The University of Eastern Finland will provide each new student, both Finnish and international, with a student tutor. Student tutoring is mainly available at the beginning of the semesters. If you are an exchange student or a Master’s degree student coming to UEF, your tutor will contact you by e-mail a few weeks before the semester begins. Therefore, please make sure that you have given a valid email address, which you keep checking regularly. When your student tutor contacts you, please reply to the message so that they know you received it. And as soon as you know your arrival details, please inform your student tutor about your travel plans.
The student tutors are UEF students themselves who have volunteered to help new students at the beginning of their studies. The tutors are trained to help the incoming students to adapt to Finland, to the new town, and to the University of Eastern Finland. The tutors will help you to familiarise yourself with everyday routines (studying, shopping, housing) and show you around the town and the university campus. Tutors are also an excellent source of tips for studying and about other aspects of student life. Please note, that student tutors have their own duties and studies as well and therefore they are not available at all times.
When you have arrived in Finland, you will meet your tutor(s) and other students in your tutoring group. Your student tutor will meet you on arrival if agreed.
Note that if you wish to have information on the courses or on the content of the studies, please contact the study coordinators of the programmes.
UEF contact person for student tutoring for international students
Kirsi Konttinen, International Mobility Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 29 44 5817