Join the orientation of your own programme if offered.
After registering as a student at UEF, start registering for courses and feel free to contact UEF staff members if you have any questions or concerns.
*The Orientation Programme in Autumn 2021: the general orientation webinars will be held at 13.00 – 16.30 pm, Helsinki time (EEST, UTC +3) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of September, 2021. In addition the field-specific sessions will be offered.
Orientation Programme for New International Students
International Mobility Services organises an orientation programme for new international students two times a year i.e. in the beginning of each semester. The Orientation programme will be published about a month before the beginning of the orientation.
We recommend that all the new international students will participate in the orientation programme. The orientation offers a lot of practical information 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
a possibility to meet 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 Programme in Spring 2021
In Spring 2021 the orientation programme will be online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Information material will be online, the general orientation webinars will be held at 13-15 pm, Helsinki time (EEST, UTC +2), on the 7th, 8th and 11th January. Some face-to-face sessions or meetings can be arranged if possible.
In addition to the general webinars, each School/Department can have their own field-specific orientation webinars.
In Autumn 2020 the orientation programme will be given mostly online due to the covid-19 pandemic. Information material is online, webinars will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sept. 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.
Orientation in 2021-22
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 2021 will be held 1-3 September 2021 and the orientation for the Spring Semester 2022 will be 7, 10 and 11 January 2022. The programmes will be published here about a month before the start of the orientation.
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.