Information for exchange students
There are two categories of non-degree students at the Faculty of Humanities:
An exchange student is somebody who comes to Turku under an exchange programme such as ERASMUS, NORDPLUS, ISEP, FIRST, a CIMO scholarship or a bilateral agreement between the student's home institution and the University of Turku. Information for exchange students is available through the links on the right.
A visiting student (in Finnish erillisopiskelija) is somebody who applies individually, outside exchange programmes or agreements. The Faculty of Humanities does not, as a basic rule, accept visiting students from abroad. Visiting students can participate only in certain, restricted programmes they have been accepted to. They also have to pay for their studies and they are not entitled to the student benefits provided for the exchange students. Further information for visiting students is available here.
Students coming to Finland from non-EU/EEA countries must obtain a residence permit from the nearest Finnish embassy or consulate in their home country. The residence permit and visa must be obtained before arrival in Finland. According to the directive of the Ministry of the Interior, non-EU/EEA citizens, who will be coming to Finland for studies or student exchange, are required to have valid health insurance in order to obtain a residence permit.