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Åbo Akademi University courses free of charge for Ukrainian students

Åbo Akademi University supports Ukrainian students who have come to Finland by offering them the opportunity to take university courses free of charge.

Students at universities in Ukraine whose studies have been interrupted by the war can apply to take single or multiple courses as so-called extra students at ÅAU free of charge.

Extra students attend regular classes during the day on the same terms as other students, but are not entitled to a degree.

Students can choose courses or course units from all four faculties. The English language courses offered by ÅAU are mostly Master level, but some English courses are also offered at Bachelor level.

The Open University at ÅAU also offers its courses free of charge to Ukrainian students.

“Many students have been forced to flee because of the war, and we in the university community of course feel especially sympathetic towards them and want to support them. This is one way to do that. Åbo Akademi University is cooperating nationally with other universities to offer both students and researchers from Ukraine opportunities to study or work in Finland”, says Stefan Willför, Vice-rector and Chair of the ÅAU Crisis Management Group.

Supplementary studies and courses at the Open University are normally subject to a fee. 

Find more information on the course arrangements and how Ukrainian students can apply.

Stefan Willför, Vice-rector, Åbo Akademi University
+358 40 504 7904

 Majlen Saarinen, Education Manager, The Open University at Åbo Akademi University
+358 46 920 2598