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1131013 Course for Peer Tutoring for Exchange Students, 1 Cp 
Code 1131013  Validity 01.01.2014 -
Name Course for Peer Tutoring for Exchange Students  Abbreviation PTE 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Student services 

Learning outcomes 

After the course, the student

1. can explain key points about the university and its services to non-Finnish students
2. will have internalised their responsibilities and role as peer tutors of exchange students
3. can take into account the individual needs of students
4. will be prepared for interaction with students from a different cultural background
5. can provide information on courses taught in English and on the practices of university studies in Fin-land
6. will be able to help foreign students to get by in Finnish society.


The students will gain practical skills and knowledge which will assist them in planning and executing the tutoring of exchange students arriving in Finland. The students will gain in-depth understanding of university services, study programmes available in English and other aspects of life essential to exchange students, including study practices in Finland and getting by in Finnish society. The student understands the principal objectives and responsibilities of peer tutoring for exchange students and their role as part of the university’s guidance services.

Modes of study 

Attendance at sessions and completion of assignments

Teaching methods 

Participation in instruction aimed at peer tutors for exchange students (14 h); completion of assignments and individual work including learning materials (13 h). Reading the learning material for international tutors before instruction begins, classroom instruction, work in an online learning environment and individual work.

Study materials 

1. Guide for International Student Tutors, Checklist for International Student Tutors, other study materials
2. The UEF English-language website and other online material
3. Practical Guide for International Students, specific to each campus
4. Other possible material

Evaluation criteria 

In order to pass, the student must attend all sessions and complete all assignments. Pass/fail.


Student Services, visiting experts


Teaching will be arranged during the spring and early autumn


Joensuu and Kuopio campuses

Further information 

Student Services, coordinator Kirsi Konttinen/Student and Learning Services


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams