How to Start Your Studies at UEF?
- Study the Orientation material before the webinars
- Join the webinars
- Join the orientation of your own programme
Orientation Programme for New International Students
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 2020 will be held 2-4 September 2020 and the orientation for the Spring Semester 2021 will be 7-8 and 11 January 2021. The programmes will be published here about a month before the start of the orientation.
The Orientation Programme in September 2020
In Autumn 2020 the orientation programme will be given mostly online due to the covid-19 pandemic. Information material will be offered online, webinars will be held on 2, 3 and 4 Sept at 14-15 pm, EEST, UTC +3. Some face-to-face sessions or meetings can be arranged if possible.
In addition to the general orientation programme each Master’s programme will be offering their field-specific orientation sessions.
City Orienteering and Campus Crash 2-9 Sept
City Orienteering and Campus Crash are events for the students of UEF that kick-start the semester! During the week, you will get to know your classmates, complete fun assignments in the group around the city, and participate in different raffles. The event will be organised taking into account health and safety restrictions.
More information at the Student Union website for Campus Crash and City Orienteering (new tab)
Other introductory courses
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.
For the Master’s Degree Students at UEF
Webinars for the new Master’s students
8 April 2020: Welcome to UEF! Webinar recording 1:13:40 hours
12 May 2020: Webinar for new students Webinar recording 1:14:33 hours
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 at UEF
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.