Diaconia University of Applied Sciences' (Diak) Turku campus is located at Old Mill, Kupittaa. In Turku it is possible to study a Bachelor’s degree in interpretation through the programmes of Community Interpreting or Sign Language and Interpreting. Diak also offers Master level education in interpreting.
Turku University of Applied Sciences is an inspiring community of altogether 10 000 experts. You, too, can become a member through over 60 study options in the joint application every spring and autumn, or through the Open UAS path. At TUAS, you can study culture and the creative field, technology, social and health care or business. The competence spearheads of TUAS include marine technology, digitalisation, health promotion and art as a part of a good life.
Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. The activities cover research and education in most disciplines from the humanities, pedagogics and theology to social sciences, natural sciences and technology.
The University of Turku is the second largest and most popular multidisciplinary university in Finland. The international University community includes nearly 25,000 students and staff members.
The University of Turku graduates are creative and innovative experts who are not content with ready-made solutions and thinking models. The high-quality, international education as well as the compact campus and cosy atmosphere are among the strongest reasons why students choose the University of Turku.
School psychologists work in basic education, upper secondary schools and vocational institutions.
The parents, school or the student him/herself can contact the school psychologist when something related to the child’s development, upbringing, learning or emotional life raises concern. The school psychologist may be contacted by phone or through the Wilma student administration system.
The school psychologist conducts psychological examinations in order to detect learning difficulties, behavioural problems and concentration problems, for example.
Services supporting the well-being of children and adolescents consist of social and health services, services supporting studying and employment, and services promoting sports and physical exercise.
The aim of the services is to support the development and wellbeing of children and to give adolescents the skills and preconditions for a balanced life.
The goal of upper secondary school education is to give students wide-ranging all-round education. The upper secondary schools in Turku put emphasis on common responsibility for everyone and co-operation and interaction with the students' guardians.
Applying period for upper secondary schools and vocational institutions: Spring 2021
- application period: 23.2.–7.4.2021
- online applications must be saved by 15.00 on 7 April 2021 (www.studyinfo.fi)
- Toisen asteen hakuopas 2021 (pdf) in Finnish and Swedish
- Toisen asteen hakuopas 2021, mobiiliversio (p
The Immigrant Office provides health services for a period of up to three years to refugees and asylum seekers who have received a positive residence permit decision. Returnees from Ingria and the migrant spouses of refugees receive information on health care services and a medical check-up by a public health nurse. After this, health care services are provided by local health stations.
The Immigrant Office employs a doctor, four public health nurses, a practical nurse and a psychologist. A public health nurse will invite you for your first visit.
In the national core curriculum the schools and education institutions are encouraged to co-operate actively with companies and communities as a part of schoolwork and studying. The aim is to use multiform learning environments to increase know-how.
The management of the schools and education institutions as well as the teaching and education personnel need to be aware of the statutes concerning marketing and sponsorship when they are representing their school or education institution in corporate or community co-operation.
Special support is given to students whose growth, development or learning goals would otherwise not be fully met. The task of special support is to give the student comprehensive and systematic support so that the student can finish their compulsory education and get a foundation for postgraduate studies after comprehensive school. The student’s self-esteem, study motivation, and the possibilities to experience success and the joy of learning are strengthened. The student’s participation in and responsibility of studying is being supported.
Intensified support is given to students who need regular support in their learning and school attendance, or who need several forms of support at the same time. The support is based on the pedagogical assessment written in co-operation between the student, guardian and teachers. The forms of support, responsibilities and co-operations are marked in more detail in the learning plan which is also a work of co-operation. From the learning plan the guardian can get information to better support their child.
The following forms of support are used to support learning and school attendance at all levels of support – general, intensified and special support:
General support is part of the everyday school life. It does not require special examinations or decisions. A positive atmosphere in the classroom is an important part of general support. Functional interaction contributes to the learning of each student. The students’ needs for support are answered, for example, with:
The principle concerning compensation for personal possessions of students at Turku City schools is that everyone is responsible for the damage they cause for themselves.
Getting compensation requires a responsibility criterion. The Tort Liability Act is applied to compensated cases.
In an emergency situation call 112 and act according to instructions.
A school accident is a sudden incident that happens at school or on the way to school and causes an external bodily injury. Also injuries sustained during a study visit, field trip, camp, club activity or on the way directly to any such activities will be compensated, if the activities are part of the school’s action plan.
Students are expected to choose a public, safe route on their way to school. In order to get compensations the accident must be reported to a teacher or school nurse immediately.
A student has a right to get adequate support for growth and learning immediately when there is need. The support given to a student must be:
- planned with patience
- able to transform according to the student’s needs
The need for support may vary:
Education at Turku International School
Turku International School is an educational institution maintained by the City of Turku, with English as its teaching language. Turku International School offers primary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary education. The first two of these conform to the Finnish National Core Curriculum. The upper secondary education is based on the IB Diploma Programme.
Get Kids Moving (Lapset liikkeelle)
- 6–12-year-olds get to test various sports free of charge
- Participating does not require registering
Sports Wonderland for Kids (Lasten liikunnan ihmemaa)
- Offers possibilities for 1–12-year-olds to play and frolic
- Free of charge
- Lasten liikunnan ihmemaa
- Meant for 13–19-year-olds
- Offers many kinds of possibilities for physical exercise around the c
Education Division / basic education swimming teachers give swimming lessons to the students of 1st, 3rd and 5th years in accordance with the plan approved by the Sports Committee. The swimming lessons of the 2nd, 4th and 6th year students have either been included in the schools’ own physical education curriculums or the responsibility is left for the parents.
The swimming lessons of years 7–10 have been entered in the schools’ own physical education curriculums, in which case the schools’ own physical education teachers are responsible for the lessons.