Our services

OSAKO offers several services for its members, in addition to student card and lobbying the student interests. As an OSAKO member, you can borrow equipment for different sports (we have summer and winter equipment) from our office in Välkkylä, reserve our lounge free of charge, or apply for a grant to your studies or intern abroad. The range of our services is wide, and we strive to help you in everything you need.

Services in a nutshell

Grant for abroad studying or intern

OSAKO grants financial support for studies or practical training abroad. There are two application periods annually. In return for grant, you will vlog or blog your experiences and help us in exchange marketing.

Borrowing equipment

Want to go camping and don’t own a sleeping bag? Play tennis? Borrow equipment from our storage for free!

Student lounge

Spend cozy movie nights or unforgettable bash in student’s lounge! As an OSAKO member, you can reserve the lounge and meeting room free of charge.

Going abroad grant

Student Union OSAKO grants financial support for studies or practical training abroad. There are two application periods: April and November. Please check the exact dates in news. The next application period opens in November 2018.

The receiver must
  • be a member of OSAKO
  • go abroad via official programs of Oulu UAS
  • not get financial support from organizations other than Oulu UAS (NB! Erasmus grant does not rule out applying)
  • assist OSAKO in promoting exchange opportunities, either before, during or after the exchange period

You can apply with an informal application. The application should include the following information:

  • Name, contact information and degree programme
  • Information on where you are going, when you are leaving and what you’ll be doing during your exchange
  • What are you expecting to get out of your exchange period? What are your goals?
  • How could you help OSAKO promote exchange opportunities? Will you produce some kind of material that we could use?

Please email the application to the Specialist in Communications and International Affairs. The application period is closed. The next application period opens in November 2018.

OSAKO’s lounge

OSAKO’s office in Välkkylä includes a spacious lounge / meeting room suitable for movie nights, meetings and other get-togethers. The lounge is a comfortable meeting place for about 20 people and an uncomfortable one for double the amount. There is a small kitchen right next to the lounge.

OSAKO members can use the lounge free of charge. Please contact OSAKO’s Secretary General well beforehand to agree on the details.

The following equipment can be found at the lounge:

  • Stereo equipment
  • Video projector and screen
  • Xbox 360 games console
  • Board games

for loan

OSAKO has camping and sports equipment which our members can borrow for free. There is no reservation system; first come, first served.

In our storage there are e.g.

  • sleeping bags and mattresses
  • cross-country skis, boots and sticks
  • downhill skis, boots and sticks
  • ice skates
  • ice hockey and rinkball sticks
  • sledding gear
  • frisbees (ultimate & disc golf)

If you have some useful equipment you don’t need anymore, OSAKO would be happy to have them!
For more information, please contact OSAKO Board Member responsible for social affairs.

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