Finland is a Nordic welfare state where equality is the fundamental ideology behind education. International rankings agree with us, Finland is a great place to study. Finnish higher education consists of two complementary sectors: universities promoting research and academic education, and universities of applied sciences (=UAS) offering professional higher education with close ties to the working life. In Southwest Finland there is seven higher education institutes.

The city of Turku is the centre of universities and student life in Southwest Finland. Turku offers plenty of historical attractions, contemporary art and incredible nature. Explore the city’s many restaurants, shops, bars and other free time activities. As a popular student city, you get to meet people from different cultures all over the world. Student culture is active: 20 percent of Turku residents are higher education students. People of Turku, “turkulaiset”, are warm hearted, open minded and kind people.

Some inside information when watching the video underneath: Each faculty in Finnish universities has their own colour of overalls. Overalls are used in specific student events, mostly for parties. The objective is to customize your overalls with different kind of badges, which you receive as you participate in activities and events.

Study in Turku >> Find out more about Turku – the city of students.