The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 35/2017
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New international student, welcome to Turku!

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!

Are you paying tuition fees or receiving scholarship at UTU? Take part in the interview.

Tamara Yakaboski, Associate Professor from the US and currently working at the Finnish Institute of Education Research (University of Jyväskylä) is interested in the impact of tuition fees for international (non-EU) students studying in Turku and wants to interview fee-paying international students and those international students who were liable for fees but received scholarship. If you are interested please contact her at

Centre of Language and Communication Studies is looking for language tutors

Centre of Language and Communication Studies is looking for tutors of English, Spanish, Italian, Korean, French and Swedish.  The task of the language tutor is to work as a organizer of his /her language group. Language tutor takes part in and organizes weekly meetings with his/her group. Language circles start in week 37. The tutors will write a report on language circle activity. With it, tutors will be given 4 credits and a certificate.  

Meet up with Finns and share your culture by taking part in Erasmus in Schools –project

While in Finland, would you like to have a possibility to interact easily with Finnish people outside your institution and studies? If so, one option is visiting a real Finnish school where you can experience a Finnish classroom by giving the students lectures as a visiting student.

Study exchange opportunities for Spring Semester 2018

There are still study exchange opportunities for Spring Semester 2018 and those can be applied for in 1-15.9. 

Lost in Turku 13 September

The mystery path is about 4 km in length. There are 8 to 10 crosspoints along the path, where the City of Turku and different associations and organizations in Turku will present a range of cultural  and everyday life services and activities.

Welcome Party Autumn 13 September

WELCOME PARTY is one of the biggest parties we'll have in autumn semester. The student unions of all the four Universities in Turku have worked together to organize this huge party for you!

TYYlikäs avaus opening party 7 September

TYYlikäs Avaus -party is part of the TYY opening week and it is one of the largest student parties in the city. Three night clubs at city centre, Marilyn, Vegas and Forte, will open their doors to thousands of students.

Pre tickets: 
- Opening Ceremony, Yliopistonmäki 5.9. 12-14
- Open doors-event at the office of TYY 6.9. 12-16

Price is 3 euros, we accept only cash!


Get annual sticker for your student card from TYY Service Desk

You can get annual stickers from TYY Service Desk during opening hours as well as from Medisiina during special dates. Remember to sign up for academic year 2017-2018 before picking up the sticker.

The Service Desk has extended opening hours on 28 August to 8 September on Monday-Thursday 10–17 and Fridays at 10–15. 

Ordering student card without Finnish id number possible again

Frank card company has fixed the problem and you can order the student card by using student number on their website.

Events Calendar

1.9. Sustainable Development Week planning meeting

2.9. Finnish dinner 2017

4.9. International Board Game Evening

5.9. Opening carnival

6.9.-7.9. Osuuspankki (bank) days at TYY office

7.9. TYYlikäs avaus (opening party)

12.-13.9. Osuuspankki (bank) days at TYY office

13.9. Lost in Turku

13.9. Evening for sauna and elections

13.9. Welcome Party Autumn 2017

Bank Osuuspankki days at TYY office

Osuuspankki is visiting TYY office on 6.-7. September and 12.-13. September at 10-16. Come to talk about bank issues, open account or book appointment at Osuuspankki office. You can sign up by filling the form. Pick up the date that suits you the best.

How to master Finnish language?

For many years I was certain that our language is impossible to learn. Therefore, I was hoping that employers would take a step forward and stop demanding Finnish from their employees, in case the job could be done without knowing Finnish. I still agree that there are many jobs out there that do not require fluent Finnish skills, but I would challenge you to change your mind, like I did.

Learn Finnish With TYY

Every week we share some words and phrases in TYY International's Facebook page. Follow us and learn some Finnish.

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The Student Union of the University of Turku
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