Orientation and Student Tutors

Orientation Dates for the Academic Year 2022-2023

The autumn orientation for new exchange and degree students was held on 24-26 August 2022 on campus. Presentations are available below.

The spring orientation for new exchange students will be held on 3-5 January 2023 on campus. More information will be updated on this page later in autumn 2022.

NB! We will follow the University's updates regarding COVID-19 restrictions, changes in the orientation format might occur.

You will be appointed a student tutor who will assist you with practicalities after your arrival in Turku. The contact information of your peer tutor will be emailed to you.

Please see also a list of things to do during your first days in Turku.

    More information

    Programme of the Orientation for Exchange Students, Autumn 2022

    During the orientation you will be given an introduction to studying at the University of Turku. You will also learn about the services we provide for our students.

    The preliminary programme for the autumn 2022 orientation for exchange students is available here. Below you can find the presentations from each day. 

    Wednesday 24 August

    Rector's Greeting for New Students

    University of Turku in Brief

    Student Union of UTU (TYY)

    ESN Uni Turku

    Digital Services

    Turku University Library

    Centre for Language and Communication Studies

    Business English at TSE

    Exchange studies at UTU

    Faculty information session: Turku School of Economics

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Medicine

    Thursday 25 August

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Humanities, part 1

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Humanities, part 2

    Faculty information session: Faculties of Science & Technology

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Law

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Education

    Faculty information session: Faculty of Social Sciences

    Academic Writing at Finnish Universities

    Registration of Foreigners to Finland & Finnish ID Code

    Friendship Programme

    Finnish Language Courses

    Finnish Language and Culture (for non-native speakers)

    Friday 26 August

    Finnish Society and Culture

    Finnish Society and Language

    CampusSport

    Welcome Fair from 12 pm to 2 pm

    Turku City Bus Tour from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (limited seating, sign-up link sent by email)

    NB1! The sessions will be organised as physical on-site events on the Turku campus.

    NB2! We will follow the University's updates regarding COVID-19 restrictions, changes in the orientation format might occur. You can only come to campus during the orientation if you have followed the Covid-19 instructions when entering Finland, please visit FINENTRY web service and Finnish Border Guard: guidelines for border traffic during pandemic.

    Programme of the Orientation for International Degree Students, Autumn 2022

    During the orientation, you will be given an introduction to studying at the University of Turku. You will also learn about the services we provide for our students.

    Please see the Programme for the International Degree Student Orientation 2022

    NB! Students starting at our Rauma campus! Do note that our Rauma campus staff organises a separate orientation for you during the orientation dates 24-26 August (& 29 August). You can find your orientation programme below under the section titled 'Programme-specific info sessions for degree students, 2022'

     

    Slides of the Presentations & Other Materials

    Rector's Welcome Speech

    Picnic & Instagram Contest

     

    Wed 24.8.

    Studying at the University of Turku & Registration of Foreigners to Finland - Admission Services

    Career after Studies - Career Services 

    Alumni Relations at UTU 

    Information for Scholarship Holders 

    University of Turku in Brief

    Student Union of the University of Turku, TYY

    ESN Uni Turku 

    Digital Services

    Library Services

     

    Thu 25.8.

    Academic Writing at Finnish Universities 

    Centre for Language and Communication Studies

    Finnish Language Courses 

    Finnish Language and Culture (for Non-native Speakers) 

    Well-being Services 

    Boost Turku 

    Stay Connected: Student Life at UTU

    Active Student 

     

    Fri 26.8.

    Finnish Society and Culture

    Finnish Society and Language

    CampusSport

    Programme-specific info sessions for degree students, 2022

    Each international degree programme usually holds their own short orientation sessions or introductory meetings for their new students. Information on programme-specific orientation sessions will be updated here during summer 2022. 

     

    Introduction session for all TSE students (Global Innovation Management & Futures Studies & Global IT Management) Monday 22nd August at 13.15:

    https://utu.zoom.us/j/63478282970

    Passcode: 582582

     

    MDP in Futures Studies programme

    Introduction: Tuesday 23rd August 12.15-15 TSE building, lecture room LS01

     

    MDP in Global Innovation Management

    Introduction: Tuesday 23rd August 9.15-12 TSE building, lecture room LS01

     

    MDP in Global IT Management

    Introduction: Tuesday 23rd August 11.00-15.00 TSE building

     

    BDP in Early Childhood Teacher Education

    Orientation programme

    Welcome letter

    Information packet for new international students

     

    BDP + MDP in Primary Teacher Education

    Programme of Orientation

    Welcome letter

    Information packet for new international students

     

    Slides from the Admission Service's presentations in Rauma (29.8.)

    Studying at the University of Turku & Registration of Foreigners to Finland

    Scholarship Information

    Stay Connected: Student Life at UTU

     

    MDP in Information and Communication Technology & MDP in Health Technology

    Date: 29.8.2022

    Time: 10-11; location: Natura building, lecture hall IX

    • Introductory session for all ICT and Health Technology students.

    Time: 11-12; students divided to separate sessions according to programme & track: 

    • Cyber Security & Cryptography; location: Natura building, lecture hall IX
    • Data Analytics; location: Natura building, lecture hall XI
    • Software Engineering; location: Natura building, lecture hall XIV
    • Smart Systems; location: Quantum building, lecture hall XVI
    • Health Technology; location: Arcanum building, lecture hall A270

     

    MDP in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State

    Date: 29.8.2022

    Time: 10-12; location: Pub4

     

    MDP in Education and Learning

    Date 30.-31.8.2022

    Time: 12-14; location Edu357a

    • Two days, different content, part of a 2 ECTS course

     

    MDP in East Asian Studies

    Date: 1.9.2022

    Time: 10-12; location Pub150

     

    MDP in Biomedical Sciences

    Date: 23.8.2022


    MDP in Human Neuroscience

    Date: 29.8.2022

     

    MDP in Physical and Chemical Sciences

    Date: 29.8.2022

     

    MDP IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

    Monday 22.8.2022

    Agora, Vesilinnantie 3, Lecture Hall XXI

    09:00 – 11:00

    Welcome new students!

    Introduction of Staff and Teacher Tutors

    Introduction of Student Organization, Machina ry

     

    Agora, Vesilinnantie 3, Lecture Hall XXI

    14:00 – 16:00

    Study Info for new Finnish and International Master’s students (Tech.), Prof. Jussi Kantola and responsible

    teachers from specialization tracks (Wallace&Jani, Antti&Ashish, Yong-Se)

    Introduction to Master’s Degree Programme - Jussi et al.

    About course enrolment, studying and Personal Study Plan – Saija et al.

    Meet your own Teacher Tutor! – Jussi et al.

     

    Tuesday 23.8.2022

    Joukahaisenkatu 3-5

    13:00 – 15:00 Visiting  Machine Technology Center Turku (KTK) and labs in ICT-City building, Jussi et al.

    13:00 – 15:00 Barbeque at ICT-City, Jussi et al.

     

    MDP IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING

    Monday 22.8.2022

    Agora, Vesilinnantie 3, Lecture hall XXII

    09:00 – 11:00

    Welcome new students!

    Introduction of Staff and Teacher Tutors

    Introduction of Student Organization, Adamas ry

     

    Agora, Vesilinnantie 3, Lecture hall XXII

    13.00 – 15:00

    Study Info for new Finnish and International Master’s students (Tech), Prof. Kati Miettunen

    Introduction to Master’s Degree Programme

    About studying, course enrolment and Personal Study Plan

    Meet your own Teacher Tutor!

    Time: 10-12; location: Quantum 109

     

    MDP in Food Development

    Date: 5.9.2022

    Time: 10:15; location: Dent4

     

    MDP in Biosciences

    Date: 29.8.2022

    Time: 9-11; location: Zoom: https://utu.zoom.us/j/65921946096

    Student tutors

    As an exchange or a degree student you will have a student tutor to help you with the practicalities and guide you through the student life in Turku. Tutors are Finnish or foreign students who are interested in foreign cultures and languages. They have volunteered to help you to get a smooth start in your studies and stay in Finland! Each tutor has about 3-5 exchange or degree students.

    Once accepted to the university, you will receive the contact information of your tutor by email.

    • Exchange students receive the email usually in June or November - early December and will always have a Finnish tutor.
    • Degree students receive the email during the summer and their tutors can be Finnish or of another nationality.

    Inform your tutor about your arrival day, time and place as soon as possible so that s/he can make arrangements to meet you upon your arrival.

    If you do not need or want a tutor, please inform your faculty (degree students) or the International Office (exchange students) as soon as possible.

    Questions about tutoring? Please contact:
    • Exchange students: International Office: incoming(at)utu.fi
    • Degree students: Your faculty or programme at UTU 
    For new doctoral students

    Welcome to UTUGS -orientation day is organised 1-2 times a year. You will receive more information from your doctoral programme after you have been accepted.