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Welcome to Oulu! :: Living in Norhern Finland

Welcome to Oulu!

Oulu is the biggest city in Northern Finland and Northern Scandinavia. Oulu’s population is one of the Europe’s youngest. Over the third  of the residents are under 25 years of age. Oulu is known for it’s technology but also vivid and versatile cultural life. At the same time nature is close and easy to reach.

198 000 inhabitants
over 35 000 students in town
average age of residents 37years
highest temperature +30° C  
lowest temperature -30° C


On the pages listed below you can acquaint yourself with your future studying and living environment, the Oulu Region.

You will find a lot of important information about the things you should do before leaving for Finland, such as travel connections and practicalities you will face upon your arrival and during your stay in the Oulu region, in the chapter "Practical Information" of our ECTS Information Package.

General information about Oulu

City of Oulu - Welcome to Oulu

Information about Finland and studying in Finland

This is Finland – things you should and shouldn’t know
Study in Finland – what Finnish higher education can offer for international students
Visit Finland – information on public sector services
Expat Finland

Would you like to ask a question? Other expatriates and Finns can answer them on the following web forums:
Expat Finland Forum
Finland Forum

Social media

Oulu UAS on Facebook
Oulu UAS on Instagram
Oulu UAS on Twitter
Oulu UAS Youtube Channel

City of Oulu on Facebook
City of Oulu on Instagram
City of Oulu on Twitter 

City of Oulu Youtube Channel 

Travel connections

Journey Planner for Oulu
Journey Planner for the whole Finland

Flight timetables and tickets

Scandinavian Airlines SAS
Norwegian Air Shuttle 

Train timetables and tickets

Finnish Railways (VR)

Long haul bus timetables and tickets

Bus connections – Matkahuolto
Bus connections - Onnibus

Local traffic timetables

Local traffic in Oulu

Town of Oulainen