There is JOY in continuous learning

The University of Oulu is open to everyone. JOY, the university of continuous learning, offers you suitable educational solutions for all of life's situations. We also produce solutions for companies and public organisations. Come with us to learn, be inspired and succeed!

Our offering

Get to know our current study offer in English. Please note that the courses offered vary from year to year.

Open University

At the Open University you can study courses that belong to the range of courses offered as part of the University of Oulu's degree programmes. These studies are suitable for you, because everyone, regardless of age or basic education can participate in these courses. Whether you are looking for a new direction in your life, want to strengthen your skills, or aim to become a degree student, you will find the perfect options for you in our course offerings.

Open university route studies

Did you know that you can apply to be a degree student at the University of Oulu without taking an entrance exam? Explore the Open university route. You will gain experience of the field you are interested in, while also learning academic skills.

Flexible educational solutions

Do you want to upgrade your skills or are you dreaming of a new career? We harness our decades of experience in creating high quality training and development services at your disposal. Our continuous education unit JOY offers a wide range of educational solutions based on academic excellence, which enable you to keep pace with changes in working life, stay networked and develop your expertise in your industry.

Finnish as a Second Language studies

Come and study Finnish language and culture at the University of Oulu! A good command of the Finnish language and cultural understanding will support you in your daily life and in the Finnish working life.

For companies and organisations

Build the expertise of your organization's experts consistently and for the long-term. We offer versatile training and development solutions for companies and organisations. We are your expert partner in developing and implementing continuous learning solutions.

Contact us

Can't find what you are looking for, or do you still have questions? If so, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the answers.