All incoming exchange students and Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students will be provided with a student tutor who helps the new students with practical matters and adjusting into the Finnish student life and culture.
The student tutor contacts the tutees before their arrival, meets them after the arrival and helps the new students with the questions the tutee might have (for example registration at the university, registration for the courses, how to move around in the campus city and in campus).
All the student tutors are trained and they can earn credits for the tutoring. The tutor training takes place in April (6 hours) and in August (2 hours). In addition there will be a feedback session (2 hours) in Oct-Nov and in Feb-March. The tutors for the exchange students can earn 3 ECTS and the tutors for the degree students can earn 4 ECTS .
The tutors in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme work closely together with each other and with the programme coordinator.
We encourage all the student tutors to work together (for example in pairs) and network with the other student tutors. The International Mobility Services, the Student Union, the Student Services, and other staff members are always there to help the tutors, as well as the new international student.
The call for the tutors for next autumn semester has finished. The applicants will receive more information on the tutoring by email during March.
The tutor should be
-a degree student in a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme at UEF
-interested in helping the new international students
-willing to learn and develop their skills
-able to communicate with different people in English
-able to participate in the training sessions
-in the campus city during Autumn Semester, starting from late August
The training sessions for international tutors in 2023 will be organized on campus.
on Wed 19 April at 16.00-19
on Mon 24 April at 16.00-19
on Thu 20 April at 16.00-19
on Fri 21 April at 10.00-14
The training sessions in August will be agreed on in the training sessions in April.
For further information please contact
tel. +358 40 3552146