University of Turku

University of Turku is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Turku, Finland.

"Everyone spoke English and was really welcoming. Also, Finland had a lot to offer: not only nature, but also culture!" -  experience from a former exchange student 

Student experiences

Read the student experiences


General information for exchange students

Course information, Study Guide

Course catalogue

Academic calendar

Semester I (Autumn Semester): approximately September – December
Semester II (Spring Semester): approximately January – May

Academic calendar


English: Minimum level B2. Language certificate from the home university (e.g. Language Assessment Sheet) or e.g. TOEFL or IELTS is required. More information: How to apply for exchange studies

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities. Subjects taught here include:

  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Musicology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Finnish Culture Studies, North American Studies, Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages

Students are allowed to take courses across faculty borders with some restrictions (e.g. in Social Sciences and Education). 50% of the courses should be from the faculty of the agreement.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Finnish, English

Housing assistance


Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Living costs


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places

Additional information


Social Media

Facebook (exchange students)



Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).