Student welfare and the ability to study is affected by various factors at the university and in private life. The purpose of the interest advocacy work done by ISYY is to advance student welfare, so that you are able to focus on your studies, hobbies and social life.

Some key factors in student welfare are:

  • Safe and healthy learning environments that are accessible to all students
  • Affordable, wholesome nutrition
  • Access to guidance and counselling during studies
  • Adequate means of subsistence
  • Suitable housing
  • Physical and mental health care services
  • Recreational activities that increase physical and mental well-being
  • Social relations - friends and family
  • A university community that is free from harassment, discrimination and bullying

The interest advocacy work done by ISYY is largely about campaigning tirelessly and talking about issues that affect student welfare. ISYY aims to make sure that every student, despite their background, has the opportunity to live a good and meaningful life while at university.

A Worry Shared is a Worry Halved

There is a network of welfare and support services available to students both on and off campus. It is never a good idea to try and cope alone if you are worried about something, or if there are issues in your life that are affecting your well-being. If you are faced with a problem of any kind, please contact someone who can help you as soon as possible. A worry shared is a worry halved!

Below you will find a list of some of the services that are available to you.  

NB! If your studies are not advancing due to a health problem that is affecting you, please contact the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) immediately. Being unwell does not mean that you need to abandon your studies. Arrangements can be made to help you overcome difficult circumstances.

Study Psychologists

The Study Psychologists support students when they are faced with learning difficulties or problems related to their studies. However, they can also offer their help with other challenges in life. Any information you share is handled with complete confidentiality. There are two Study Psychologists working at UEF, one on each campus.

Read more about the services provided by the Study Psychologists in the Student Handbook Kamu

Campus Pastors

The campus pastors offer individual guidance and counselling to students, regardless of their religious beliefs or backgrounds. Any information you share is handled with complete confidentiality. The Campus Pastors offer their services on both campuses.

Read more about the services provided by the Campus Pastors in the Student Handbook Kamu


Nyyti is a Finnish non-profit association that aims to support mental well-being and life management skills of students all across Finland. Nyyti offers their services online also.

Read more about Nyyti here