Turun yliopisto

country rank  5
world rank  741

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University Overview

Founded in 1920, Turun yliopisto (University of Turku) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Turku (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Southwest Finland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Pori. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Turun yliopisto (UTU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Turun yliopisto (UTU) 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 99 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Turku
Acronym UTU
Founded 1920
Motto Vapaan kansan lahja vapaalle tieteelle
From a Free People to Free Science and Learning

University Location

Turku (population range: 50,000-249,999)
20014 Southwest Finland
T +358 (2) 333 51
F +358 (2) 333 6363
Other locations Pori

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Opiskelija-asiat, päärakennus, pohjakerros
Turku 20014
+358 (2) 333 51

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019