5 Reasons to Choose Turku

In Finland and Turku you can:

  • Live in the happiest country in the world
    (The World Happiness Report 2020)
  • Live in the most peaceful and sustainable country in the world
    (Fragile States Index 2020)
  • Study in the third best higher education and training system in the world
    (World Economic Forum 2017-2018)
  • Enhance your skills in the fourth most innovative country in the world
    (World Economic Forum 2017-2018)
  • Breathe the third cleanest air in the world
    (World Health Organisation 2018)
  • Join the other international students who love it here
    (Studyportal: International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016)

1. Education from the top of the world

Finland is a Nordic welfare state where equality is the fundamental ideology behind education. International rankings agree with us, Finland is a great place to study. Finnish higher education consists of two complementary sectors: universities promoting research and academic education, and universities of applied sciences (=UAS) offering professional higher education with close ties to the working life.

2. City of students got it all

Turku offers plenty of historical attractions, contemporary art and incredible nature. Explore the city’s many restaurants, shops, bars and other free time activities. As a popular student city you get to meet people from different cultures all over the world. Student culture is active: 20 percent of Turku residents are higher education students. People of Turku, “turkulaiset”, are warm hearted, open minded and kind people.

3. Getting around is easy

In Turku everything is close. Turku is a fantastic city for cycling. Distances from place to place are short and traffic design favors bikes. The vast majority of people who live in less than ten kilometers from the city center cycle on a daily basis to work and school. In addition, the movement is easy thanks to a comprehensive local transport.

4. Outdoor wonders

Turku is city by the sea. The Turku Archipelago has more islands than any other archipelago in the world. It has also been described as the world's most beautiful archipelago. In addition there is three other national parks in Southwest Finland. Nature in near, it’s clean and magnificent – and it can be reached easily.

5. Living is affordable

Turku offers a wide range of housing options for students near the campuses and the centre. The price of housing is more student-friendly than in many other cities in Finland.

We sincerely hope you are going to have time of your life in our awesome city!