24 months
13000 EUR/year
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The international master’s degree programme in Architecture at University of Oulu is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees. 

Studies are carried out both individually and in multicultural teams in an international working environment. Nordic nature, climate and light circumstances offer a living laboratory for lighting experiments in 1:1 scale. Varying courses and additional study options give possibilities to integrate student competitions or workshops in the student’s individual study plan.

Career prospects:

After graduating from the master’s degree programme in Architecture  the students are eligible to carry on to doctoral studies at the University of Oulu . Most architects work as building designers and urban designers. Additional career options for an architect may be

  • Entrepreneur
  • Expert
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

The programme provides students with skills, knowledge and advanced tools in:  

  • Design of urban areas and spaces 
  • Public building design 
  • Detailing of buildings and urban structures 
  • Use of Nordic building materials (e.g. wood) 
  • Architectural lighting 
  • Interior design 
  • Research and theory of architecture
  • Academic writing 
  • Team work and presentation. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oulu

660 - 1040 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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