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Congratulations for being accepted to Turku Åbo Summer School!

On this page you´ll find important information about e.g. visa, housing and arriving to Turku.

Housing

Finding a place to stay in Turku requires active effort from you. Turku Summer School cannot arrange housing for summer school students; you have to apply for it yourself.

If you wish to find a friend to share a room / AirBnB, we have created a Facebook group Turku Åbo Summer School 2022. You may post a request for that in the group.

Click the link below to find some special prices and suggestions from a couple of accommodation services.

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Summer School Schedule

Detailed schedule will be published soon.

Visa to Finland

Some Non-EU/EEA citizens need a visa to enter Finland. Please check the entry requirements from Finnish Foreign ministry. You can find detailed information and advice on the visa requirements, application and procedures from that website.
Do note that for summer school, you do not need and are not able to apply a student residence permit, as it is for programmes lasting over 90 days.

Start your visa applying process as soon as possible, carefully following the instructions enclosed so that you can receive your visa in good time before your studies begin!

If you need an official Letter of Acceptance, you may ask it from us (summerschool@utu.fi) after your course registration and payment has been completed.

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Entering Finland during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and safety of our participants is our primary concern. We follow the guidelines of the Finnish Government and health authorities to make Turku Åbo Summer School as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Travel restrictions may change rapidly in different countries and affect your journey. We recommend carefully checking the re-booking and cancelation policies before booking your travel to Finland.

Remember that your journey might be affected by the regulations of Finland but also the country where you start your travel from and the countries you travel through.

You can find updated information about travelling to Finland and coronavirus pandemic the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) website, and on the site of Finnish Boarder Guard.

Do remember to register for Finentry digital service before your travel to Finland.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you get a personal travel and health insurance before you arrive in Finland.

Travelling to Turku

You can find information about arriving to Finland and to Turku from here: utu.fi/en