Learn and be inspired

The University of Oulu offers a selection of continuous education for you to update your world view, get new food for thought, and enjoy as an enriching hobby.
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What would you like to learn more about?

What is something you have always wanted to learn more about? Are you interested in studying languages, literature, or the wonders of the natural world? The Oulu University of continuous learning offers high-quality, research-based teaching, peer networking, and the ability to fit your studies to your schedule. The university of continuous learning is your partner in life-long learning. Our focus is on the joy of learning something new – not so much on racking up study credits!

How do I sign up?

Once you find training that interests you, you can check the instructions for how to apply or sign up for it on its info page. Most of our studies are open for all – you only need to fill in the registration form and reserve your spot. We usually only accept a certain number of participants to ensure quality guidance.

Some studies – first and foremost those which provide participants with qualifications – are only available through a separate application process. Detailed instructions for these are available on the info pages for each training or course. If you have questions, you can contact our education designers. Their contact information is available on each training info page.

Separate study rights

Some of the studies we offer are part of the University degree programmes, and to take part in these, you need separate study rights. Almost all these studies are also open for all and applying for the separate study rights simply entails using a different route for signing up. Don’t let the need for separate study rights deter you!

What does it cost?

We offer studies both completely free of charge as well as for a fee. You can see how much each training costs on its info page.

Have questions about beginning your studies?

We are happy to assist you with any questions you have about choosing, beginning, and completing your studies at joy(a)oulu.fi.