We recommend that all the new international students participate in the orientation. The orientation is organised in order to help the new students to have a smooth start for their studies at UEF.
The orientation offers
- essential information on studying and university life at UEF
- tips on different practical matters
- information on Finland and on the Finnish culture
- great possibilities of meeting the other students
Those who complete all parts of the programme will earn 1 ECTS credit. Even if the orientation is a course, there is no need to register for the orientation beforehand. The instruction at the departments begins usually after the Orientation Programme.
The orientation for the Spring Semester starts usually on the first working day right after 6 January and the orientation for the autumn semester starts at the beginning of September. The orientation for the Autumn Semester 2017 will be held 4-6 September 2017 and and the orientation for the Spring Semester 2018 will be 8-10 January 2018. The programmes will be published here about a month before the start of the orientation.
- Orientation for International Students on Joensuu Campus 10-12 Jan 2017 (pdf)
- Orientation for International Students on Kuopio Campus 4-6 Sept 2017 (pdf)
- Orientation for International Students on Savonlinna Campus - 11-13 Jan 2016 (pdf)
Language courses are offered by the Language Centre.