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 2024.
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 eight 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? Visit our websites and find the right programme for you!
International Master's degree programmes
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
- Biomedical Sciences: Biomedical Imaging
- Biomedical Sciences: Drug Discovery and Development
- Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics.
- Human Neuroscience
- Public Mental Health
TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
- Food Development
- Health Technology
- Information and Communication Technology: Cyber Security
- Information and Communication Technology: Smart Systems
- Information and Communication Technology: Cryptography
- European Languages, Cultures and Societies in Contact
- Gender Studies (no intake in 2024)
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
Turku University of Applied Sciences: Impact across the world of work
Turku UAS is a higher education institution of 13,000 experts, researchers, students, faculty members and teaching professionals. We create solutions for a better tomorrow – both regionally and globally. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies.
As a significant regional actor, we harbour close ties to businesses and municipalities in Southwest Finland. Turku UAS is the fourth largest technical university in Finland. Students are sought after experts, with 99 % employment within five years of graduating.
International Bachelor's Degree Programmes
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business: The Business Administration programme at Turku UAS provides an interactive way of acquiring a BBA degree in English. Our programme is based on a framework which creates a balanced implementation of pedagogy, technology, and content. You will learn key business skills in essential management contexts and build your career with modules in Marketing, Sales, Management and Finance.
Bachelor of Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering: Humanity is at a crossroads in which the world’s energy use needs to be reconsidered at a fast pace: it needs to be based more on renewable energy sources and technical solutions which are increasingly based on electricity. The degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology will provide you with a degree which yields the opportunity to do meaningful work in curbing climate change, in the field of renewable energy now and in the future.
Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering: In the future, industry will be looking for professionals who are capable of comprehensive thinking and can combine technological and business knowledge. The requirements for today’s engineers are extensive, including technological, economical, ecological, social and management skills. The degree programme in Industrial Management and Engineering gives you the knowledge and skills required in various positions in industry.
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 Engineering, Mechanical Engineering: The degree programme in Mechanical Engineering focuses on Sustainable Design Engineering. Sustainable Design Engineering may be the most important study field today, since it combines the three areas that together can make huge positive impacts towards a better world and future for people and the planet: Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Development and Design Thinking.
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.
International Master's Degree Programmes
Master of Business Administration, Business Management: The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management is to equip you with the necessary competences required for managerial positions in a challenging global business environment. The programme’s core curriculum focuses primarily on providing competences for general management roles, while also emphasizing leadership skills for executive positions in specialized functions such as sales, marketing, production, development, finance, or human resources management.
Master of Business Administration, Service Design: The Master’s Degree Programme in Service Design conforms to the constantly growing competence requirements and needs in design, businesses and working life. The profile of the programme is a combination of design thinking, business and society and the focus is on the area of service design.
Master of Business Administration / Master of Engineering, Interactive Technologies: The Master’s Degree Programme in Interactive Technologies is centred on full-stack development for programmers. The programme is designed to equip students with the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge required to excel in the dynamic field of full-stack interactive technology development. This intensive programme offers a rigorous curriculum that blends theory and hands-on experience, preparing graduates to tackle the challenges of modern software development.
Master of Business Administration / Master of Engineering, Quality Management (online): The Quality Management programme focuses on developing the necessary abilities for planning and developing quality system processes, and continuous improvement and creative problem solving for the organization’s needs in the industry and different organizations. The aim of the studies is to develop and deepen the student’s professional skills and competencies in a quality framework. The studies strongly support the student to develop into demanding expert and supervisor jobs.
Master of Business Administration / Master of Engineering, Sales Management: The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Sales Management is to develop the competences needed in 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. You will be able to develop strategies for promoting the growth of sales effectively in the sales transformation era.
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. The objective of the studies in the degree programme is to learn to lead and manage customer-oriented media and communication projects.
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: 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.
Novia University of Applied Sciences: A New Way
Novia is a small (4 500 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 2024.
Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Science, 210 ECTS/3,5 years, full-time studies, Vaasa. No admission 2024.
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, Information Technology, 240 ECTS/2 years, Vaasa. 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 2024.
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.
International Master's Degree Programmes
Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management, 90 ECTS, full-time or part-time studies, Vaasa
Master of Business Administration, Service Design, 90 ECTS, full-time or part-time studies, Turku
Master of Health Care/Master of Social Services, Health Care and Social Services, 90 ECTS, Online studies. No admission 2024.
Master of Engineering, Automation Technology, Intelligent systems, 60 ECTS, part-time studies, Vaasa
Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, 60 ECTS, part-time studies, Vaasa
Master of Engineering/Master of Maritime Management, 60 ECTS, Turku
Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations, 60 ECTS, part-time studies, Turku
Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering, 60 ECTS, part-time studies, Raseborg. No admission 2024.
Master of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Management (online studies), 60 ECTS, Online studies
Master of Culture and Arts, Entrepreneurship in the Art, Music Production, 60 ECTS, part-time studies, Jakobstad