Åbo Akademi University

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Åbo Akademi University is a universitywide partner in Turku, Finland.

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Academic calendar

Semester 1: Last week of August - Christmas
Semester 2: First week of January - end of May
Please beware of the semester overlap in the second semester.



Swedish, English B2

Areas of study open for exchange students

No restrictions

Please note that there are 2 campusses, one in Abo (Turku) and one in Vaasa. The faculty of Education and Welfare Studies is located in Vaasa, the other faculties are located in Turku. You cannot mix courses from the different locations. 

Courses at Master level


Housing assistance

It is easier to find a room in the second semester. More information can be found here: https://www.abo.fi/en/study/study-abroad/exchange-students/how-to-apply/housing-and-living/

Estimated living costs per month

Example of a student’s monthly living expenses:

Student Housing285-430 Euros
Food250-300 Euros
Local transportation35 Euros
Miscellaneous100-200 Euros
TOTAL670-965 Euros

Normal study load per semester in credits: 30 ECTS (each course is worth 5 credits so on average a total of 6 courses per semester).

Number of places available

12 places per year, preferably during spring terms when the housing situation is better.


This is a new partner so we do not know whether selection will be necessary. 

Additional information

Survival Guide


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.