Blog Posts

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!
Top 10 things to do in Turku!
16 June 2020 by Jonathon Murphy and Anika Zabeen Hi everyone! Today we’re going to share some of our favourite...
Student ambassador Yukie from Japan decided to start studying again, after several years in the working life.
When is it too late to start studying again?
About one year has passed since I submitted my application to one of the International Master’s Degree Programmes here at the University of Turku in Finland. I had been working for several years and made a career for myself, but one day I knew that I had to do something for myself, follow a dream of mine. I remember the feeling I had one year ago, when I clicked submit on my application.
社会人になってからの留学
About one year has passed since I submitted my application to one of the International Master’s Degree Programmes here at the University of Turku in Finland. I had been working for several years and made a career for myself, but one day I knew that I had to do something for myself, follow a dream of mine. I remember the feeling I had one year ago, when I clicked submit on my application.
Interested in exchange studies at the University of Turku?
Anastasiya Mun and Victoriya Ignatova, students of the Institute of Foreign Languages of PetrSU, spent the spring term of 2019 at the University of Turku as exchange students. Read their stories if you are curious to find out more what the life of international students in Turku is like - scroll down for information in Russian
Laura and her first aurora experience
A Colombian in Finnish Wonderland –The story of how Laura became a tutor for international students–
4 February 2020, by Mária Kubincová Laura Moreno from Colombia first wanted to pursue a PhD, but later decided to...
Tutoring in a nutshell and why should you get involved!
January 21, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová As tutors, it is our job to help new incoming students...
When plans change – How 2 years in Turku turned into 7 (and counting…)
January 10, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová Kalypso Filippou is originally from Cyprus and has spent the past...
Dua bersaudara mengejar mimpi di Finlandia
This time you get the story of siblings Ali and Alaa Benkherouf in Bahasa. Original article in English (Siblings pursuing...
Nonmanut Pongsakdi, Education and Learning
Nonmanut Pongsakdi about her time in Finland as an international student and researcher
I am Nonmanut Pongsakdi from Thailand. I am an alumna from the Master’s Degree Programme in Education at the University...
Siblings Ali and Alaa during the interview
Siblings pursuing their academic careers at the University of Turku
12 December 2019, by Andriana Putri and Maria Kubincova Siblings Ali and Alaa Benkherouf from Algeria have decided to pursue...
What is the Student Union? Interview with Satu Nurmi, International Affairs Specialist
One of the most important institutions for all students at the University of Turku is the Student Union, or TYY...
Student mental health and well-being
23 November 2019 by Megha Goswami This blog post focuses on mental health and well-being for international students but isn’t...
Reza Abasi, studying in the Master´s Degree Programme specialisation track Cyber Security
Specialisation Track in Cyber Security Trains Important Experts for Future Society
Reza Abasi tells about his experiences on studying in the specialisation track of Cyber Security of the Master’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology.
Job hunting in FInland
Job Hunting and Working in Finland
09 October 2019 by Megha Goswami One of the main concerns of international students in Finland and elsewhere is finding...
Attending EU Careers Ambassadors conference in Brussels, Belgium
04 October 2019 by Kristaps Kovalonoks I was recently fortunate enough to attend EU Careers Ambassadors conference in Brussels, the...
The University’s International Master’s Degrees Offer Expertise for Many Different Paths
The University’s International Master’s Degrees Offer Expertise for Many Different Paths
01 October 2019 The University of Turku has 26 different Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English. They cover a broad...
Black Swans to the rescue for new-students at UTU - valuable tips!
Back to Black
20 September 2019 by Jonathon Murphy The new term has started and the university campus has come back to life....
Guests from Rīga Stradiņš University Student Union, Latvia.
Guests from Latvia
11 September 2019 by Kristaps Kovalonoks Now that the new academic year has begun, life at UTU campus is busier...
Projet Aces-work experience andstudent life
A great way to get work experience while studying in Turku, Finland – an international student’s perspective.
09 September 2019 by Ameya Foujdar As an international student from India, choosing Finland as a destination for my higher education...
Long distance relationship, masters degree, UTU, University of Turku,
Is a Long Distance Relationship for the Duration of a Master’s Degree Programme Worth it?
12 June 2019 by Milla Heikkinen When I first moved to Finland in August 2017, I had just begun a...
Campus Sport Turku, roddis, gym, fitness, student life,
Part 4: Roddis Gym
06 June 2019 by Kristaps Kovalonoks and Jonathon Murphy Greetings, fellow fitness enthusiasts! We want to tell you about the...
Campus Sport Turku, Formis, gym, fitness, student life,
Part 3: Formis Gym
23 May 2019 by Kristaps Kovalonoks and Jonathon Murphy Hi everyone! Kristaps and I continued our Campus Sport odyssey with...
Campus Sport Turku, ASA, gym, fitness, student life,
Part 2: ASA GYM
10 May 2019 by Kristaps Kovalonoks and Jonathon Murphy Hi everyone! Lately, me and Jonathon have been spending a lot...
Kristaps at the gym, Campus Sport, gym, fitness, Turku, UTU, student life, Educarium
Part 1: Introduction and Educarium Gym
28 April 2019, by Kristaps Kovalonoks and Jonathon Murphy  Hello all! It is my great pleasure to announce that we...
Housing, accomodation, place to live, Turku, YO-kylä
Navigating Housing on your Journey to UTU!
26 April 2019 by Milla Heikkinen One of the biggest stressors I encountered when I decided to move to Finland...
Flow, Campus Sport Turku,
Go With The Flow
16 April 2019 by Jonathon Murphy Campus Sport is the sports service for students and staff at UTU. You have...