Welcome to the University of Eastern Finland!
We are pleased to welcome you to the staff of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). Your new workplace is an expert organisation that produces a high level of teaching, research and development services. You are now part of this organisation and your contributions are important for the success of the university.
Making the decision to move to Finland can be a complex process with many aspects to consider. This website has been designed to help the international staff both to prepare their move to Finland, identify the main things that need to be taken care of when arriving in Finland. It also works as a handbook whilst working in Finland.
As a foreigner, it is necessary to go through several administrative procedures in order to live and work in Finland. You can count on the advise and support of the International Staff Services to help you with this (contact information below). To ease your adjustment to Finland, we advise you to read this guide carefully to make sure that you are as well prepared as possible for your stay at the University of Eastern Finland.
The university also organises welcoming sessions for new employees on the main campuses twice a year. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions whether big or small, please feel welcome to contact me by email, give me a call or visit me in my office in Joensuu or Kuopio. I'm happy to answer your questions or direct you to appropriate services. Join also our Facebook group UEF International Researchers and Staff (closed group).
Immigration Services offered by the campus cities
Immigration Services offered by the campus cities also offer free guidance and counselling services for immigrants.
- Navigaattori -one stop shop for all kinds of questions, no need for appointment.
- Immigration Services of the City of Kuopio, Immigration Coordinator Tiina Valtonen, tel: +358 (0)44 718 3078, email@example.com
- Multicultural Centre Kompassi, City of Kuopio