Support for studies and well-being during summer

The Finnish Student Health Service operates normally during summertime.

Ohjaamos are one-stop guidance centres that operate in over 70 cities around Finland. You can get support regarding your well-being, studying, employment and housing. Generally, you can walk in without a prior appointment. You can find the contact information of your local Ohjaamo here.

Finnish Employment Services offer free-of-charge career counselling, face-to-face, online and via telephone. You can discuss your career-related thoughts with a psychologist confidentially. Book an appointment here.

Exceptions to Student and Learning Services’ customer service opening hours

Upcoming exceptions to opening hours

On Thursday 23 June 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ phone service closes already at 1 pm (13:00).

On Friday 24 June 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk and phone service are closed.

Current opening hours

The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you are unable to visit the customer service desk during these times, please contact us by email or phone, and we can set up a meeting for a different time.

Visiting address: Joensuu Aurora A, 1st floor; Kuopio Canthia, 2nd floor

Email address: opiskelu@uef.fi (Please note that there might be delays in responses during vacation times)

Phone number: +358 (0)29 445 8900

Phone service: Mon-Fri from 10 am to 2 pm UTC +2

Consultation from study psychologist in June

Are you struggling with summer studies? Would you like some support from the study psychologist? During the month of June it is possible to discuss any worries you may have with our study psychologist intern Katja. Send a contact request via SMS to the number +358 50 575 9687.

Click here to read more about UEF’s study psychologists and what issues they can help students with.

UEF campus development webinar on 6 June 2022 at 10–11

Welcome to UEF’s campus development webinar on Monday, 6 June, starting at 10. The second campus development webinar focuses on the alternative visions of the future identified during the scenario work and presents the next steps of campus development.

The webinar will be hosted by the university’s Rector, Academic Rector, Director of Administration and Head of Facilities Management. The webinar recording will be published on Yammer after the event.

The final report of the campus development scenario work has been published in Finnish and in English in the Campus Development group on Yammer.

A link to campus development webinar page.

Grants awarded by the Ida Kokkonen and Walter William Hill Memorial Student Fund

Grants from the Ida Kokkonen and Walter William Hill Memorial Student Fund to undergraduate students have been awarded at the University of Eastern Finland. The Committee of the Fund awarded grants to a total of 10 students in its meeting in May. Following the donor’s wishes, the grant is intended for undergraduate students who lack sufficient funds to support themselves fully while attending the university. The aim is to avoid the need for the student(s) to work part-time in the fields that do not support their studies.

The grants were applied for from 1 April to 29 April 2022, and a total of 23 students submitted applications by the deadline. Of these applicants, 7 are from or are currently living in Northern Savo, 3 from Southwest Finland or Satakunta and 13 from other parts of Finland. The Committee determined that the grant can be awarded to those with their first Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree not eligible to continue to Master’s.

As the grant aims to support the completion of studies, the Committee also determined that a maximum of one academic year studies (up to 60 credits) may be missing from the applicant’s degree. Based on these criteria, there was no need to differentiate between applicants according to their place of residence or domicile, but the grant could be awarded to all applicants meeting the criteria.

The donor hopes that the student who receives the grant will support the Fund in the form of a donation after graduation. In this way, the future of the Fund will be secured.

For more information, please contact:

Sari Rissanen, Chair of the Ida Kokkonen and Walter William Hill Memorial Student Fund, sari.rissanen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 5943774

Outi Suorsa, Secretary of the Ida Kokkonen and Walter William Hill Memorial Student Fund, outi.suorsa@uef.fi, tel. + 358 50 375 2155

Exceptions to Student and Learning Services’ customer service opening hours

Upcoming exceptions to opening hours

On Monday 23 May 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk in Kuopio is closed. The email service and phone service are open as usual. The customer service desk in Joensuu is open normally.

On Thursday 26 May 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ phone service, email service and customer service desks on both campuses are closed.

On Friday 27 May 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk in Kuopio is closed. The email service and phone service are open as usual. The customer service desk in Joensuu is open normally.

Current opening hours

The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm.

If you are unable to visit the customer service desk during these times, please contact us by email or phone, and we can set up a meeting for a different time.

Visiting address: Joensuu Aurora A, 1st floor; Kuopio Canthia, 2nd floor

Email address: opiskelu@uef.fi (Please note that there might be delays in responses during vacation times)

Phone number: +358 (0)29 445 8900

Phone service: Mon-Fri from 10 am to 3 pm UTC +2

Exceptions to Student and Learning Services’ customer service opening hours

Upcoming exceptions to opening hours

On Friday 20 May 2022, the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk in Kuopio is closed. The email service and phone service are open as usual. The customer service desk in Joensuu is open normally.

Current opening hours

The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm.

If you are unable to visit the customer service desk during these times, please contact us by email or phone, and we can set up a meeting for a different time.

Visiting address: Joensuu Aurora A, 1st floor; Kuopio Canthia, 2nd floor

Email address: opiskelu@uef.fi (Please note that there might be delays in responses during vacation times)

Phone number: +358 (0)29 445 8900

Phone service: Mon-Fri from 10 am to 3 pm UTC +2