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Friendship programme

Friendship Programme

International student! Would you like to meet more Finnish people and get in touch with the Finnish way of life during your stay in Turku? 

Citizen of the Turku area! Would you like to meet international people, improve your language skills and learn from other cultures without leaving Finland? If your answer is yes, participate in the Friendship Programme! 


What is the Friendship Programme?

The Friendship Programme is organised by the city of Turku and the higher education institutions in Turku under the Study in Turku -network.

The Friendship Programme connects international students with locals in the Turku area and offers a chance for mutual cultural exchange and new experiences.

Who are the local Friends?

Locals can be almost anyone: families, students, pensioners... anyone living in the Turku area and interested in making international friends.

How can I participate?

The application period is open twice a year. In 2021, the application period for the autumn semester opens in September and for the spring semester in December. The application period for the first programme period is now open. You can sign up for the programme from this link:

More information and application instructions

Find more information about the Friendship Programme at the Study in Turku web page.