Orientation for incoming exchange students - 29th August 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, rooms B5014-5015


9.30-10.00   Coffee & Carelian pastries. Meet & greet! 

Welcome to Kuopio and Savonia

  • International Coordinators
  • Student Services / Mobility Affairs

Practical info & academic affairs

student restaurants, electronic keys, residence permits etc.
academic calendar, LA, studying, grades, exams etc.

11.15-11.30   Student Health Care
11.30-12.30       Lunch  
12.30-12.45   Sports programme "Sykettä"
12.45-13.00   How to survive in Kuopio - a student's perspective
13.00-13.15   Housing (Kuopas)
13.15-13.30   Student Union Savotta
13.30-13.45   Student organisation ESN-KISA
14.00-15.00   Campus tour run by tutors
15.00-16.00   Computer workshop at computer classrooms B2002 and B3006.

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


















30th August 2019 - Savonia start day

Opistotie 2, bus stop "Teku", School of Engineering and Technology

at 9.30 Opistotie lobby Opistotie campus tour for Engineering students & meeting with your International Coordinator
at 10.00   All students: Getting to know Savonia and its services at the new students' campus fair
Afternoon   Free time activities in the city - more info tba





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.