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Student guide etc. useful information after arrival

Please find here some materials of the orientation days (21.-23.8.2017)

UCPori provides degree and exchange students with a wide range of services and activities. In addition to the below listed services, there are library services, services coordinated by the Service Center (keys, WLAN) and activities coordinated by the Student Association.

More information available also in the Student Guide (pdf).


Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)

For more information please visit Pointer's information in English FSHS = YTHS
Contact Nurse Eija Tarri, tel. (02) 621 3943, eija.tarri(at)

Reception at the Pohjois-Pori healthcare center: Siltapuistokatu 2 (Pori Cotton courtyard) second floor, room 5.

Nurse reception hours:
  • by appointment Mon-Thu 10–16, Fri 8-14.15
  • without appointment Mon and Wed 10–11
  • phone consultation Mon-Thurs 10–11


Electronic exam

There is an electronic exam room at the UCPori main hall. Please leave ALL your belongings in the lockers outside the room. You are NOT allowed to bring into the exam room your phone, jacket, bag, note paper, dictionaries etc.! The room has recording video surveillance.


Student restaurants

The campus restaurant Sofia is a popular meeting point for students and staff. Students are entitled to a discount on meals. The cafe at the Student House Saikku also serves student-priced meals and favours organic and locally sourced ingredients.


Sports and culture

Pori offers a broad selection of sports and cultural activities that help exchange students integrate into the campus community. Sports services are available for students either free of charge or at a reduced rate through Pointer. Pori is a great place for skiing, swimming, canoeing, hiking and surfing among many other adventures. 

Or maybe you are a good writer and interested in becoming a member of the UCPoriNews Editorial Board? You can become a reporter for UCPoriNews and get paid for published articles. You are also welcome to join the Student Theatre, which is open to everyone interested in acting, set design, make-up and other related activities. The academic choir invites sopranos, altos, tenors and bass singers!


Finnish language

Adapting to Finnish society and everyday life will be much easier and more fun if you are prepared to learn some Finnish. You can learn some Finnish, e.g. with the help of the following self-study materials on the Internet: 



Travelling around - useful links

Virtual Finland, your window on Finland 
Visit Finland, Finnish Tourist Board 
Study in Finland, Information on study opportunities in Finland 
Discover Satakunta, Plan your own experience in Satakunta Finland
Maisa, Pori Regional Tourist Board 
The city of Pori 
Discover Pori, leisure and business activities in the Pori region
Onnibus, Discout long distance bus travels