Services for students
We want to make sure that our students have an enjoyable experience studying at the University of Eastern Finland, and that they can make the most of their stay with us. This is why we offer our students a wide range of services facilitating their studies and everyday life here in Finland. Some of the services are offered by the university, while others – such as health care and housing – are offered by our partners. Below you'll find some examples of the services we and our partners offer, and we also encourage you to check out the Services for students and Student life sections on our Studies website.
The University of Eastern Finland offers a wide range of services that support your studies. Our Student and Learning Services is tasked with providing study-related support services and developing the university's learning environments. For international students, two of the sections of Student and Learning Services are particularly important: International Mobility Services and Oppari.
International Mobility Services offers services for incoming and outgoing exchange students and international degree students, and coordinates international student, teaching staff and staff exchange programmes. This is the place to visit for example when you need to register for the academic year or you need a transcript of your academic records. >> Read more about International Mobility Services
Oppari, on the other hand, offers students facilities for independent study as well as up-to-date IT equipment and support services. Oppari's IT advisors are there to help you whenever you run into computer-related trouble. >> Read more about Oppari
University of Eastern Finland Library
During your time at the University of Eastern Finland, the university's library will likely be your most important source of scientific information. The University of Eastern Finland Library is a public scientific library whose services, collections and facilities are open to all information seekers. The library's facilities and printed collections are located on the university's two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. Furthermore, the library provides access to a wide range of electronic journals, databases and so on. The library staff are known for their customer-oriented attitude, so feel free to turn to them when you need help finding something! >> Read more about the library
We sincerely hope that you stay in good health throughout your stay here in Finland. However, in case of any medical trouble, there are plenty of services at your disposal. For instance, all exchange, Bachelor's and Master's degree students of the University of Eastern Finland who pay the Student Union membership fee are entitled to the services of Finnish Student Health Service, FSHS.
FSHS offers preventive health care, medical care, mental health care, and dental care. Almost every type of health service a student might need, with the exception of hospital treatment and maternity clinic, are included. FSHS runs health centres in 16 university towns and you will be eligible to receive treatment at any of these centres. In addition to the services offered by FSHS, Finland has universal health care which is also available to international students through the European Health Insurance Card or, in case of non EU/EEA students, through their personal insurance policy. >> Read more about student health care
Well-being is also something that comes from the things that you do, from being active and interacting with other students. The easiest way to get involved in various activities promoting your well-being, such as sports and culture, is through the Student Union. >> Read more about sports and recreation and other ways of getting involved.
In Finland, the standard of housing, including student housing, is good. In Joensuu and Kuopio, student housing is offered by independent, non-profit housing companies. The selection of flats caters for all needs: there are single-room flats, shared flats, and family flats. Student flats are typically located close to the campuses or in places with good public transportation. >> Read more about student accommodation.