Study in Turku!

Study in Turku

Turku, located in the region of Southwest Finland, is one of Finland’s biggest cities. Turku offers plenty of historical attractions, contemporary art and incredible nature. It’s also a city of students: every fourth person is either student or professional in higher education institute.

  • 40 000 higher education students
  • over 4000 international degree students or exchange students every year.

There are two kinds of higher education institutions in Finland – universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). The mission of universities is to conduct scientific research and provide instruction and postgraduate education based on it. UAS train professionals in response to labour market needs and conduct research and development which supports instruction and promotes regional development in particular.

The next appliation period for international Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes is in Janurary 2022.

5 reasons to choose Turku as your study destination

University of Turku: Get inspired by science

University of Turku is an active international research university and a vibrant academic community of 25,000 students and employees from over 100 different countries. As one of the leading universities in Finland, University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties.

The University provides students with innovative problem solving skills and high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the most up-to-date research. Thanks to the outstanding services, compact campus, and active academic community, international students and scholars feel at home from the very beginning of their stay.

Want to know more about the international degree programmes? Join the UTU Virtual Open Week!

International Bachelor's Degree Programmes

International Master's degree programmes

Åbo Akademi: Invest in your future!

Choose Åbo Akademi University and one of our international master’s degree programmes! We currently offer nine different programmes in a number of different fields. Our university is known for good teacher-student relations, small groups and good possibilities to get individual support within the studies.

International Master's Degree Programmes

Master’s Degree Programme of Governance of Digitalization, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights, Master of Social Sciences

Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging, Master of Science

Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) (Vaasa), Master of Health Sciences

Teaching and Learning (TLearn) (Vaasa), Master of Arts (Education)

Master’s Degree Programme in Sustainable Chemical and Process Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology, Master of Science and Master of Science (Technology)

Master’s Degree Programme in Social Exclusion

Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) (Vaasa), Master of Social Sciences

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Turku University of Applied Sciences: Excellence in Action

Turku UAS is an inspiring community of 10,000 members – an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies.

Studies at Turku UAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills.

International Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Online: The International Business Online programme at Turku University of Applied Sciences provides a new and interactive way of acquiring a BBA degree fully online in English.

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology​​: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) deals with technologies, methods and tools such as software applications, data networks and cybersecurity, games and hi-tech electronic devices and systems. This programme offers you versatile opportunities as a future ICT professional.

Bachelor of Social Services, Early Childhood Education: The Bachelor’s degree in Social Services provides students with extensive abilities to work as social service professionals in social services and early childhood education, as well as in various roles in counselling, education, planning and development in health and wellness services.

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International Master's Degree Programmes

Master of Business Administration, Service Design: In the Master’s Degree Programme in Service Design you will study design thinking, business and society in an international learning environment with multiple professional and cultural backgrounds.

Master of Culture and Arts, Creative Design Management, Online: Creative Design Management is a unique online programme that focuses especially on project management and concept development in the fields of communication and advertising.

Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management, Online: The studies aim at developing competences on demanding quality management. The program focuses on developing the necessary abilities for planning and developing quality system processes and procedures, and also managing the quality teams.

Master of Business Administration, Business Management: The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management is to provide you with the competences needed in the management positions in a demanding global business environment. The core content of the degree programme in Business Management provides competences mainly for general management positions, but also leadership skills for executive management of special functions such as sales, marketing, production, development, financial or human resources management.

Master of Business Administration, Sales Management: The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Sales Management is to develop the competences needed in the management positions in a global business environment. You will learn how to act as a manager and an inspiring leader for a sales team and how to guide the team successfully to the desired goals. You will learn to recognize the latest trends and aspects of customer behavior, especially in B2B markets.

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Preparatory Programmes

Immigrants’ preparatory programme for higher education studies in Engineering and Business, online: The objective of the preparatory programme is to achieve the readiness to proceed to higher education studies. The programme focuses on the Finnish language and professional field specific studies and or general studies which prepare for higher education studies. The education also includes mathematics and English studies.

Immigrants’ preparatory programme for higher education studies in Social Services and Health Care, online: The objective of the preparatory programme is to achieve the readiness to proceed to higher education studies. The programme focuses on the Finnish language and professional field specific studies and or general studies which prepare for higher education studies. The education also includes mathematics and English studies.

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Novia University of Applied Sciences: A New Way

Novia is a small (4 000 students) Swedish speaking network University of Applied Sciences with campuses in four towns along the South-Western coast: Turku, Ekenäs, Vaasa and Jakobstad. Novia offers education in Bioeconomy, Business, Culture, Health and Welfare, Technology and Seafaring.

Novia wants to educate  brave, responsible and enterprising knowledge seekers who care about sustainable development.

International Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, 210 ECTS/3,5 years, full-time studies, Vaasa

Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care, 210 ECTS/3,5 years, full-time studies, Vaasa. No admission 2022

Bachelor of Maritime Management, Maritime Management, Captain 270/4,5 years ECTS, full-time studies, Turku

Bachelor of Maritime Management, Maritime Management, Captain, 270 ECTS/4,5 years, part-time studies, Turku

Bachelor of Engineering, Maritime Technology, 270 ECTS/4,5 years, full-time studies, Turku

Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Technology, 240 ECTS/2 years, Vaasa New 2022
Notice! Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a relevant field.

Bachelor of  Culture and Arts, Fine Arts, 240 ECTS/4 years, part-time studies, Jakobstad
No admission 2022

Bachelor of Natural Resources, Sustainable Coastal Management, 240 ECTS, (2 years), full-time studies, Raseborg. Notice! Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a relevant field.

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International Master's Degree Programmes

Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management, 90 ECTS, Vaasa

Master of Business Administration, Service Design, 90 ECTS, Turku

Master of Health Care/Master of Social Services, Health Care and Social Services, 90 ECTS, Online studies, NEW 2021

Master of Engineering, Automation Technology, Intelligent systems, 60 ECTS,  Vaasa

Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, 60 ECTS, Vaasa

Master of Engineering/Master of Maritime Management, 60 ECTS, Turku

Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations, 60 ECTS, Turku

Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering, 60 ECTS, Raasepori New 2022

Master of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Management (online studies), 60 ECTS, Online studies

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