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Donate to the University of Turku

Through donating to the University of Turku, you support directly the development of our research and education and the university's work for sustainable future. Support science, support future!

The role of the universities and research is vital in times of change. Through donating to the University of Turku, you support the efforts our scientist and experts make to increase health and well-being and to develop society.

All donations we receive are directed to developing our research and education. You can choose to direct your gift either to the University generally or to a specific field of education.

Donations of 850€ and more per year to University of Turku are tax-deductible.

Let's build together a sustainable future for us all through science and education. Give your support to science and research – they are now more important than ever.


University of Turku collected in total over 5,2 MEur in the state matched funding campaign 15.6.2020-30.6.2022. Thank You for Your support! The raised funds were matched by the government with 5 MEur to strengthen the university's fixed capital.

Information for donors

How to donate

You can support University of Turku with a donation by making an online payment with the forms below. After you have donated, you will receive a receipt of the donation in the email address you give in the donation form.

Donation by a private person    Community and corporate donation

The donation can be allocated either generally to the University or to one of the University’s field of education.

Fields of education at the University of Turku are:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering and technology
  • Health sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Medical sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences

The donations will support the University’s mission of promoting free research, providing education based on the latest research, encouraging lifelong learning and interacting with the society (Section 2 of the Universities Act). The gifts are gratuitous and cannot contain any conditions.

Tax Deduction of Donations

Donations of 850€ and more per year to University of Turku are tax-deductible. The donation can be given in several installments during the calendar year.

For communities and corporations the maximum deductible amount is 250,000€. For private individuals and estates the maximum deductible amount is 500,000€.

Please note that you need to claim the deduction from the tax authorities. Read more on the Finnish Tax Administration's page.

Fundraising permit

The University of Turku has a fundraising permit RA/2020/799, permitted by the National Police Board on June 30, 2020. The permit is valid from January 1, 2020. The permit covers all of Finland, except for the Åland Islands.

The donated funds will be used to support the tasks given in §2 in the Universities Act (558/2009).

Rehtori Jukka Kola päärakennuksen edessä.
We can build a sustainable future together with research and education. You are warmly welcome to join us!
Jukka Kola
Make a good decision.
The researchers and experts of the University of Turku work every day to improve the well-being and future of the humanity.