Guidance for Immigrants on Higher Education

​At the University of Turku, guidance is provided by Planning Officers Seppo Piiparinen and Enni Laaksonen. You can contact them by email at In you first contact, disclose your educational background and interests, for example:

  • earlier studies and what stage they are at (if you have not completed the degree, disclose which study modules you have completed)
  • your degree, language skills
  • how long you have lived in Finland
  • where you have studied or worked in Finland
  • what kind of educational interest you have


The University of Turku is one of the higher education institutions in Finland that participate in SIMHE (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland) and offer advice and guidance on higher education to immigrants in Finland. The other institutions in Finland that are part of the SIMHE project are the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Metropolia, Karelia and Oulu Universities of Applied Sciences.


20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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