Hobby Buddy

The Hobby Buddy service is for all students of the University of Eastern Finland who want to make new friends through common hobbies and interests. It can be an old hobby or starting a new one. By filling out the hobby buddy application, we will find a matching friend for you. Please fill out only one application/hobby. If you are looking for friends for several hobbies, fill out a new application. You can also indicate in the application how many firends you are looking for and the age of the friend you would like. Please note that in this service you cannot search for friends for exercise. If you are looking for a friend to exercise, please check out the Sport Buddy service of SYKETTÄ.

Below, we update a campus-specific list of different hobbies for which students are currently looking for a company. You can also get to know ISYY's already existing clubs or gather a group of people interested in the same hobby and start your own club around the hobby.

We read the applications and share the contact information of matching applications once a week. We hope that the students who have registered for the activity will contact the suggested hobby buddy after sharing their contact information. Please be kind and respond to the proposed buddy's contact.

Application form, opens in a new window: The Hobby Buddy service

Kuopio's wanted buddies (updated 3rd of March 2023)

  • Studying the Italian language (also remotely)
  • Playing music and band activities
  • Talking and language exchange
  • Escape room games
  • Playing Classical Music
  • Poetry and creative writing (also remotely) 

Joensuu's wanted buddies (updated 3rd of March 2023)

  • Discussion club of philosophical and social topics (a male friend wanted)
  • Eat out (a female friend wanted)
  • Cooking (a female friend wanted)
  • Photography (a female friend wanted)
  • Creating content to socia media
  • Tobogganing
  • Discussing about social themes 
  • Roleplay board games

Read more:, opens in a new window: ISYY's Clubs

More information:

Riina Pääkkönen, the BRIDGES project coordinator, riina.paakkonen(at), tel. +358 44 491 6529
Remo Saaristo, Student Organization Expert, jarjestoasiantuntija(at), tel. +358 44 576 8419