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Congratulations on becoming a student at Novia University of Applied Sciences and welcome to Campus Aboa Mare in Turku! 

General information for new students in Novia UAS

Study Start

Campus Aboa Mare is located at Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21 (Hertig Johans parkgata 21), Auriga Business Center, Turku. The exact start date and time for your degree programme will be announced separately.

During the first days you will get important information regarding your studies. Bring your laptop computer with you. Remember to bring your original certificates for verification. We need to verify the authenticity of the certificates that you submitted in your application 2022. Also bring your passport or other forms of official ID. You can prepare by downloading the Tuudo app on your mobile phone.

Degree specific information

Please find degree specific information behind the below links.

Bachelor's Degree Programmes:

Master's Degree Programmes:

Campus Information

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The campus offers a modern learning environment close to the harbour and Turku castle. The facilities are shared with Axxell secondary level vocational institute and Aboa Mare training centre for professional seafarers and authorities.

Campus location on the map.

Bring Your Own Device (Laptop), BYOD

Campus Aboa Mare at Novia University of Applied Sciences is constantly working to improve and modernise the education and educational profile. Since computers have become a part of our everyday work, all students should have their own laptop computer. The laptop computer should have internet connection and a web camera, so that students can actively participate in distance learning.

The campus will continue to have computer rooms, especially for the parts of the course work that require heavier software and special equipment.


  • we recommend laptops
  • for normal usage, 13-14 inch screen. For graphic work, we recommend a 15 inch screen or larger.
  • we also recommend that you acquire a computer with enough capacity for the planned schoolwork (the amount of memory and processing capacity as well as type and size of the hard drive).
  • we recommend acquiring a computer that has good quality and that can run for a few hours between charges .
  • the recommended operative system is Windows 7 or newer, Mac OS X has limited support.
  • Linux and other operative systems are not supported 


Office 365 ProPlus service gives students and staff the opportunity to download the Office suite for free and install it on their own private computer at home. You can install Office to 5 computers (PC or Mac) and 5 mobile devices (tablets and smart phones).

The following programs are included in the Microsoft Office package: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Teams, InfoPath, OneDrive for business. We also use Webex. 


The student association at Campus Aboa Mare is called ENÅ. To find out more about ENÅ, visit their homepage or follow them on social media.

ENÅ homepage 
ENÅ on Facebook 
ENÅ on Instagram 

Student association ÅKA r.f.

The student association at Campus Åbo/Turku organises events for students of all degree programmes. To find out more visit the association homepage.

Information about Turku


Novia UAS does not offer student accommodation. Students are expected to make their own living arrangements before their arrival. It is important that you apply for student housing as soon as you receive your decision on student admission to ensure you have a place to stay when the studies commence. Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) offers affordable housing for students around the city of Turku. Fill in a housing application on the TYS website. The apartments for degree students are unfurnished and students are expected to bring their own furniture. There are some furnished apartments reserved for exchange students so if you are moving from abroad you can mention in the application that you would prefer a furnished apartment if possible.

The private housing market can also offer good accommodation alternatives and you can search for apartments online. Please note that on the private market you normally sign a rental agreement for a year. The rental agreements with TYS are valid until further notice giving you more freedom to terminate the contract if you find more suitable accommodation later.

More helpful hints and information for new students can be found under the heading Student Life.

Familiarise yourself with Turku before your arrival by reading about the sights and attractions in and around the city.

The Study in Turku website offers information about student life in Turku.

The Study in Turku fair will be held on 30 August and introduces new students to the services and hobby opportunities of the City of Turku.

International House Turku offers counselling and guidance services promoting and supporting the integration of international newcomers in Turku and the Turku region.

Student Service Office

You can turn to the Student Service Office for information and advice regarding your studies. During the summer holiday season you can reach one of the student Service officers at studentservices@novia.fi

Student Service officer at Campus Aboa Mare