Studies at Åbo Akademi University

How to apply 

1. Before the semester starts (during the application process)

  • Check the available courses at ÅAU's website.
  • Add the courses to the Learning Agreement included in the application form -like the courses of the University of Turku.
  • NB! Courses of Business or languages are not available for UTU exchange students.
2. During the semester

  • Fill in an electronic form at
  • Switch into English and choose Enroll to Network courses.
  • Select JOO studies at the universities in Turku.
  • Choose your home university: University of Turku.
  • Sign in with your UTU account.
  • Fill in the form. Choose "New application" on the right-hand side.​
    • Fill in Applicant information. Note that you have to click "save" after each section in the form,
    • Fill in Study information - most fields are required, but do not put too much time on the answers. Rough estimations are okay. Answer the questions based on the situation with your studies at your home university.
    • Note that it is important that you choose "Yes" when asked whether you are an exchange student
    • Fill in Study rights applied for - choose faculty under Åbo Akademi University and write the names of the courses and other required information. You should add a new field for all courses you want to include.
    • Attachments - add your Transcript of Records from your home university.
    • Further information - no further information required in this case unless you want to add something yourself.
  • Send the application: click Confirm sending the application.
  • Your application may have to wait for being processed. You will receive e-mails also about the decisions concerning your application and its status. You may monitor the status of your application also in the Joopas service.
  • Wait for the decision on your study right at ÅAU. ÅAU will send you your student number. Remember to follow possible further instructions (e.g. how to register to courses) from ÅAU's side.
In order for you to be accepted, you must fulfill the prerequisites of the programmes and there must be places available in the courses. Åbo Akademi courses are transferred into UTU's register automatically five times a year: (approx.) mid-January, March-April, early June, mid-September and mid-November.​

​NB! After receiving ÅAU's approval by email you still have to register to the courses online. This can be done by personally visiting ÅAU's ICT Helpdesk for getting a user account and then doing the registration in MinPlan.



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