University of Turku

Finland

Public

University of Turku

Turku, Finland

Public

January and September

Intakes

15%

Acceptance Rate

January and September

Intakes

15%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1920, the University of Turku was established as Finnish Intelligentsia wished for a fully finish university in Turku, Finland. In 1974, the University of Turku became a public institution. In 2010, the Turku School of Economics was combined with the University of Turku, making a seventh faculty of the university. The University of Turku has affiliations with Coimbra Group and UArctic. The University of Turku ranks #291 in World University Rankings by QS and #351 - 400 in World University Rankings by the Times Higher Education 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Turku has a shared campus with Åbo Akademi University and Turku Science Park. The campus area also surrounds Turku University Hospital (TYKS) and the Student Village. The Main Building and the nearby complex were built in the 1950s and later came to know as University Hill. The campus houses the Medisiina D building which has the Faculty of Medicine. The University also have a Botanic Garden at Ruissalo as well as a research station at Seili Island. The University of Turku offers an array of bachelor's and master's degree courses across its 7 faculties and 5 independent units namely, the Faculty of Education, Law, Science and Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, and School of Economics. The university also offers a plethora of Master degree programs in the English Language in subjects like Health, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University of Turku has various research projects in the Peruvian Amazon. With the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute, located in Iquitos, has been researching the Amazon in the BIODAMAZ Project. The top notable alumni are Sauli Niinistö – 12th and incumbent President of Finland, Mauno Koivisto – 9th President of Finland, and Liisa Hyssälä – Member of Parliament, Minister of Health and Social Services.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Turku has over 20,000 students out of which 8,200 are undergraduate students, over 6,200 postgraduate students and about 1,900 doctoral students on-campus. The institute attracts diverse backgrounds students, so, students may learn from each other’s perspectives. The visiting companies on-campus are Certara, FGC Finnish Consulting Group, and Nokia.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to the full-time international students at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

All applicants who have applied for the scholarship will receive information about the decisions in their admission offer.
All applicants who have applied for the scholarship will receive information about the decisions in their admission offer.
You can bring the original documents in person to the Student Centre Disco (on University Hill) after you have arrived in Turku.
You can bring the original documents in person to the Student Centre Disco (on University Hill) after you have arrived in Turku.
The health care fee is compulsory for most of the students and must be paid directly to Kela once per term.
The health care fee is compulsory for most of the students and must be paid directly to Kela once per term.
The housing situation in Turku is relatively good and student apartments are easy walking, cycling or a bus ride distance from the campus.
The housing situation in Turku is relatively good and student apartments are easy walking, cycling or a bus ride distance from the campus.
In general, you should have minimum 600 €/month/person in your use. This amount covers only the most necessary costs and does not include leisure activities.
In general, you should have minimum 600 €/month/person in your use. This amount covers only the most necessary costs and does not include leisure activities.

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