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Newsletter 35/2021

In this newsletter: 

  • We are making changes to our mailing lists
  • Opening carnival
  • Registration with the University: Enrollment period has been extended
  • CampusSport’s classes and shifts start on 6 Sep
  • Welcome to Turku!
  • TYY's Student Guide
  • Apply now to the UTUambassador programme!
  • There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022
  • University news
  • Events

We are making changes to our mailing lists

Did you get this newsletter via tyy-exchangestudents or tyy-degreestudents mailing list? We are closing down both lists and use the mailing list tyy-international for now on. If you are not sure which list you are on, you can see the name of the list in this email’s title field.

If you are not yet on the tyy-international mailing list, you can join that list from this link. After September we will send TYY’s newsletter only to that list.

tyy-international is a general mailing list for all the international students who study at the University of Turku. Through this list, we keep you up to date on current issues that concern students, inform you about the events at the campus and in Turku in general and also distribute information about for example job offers or internships, language studies, culture and sports opportunities.

Join TYY International mailing list here

Opening carnival

08.09.2021 - 12:00 to 14:00 
Educarium front yard

Welcome to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year!

Each autumn of the Student Union is begun with an opening carnival and university opening in the first week of the term. Different organisations and fun programme are present at the campus all day long. In the evening, TYY organises some activities to all students!

More information on the event is coming later in August!

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Registration with the University: Enrollment period has been extented

Due to data transfer issues in the OILI enrollment service, the enrollment period of the University of Turku has been extended until 10 September 2021.

If you're still having problems with the enrollment in OILI, please be in contact with the Student Centre Disco,

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CampusSport’s classes and shifts start on 6 Sep

CampusSport offers sports services for the students and staff of the higher education institutions in Turku! The classes and shifts start on Monday 6 Sep. In addition, CampusSport organizes several tournaments and competitions during the academic year as well as short courses in various sports (e.g. swimming technique, skateboarding, street workout). Enrollment for the courses with separate fees starts on Tue 31 Aug.

More information:

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!

Please see more detailed timetables of the Orientation Course.

How to join the Student Union?

► Exchange Students: The membership is voluntary but highly recommended. You can get the invoice in the Student Centre Disco/ via e-mail. 

► Degree Students (including double-degree students): The membership fee is mandatory. You will get information about the membership fee during the summer via e-mail.

Please note that we do not send you a 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.

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TYY's Student Guide

This guide will introduce you to the Student Union and the student life in Turku. We would like to explain to you what is a student union and how TYY can serve you. As a member, you are entitled to a variety of benefits which we hope will make your stay in Turku easier. 

Read the guide

Apply now to the UTUambassador programme!

Hey international student of UTU! Do you find social media, photography, writing and making videos interesting? Would you like to spread your love and knowledge of your university in international networks? If yes, apply to the UTUambassador by 12 September!

Communication is one of the positive outcomes I got from the ambassador year. I met new people, made new friends, and learned how to better use digital media.
- Eman, UTUambassador 2020

Learn more about why and how to apply on UTU intranet:

There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022

There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022 and those can be applied for in the supplementary application period of 1.-15.9.2021. 

Exchange places available in this application period can be found from SoleMOVE choosing the correct application period. (Exchange destinations abroad and feedback >Advanced search > Application period > Supplementary Application Period 2 21-22 01.9.2021-15.09.2021). Note, that the places are available only for spring semester 2022. Find more information about this by clicking the exchange place and the desired agreement open. More detailed instructions on how to find exchange places here.

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University news:


► Coronavirus Vaccinations Promote Safe Studying in Autumn – Pop up Vaccinations for Students

► Ministry of Education and Culture and Student Unions SYL and SAMOK Appeal for Responsible Use of Leisure Time

► As of 16th of August 2021, the reservation of library facilities and equipment will be largely transferred from Outlook to a new Asio booking system.


8.9. Opening carnival

15.9. Post-exchange Orientation

15.9. Turku university choir: Autumn auditions

18.9. APK hiking trip

► See all events from TYY's events calendar

When attending to an event remember the hygiene instructions and safe distances. Wear a facemask if needed. Never attend to an event if you are sick.

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY)
Ylioppilastalo A, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B, 20500 TURKU
+358 44 796 1067

Service Desk opening hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14, Thu 12-15