duct deve­lop­ment invest­ments means that new com­pa­nies and jobs are being crea­ted and that a sig­ni­ficant part of Fin­nish pro­duct deve­lop­ment is done in Oulu. Oulu is paving the way for the futu­re par­ticu­lar­ly in the fields of ICT, health tech­no­lo­gy and clean­tech.

Learn more about research at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu
Research at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu (opens in a new tab)

Learn more about research at Oulu Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences
RDI at Oulu Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences (opens in a new tab)

Learn about smart solu­tions in Oulu at Smart City Oulu web­si­te
Smart City Oulu (opens in a new tab)