Turun yliopisto

country rank  5
world rank  489

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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 small city of Turku (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Southwest Finland. This institution also has a branch campus in Pori. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Turun yliopisto (TY/UTU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Turun yliopisto (TY/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 103 years old Finnish 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. TY/UTU 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 University of Turku
Acronym TY/UTU
Founded 1920
Motto Vapaan kansan lahja vapaalle tieteelle
From a Free People to Free Science and Learning

University Location

20014 Southwest Finland
Tel +358 (2) 333 51
Fax +358 (2) 333 6363
Other locations Pori

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

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Turun yliopisto'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 Yes

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023