Åbo Akademi

country rank  7
world rank  1236

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University Overview

Established in 1918, Åbo Akademi (Åbo Akademi University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Turku (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Southwest Finland. This institution also has a branch campus in Vaasa. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Åbo Akademi (ÅAU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Åbo Akademi (ÅAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 102 years old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ÅAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Åbo Akademi University
Acronym ÅAU
Founded 1918
Colours Red and yellow

University Location

Address Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Southwest Finland
Tel +358 (2) 215 31
Fax +358 (2) 251 7553
Other locations Vaasa

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office International Office, Tavastgatan 13
Turku 20500

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Åbo Akademi's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021