Courses and Programmes in English

You can find the programmes and individual courses intended for exchange students by using the Study Guide​.

Course selection at UTU is quite free and you can take courses across faculty borders, with some restrictions, provided that you meet the prerequisites for the course.

If you want to do your Master's Thesis at UTU please notice that 50 % of your studies must be courses from UTU. If you need a supervisor fro your Thesis at UTU you have to find her/him yourself.

If you are a doctoral student, you can focus on your doctoral dissertation or research project(s) while on exchange, but you can also take courses if you wish.

NB! Faculties of Medicine, Law and Education & Turku School of Economics can, as a general rule, only accept exchange students entering UTU through their own agreements (i.e. students majoring in these subjects).

Some faculties divide the autumn and spring semesters into two periods. In this case, periods I and II are during the autumn semester and periods III and IV are during the spring semester.

 Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Social Sciences

Turku School of Economics

Students of other faculties cannot take courses at the Turku School of Economics!

  • Courses in Economic Sociology, in Economics and Information Systems Science make an exception.  Note that previous studies within the subject area are still required.

Finland Futures Research Centre

Centre for Language and Communication Studies​​

The Centre for Language and Communication Studies offers courses in Finnish and in other languages to all incoming exchange students. Although you can choose language courses, most courses you take must be from some faculty (not from the Centre). The recommended amount of language studies is 2-3 courses.

University Consortium of Pori

The exchange programme in Pori comprises around 20 courses that can be categorized to four thematic modules:

  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Game Design and Culture
  • Information Technology
  • Self-study courses in Digital Culture, Cultural Heritage and Landscape Studies

Note that Pori lies 150 km north of Turku. Thus, you cannot combine courses from different faculties, if you wish to do your exchange in Pori.

UniPID Virtual Studies​

UniPID's Virtual Studies are free of charge online courses, available for both international and Finnish students enrolled at UniPID member universities.


 Working on your thesis in Turku?


​You can work on your Bachelor or Master thesis while in Turku. However, half of your study work load must be something else, i.e. attending courses is compulsory.

NB! You won't get any credits from your thesis work at UTU so the work won't be shown in your Transcript of Records.

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