congratulations NEW international student!

In this section, you will find the tutors’ introductions and concise answers to the most common questions.

You have achieved the sought-after and desired study place at the UEF Law School. The study place you have reached offers you the opportunity to develop yourself, many challenges and great future prospects as a special expert in law!

Whether you are a NOMPEL-student, an international master’s or an exchange student, you are welcome to join our student association, Legio.

In Legio, we warmly welcome you. To do this, we have tutors to help with questions that arise at the beginning of your study.

In this section, you will find the tutors’ introductions and concise answers to the most common questions.

You have achieved the sought-after and desired study place at the UEF Law School. The study place you have reached offers you the opportunity to develop yourself, many challenges and great future prospects as a special expert in law!

Whether you are a NOMPEL-student, an international master’s or an exchange student, you are welcome to join our student association, Legio.

In Legio, we warmly welcome you. To do this, we have tutors to help with questions that arise at the beginning of your study.

Tuutor 2022 - 2023

Tutor helps you to start your studies. If you’re wondering or have any problems please do not hesitate to ask.

Nea Hakulinen

Tutor

Hello all,

My name is Nea Hakulinen and I am a tutor for international exchange students. I started my studies in 2019 in open university. So technically I’m a third year but also second year student. I have actively worked in our lovely student association. Here my major task have been organize events and taking care our social medias. I spend a lot of time meeting my friends or at the gym, but sometimes I also study a bit. My major subject is Welfare law and I have just finished my Bachelor´s degree. 

The reason I became an international tutor was my memorable experience during my exchange period. There I met a lot of amazing people and I really hope you will also enjoy your time here. I  fully recommend you to be open-minded and make new friends. I am here to help you get started, so don’t hesitate to contact me in any case.

 – Nea Hakulinen

Student overalls For NoMPEL sTUDENTS?

Hello all and greetings from Finland!

I hope your studies has started well and you will enjoy this autumn in Sweden. After that, you will come to Finland and explore our cold winters and student life. That is why I liked to introduce our amazing student association, Legio Ostiensis ry.

Legio Ostiensis ry, or Legio, is the University of Eastern Finland’s Law School’s student association for those who are studying the Bachelor of Administrative Sciences and Master of Administrative Sciences, The Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law or Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law. A student association purpose is to bring together the students studying the same branch of science. Legio looks after its member’s rights, organize excourses for future work places and a lot more different events. You can read more about what legio has to offer to you here. Also, being a member of Legio you have a privilege to order and wear overalls. 

Overalls makes our student life special. We normally wear our overalls in every student events and it is a funny way to regonize our fellow students and students which are studying other fields. Also, we sew patches, memories of student events, and other accessories to them. Here is a link to order overalls, please note the deadline is on 11th September

-Nea Hakulinen 

FAQ:

Joensuun Elli takes care of student housing. They offers corridors, studios and family apartments. 

Also, it is recommend to check Facebook-markets. and other private landlords.

Info about student cards you can find in here:  UEF Kamusta ja ISYY:n sivuilta.

YTHS is only for master students.

Exchange students should have their own insurance. European citizen only need European Health Insurance Card.

More info

Become a member of Legio and you can order overalls in autum. If you are NOMPEL student, order the overalls in autum and you will receive them when you arrive to Joensuu in january.

Membership is not mandatory. However, participation in events after freshman weeks requires membership, as well as all other Legio benefits are for members only. Also student advocacy.

Joensuu is a cycling city, so your own bicycle is enough to get around and can be recommended to everyone. You can find used bikes cheap if you don’t already own one. In addition, Joensuu has an internal bus service for those who live further away.

We recommend that all the new international students will participate in the orientation programme. The orientation offers a lot of practical information in order to help the new students to have a smooth start for their studies at UEF.

The orientation offers

  • essential information on studying and university life at UEF
  • tips on different practical matters
  • information on Finland and on the Finnish culture
  • a possibility to meet other students
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