University of Turku – Finland

The University of Turku (UTU) is an active international research university and a vibrant academic community of 25,000 students and staff from over 100 different countries located in Turku, southwestern Finland.

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.

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with University of Turku allows students enrolled on a wide range of programmes to study abroad:

  • Arts, Design & Humanities – English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, History and Politics 
  • Business & Law – Accounting & Finance, all Business, Management & Entrepreneurship courses, LLB Law, and Marketing
  • Computing, Engineering & Media – Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Games Production and Computer Games Programming (modules at Masters level)
  • Health & Life Sciences – Psychology, and Education Studies (some modules at Masters level)

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at UTU. In addition, students may also choose to study some modules related to Finnish language, culture and history.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport is in Helsinki. There are regular trains and buses that connect Helsinki and Turku, which takes around 2 hours.
  • Accommodation – Exchange students seeking accommodation for a full year of study can find many different options in the city, but this is not a guaranteed offer by University of Turku. For further information, please refer to the Housing webpage.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Finnish immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Finland are similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Finland: