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

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)