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International students

Students from abroad can study in Turku Law School as exchange students or visiting students
 

Exchange students

Exchange students are those who have a formal agreement with their home university and the University of Turku. They may receive university credits which they may transfer to their studies at their home university. Exchange students apply for specific exchange programmes and may also take part in supplementary programmes (i.e. programmes that do not offer a full curriculum such as North American Studies) offered at any of the universities in Turku. If you come to Turku through an exchange programme such as ERASMUS, NORDPLUS, ISEP, north2north, a CIMO scholarship or a bilateral agreement between your home institution and the University of Turku, you normally get information on the application procedure from your own university.
 
 
When applying from abroad as an exchange student the application deadline is 31 May for autumn term  / academic year, and 1 November for spring term. 
 
 
 
 

Visiting students

Visiting students are those who independently come to the university without having a formal exchange agreement. Visiting students may be at the university for a variety of reasons. For example, he or she might already have a degree and wants to further his or her knowledge in a particular field or the University of Turku offers a programme or course unavailable at his or her home university which has no formal exchange agreement. Like the exchange student, the visiting student is not studying to complete a Master's degree.
 
The main difference between a visiting student and an exchange student is that the visiting student does not have a formal agreement between an outside university and the University of Turku. This means that the status of a visiting student is limited compared with an exchange student, and a visiting student has the right to study only  in the courses or programmes to which (s)he had been accepted and only in case there are available places after the degree students have registered to the course. Because there is no exchange agreement, visiting students must pay for their own studies and are not entitled to the services and benefits provided for the exchange students.
 
An international student applying to Turku Law School should be registered as a law student at a foreign institution of higher education (studies should be recognised in the degree the applicant is pursuing in his/her home country), or have completed a LLB or LLM degree from an institution of higher education (a letter of recommendation from a present employer is required). A good command of the English language is also essential.
 
Tuition fees for visiting students:
- €15 / ECTS credit
 
When applying from abroad as a visiting student, the application deadline is 31 May for autumn term  / academic year, and 1 November for spring term. Two best applicants will be accepted from applications that have arrived by the deadline. The Faculty of Law is unable to offer visiting students Turku Law School study modules organised by Turku School of Economics.
 
 

Degree students

For the degree students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Turku, TLS courses organized by the Faculty of Law are part of the optional courses in the degree studies. The registration procedure is the same as for the other optional studies. Please note, that in case of restricted entry, 1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For study modules organized by Åbo Akademi University, the degree student should fill in an electronic application form for flexible studies (JOO-opinnot). The application form can be found in: https://haku.joopas.fi/. For the study modules organized by the Turku School of Economics, students apply via Nettiopsu.
 
Degree students of the Åbo Akademi University, who wish to take study modules organized by the University of Turku, should fill in the electronic application form for flexible studies (JOO-opinnot).
 
A degree student of some other faculty of the University of Turku should apply for the right to do minor studies in the Faculty of Law unless the Turku Law School study module is part of the degree. Please contact the TLS coordinator in the Faculty of Law.
 
A degree student of some other Finnish university than University of Turku may get the right to do Turku Law School study modules on the basis of so called JOO agreement. Please contact the TLS coordinator in the Faculty of Law
 

Tuition fees

Tuition fee at Turku Law School is 15 € / ECTS credit (1 opintopiste) for the TLS courses organised by the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku. Students within an exchange programme or a bilateral agreement between the institutions are exempted from the fee.
 
Studies at Turku Law School are non-degree studies. Therefore, studying in Turku Law School will not result in obtaining a degree.

 

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