Student life at UTU
In Turku and at the University of Turku, it is totally up to you, whether you want to concentrate on your studies or research 100 %– or to get involved, network or be active in the student or city life!
Both the Student Union and the City of Turku offer you a vast array of free time activities – culture, sports, politics… Turku is definitely a city for both nature lovers and city dwellers. Choose the lifestyle you prefer!
The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY, Turun yliopiston ylioppilaskunta) is a public corporation completely independent of the University of Turku. The membership fee of the Union is compulsory to all students.
The role of the Studen Union TYY is to represent its members, to advance the position of students in society and provide them with services ranging from consultations with lawyers to parties and sports opportunities.
Student Union also serves as an umbrella organisation for many student clubs. One of the best ways of meeting Finnish students and getting involved in student life is joining these clubs.
International Students of Turku Universities ISTU ry is an organisation for international degree students at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, the Swedish-language university in Turku. ISTU provides opportunities for both Master’s degree students and doctoral candidates to meet each other and enjoy social activities, and aims to raise the profile of international degree students at all levels of the University and Student Union.