First step - student service counseling

Do you need help but don't know who or what service you should contact? The first step service helps students and doctoral researchers at the University of Turku who cannot find or do not have the resources to find the right help for their needs.


  • Fanny Kurppa 050 911 7023 and Jaana Vesterinen 040 015 3096
  • You can also contact us using the contact form

Please note that your message can be forwarded to the right person/service.



Hi! I'm Fanny, a career coach and coordinator of international internships at Student Support Sercives. My free time is filled with sports and seeing friends and family. I'm a huge dog fan and summer person.



Hi, I'm Jaana and I work as a customer advisor at Student Support Services. I have worked at the university since 1998, doing different tasks. In my free time I like to walk in nature watching birds and go to the movies and concerts.


Below you will find a list of some of the university’s internal and external service providers and their contact information if you want or can look at it yourself.

Questions related to your studies

Support students

The conversational help and support e.g. for coping or study stress

Contact form:

Study psychologists

The aim is to find solutions together to the problems that can arise e.g. in studying and learning skills, writing the thesis, time management or matters related to motivation in studying and learning.

Student centre Disco

Help with e.g. university registration, changes in name, transcript of records and other certificates, passive register and demarcation of study time.

Peppi study system support
Study advisors and coordinators

Services related to the administrative issues of studying, planning your studies and any problems you may face in them (e.g. using Peppi or progress of studies).

Faculty of Humanities

  • Student advisors:
  • Postgraduate studies:

Faculty of Education

  • MPD in Education and Learning:
  • Degree Programme in Primary Teacher Education, and BA Ed. in Early Childhood Teacher Education:

Faculty of Science

  • Student advisors:
  • Coordinators of doctoral programmes:

Faculty of Law

  • Student advisors:

The School of Economics

  • MDP students in GIM and FUTU: Education Coordinator Mira Larkia, +358 29 450 3950 / +358 50 545 0590
  • Coordinator of the doctoral programme: Coordinator Jenni Heervä, +358 29 450 3890 / +358 50 501 8969
  • Student advisors in Turku:
  • Student advisors in Pori:

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Student advisors:
  • Student services secretaries:

Faculty of Technology

  • Student advisors:
  • Coordinators of doctoral programmes:

Faculty of Medicine

  • Education coordinator of Biomedical Imaging:
  • Education coordinator of Drug Discovery and Development:
  • Education coordinator of Future Health and Technology:
  • Education coordinator of Human Neurosciences:
  • Student advisors:
  • Coordinators of doctoral training:

Student exchange and internship

Exchange students

Support for incoming and outcoming exhange students.

Internships abroad

Support for questions regarding internships abroad.

Internships is Finland

Support for questions regarding internships in Finland.


Other services outside academia

International House Turku

Multilingual guidance and counseling for immigrants and international newcomers e.g. matters related to housing, residence permits, subsistence, taxation, family matters, administrative processes and decisions. Services are free of charge.