Welcome to Oulu! Welcome to Oulu!

At Get Familiar with Oulu classes you get useful information that helps you to settle down in Oulu. During the lessons you learn and discuss about Finnish society and life in Oulu. You will meet new people and get tips for your daily life. If requested, the infos can also include visits to different places, experts visiting the class and the contents can be modified to fit the needs of the participants.

Infolessons are orgnised at Villa Victor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.30am-1pm. Teaching is in English and offered in other languages if needed. Lessons are free-of-chrage and open for everyone. You don't need to register for the class beforehand.


Personal guidance is a discussion with a professional about your situation as a whole and figuring out together what to do next. You can make a plan for your next steps in Oulu and Finland including for example Finnish language studies, getting familiar with life in Oulu, finding interesting freetime activities and developing your own competence. Book a time for the counseling at Villa Victor's info or by contacting Markus Lepinoja (markus.lepinoja(at)ouka.fi, 0403529690). If needed, interpreter or multilingual adviser can be present.


100 Words in Finnish family club gets together on Mondays at 9am-12pm. Free family club is meant for 0-5 year aged children staying at home and their mothers. The club helps with learning Finnish language through playing and singing. Familyclub is part of the city of Oulu's open early education. The club meets at Talvikkipuiston monitoimitalo, Tervakukkatie 54, 90580 Oulu. Welcome!


Welcome to Oulu course is a four week entity designed to equip newcomers in Oulu to begin life in their new hometown. The course offers the basics of Finnish language and information about Finnish society, public services, and way of life. The course is offered in different languages as per need and availability. Apply for the course online by filling in the application form. You may also download the form and drop it at Villa Victor's info.

If you need help with filling in the application, please contact Villa Victor's multilingual assistance. You can also apply for the course at Multicultural Centre Villa Victor (Torikatu 23, 3rd floor).
We will contact you when the next suitable course is starting.

Get Familiar with Oulu

on Tuesdays at 11.30am-1pm
on Thursdays at 11.30am-1pm