Study opportunities to persons arriving in Finland from Ukraine

On this page you will find information and links to studies offered to persons arriving to Finland from Ukraine who have temporary protection status. NB! Information on this page will be updated, make sure you check the most current information before applying for non-degree studies.

Non-degree studies

University of Turku grants the right to complete non-degree studies to persons arriving in Finland from Ukraine. This study right is for persons who have the right to reside in Finland with the status of temporary protection (https://migri.fi/en/temporary-protection ) and who have a degree study right in a Ukrainian higher education institution.

The study right may be granted to individual courses or study modules. This study right does not give the right to complete a degree at the University of Turku.

It is not possible to study all study fields of the University of Turku in English and the majority of studies taught in English are on the master level.

All 8 faculties and the Center for Language and Communication Studies grant non-degree study rights to persons fleeing Ukraine and who have temporary protection status. Please note, that in most cases the courses have already begun and the next starting time for new students is next autumn (September 2022).

Please contact the faculty in question before filling the application form to ensure that you choose the study options that are in line with your previous studies and suitable for your future plans. We ask you to be patient, it may take a while for you to receive an answer as we may have to consult several people before getting back to you. If you are unsure which faculty to contact, please contact admissions@utu.fi.

Study options

Study options open for exchange students are also open for non-degree studies. In addition most courses and modules within international bachelor and master degrees are available as non-degree studies. As the majority of the studies are on the master level, it is important that the applicant has previous studies and sufficient knowledge of the field. It is also possible, that certain studies have a quota for non-degree students in which case only a few can be admitted. The study plans for the next two academic years (2022-2024) are not yet published and there may be some changes to the courses offered.

For information on the studies offered and taught in English, please see the following lists:

International degre programmes
https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/masters-degree-programmes/22230?period=2020-2022

Studies for exchange students
https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/courses-for-exchange-students/24345?period=2020-2022

If you are fluent in the Finnish language, you may also be granted a right to study in courses offered in Finnish.

Contact information and details

Faculty of Education

All studies offered in the Faculty of Education are open as non-degree studies. Please note, that only a limited amount of courses are taught in English. The decisions on non-degree study rights are made based on the previous studies of the applicant.

Contact: opoedu@utu.fi

Faculty of Humanities

Non-degree study rights can be awarded for all studies offered to exchange students as well as to study modules that are offered as minor studies in the faculty. The decisions on non-degree study rights are made based on the previous studies of the applicant.The applicant must have sufficient language skills and knowledge of the field in order to succeed in the studies applied for. Studies with Finnish as the language of tuition require fluency in Finnish.

Minor studies: https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/sivuainetarjonta-ja-muut-opintokokonaisuudet/13997?period=2020-2022

Courses for Exchange Studies: https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/courses-for-exchange-students/24345?period=2020-2022

Contact: hum-info@utu.fi

Faculty of Law

Studies offered to persons studying law or related fields.

Contact: tls@utu.fi

Faculty of Medicine

Students wishing to study medicine or dentistry need to be fluent in Finnish. The faculty offers non-degree studies in Biomedical Sciences and Nursing Science to students with a relevant academic background.

Courses within the MDP in Biomedical Sciences, in Drug Discovery and Development are open for non-degree study rights. Contact: biomedicine@utu.fi

Courses within the MDP in Future Health & Technology are open for non-degree study rights. Contact: futurehealth@utu.fi

Also other English taught courses within Nursing Science can be offered as non-degree studies. Contact: Myös muita hoitotieteen laitoksen eng. kiel. opintojaksoja voidaan tarjota erillisopintoina. Contact: minna.stolt@utu.fi.

Faculty of Science

Please note that non-degree students can be accepted to courses only if there available seats. There are limitations especially in laboratory courses, field courses or similar.

Contact study advisors at opo-ml@utu.fi

Faculty of Social Sciences

Non-degree study rights can be awarded for all studies offered to exchange students as well as to study modules that are offered as minor studies in the faculty. The decisions on non-degree study rights are made based on the previous studies of the applicant.

Contact: opo-yht@utu.fi

Faculty of Technology

Please note that non-degree students can be accepted to courses only if there available seats. There are limitations especially in laboratory courses, field courses or similar.

Contact study advisors at opo-ml@utu.fi

Turku School of Economics

Turku School of Economics offeres non-degree studies to persons fleeing Ukraine. The decisions on study rights will be made based on the previous studies and language skills of the applicants.

The studies offered as non-degree studies are listed here. For more information, please contact the faculty.

Contact: niina.simanainen@utu.fi

Center for Language and Communication Studies

Non-degree studies may be selected from the list of the courses offered for exchange students. More information: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/centre-for-language-and-communication-studies

Contact: kielivie@utu.fi

 

How to apply

Use this form (Apply for non-degree studies) to apply for non-degree studies. You must specify in the application form, which courses or modules you are applying for.

The application must also indicate the English language skills of the applicant (e.g. language test, transcript showing English language studies in a higher education institution or statement from the language center of your home university) and the discipline and the extent of studies completed in the past. Make sure to attach documentation relevant for the application. We will require you to prove that you are a degree student in a Ukrainian higher education institution by e.g. providing a transcript of records or a statement from your home university. You should also attach a scan of your permit card and passport.

There are no application deadlines, the application is open until further notice. The application and the attachments should be sent to admissions@utu.fi

Study rights will be granted according to the schedules of the courses and study modules, but at least until the expiration date of the right for temporary protection. No fees will be charged for non-degree studies.

If you have further questions about this non-degree study right status, the documents needed or the application procedure, please contact us at admissions@utu.fi

Degree studies at the University of Turku

The right to complete a degree at the University of Turku can be applied for in the normal admission rounds. Studies previously completed, e.g. non-degree studies or studies at the open university can be accepted as part of the degree.

For more information about the programmes and the application procedure, please see here https://www.utu.fi/en/study-at-utu The next admission round for international degree programmes is in January 2023.

It is not possible to transfer to the University of Turku from a foreign institution to complete a degree started elsewhere. If you have a degree study right in a Ukrainian institution, you can apply for non-degree studies. These studies may be accepted as part of your current degree and enable you to graduate. Please note, that the University of Turku cannot guarantee that studies completed in Finland will be included in your current degree.

Open University studies

The Open University offers studies that are available to everyone regardless of age, educational aims or previous schooling. Open university courses will be offered free of charge to persons fleeing from Ukraine and who have temporary protection status.

Open university