International Office

E-mail addresses:

Student Mobility

Head of Mobility Team

              Liisa Järvinen, International Officer +358 (0)29 450 2912
General information for incoming and outgoing exchange students:
Virpi Leppänen, International Advisor +358 (0)29 450 3138
Responsible for incoming student mobility:
Kaija Kangasjärvi, International Officer +358 (0)29 450 2603
Lassi Yli-Muilu, International Advisor +358 (0)29 450 3139
Responsible for outgoing student mobility:
Tarja Virta, International Officer +358 (0)29 450 3159
Annukka Väre, International Officer +358 (0)29 450 3161
Elina Mannonen, International Officer +358 (0)29 450 3160
Iina Hautala, International Advisor +358 (0)29 450 3140 
Heidi Tukia, International Advisor (on leave of absence)
Heli Rahko, International Officer  (on leave of absence)

Teacher and staff exchange

Liisa Anttalainen, International Advisor +358 (0)29 450 2600


Other services related to international affairs at the University of Turku:

Strategic Partnerships and international educational projects

Irinja Paakkanen Head of International Affairs  +358 (0)29 450 2584
Strategic partnerships and networks, SANORD contact person, UniPID contact person

Kirsi Korpela International Liaison Officer +358 (0)29 450 3158
Strategic partnerships and networks, especially in East Asia

Internships abroad

Janne Loikkanen, International Placement Coordinator 
+358 (0)400 654 543,
 Career Services of the University of Turku

International Master's Degree Programmes

Student admission services,  support for joint and double degrees
Johanna Kärki International Education Specialist + 358 (0)29 450 3853
Enni Laaksonen, Study Advisor +358 (0)29 450 3878
Services for incoming researchers, teachers and doctoral students. International assignments.

Transnational Education Services

Educational and consultation services to private and public sector organisations. 

Turku Summer School

Turku Summer School is open to participants from all over the world. Besides interesting courses, it provides an excellent head start for exchange students to their study-abroad period in Finland, or an orientation period for new Master’s Degree students.


Information concerning International Agencies

The University of Turku does not make arrangements with any outside foreign office which recruits students to universities. International applicants and recruitment offices should consult the university website for more information about the study possibilities.

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 Contact Information



Mailing address
International Office
FI-20014 TURKU

Visiting address: Student centre at the University hill

Service desk open
Mon-Fri 10-14 
Institutional Erasmus Code
Institutional Erasmus Contract (EUC reference number)
Participant Identity Code (PIC)

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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