Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk (updated 19.10.)
The second period of Oamk's autumn semester will be mostly held remotely. The second period is between 26.10.–31.12.2020. On-campus teaching is organized only in cases where distance education is not possible. The schools of Oamk will decide of contact teaching and inform students and staff about it. Read the news: Oamk continues with a hybrid model (9.9.) and Oamk recommends wearing face masks on campuses (19.10.).
Take Koronavilkku application into use. It is is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus.
Oamk follows the coronavirus situation and in contingency planning for the coronavirus the instructions and recommendations of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) and other authorities. We are updating this page with information about the coronavirus and Oamk´s guidelines for preparedness.
What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection?
Lectures and practical training
Student, please check from the Moodle, school e-mail and Schedules how the lectures and tutoring is organised in your courses. With remote teaching we aim at safeguarding progress of studies and safety of students and staff. Staff has been asked to work remotely as far as possible.
Every unit of Oamk will give its own guidelines and instruct their students regarding their practical training.
Student services and admission services desks are closed – digital services and other contact possibilities available as usual. Study councelling will be carried out remotely (e.g. through AC, telephone and email).
You do not have to return books immediately and no late fees will accumulate during the library closure. The customer can renew his/her loans in Finna or ask for a renewal by email/chat/telephone. Students and staff can borrow essential library books starting from 25.3. Read more: library to open in phases on 1 June and library services during the COVID-19 situation.
Exam rooms open on 14 May. Read the specific instructions.
On Kela’s website you can check the student restaurants and on restaurant’s webpages you can check its opening hours.
Read the latest information about Student exchange in Oamk during coronavirus pandemic (17.9.)
Please note that Oamk requires you to stay in a 14-day quarantine if you arrive from or travel through a Covid-19 high-risk country in accordance with the Finnish authorities’ guidelines – for your own and each others’ safety. Read more information on Study Guide.
The first period of Oamk's autumn semester will be mostly held remotely. The first period is between 24.8.–25.10.2020.
On-campus teaching is fully organized only for the new first year students. New students begin their studies on 17 August.
Other students (including incoming exchange students) study on campuses during the first period only in cases where distance education is not possible. The schools of Oamk will decide of contact teaching and inform students and staff about it.
Students who are abroad in student exchange can return to Finland if they wish. Oamk will reimburse the necessary travel costs that the grant, airline, insurance companies or the exchange programme will not cover to the student. Students have received instructions for filing the application for reimbursement. When returning from abroad one should stay for 14 days at home in quarantine like circumstances.
Incoming exchange students in Finland can stay in Finland or return home according to their own discretion and continue their studies remotely from home.
All studies in the spring term 2020 have been transferred to distance education as far as possible. Students will receive further instructions on attending remote studies from the teacher(s) responsible for the course(s).
Outgoing student mobility
Preparations for outgoing student and trainee mobilities for autumn 2020 continue and the aim is to implement them as far as possible taking into consideration the current health, hygiene and travel restrictions and recommendations given by authorities as well as those of the sending and receiving organisations.
If needed, student and trainee mobilities can be started also as virtual studies or working remotely.
Incoming student mobility
Preparations for incoming student and trainee mobilities for autumn 2020 continue and the aim is to implement them as far as possible taking into consideration current health, hygiene and travel restrictions and recommendations given by authorities as well as those of the sending and receiving organisations.
Also the processing situation of residence permit applications has to be taken into consideration for those students who need a residence permit for Finland. Currently (20 May) the Finnish Immigration Service Migri does not handle, nor accept residence permit applications. Thus students who need a residence permit should take into consideration starting their studies at Oamk remotely and come to Oulu later as soon as it is possible.
For further instructions for incoming students, please see oamk.fi/en/exchange/student-exchange.
Oamk will not arrange any seminars or events until the end of July.
Entrance examinations of spring
The entrance examinations for the English degree programmes are not held on the campuses on April 1.–3. Instead of campus exams, Finnish universities of applied sciences are finding the alternative solutions e.g. student selection based on Finnish upper secondary school diplomas or separate assignments as a part of the admission process. We will inform the changes at our website as soon as possible and all applicants invited to entrance examination in Oulu will be notified by email to the email address given in the online application.
The universities of applied sciences have, in view of the pandemic situation, decided that the second joint AMK entrance examinations this spring will be organised online. The entrance examinations will be organised sometime in early June, at a date to be announced later.
Employees' and students' health, staff members and students of Oamk may not travel domestic or abroad. Employees and students returning from abroad are required to work/study remotely from home for a period of 14 days from their return. Oamk does not accept visitors, nor exchange teachers, students or staff members from abroad.
Exam rooms open on 14 May – otherwise campuses remain closed (11.5., updated 22.5.)
Electronic exams cancelled (31.3.)
Oulu Evangelical Lutheran Parish Union: We will be there to support you during your distance learning and working hours (published 16.3., added to page 19.3.)
Arene: Changes in the student admission process, but selections made despite coronavirus (published 17.3., added to page 18.3.)
Oamk´s campuses are closing down, activities will continue (17.3., updated 3.4.)
Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk - current issues (4.3., last updated 12.3.)
Instructions for students
Student, you are taken care of (24.4.)
Support to students of Oamk (7.4.)
Greetings from Campus Study Counsellors! (25.3., added to page 30.3.)
Instructions for the students of Professional Teacher Education (18.3., updated 3.4.)
Instructions for Business students (last updated 15.3. 7.11 pm)
Instructions for Information Technology students (last updated 16.3. 2.19 pm)
ICT Service News
VPN for students (16.4.)
Information about restaurants in Oamk
What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection?
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection are similar to those of ordinary respiratory infections and influenza, such as fever, cough, muscle aches and shortness of breath. More information on the following websites: the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and City of Oulu.