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

Guide for Exchange Students

Academic calendar

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

Academic calendar


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

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

You can apply for housing only after you have been admitted to University of Turku. It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation for yourself. University of Turku cannot unfortunately guarantee or arrange housing for students.

More information

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.

In general you should have minimum 600 €/month/person in your use. This amount covers only the most necessary costs and does not include leisure activities. There will be some extra costs right in the beginning of your stay but some of those fees are refundable and several of them are optional.

More information


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).

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