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Prearrival information for admitted students

Now that you have been admitted we know there is a lot to organize, but don´t be nervous! You can use the checklist we put together for you, to keep track of all the arrangements that you have to make. With the checklist, you are already well on your way to Finland and Åbo Akademi University!

  • Accept the study entitlement by 10 July 2020 at 3.00 pm (Helsinki time) through Studyinfo.fi
    • If you have been granted a scholarship, accept the scholarship by the given deadline
    • More information in your admission letter
  • Arrange health insurance & travel insurance
  • Arrange a residence permit, if necessary
  • Apply for housing as soon as possible
  • Pay the tuition fee, if necessary
    • Either through a bank giro transfer or online in the ÅAU webshop
  • Enroll as present for the academic year (pay the Student Union fee)
      • More information about the Student Union Membership benefits here
  • Read through the information gathered on these pages (prearrival information, after arrival information)
  • Regularly check the e-mail address you have given in the application for any updates or additional information
  • Plan your arrival to Turku or Vaasa so that you can arrive for the Orientation week (arrival day is 24 August 2020)
  • Be in touch with your student tutor
  • Photocopy or scan all your important documents and your passport
  • When you arrive, also remember to enjoy your time at ÅAU, make new friends and make the most of your time in Finland!


  • Your letter of admission
  • Your passport & residence permit
  • Original certificates and certified translations of the academic qualifications used in the application
  • Enough cash to manage the first days

Updated 17.11.2020