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Arrival and Departure

We want to welcome all the students to study in Oamk. To make it really easy, we organise arrival and departure services and have meetings with the exchange students regularly.

  • Arrival Services

    Our peer tutors and International Services are welcoming you to Oamk during the arrival day (2 January) between 10 am and 8 pm and help you to start your exchange. Please come and meet us on Kontinkangas campus, Louhi building, main lobby, room E1126, see the map.

    You should plan your travel and arrive to our Kontinkangas campus yourself by bus or taxi. The key to your room at the Välkkylä dormitory will be available, if you have been offered and accepted PSOAS tenancy. Our peer tutors will be helping you in finding your room, and in any other questions too.

    Please note that the arrival services applies only to your arrival to Oulu, and that you have to cover your own travelling expenses in all cases.

    If you choose to come at a time other than the official arrival day,  you are advised to transfer and check in to Välkkylä or your place of accommodation on your own. If you are arriving in the night, you may need to stay at a hotel or hostel - the Oulu Airport is closed between 2 and 4 am so you cannot stay at the airport. Your peer tutor may help you in case of a late arrival, if possible and mutually agreed.

  • Orientation Days & Study Info Sessions

    We arrange orientation days for all incoming exchange students. Participation in orientation days is mandatory, as they are an excellent way to start your exchange and get to know each other. You will take part both in a joint orientation day of Oamk, and in a field-specific orientation day.

    Autumn 2019:

    Spring 2020:

    Our joint orientation day offers you plenty of practical information on living in Oulu and making your way at Oamk. It consists of presentations and a market place event with interactive stands. During the day you can sign your tenancy agreement with PSOAS. Our peer tutors will offer student-led activities in the afternoon.

    Our field-specific orientation day provides you with detailed information on your studies. You will take part in a session with international services. Our peer tutors will offer campus tours. Our field-specific international academic coordinators will have a study information session in order to share information on studies, schedules and ethical guidelines.

  • Check In Meeting

    Check In Meeting is mandatory to all exchange students in the first two weeks after the orientation days or your arrival.

    1) Get your Finnish personal identity code (PIC) if you are staying at least or longer than 3 months

    For detailed instructions, please consult: "Registration and personal identity code".

    2) Submit your arrival form via MoveON

    Log in to the arrival form with your MoveON credentials (username = email and password) from your MoveON application. Include your Finnish personal identity code (PIC) and update your emergency contact information and your insurance documentation.

    3) Book your check in meeting with your international administrative coordinator

    Make your booking once you have obtained your schedules. If you are coming at other times, then please agree on an individual meeting with your international administrative coordinator. Check the responsibilities and locations hereafter:

    • Students taking part in Oamk's programmes in Business / Business Information Systems / Information Technology / Engineering / Natural Resources:
      > Book a time with Marianne Isola: https://doodle.com/poll/cabgi7iwqzbhvbkf
      Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus (B149.1) on Tuesdays (map)
      Kotkantie campus (F1420A) on Wednesdays (map)
      Linnanmaa campus on Thursdays

       
    • Students taking part in Oamk's programmes in Health & Social Care / Media & Performing Arts / HNU Programme / Demola / Professional Teacher Education:
      > Book a time with Bastian Fähnrich via the following doodle links:
      Kontinkangas campus (D1198) on Thursdays 9 & 16 Jan and Friday 10 Jan (map)
      https://doodle.com/poll/x6ihpynv85b8trf3 
      Kotkantie campus (F1420A) on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (map
      https://doodle.com/poll/xbkrwfhhhkn9bpp7

    4) Come to your check in meeting. Bring along required documents from your home university, if applicable

  • Check Up Meeting

    If you have questions or comments on your experience during your exchange, please feel free to come for a Check Up Meeting with your administrative coordinator. We usually invite you to the meeting for the week after the autumn or winter vacation, but you can always come to meet us, of course. Do not hesitate to approach your peer tutor or international academic coordinators either.

  • Check Out Meeting

    Check Out Meeting is mandatory to all exchange students approximately two weeks before the end of the term or your stay:

    1) Check from your mobility documentation what kind of documents you need for your home university at the end or after your exchange

    2) Submit your departure form via MoveON

    Log in to the departure form with your MoveON credentials (username = email and password) from your MoveON application.

    3) Book your check out meeting with your international administrative coordinator

    Make your booking approx. 2-3 weeks before the end of your exchange. If you are leaving at other times, then please agree on an individual meeting with your international administrative coordinator. Check the responsibilities and locations hereafter:

    • Students taking part in Oamk's programmes in Business / Business Information Systems / Information Technology / Engineering / Natural Resources:

      > Book a time with Marianne Isola: https://doodle.com/poll/gqackaspdz5npdf4
      Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus (B149.1) on Tuesdays (map)
      Kotkantie campus (F1420A) on Wednesdays and Thursdays (
      map)
    • Students taking part in Oamk's programmes in Health and Social Care / Media & Performing Arts / Oamk LABs (DevLAB, Game LAB) / Professional Teacher Education:

      > Book a time with Bastian Fähnrich (Links to Doodle below)
      Kotkantie campus (F1420A) on  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (map)  https://doodle.com/poll/b89w7x88dd9fa2fu
      Kontinkangas campus (D1198) on Thursdays (
      maphttps://doodle.com/poll/vsv8y7qr7aafgdyp

    4) Come to your check out meeting

    Bring along necessary documents from your home university.

    5) You will get relevant documents later by email and regular mail

    - Letter of Confirmation (electronically signed)
    - Transcript of records
    - Learning agreement (after the mobility), only if required. Oamk's transcript is sufficient normally!

    N.B.! See more in "Studying at Oamk" > "Transcripts and Certificates".

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