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Donate to the University of Turku

University of Turku has been a part of everyday life of the inhabitants of Turku for over a hundred years. As an educator, creating work and developing well-being.

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. The gifts we receive can be used for example to support research on medical sciences, biodiversity, crisis management, geotags, and distance learning. 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.

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. During the state matched funding campaign donations of at least 10 000 Euros are eligible for matching funding also when allocated to a 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.

The State Matched Funding Campaign 2020-2022

The Finnish State capitalizes universities during the years 2020-2022 by 100M Euros and gives matching funding to donations universities have collected. In total 67M Euros will be distributed in proportion to the donations received by universities during the campaign by the end of June 2022.

The matched funding adds the donation’s effectiveness as it multiplies the donated Euros. The matching funding will be added to the University’s fixed capital and only the profits of it will be used.

The sum of the actual donation will be placed in a fund and allocated with a deed of donation either generally to the University or to one of the University’s field of education. Donations of at least 10 000 Euros are eligible for matching funding also when allocated to a field of education.

Donations eligible for state matched funding have to be on the University’s account at the latest on 30.6.2022.

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
Rector
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