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Study in Turku

All the information you need about studying in Turku as an international student.

Why study in Turku?

Situated in southwest Finland, Turku is the country’s oldest student city. It’s home to prestigious universities, plenty of activities, and a student population of almost 40,000.

Known as the festival capital of Finland, Turku is a lively hub of music, theater, film, food, and sports. It also boasts spectacular scenery, including national parks, hiking trails, beaches, and archipelagos.

It’s easy to get around the city by bike or on foot. If you’re planning a bigger trip, Turku airport offers flights across much of Europe.

Universities in Turku

Student reviews for Turku

  • Alaa Benkherouf
    Algeria
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Turku Biomedical Sciences
    Tell us about Turku
    Turku is a student city. It has many facilities and discounts everywhere including cafeterias and public transport. We have a full village occupying a large portion of Turku that is only for students.
  • Irene Pampallis
    South Africa
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Turku Education
    Tell us about Turku
    I feel extremely safe, even walking alone at night as a woman. I have never been made to feel unwelcome - everyone is helpful and courteous, although most Finns are not outright friendly (until you get to know them!). Transport is very simple: Turku is fairly small, so you can get almost everywhere by walking or by cycling. If you would rather use public transport, there is an excellent bus network, too. There are also good travel connections to other towns. Helsinki is only 2 hours away by bus, and it is easy to take an overnight ferry to Stockholm for the weekend and be back in time for lectures on Monday morning!

    In terms of facilities, Turku has everything I could want. There are shops selling almost everything, and there are a wide range of public and private sports facilities, libraries, concert halls, theatres and art galleries. There are also many nature reserves, forests, islands and beaches a short distance from the city centre. I'm not super into the nightlife scene, but there seem to be many popular bars and nightclubs in the city centre.

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