Are you planning on moving to Oulu? Moving to a new country or city involves practical issues which you should know about. The City of Oulu and various organisations and co-operation partners provide services for immigrants.

Schools and education

Information for immigrants about children's education and native language teaching and education


The Multicultural youth work arranges peer group activities for young people.


Oulu City library is a centre for the arts, information and culture, open for everybody. Oulu has a main library and 23 local libraries. The libraries have books in various languages, for adults and kids alike. 

The -website contains important information for immigrants on Finnish society and opportunities in 13 languages.  Local information on Oulu can be found in Finnish, English, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. 

The Finnish Ministry of Finance online service contains a wide range of information on Finnish culture and public services.

Multicultural Centre Villa Victor

Multicultural Centre Villa Victor provides activities for immigrants and Finns living in Oulu. There are Finnish language lessons organised non-stop and assistance in different languages free of charge. At Villa Victor you may learn new languages, meet people and participate in a variety of different events. Everyone is welcome to Villa Victor!

Multilingual guidance 

At multilingual assistance you get guidance and information about public authorities, tips for different aspects of life and help in problem situations.

Info desk service is available in Finnish and English and according to the timetable also in other languages. More info and timetable of multilingual assistance


Multicultural Centre Villa Victor offers a new online service for people, who are considering moving to Oulu and need guidance before arriving in Oulu. Read more: Teams-Guidance. 


The pages of contain important basic information for immigrants. Information in 5 languages about Oulu and in 13 languages about Finland.

English | Pусский中文 | العربية | Suomi

Monikielinen neuvonta | Multilingual guidance