Orientation and tutors


The studies will start with an orientation programme. In the orientation you will get to know Savonia, your studies, practicalities, and of course the other students in your group. The orientation programme has been especially planned to help you cope with the flow of new information in the beginning of your studies. It is vital that you participate in the orientation day.

Orientation Day for incoming exchange students spring 2023

Orientation day for incoming exchange students of Kuopio campus will be offered on 9-10 January. It is recommended that you arrive to Kuopio on 8 Jan 2023 at the latest. The studies will start during the same week.

Orientation Day for Bachelor’s Degree Students of 2022

Studies will start on 31 August 2022 at 10 am Finnish time at Microkatu campus, Kuopio Finland. Students will gather at the entrance hall in building A, 1st floor.

You are expected to travel to Finland as soon as you have been granted the residence permit and you have received the residence permit card. Savonia UAS is offering a possibility to start the studies online in the autumn semester 2022 for those who are waiting for the residence permit decision or residence permit card, or those whose flight arrives so that she/he cannot be yet on campus by 31 August. The online studies are offered only during the autumn semester 2022. More detailed information will be sent to the students who have accepted the study place.

Teacher tutors

Each degree programme has teacher tutors. Teacher tutors will provide assistance in academic and study related issues especially for degree students from the start of the studies – you will meet them during your Orientation Day.

The teacher tutors for the first study year are:

Teacher tutors are on a summer break starting from June. They are available from 15 August onwards.

Nursing: Ms. Katri Huuskola and Mr. Ernest Aluoch (katri.huuskola@savonia.fi and ernest.aluoch@savonia.fi)

Business: Mr. Abdelazim Hannoura and Ms. Terttu Niskanen (abdelazim.hannoura@savonia.fi and terttu.niskanen@savonia.fi)

IoT: Mr. Tuukka Heiskanen and Ms. Tiina Salli (tuukka.heiskanen@savonia.fi and tiina.salli@savonia.fi)

Mechanical Engineering: Ms. Armi Huopainen and Ms. Tiina salli (armi.huopanen@savonia.fi and tiina.salli@savonia.fi)

Energy Engineering: Mr. Olli-Pekka Kähkönen (olli-pekka.kahkonen@savonia.fi)

International Coordinators

Each study field has an International Coordinator who mainly helps international exchange students in their study related issues such as Learning Agreements.

Student tutors

Savonia Student Union Savotta trains student tutors who will be helping you especially at the beginning of your stay. Your tutor will be contacting you before your arrival and greet you when you arrive to campus. Student tutors are valuable sources of information in questions related to student life at Savonia.