Campus Åbo

We would like to welcome you to your studies at Novia University of Applied Sciences and the education Leadership and Service Design!

General information for new students in Novia UAS

Study Start

The studies will commence on Friday 30 August 2019 at 10 o’clock at Novia’s Campus in Turku, Henrikinkatu 7. The programme for the day will be organised together with Turku University of Applied Sciences.

The first days of your studies include orientation to the studies, the way of studying, the study environments and different practicalities, meeting fellow students and staff etc.


You will find the preliminary schedule for the first academic year 2019 – 2020 here. Please note that during the fall semester 2019 we are going to have contact studies almost every second weekend, Friday and Saturday. During the spring semester 2020 there will be contact studies once a month. Please, familiarize yourself with the Curriculum.

Pre-assignment for the summer 

Read the following article and reflect the different aspects of leadership, design thinking and service design with the earlier pretasks written by yourself during the application period. Make notes of the aspects for the first course of your studies – Service Design in Business and Society.

Gloppen, J. 2009. Service Design Leadership.


If you are admitted to Leadership and Service Design you will be registered to complete a degree closest to your own educational background, for example if you applied with Bachelor of Hospitality Management you will obtain the corresponding Master’s degree in Hospitality Management upon graduation. 

Campus Information

Novia Henriksgatan Janica 6286

novia henriksgatan 086


Student Affairs office

Student affairs offices are located at every campus. The Student Affairs Office at Campus Åbo in Turku can assist you with student services once you have confirmed your study place, please find further information here.


On campus there is an electronic access control system, which means that students must get a so-called HID-key to get into the building. Even some internal doors are equipped with electronic locks. Please observe that it is mandatory for students to have their own HID-key while studying at the campus. The campus door (from the courtyard) is open from Monday to Friday from 7.45 am to 16 pm.

Novia University of Applied Scienses uses the same electronic access control system as Åbo Akademi and the system is run by the staff at Åbo Akademi.

Contact information
Fastighetsservice, Gripen 1 vån,
Tavastgatan 13
Byråsekreterare Petra Lindholm
Phone: 02-215 3286
Open Monday - Friday 9-12 and 13-15

Students buy their key for 25 € (no deposit) through Åbo Akademi webshop: Choose NOVIA FEES under products. Students can get their key the next day (Monday-Friday) by showing ID (address above).

The key works to Henriksgatan 7, Arken, ASA Library and also the Library in Axelia.
There will be no deposit for the key.

The key is returnerd with recepite to Åbo Akademi Fastighetsservice after completeing your studies or when no longer needed. You can also contact Åbo Akademi Fastighetsservice if your key doesn't work, your key is broken, you have lost your key or it has been stolen.

Note that HID-key is personal and should never be lent to someone else. Every time a door is opened with a HID-key, the key holder´s name is registered into the access control system.

Bring Your Own Device, BYOD praxis 

Campus Åbo at Novia University of Applied Sciences is constantly working to improve and modernize the education and educational profile. Since computers have become a common part of our everyday work, all students, who begin their studies onwards, should have their own laptops for their studies. The campus will continue to have computer rooms, especially for the parts of the study work that require heavier software and special equipment.

The equipment should be suitable for the following

  • taking notes
  • writing with word processing programmes and use of presentation software
  • use of ebooks and other interactive material
  • connect to the school’s wireless network
  • use of both video and online-material
  • participate in collaborative writing
  • distribution of electronic documents with teachers and students
  • when necessary, use of specific software if required by the course


  • 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, Skype for Business, InfoPath, OneDrive for business

Information about Turku


Novia UAS does not offer student accommodation. Students are expected to arrange their own living before their arrival in Finland/or place of study. Apply for student living as soon as possible after receiving your decision on student admission to ensure that you have a place to stay. The Student Village Foundation of Turku rents apartments for students in Turku.

Lumo: Rental apartments in Turku

Housing Anywhere
The Housing Anywhere platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securily book accommodation prior to your arrival. As a student/intern at Novia UAS you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on Housing Anywhere. Sign up here to receive a Novia VIP profile on Housing 

Useful links

Campus on map
Visit Turku

Study in Turku

Contact Details

Elina Vartama
Head of Degree Programme
Phone +358 44 762 3220
Elina is on vacation 17.6-11.8.2019

Frida Björk
Student Affairs Officer
Phone +358 44 762 3142
rida is on vacation 8.7-26.7.2019
Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student affairs officers at this e-mail