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

"It is a relatively small university and that makes it quite personal. You can have contact with teachers and staff easily and they are very friendly as well. What's important to know is that it is the Swedish speaking university in Turku." - experience from a former exchange student 

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (autumn): approximately end of August – mid-December
Semester 2 (spring):  approximately early January – May

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English (and/or Swedish) is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

The agreement is for Gender studies, so students are expected to take at least 51% of courses at the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology. Subjects taught here cover Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. Also, students can take courses in other subject areas within the University as long as they fulfil the prerequisites for the courses.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Swedish, English

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Example of a student’s monthly living expenses:

Student Housing (Please note, that private housing options are more expensive): 285-430 Euros
Food: 250-300 Euros
Local transportation: 35 Euros
Miscellaneous: 100-200 Euros
Total 670-965 Euros

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.