Starting Package

►The student unions of the universities in Turku (TYY, ÅAS), the student union of the Novia University of Applied Sciences (Novium), and the Turku University of Applied Science (TUAS) run a starting package storage where exchange students can borrow a package with household items which they then return before they leave Turku. The Starting Package is both affordable and sustainable option for your stay in Turku.


Opening hours for July 2024:

Monday 15.7. 15-16:00 

Opening hours for August will be published soon!


Check here how to:

How to Get a Starting Package (for students)

►Information for Tutors picking up packages 


The starting package includes:
  • a pillow (50x60)
  • a blanket (150x200)
  • curtains
  • a cooking pot
  • a sharp cutting knife
  • a dinner plate
  • a soup plate or soup bowl
  • a drinking glass
  • a coffee mug
  • cooking item (plastic cooking spoon or spatula)
  • a can opener, and
  • a set of flatware (a fork, a knife, a table spoon, and a teaspoon)
  • All the kitchen utensils are put in a plastic box (about 30 liters). The measurement of the box is 430x350x250 mm.
  • Please note that bed linens, pillow case and blanket covers are not included in the starting package.


Here you can find all the necessary information concerning obtaining a starting package, how to return it, necessary documents and information for tutors about picking up a package for their tutees.

►How to Get a Starting Package

►How to Return a Starting Package

►Contract Paper

►Check here for the FAQ

►Tutors: Instructions

►Do you wish to donate items for the Storage?


You'll find us here:

The Starting Package Storage is located in Rehtorinpellonkatu 4B, in the basement.

It's next to the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY), and opposite of Turku School of Economics (TSE). The building is in the backyard of the Student Cafeteria Assarin Ullakko and in the same yard where the pub Proffa is. In the corner of the yard, you'll see the Starting Package sign. Follow the signs to the basement!

Contact us:


Phone/WA(during working hours): Tiia Niskanen - Starting Package Coordinator  +358 44 4935935

Postal address:
TYY / Starting Package Turku,
Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A (ground floor)