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Are you an active and responsible student with a strong capacity for cooperation? Do you want to accumulate experience as a group leader? Do you want to meet new people and explore the international dimension of your home university? Do you want to help new students get started with their studies?

The tutor’s job description

As a tutor, you play a key role in welcoming new students to the university and ensuring they develop a strong commitment to the university community and their studies. As a tutor, you will act as a group leader and you will be part of the university’s guidance and counselling system along with university personnel. Tutors receive a small financial compensation for their service. First-time tutors also receive academic credits for their initial training.

What do we look for in applicants?

The ideal tutor is an enthusiastic, responsible and enterprising student with an interest in leadership. A tutor should be familiar with the general way things work at the university. However, you don’t have to know everything before you begin — the faculties provide training for all new tutors.

How to apply to become a tutor?

The application period for August 2019 tutoring takes place between 10.12.2018 (12 am) - 12.2.2019 (3 pm). Apply to become a tutor through the Aava application system.

Tutor Training

The International Tutor training organised by the Student Services is compulsory for all new Tutors of exchange students and international degree students. There are three identical training sessions, please sign up to one:

  • Friday the 12th of April from 9:00 to 12:00, lecture room 12, main building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Tuesday the 23rd of April from 14:00 to 17:00, lecture room 4, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40)
  • Friday the 17th of May from 9:00 to 12:00, lecture room 115, Language Center (Fabianinkatu 26).

Tutor Adventure 2019

HYY and Student services will organize together tutor training to all the tutors. Training will be held in the form of Tutor Adventure on Thursday 4th of April 2019 in the afternoon in the center campus area. The duration of the Adventure is 3 hours and it will take place between 13-19am. Please reserve the date to your calendar!

More accurate time will be specified when the registration for the Tutor Adventure starts in January 2019.

The event is compulsory for all new Tutors.

You can use the skills and knowledge you learn in the Tutor Adventure in the autumn as you guide freshmen through the wonders of student life!

Apply to become a sports tutor

Are you interested in sports? Would you like to inspire new students to be physically active? Apply to become a sports tutor!

The purpose of sports tutoring is to familiarise freshmen with student sports — both the diverse services of UniSport as well as independent exercise opportunities — and inspire freshmen to maintain a sporty lifestyle in spite of their busy study schedules. Sports tutors are not required to be in top shape or to be trained coaches. You only need to be enthusiastic about making the freshman autumn of new students more physically active and fun!

Sports tutors will receive training on how to plan and organise events. You will also meet other sports tutors with whom you can cooperate. Our partner, UniSport, provides tutors with free-of-charge facilities, group training and even potential financial support for sports outside UniSport facilities.

Sport tutors will be selected next time in May 2019.

You can read more from the Student Union's website and ask further information from Aleksanteri Gustafsson (, the board member of the Student Union who is responsible for sports tutoring.