APPLICATION OPENS JANUARY 2020!

Experience the Finnish studying style!

The Finnish education system is famous all around the world. Our education system was ranked the best in the world in 2012 and Finland ranks among the world’s most innovative nations. The studying style in Finland is regarded as relatively independent and we are known for innovative studying methods.


Course Facilities:

  • Turku Summer School uses Optima / OneDrive online learning platform.
  • Students will receive their credentials after coming to Finland.
  • It is recommended that you will bring your own laptop with you.
  • Turku Summer School students may enjoy affordable student lunches in campus area.

Courses organised in 2020

  • All courses are taught in English
  • All courses take place during August 2020

Click here to read more about the Biodiversity course

Biodiversity research under changing climate
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 900 €
Credits: 5

This course deepens the students’ understanding of biodiversity and its connection to climate change, as well as current research methodologies. The course introduces students to ecological interdependencies, ecosystem dynamics and trophic levels.

Click here to read more about the Circular Economy course

Circular Economy
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 750 €
Credits: 5

Student will develop skills which are needed in working life and learn the basics of circular economy, that can be applied into practice when encouraged to learn in a new way.

Click here to read more about the Finnish in Working Life for Beginners course

Finnish in Working Life for Beginners
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 750 €
Credits: 5

During the two weeks period you will learn basic Finnish and also get lot of information how Finnish Working Life operates.

Click here to read more about the Developing Wellness Tourism Destinations course

Developing Wellness Tourism Destinations and Customer Experiences
Dates: 11.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 850 €
Credits: 5

The course introduces students to the increasing global wellness trend by focusing on wellness tourism, e.g. its determinants and market trends. By combining theoretical knowledge to concrete industry cases, the course increases students ability to design and develop holistic, sustainable, and competitive wellness tourism destinations and emotional, memorable, and self-enhancing tourism experiences.

Click here to read more about the Game Development course

Game Development
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 920 €
Credits: 5

The crash course on Game Development is designed to give unique opportunity to have hands-on-experience in game design, programming, game graphics and audio design.

Click here to read more about the Innovation Pedagogy in Action course

Innovation Pedagogy (Innopeda®) in Action
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 750 €
Credits: 5

Developed at Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), the concept of innovation pedagogy (Innopeda®) contributes to the development of new generations of professionals, whose ways of producing, adopting and utilizing knowledge make innovative thinking and creating added value possible. This course helps you to you get to know the best ways to learn and support learning, and how to develop the competences expected in the future

Click here to read more about the Service Design Process and Methods course

Service Design Processes and Methods
Dates: 11.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 850 €
Credits: 5

The students will learn the basics of service design and a service design process as well as the most central methods of service design. The course will be completed as a project work – developing of an existing service for a client.

Click here to read more about the Smart Sustainable Cities course

Smart Sustainable cities
Dates: 10.8.–21.8.2020
Price: 750 €
Credits: 5

The main topic in the course is Smart Sustainable Cities and its three main dimensions (environment, business and social). The course consists of seminars and lectures, working in multidisciplinary groups, field visits and project work.