Orientation for incoming exchange students - 7th January 2019

Your studies at Savonia will start with an orientation day which hopefully help you get acquainted with the most important academic and practical issues related to your stay, as well as with fellow exchange students.

Place: Microkatu 1, Microkatu campus, wing B, 5th floor, room B5015


9.00-9.30 Coffee & Carelian pastries. Meet & greet! 

Welcome to Kuopio and Savonia

  • Manager of International Relations
  • International Coordinators
  • Student Services / Mobility Affairs

Practical info & academic affairs

  • student restaurants, electronic keys, residence permits etc.
  • academic calendar, LA, studying, grades, exams etc. 
11.30-12.45 Lunch  
12.45-13.00 How to survive in Kuopio - a student's perspective
13.00-13.15 Student Health care
  • Student Health Care
13.15-13.30 Housing (Kuopas)
13.30-13.45 Sports programme "Sykettä"
13.45-14.20 Student life (Savotta and ESN-KISA) 
14.30-15.30 Computer workshop at computer classrooms D3003

Themes: changing of passwords, accessing Wilma / Outlook / Moodle / Wifi etc. 

15.30-16.00    Campus tour at Microkatu campus (run by tutors) 



















8th January 2019

Engineering and Design students only:
Opistotie 2, bus stop "Teku", School of Engineering and Technology

at 10.00 Opistotie lobby Opistotie campus tour and
    meeting with your International Coordinator





Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.