VALMO is meant for students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish and prepares them for basic education. The students learn Finnish and other skills for approximately a year before transferring to local schools.
Students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish can choose between Finnish as a Second Language and Literature (S2) or Swedish as Second Language and Literature (R2).
OMO is education given in students’ native languages.
The city of Turku offers multicultural early childhood education, which means that all children are taken into account equally and fairly regardless of age, gender or colour. In day-care services, the aim is to provide children belonging to cultural minorities with the opportunity to grow up in a multicultural society so that they can become a part of both their own cultural environment and Finnish society.
Café Navigare is an inviting summer café on the back deck of the ship, with a view to the riverside landscape of the Aura River.
The café serves fresh pastries, savoury snacks and refreshing beverages.
Navigare’s deck areas on both sides of the ship are used as a café terrace. They are also licenced areas for serving alcoholic drinks.
Cafe Navigare open in summer 2022 as follows:
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
Multicultural early childhood education supports the growth of children with immigrant backgrounds into members of two cultures and the Finnish society. Early childhood education supports the integration process of the entire family. Multicultural and multiform early childhood education strengthens the growth of all children in the group to understand parity and respect differences, as the children have the possibility to get to know different cultures, their customs and habits under the guidance of an adult.
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
If your illness has lasted for over three months or is permanent, you have a right to receive medical supplies in accordance with your medical treatment plan free of charge. As a client of Turku health centre you can pre-order the supplies and reclaim them from the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point after three weeks.
Both the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point and nurses’ practice are located in the area of the Mäntymäki hospital. Book an appointment for a nurse if you need guidance in the use of medical supplies.
The Immigrant Office provides health services for a period of up to three years to refugees and asylum seekers who have received a positive residence permit decision. Returnees from Ingria and the migrant spouses of refugees receive information on health care services and a medical check-up by a public health nurse. After this, health care services are provided by local health stations.
The Immigrant Office employs a doctor, four public health nurses, a practical nurse and a psychologist. A public health nurse will invite you for your first visit.
Education at Turku International School
Turku International School is an educational institution maintained by the City of Turku, with English as its teaching language. Turku International School offers primary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary education. The first two of these conform to the Finnish National Core Curriculum. The upper secondary education is based on the IB Diploma Programme.
The Fungi Luciferin is a replica of a bioluminescent fungus growing off a car.
Artwork by Sebastian Ziegler & the artist collective Videokaffe.
The work is funded by Turku 2029 Foundation,
When you apply for temporary protection, you can arrange your accommodation yourself or alternatively live in a reception center.
The city of Turku is helping the war affected Ukrainians with 150,000 euro
Currently, the coronavirus situation in Finland is good and everyone can participate in preventing the epidemic from spreading.
Summer activities for pupils in grades 1 and 2
The City of Turku organises chargeable summer activities for pupils in grades in 1 and 2.
- The customer is always in the middle of the new service delivery system.
The Lauste school in eastern Turku has long traditions in teaching children with an immigrant background.
Fill in your information in the Finentry service. By using Finentry, you can quickly enter Finland at the border and be directed to free coronavirus testing in Finland if necessary. Once you have filled in your information in Finentry, you do not need to queue at the port or airport for a mandatory health examination.
Five-year-old children born in 2013 will be provided with free-of-charge early childhood education in Turku as part of a trial programme for the entire year running from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019.