Orientation programme

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 2019 will be held 3-5 September 2019 and and the orientation for the Spring Semester 2020 will be 7-9 January 2020. The programmes will be published here about a month before the start of the orientation.

Other introductory courses to studying at UEF: Study skill courses (only for the degree seeking students) and Information retrieval

Language courses are offered by the Language Centre.