Student wellbeing consists of many things. You should not be alone with your worries, and therefore it is good to have people and places to contact in problematic situations.

You can read more on study ability on the Kyky Project’s website.


Sports is good for your mental and physical health and helps you to keep up with your studies and the busy student life.

Student sports in Kuopio: Sykettä Savilahdella website and Facebook page
Student sports in Joensuu: Sykettä Susirajalla website and Facebook page
Student sports in Savonlinna: Sykettä Saimaalla website and Facebook page

You will find more information on the sports services at different campuses under the section Sports and recreation (see link below).

Study psychologist

Study psychologist offers psychologist services for students in problems with studying or in other difficult situations.

The psychologist has receptions in Joensuu and Kuopio.

You can book an appointment by sending an email to opintopsykologi(at)uef.fi.

University pastors

Each campus has their own university pastor whom you can talk to regardless of your own religion.

Joensuu. tiina.belov(at)evl.fi
Kuopio: raimo.hakkarainen(at)evl.fi
Savonlinna: susanna.vihavainen(at)evl.fi

Problems with you studies?

Each faculty has their own study advisor (‘opinto-ohjaaja’) whom you can consult if you have problems with your studies.

It is recommended to consult the study advisor right away when problems occur because they tend to get bigger and accumulate with time.

You will find the contact information for your study advisor on the web pages of your own faculty.

More information:

Kyky Project: Study ability
ISYY: Sports and recreation