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New exchange student, welcome to Turku

News | 21.12.2016

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) would like to welcome you to Turku and to the University of Turku. We are happy to have you here and we wish to meet you at the Orientation Course!

Please see more detailed timetables of Orientation Course.

How to join the Student Union?

► Exchange Students: The membership is voluntary but highly recommended. The International Office has sent the Student Union membership invoices via e-mail to all the exchange students during autumn, (normally by the end of November). If you have not got your invoice yet, please contact We recommend you to pay the Student Union fee and ordering the student card (Frank) before your arrival to avoid long waiting times but you may also pay your membership fee and order the card after arriving. The Frank mobile application is not possible to activate before you have received Finnish Identity number.

Please note that we do not send you confirmation e-mail after receiving your payment. If you have used the correct account number your payment will eventually arrive on our bank account. However, it is always a good idea to have the student union membership fee receipt with you until your student card has arrived.

First steps:

Please see the University's website for First Days in Turku

  • If you have any questions concerning the Student Union, please contact We are here for you! Also check our FAQ-page for questions concerning the membership, student card, starting package and bank issues.After paying the membership fee, you can order the student card at Frank-website
  • You will get the University's user account for IT Services and e-mail after registration. 
  • We recommend you to join our mailing list for international students as soon as possible. Through the list, the Student Union keeps you up to date on current issues that concern students, informs you about things that go in the Student Union and in Finland in general and also distributes information about for example the starting package, job offers or internships, language centre, sports opportunities. Since most other mailing lists operate in Finnish, this is the best list to get information that is relevant to students in English. To join the list, click here
  • Remember to like our international Facebook page TYY International
  • We hope to see you all in our Welcome Party on January 19. Find your free entrance on the Welcome packet you get when signing up at the International Office (exchange students).

Enjoy your holidays and Welcome to Turku!

► Remember to join our mailing lists to hear about all activities TYY and its’ sub-organizations are organizing for you by joining our e-mail lists

Check out also subject organisations for each master programme here