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.

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. Please note that we are on holiday in July but we will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • After paying the membership fee and arriving in Finland you can order the student card at Frank-website. In case you order a plastic student card, make sure you make the notification of change of address to the post office when you are in Finland.
  • You will get the University's user account for IT Services and e-mail after registration. If you are unable to arrive in Finland before the orientation, you will be instructed on how to get the IT account remotely
  • 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, Centre for Language and Communication studies, 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
  • Also, the ESN Uni Turku (Erasmus Student Network) mailing list is a great way to stay up to date on free-time activities, parties, trips etc. Join the ESN Uni Turku mailing list here
  • Remember to like our Facebook pages TYY and TYY International Wing

Enjoy your summer and Welcome to Turku!

Upon your arrival, TYY will provide you with some useful material that you will hopefully find useful during your stay here in Turku.


Support students are here for you!

Do you wish to have a chat? Would you like to find new activities and hobbies? On My Mind support students offer peer support to the fellow students in English also.

The purpose of support student activities is to ensure that nobody is left out of the student community.

► Contact a support student via “Shall we talk?”  contact form!

► Read more about On My Mind project.


TYY Guide for Students

  • Details on what TYY is and does and how to become a member
  • Information on the student union membership benefits
  • Information on the sub-organisations of the Student Union. Here you will find everything from the faculty and departmental organisations to free-time activities. Why not try something new while staying in Finland?
  • You can also read the guide online here

Check out also subject organisations for each Degree Programme here