University of Turku

Turku, Finland

No. Students: 20,777
Funding type: Public
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The University of Turku is an ambitious, research-led university with seven faculties and internationally acknowledged expertise from humanities to medicine and natural sciences. The University is recognised for the quality of teaching, research and excellent student support services.

As one of the leading universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Social Science, Education and Turku School of Economics. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe.

Total enrolment of students is 21,000 and each year about 1,000 international students study at the University. Most of them participate in English-language programmes or at the doctoral level in research projects. Even though the main language of instruction is Finnish, 15 International Master's Degree Programmes are available in English and each Faculty offers courses in English to both non-degree and degree students.

The aim and ambition of the University of Turku is to provide students with a high-standard, multidisciplinary education which enables them to creative problem-solving and thinking out-of-the-box. Students are able to tailor their personal study plans according to their future ambitions - whether they are in business or in research. Thanks to the friendly atmosphere, outstanding student services and an active student union, students feel at home from the very beginning of their stay!


The University of Turku shares a campus with Åbo Akademi University and elements of Turku Science Park. The area also encompasses Turku University Hospital (TYKS) and the Student Village. The Administration Building and the surrounding complex was built in the fifties on what became to be known as the University Hill. The campus is constantly expanding. The university has also acquired some former military barracks built in the 19th century. The latest additions include Educarium, which houses the Faculty of Education, Publicum, which houses the Faculty of Social Sciences and the newly completed ICT building which houses the Computer Science Faculties.

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