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Start your studies

Start your studies

A warm welcome to Åbo Akademi University and congratulations on your admittance to ÅAU!

We are excited for you to become a member of our international student community!

Now that you have been admitted we know there is a lot to organize. Please read through all information we have gathered for you on these pages, especially the prearrival information.

We are looking forward to meeting you during the orientation week, which takes place the last week in August (arrival day is 30 August 2021). The orientation programme is organised on campus, but can easily be followed remotely as well. You also have a  student tutor among your fellow students, whom you can turn to for any questions you might have.

Studies this fall

The guidelines for teaching during the first period of the academic year (6t of September to 21st of October 2021) was published in June. During this time, courses with fewer than 30 participants are held as on campus courses and courses with more than 50 participants are held online. Courses with between 30 and 50 participants is decided on a case-to-case basis if they are on campus or online. When you start your studies, you might have courses both on campus and online.

The guidelines might change if the authorities decide on restrictions that affect the teaching situation. Read the coronavirus instructions for students and staff at Åbo Akademi University.

Updated 1.7.2021