Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk (updated 15.11.)
Oamk’s operations have returned to campuses and teaching can be organized on-campus and remotely.
- take care of good hand and coughing hygiene
- maintain a safe distance to other people
- do not come to the campus if you feel even slightly unwell
- take coronavirus vaccines
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?
Student, please check from the Moodle, school e-mail and schedules how the lectures and tutoring is organised in your courses.
On Kela’s website you can check the student restaurants and on restaurant’s webpages you can check its opening hours.
Incoming exchange students
Oamk is currently offering a hybrid teaching model including on-site and online learning activities depending on the edcuational field. The availability of practical training at/via Oamk may be limited or conditional depending on the Covid-19 situation and resources of third parties.
Physical presence at Oamk is required for the entire mobility duration, as documented in Oamk’s exchange study programmes. Virtual mobilities are only possible as part of separately offered blended mobilities. Incoming students must bring a laptop with them to enable their participation in studies.
Incoming students are responsible for checking the Covid-19 guidelines of the authorities from their home country, countries of passage and Finland. Oamk is following the guidelines of the Finnish national and local authorities. These are being updated continually. The latest information can be obtained from Oamk’s study guide in the sections on travelling and arriving, insurance and health care.
Outgoing exchange students
Oamk’s students may go abroad for an exchange. Outgoing students are responsible for checking the Covid-19 guidelines of the local authorities. Also, the host institution updates their own Covid-19 restrictions thus informing students on their particular guidelines. Students are recommended to take out a comprehensive insurance policy and possibly avoid going to certain countries. This may concern for example the countries in which the virus spreads actively or the incidence of Covid-19 is significantly higher than in Finland. More information on outgoing student exchange.
Incoming and outgoing staff and teacher exchange
The Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and it is possible from Oamk to travel abroad and Oamk can receive guests from abroad. Those going abroad from Oamk must follow the destination country's travel guidelines and official instructions. Those coming to Oamk must follow the instructions of the Finnish authorities.
International Mobility Services
Oamk follows the given instructions on organizing events.
Oamk will inform about organising entrance examinations nearer to entrance examination dates.
Travelling to Oamk and from Oamk to abroad is possible when it is needed and by following the COVID-19 hygiene and travelling guidelines of the local authorities. Read more on THL's website: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic.
Teaching can be organized on-campus and remotely (10.8.2022)
Face mask recommendation ends in Oamk (13.4.2022)
Remote teaching in Oamk continues until 13 March (11.1.2022)
Distance education in Oamk until 30 January (3.1.2022)
Mask recommendations have been updated (11.11.2021)
Remember to wear a face mask on campuses (31.8.2021)
We will return to campuses as soon as it's safe (27.4.2021)
Lockdown will not affect Oamk’s activities (2.3.2021)
Spring is coming despite of the coronavirus (5.2.2021)
Keep a safe distance of over two metres (22.1.2021)
Campuses are open, teaching is mainly remotely (11.1.2021)
Oamk organizes everything possible remotely (1.12.2020)
Oamk updates its coronavirus instructions on 1 Dec (30.11.2020)
Let’s keep the campuses open by acting responsibly (20.11.2020)
Visits from abroad to Oamk (18.11.2020)
Perseverance against coronavirus is still needed (12.11.2020)
Oamk continues with a hybrid model until 31 May 2021 (30.10.2020)
Oamk recommends wearing face masks on campuses (19.10.2020)
Oamk continues with a hybrid model (9.9.2020)
All possible teaching will be arranged remotely (21.8.2020)
Oulu University of Applied Sciences’ guidelines for incoming exchange students in autumn 2020 (22.6., updated 29.6.2020)
Exam rooms open on 14 May – otherwise campuses remain closed (11.5., updated 22.5.2020)
Universities are still closed until 13 May (30.4.2020)
Electronic exams cancelled (31.3.2020)
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 19.3.2020)
Arene: Changes in the student admission process, but selections made despite coronavirus (published 17.3., added to page 18.3.2020)
Oamk´s campuses are closing down, activities will continue (17.3., updated 3.4.2020)
Oamk will close campuses as of 18 March (16.3.2020)
Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk - current issues (4.3., last updated 12.3.2020)
Instructions for students
Student, you are taken care of (24.4.2020)
Support to students of Oamk (7.4.2020)
Campus Study Counsellors’ Chat is open! (30.3.2020)
Greetings from Campus Study Counsellors! (25.3., added to page 30.3.2020)
OSAKO: 7 tips for studying at home (25.3.2020)
Instructions for the students of Professional Teacher Education (18.3., updated 3.4.2020)
Instructions for Business students (last updated 15.3. 7.11 pm)
Instructions for Information Technology students (last updated 16.3. 2.19 pm)
Library to open in phases on 1 June (13.5.2020)
ICT Service News
VPN for students (16.4.2020)
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.