new students



Congratulations on getting accepted to HHÅA and welcome to Finland's best student city. Turku is the oldest city in Finland and is known for its culture, valuable environments, restaurants and of course Merkantila Klubben (MK). MK is the student association for economics and business students and also the largest association at Åbo Akademi University, with over 900 members, and you can now become a part of!

Your studies will kick off with the orientation week, which is filled with fun events every day. It is a great opportunity to get to know other new students and Merkantila Klubben. During your studies, MK will arrange interesting company visits, unforgettable parties, and excursions overseas.

You can follow MK's on social media, both Instagram and Facebook. Each week a member email is sent with information about current events. Don't miss out the "koppitur" which is a daily office hour in our office in ASA on the 3rd floor. The koppitur is from Monday through Thursday between 11.30 to 12.15 o'clock. Here you get a chance to meet the Board of Merkantila Klubben, who are more than happy to help if you are wondering about something!

A warm welcome to the largest and most beautiful student association at Åbo Akademi University.



As a member of Merkantila Klubben, you gain a large number of membership benefits and get to attend Merkantila Klubben's events.

The membership fee is a one-time payment of 39 € for the entire period of study and is paid through Suomen Ekonomit.





On Monday, your first evening as a freshman "gulis", a chill night is traditionally arranged at MK the Club. First we will meet for a picnic with the tutors in the Cathedral Park, so bring something good to eat and drink with you. After that, everyone goes to MK to spend time with all the new freshmen.



On Tuesday we will arrange a city tour in Turku under the guidance of the tutors. All the most important bars and pubs will be visited. During the evening, some easier challenges will be completed. The round ends in the nightlife of Turku, where the evening can be spent with new-found friends and by forming new acquaintances.



On Wednesday Henrik Street Athletics, MK's sports committee, will arrange an evening gathering in the park of Kupittaa! Everyone is welcome to play games and do some barbeque if the weather permits.



On Thursday it is time for  the gulissitz at MK! A sitz is an academic dinner where we sing snaps songs, get to know each other and eat a three course dinner at a bargain price. You also have the opportunity to buy MK's fine songbook.



Most people have probably heard of the initiations arranged by the student associations, and on Tuesday, the second week, it is time for MK's initiation. The event starts relatively early, at 16:00, and continues
throughout the evening with an after party at MK the Club. The initiation is an urban orientation in which you participate in teams - an incredibly good way to get to know new people!



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Click on the picture below to read the Gulis Guide 2020!



Congratulations and welcome to our Master's program at HHÅA. To make your transition to Åbo Akademi University as smooth as possible, we arrange an orientation week at the beginning of your studies with various events that provide a good opportunity to get to know other students. During the orientation week, you will also receive information about Åbo Akademi University, a tour of campus, information about Suomen Ekonomit and about Merkantila Klubben.


We strive to organize various events, everything from company visits, after work, informational occasions and many other fun events. By following us on our social media via Instagram and Facebook you stay updated on upcoming events and important information.



events on the orientation week


Drinks at donna

Drinks at Donna with the MK Board. If it rains, we have a plan B.


info & tour

The official information session with ÅA + campus tour with the tutors.