Orientation and Student Tutors

Dates of the Orientation for the Academic Year 2019-2020

Orientation for Autumn Semester: 28 - 30 August 2019

(exchange & master degree students)

Orientation for Spring Semester: 2 -3 January 2020

(exchange students)

It is recommended that you would arrive a few days before in order to get the practicalities sorted out before the Orientation. Your student tutor helps you with them!

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

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    Programme of the orientation

    Programme of the Orientation, Spring Semester 2019

    The following themes are presented during the Orientation:

    • Presentation of the University of Turku
    • Presentation of the Student Union of the University of Turku
    • Registration procedure and other admistrative matters
    • Faculty information sessions with practical information on studies and courses (exchange students)
    • Language courses
    • IT services
    • Library facilities
    • CampusSport
    • Student health care
    Student tutors

    As an exchange or MDP 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 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 MA 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.