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Synapsi ry

Synapsi ry is the association for geography and biology students in University of Turku. Both international and Finnish students are welcome to join our community to create new connections and to get to know what Finnish student life looks like.

Becoming a member

As a member you can take part in all the events and activities organized by Synapsi ry.

We organize different kinds of cultural events, parties, hangouts as well as weekly sport shifts around the year. With Synapsi you also get to go hiking or camping in the nature and can participate on excursions to other cities as well as visits to companies with career options related to geography or biology. Members of Synapsi have a free access to the Botanic Garden of the University of Turku and the Biological museum of Turku. Every autumn you will also get the chance to purchase the green student overalls of Synapsi. We also sell sustainably made sweatshirts and t-shirts with our logo once or twice a year.

Membership costs 7€ for one year or 15€ for 7 years. You can join by visiting our office (on Natura’s 3rd floor) during the office hours (usually on Tuesdays, times are specified in weekly emails and on Instagram) or by self-service by filling this form and following the instructions there.

Members are free to enjoy coffee or tea offered by Synapsi in the office so don’t hesitate to stop by anyways!

Information channels and chat groups

When you have joined Synapsi ry, you can join our mailing list and information channels on Telegram to get information about our events. You can join our mailing list here. Ask your international tutor or our international affairs coordinator (Krista Väätäinen, email: about joining our Telegram information channels and chat group for international students.

Announcements and information posted on our main Telegram information channel and mailing list are also aimed to include at least short summary in English. We also have sports, hiking and camping, board game and sauna telegram groups where we aim to offer information in English as well.

Remember to follow our Instagram (@synapsiry) as well! Event informations are posted there weekly.

For any questions and more information, please contact our board synapsi(at) or ask our board members directly.

Are you a representative for an organisation?

Synapsi is always open for inquiries about collaborations with organisations, businesses and other public operators. Please contact our board via email synapsi(at) and we’ll reply to you shortly.