Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk (updated 11.1.)

Coronavirus situation is worrying in Northern Ostrobothnia so teaching remotely in Oamk continues until 13 March. Only teaching that can’t be organized remotely will be realized as contact teaching. Also parts of the orientation for new students can be arranged face-to-face.

Remember also that:

  • using a mask is required when you are in campuses
  • do not come to the campuses if you feel even slightly unwell
  • take care of good hand hygiene and maintain a safe distance to other people
  • our staff is working remotely if that is possible

We warmly remind you to get vaccinationed. Vaccinations allow us to ensure that we can continue to be on campus safely.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?

More information on the following websites: the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and City of Oulu.

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. 

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.


Read the instructions.

Student lunches

On Kela’s website you can check the student restaurants and on restaurant’s webpages you can check its opening hours.

International mobility 2021–2022 

Student exchange during coronavirus pandemic 

International student exchange will take place normally in spring 2022 (second semester). Physical staff and teacher exchanges are not possible at the moment. 

Incoming exchange students 

Incoming students are responsible in checking the COVID-19 guidelines of the authorities from both their home countries and their destination countries. In Oamk we are following the guidelines of the local authorities. These are being updated continually. For the latest information, please consult our information for travelling and arriving, and for staying at Oamk.

According to latest information, teaching in spring is arranged in principle on campus. There might also be some distance teaching. Incoming students must be present in Oulu, virtual exchange is not possible.  Incoming students have been instructed to agree on the completion methods with persons responsible for their courses. More information on incoming student exchange.

Outgoing exchange students  

Outgoing students are responsible in 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

It is not possible to visit Oamk from countries that the public authorities have imposed travel restrictions or restrictive recommendations. If equipment maintenance, installation or other short-term visit is necessary by a visitor from a country on which the authorities have imposed travel restrictions, the Directors of the Schools may grant special permit for a short visit. We are following the guidelines of the local authorities: visitors are required to undertake a COVID-19 test or stay in quarantine upon their arrival. 

As a rule, travelling abroad is not possible for Oamk staff members. In exceptional circumstances, when travel is necessary, with permission from the director of the school, it is possible to travel to those countries that are not subject to travel restrictions imposed by public authorities.  On a case-by-case basis, the immediate superior or director of the school/unit will evaluate the risks associated with travel versus the benefits to be achieved. The trips of the management are approved by the vice-rector or rector. When returning from abroad, the public authorities´ quarantine guidelines will be followed.  

International Mobility Services

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Oamk follows the given instructions on organizing events.

Entrance examinations

Oamk will inform about organising entrance examinations nearer to entrance examination dates.


Staff members and students of Oamk are not recommended to travel abroad. Employees and students returning from abroad are required to follow self-quarantine recommendations. Read more on THL's website: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic.


Remote teaching in Oamk continues until 13 March (11.1.2022)

Distance education in Oamk until 30 January (3.1.2022)

Oamk obliges to use a face mask in the interiors of the campuses (15.12.2021)

Newest coronavirus recommendations will not affect Oamk’s activities — responsible action is still important (1.12.2021)

Wear a face mask on campus if it is not possible to keep the safety distance (22.11.2021)

Mask recommendations have been updated (11.11.2021)

Coronavirus situation returned to the base level, easing to recommendation on the use of face mask (22.9.2021)

Walk-in line for coronavirus vaccination for the students and staff at Linnanmaa campus 14.–17.9. (14.9.2021)

Walk-in line for coronavirus vaccination for the students at Linnanmaa campus in week 37 (7.9.2021)

Remember to wear a face mask on campuses (31.8.2021)

Let’s begin this new academic year safely together (23.8.2021)

Teaching is arranged either remotely or on campus, depending on pedagogical needs – please remember COVID-19 vaccination (12.8.2021)

Oamk will continue studies with a hybrid model  - remember COVID-19 vaccination (5.8.2021)

Updated face mask recommendations during the calm coronavirus situation (16.6.2021)

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)

Student, we are here for you – do not hesitate to contact us (18.1.2021)

Campuses are open, teaching is mainly remotely (11.1.2021)

10-day quarantine for those who have have been abroad (17.12.2020)

Are you going abroad during Christmas season? Remember to follow self-quarantine recommendations (9.12.2020)

Oamk organizes everything possible remotely (1.12.2020)

Oamk updates its coronavirus instructions on 1 Dec (30.11.2020)

Your actions matter – help us to keep the campuses open (26.11.2020)

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)

Number of new COVID-19 cases has increased, remember to be responsible (12.10.2020)

UAS rectors and student unions appeal to students to stop the spread of coronavirus (7.10.2020)

Remember to keep safety distance and use face mask if necessary (25.9.2020)

Student exchange in Oamk during coronavirus pandemic (17.9.2020)

Oamk continues with a hybrid model (9.9.2020)

Campuses are open for independent study – follow safety and hygiene instructions (26.8.2020)

All possible teaching will be arranged remotely (21.8.2020)

Autumn starts with a hybrid model – updated coronavirus instructions (14.8.2020)

Autumn semester begins mainly with distance education and working at Oamk (26.6.2020)

Oulu University of Applied Sciences’ guidelines for incoming exchange students in autumn 2020 (22.6., updated 29.6.2020)

Returning to contact teaching and working for autumn will be decided on 26 June (12.6.2020)

Uniresta’s food van service – student meals-on-wheels operates three days a week in June (28.5.2020)

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)

Campuses are still closed – graduation ceremony on Zoom (16.4.2020)

Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences will organise their entrance examinations online (9.4.2020)

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)

More detailed regulations for working in Oulu University of Applied Sciences’ premises during exceptional circumstances 18 March – 13 April 2020 (18.3., updated 7.4.2020)

Oamk´s campuses are closing down, activities will continue (17.3., updated 3.4.2020) 

Instructions regarding the coronavirus situation for exchange students currently at Oamk (17.3.2020)

Student, pick up your belongings from campuses today (17.3.2020)

Oamk will close campuses as of 18 March (16.3.2020)

Distance education support available for teachers, campuses are open and Exam rooms in use (16.3.2020)

Student, check out tomorrow´s teaching arrangements (15.3.2020)

Oamk is updating its guidelines for securing teaching (15.3.2020) 

Oamk is safeguarding progress of studies by increasing distance teaching (13.3.2020)

Oamk has updated guidelines concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak  (12.3.2020)

Instructions due to coronavirus situation for Oamk students currently on or planning for exchange in spring 2020 (12.3.2020)

Coronavirus and contingency at Oamk - current issues  (4.3., last updated 12.3.2020) 

Instructions for students

Kela's social assistance for foreign students in the coronavirus situation (22.6.2020)

Student, you are taken care of (24.4.2020)

Support to students of Oamk (7.4.2020)

Students of Kotkantie and Teuvo Pakkalan Katu campuses: Campuses closed until 13 May – Please fetch your belongings and return keys (2.4., updated 3.4.2020)

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)

Appointments available to Study Psychologist´s Counselling (24.3.2020)

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)

Health and Social Care Library accepts returns from Tuesday 21.4. onwards (20.4.2020)

Library services during the COVID-19 situation (2.4.2020)

Additions to the supply of e-resources – publishers are unlocking their resources (26.3.2020)

Students and staff can borrow essential library books starting from 25.3. (25.3.2020)

ICT Service News

VPN for students (16.4.2020)

Oamk's Moodle and the online meeting tools: performance issues may occur during growing user loads

Information about restaurants in Oamk

Compass Group: Updated guidelines for our restaurants (23.3.2020)

Compass Group: Restaurant services at Oamk during the coronavirus situation (16.3.2020)

Compass Group: How is coronavirus taken in consideration in the restaurant? (13.3.2020)

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

Further information elsewhere on the Internet