Get inspired by student life.

The Student Life blog is written by the University of Turku international students and ambassadors who share their study experiences and glimpses into their life in Turku.

The blog posts include tips on

  • how to get settled in Turku and Finland,
  • housing options,
  • free time activities,
  • different degree programmes, and
  • what to do after graduation.

All posts are the personal views of our student bloggers and do not reflect the opinion of the University of Turku as a whole.

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View along the riverside and harbor of Turku
Student city of Turku, I choose you!
Futures Studies student Anna Ryzhova shares why Turku is the best student city providing arguments from previous experience in Finland.
Student wearing a winter hat and a neck warmer pulled up over her nose. Only her eyes are visible.
The International Student’s Guide to Surviving Winter in Finland
A crash course on how to survive - and even enjoy - winter in Finland.
Obada Alzqhool is a doctoral candidate at the University of Turku.
From Master’s degree studies to a career in research – interview with Doctoral Candidate Obada Alzghool
International doctoral candidate Obada Alzghool answers our questions about his experiences as a researcher at the University of Turku.
Students get inspired by learning at the Feeniks library on the University Hill
7 stories about where inspiration can lead you in higher education
International students of the University of Turku share their sources of inspiration and their stories: What inspired them to apply to their study programme, what keeps them motivated during their studies, and what has been the greatest learning outcome for them so far?
10 key facts about the Education and Learning Master’s Degree Programme
What is it like to study in the Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning at the University of Turku? Read my observations as a current student and learn if this programme would be the right one for you!
How to build your own path in Finland? – The power of communities
Moving to a new country is never easy; it requires you to be open to change, keep curious, and be proactive. Here are Kamilla Sultanova's tips for building your own community and career path in Finland!

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