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University of Turku

University of Turku

Check whether University of Turku is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Turku , Finland
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    -
  • International students
    2400
  • Nationalities
    100
  • Total programs
    24
  • Acceptance rate
    20%

Study abroad at the University of Turku

The University of Turku is an international research university based in Turku, Finland. It has cemented its position as one of the country’s top institutions thanks to its research-based programs and expert faculty.

Eight faculties come together to offer an array of outstanding research and study opportunities. There are currently three bachelor’s degrees and 17 master’s degrees offered in English. Depending on your dream career, you could study anything from law and medicine to engineering and education.

Despite its compact size, the University’s campus has everything you’ll need to reach your goals. You’ll have access to excellent IT facilities and extensive library holdings, as well as comfortable housing.

Known as the campus that never sleeps, there’s always something going on at the University of Turku. You’ll have plenty of cultural and sporting activities to get involved in during your spare time. The active Student’s Union also arranges several events and excursions throughout the year.

University of Turku logo

Why study at the University of Turku?

  • Top-ranked university

    The University of Turku is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings, 2021)

  • Great student city

    99% of students would recommend studying in Turku to their friends

  • Student satisfaction

    95% of graduates report receiving a high-quality education in line with their career goals

  • Ground-breaking research

    The University works closely with international partners to publish 5,500 annual research papers

Life as an international student

The University of Turku is home to 2,500 international students from over 100 countries. You’ll be welcomed from the very moment you step foot in Turku and supported throughout your study abroad journey.

The University provides a breadth of support services, including career planning and academic advising. You can also improve your Finnish language skills by taking a course at the Center for Language and Communication Studies.

If you’re eager to learn more about the Finnish way of life, you can participate in the International Friendship Program. You’ll be partnered with a member of the local community who can show you around your new home and teach you about Finnish culture.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €13,500 per year
  • Graduate tuition - €2,000 - €12,000 per year

The University offers a generous scholarship program for students who are subject to tuition fees. The scholarship is awarded to students in the master's and bachelor's programs in the following categories:

For master’s degree programs

  • 2-year scholarship that covers the entire tuition fee for 2 academic years for master’s degree programs.
  • 2-year scholarship that covers 50% of the tuition fee for 2 academic years for master’s degree programs.
  • 1-year scholarship for outstanding performance during the 1st study year. The scholarship covers the 2nd year tuition fee.

For bachelor’s degree programs

  • 3-year scholarship that covers the entire tuition fee for 3 academic years for bachelor’s degree programs.
  • 3-year scholarship that covers 50 % of the tuition fee for 3 academic years for bachelor’s degree programs.
  • 2-year scholarship for outstanding performance during the 1st study year. The scholarship covers the 2nd and 3rd-year tuition fees.
  • 1-year scholarship for outstanding performance during the 1st and 2nd study year. The scholarship covers the 3rd year tuition fee.

A scholarship will be granted to up to 30% of the admitted students who are subject to tuition fees and have applied for a scholarship.

Location

University of Turku

20500 Turku, Finland

Turku is Finland’s oldest student city with spectacular scenery, including national parks, hiking trails, and beaches. It is also a lively hub of music, theater, film, food, and sports.

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Visa requirements for the University of Turku

Many international students will require a visa to study in Finland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Finland student visa requirements