We recommend that all the new international students will participate in the orientation programme. 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 Autumn Semester starts at the beginning of September and the orientation for the Spring Semester starts usually on the first working day right after 6 January . The orientation for the Autumn Semester 2019 will be held 3-5 September 2019 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.
Orientation for International Students on Joensuu Campus 3-5 Sept 2018 (pdf)
Orientation for International Students on Kuopio Campus 3-5 Sept 2018 (pdf)
The orientation programme includes short field-specific orientation sessions, too.
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.
Webinar to new students 16 April 2019.
Welcome to Finland! Webinar recording
Welcome to Finland! Webinar slides
For the Master’s Degree students at UEF
If you are studying for a Master’s Degree at UEF, your studies will start with the Orientation Programme at the beginning of September. However, the Master’s programmes of European Forestry, Forestry CBU and Transfor-M will start already earlier in August.
For the incoming Exchange Students
The Autumn Semester starts at the beginning of September and the Spring Semester on the first working day after Epiphany 6 Jan. The semesters start with the Orientation Programme. Usually the exchange students start their exchange period at UEF at the beginning of the semester but it is possible to start the exchange studies at another time, too, if the suitable courses are available. The students coming for a research project or for a practical training can negotiate their schedule with their supervisor at UEF and with their home university.
For information on the Academic Calendar at UEF.