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Admission criteria in joint application

On this page you can see the instructions of the student admission criteria and selection methods in TUAS used in the spring 2020 joint application. All instructions for the selection methods such as SAT test, entrance exams and pre-assignments used as admission criteria can be found on this page.

Eligibility criteria is not described on this page. Please see the general information on eligibility on Joint Application page. The detailed eligibility criteria is described in the study programme options at Studyinfo.fi.

Spring 2020 joint application

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online

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Selection methods:

  • SAT test when applying with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification
  • School performance, Finnish marticulation examination
  • School performance, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification
  • Entrance examination for those applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification

Please read the detailed instructions on the selections methods below.

SAT test

Applicants who apply with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification, are selected only based on the SAT test results.

  • Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted.
  • The SAT test selection only takes into account the sections performed during a single session.
  • SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. 
  • An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser. The code for Turku University of Applied Sciences is 6867. 
  • The results of the SAT test must be delivered to all those universities of applied sciences that use the admission criteria in question by 8 April 2020. Those, who have already completed an SAT test, must request a test result from the test organiser to be delivered to universities of applied sciences.
  • Reports printed or sent by the applicant themselves cannot be accepted.
  • Applicants must also fill in the application form at www.studyinfo.fi during the application period.

Sections used and the lowest point limits that the applicant must reach in order to be qualified for selection process:

  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, lowest point limit: 500
    - Reading Test
    - Writing and Language Test
  2. Math, lowest point limit: 400

Applicants are accepted in order of best points. There are a limited number of places available.

Find SAT test centers: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers
Check the test dates and register: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

School performance

School performance is used as selection method when applying with a Finnish marticulation examination or a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification. 

Please read further information on school performance selection methods at Studyinfo.fi.

Entrance examination

Only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the entrance examination in TUAS. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application in the end of February. Please check also the trash mail folder. The examination location may not be changed.

The national entrance examination in the field of business will be organised on 1 April 2020. Open the info about entrance examination cooperation.  

Open the pre-reading material related to the entrance examination.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. score):

  • essay (6 p./20 p.),
  • multiple-choice questions (4 p./12 p.),
  • section measuring mathematical and logical skills (4 p./16 p.) and
  • interview (6 p./32 p.).

In the entrance examination, the essay and the interview form an integrated section measuring the applicant’s English skills. The applicant must obtain at least 6 points for each of these sections. The section measuring English skills will be recorded in the system as approved or rejected. The examination measures study skills and teamwork, oral and written expression, and mathematical and logical deduction.

At least 20 points must be obtained in the entrance examination (max. 80 points). Applicants must complete all sections of the entrance examination. Incomplete entrance examinations will be rejected. The result of the entrance examination will be valid during the current application period.

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology

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Selection methods:

  • SAT test when applying with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification
  • School performance, Finnish marticulation examination
  • School performance, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification
  • Entrance examination for those applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification

SAT test

Applicants who apply with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification, are selected only based on the SAT test results.

  • Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted.
  • The SAT test selection only takes into account the sections performed during a single session.
  • SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. 
  • An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser. The code for Turku University of Applied Sciences is 6867. 
  • The results of the SAT test must be delivered to all those universities of applied sciences that use the admission criteria in question by 8 April 2020. Those, who have already completed an SAT test, must request a test result from the test organiser to be delivered to universities of applied sciences.
  • Reports printed or sent by the applicant themselves cannot be accepted.
  • Applicants must also fill in the application form at www.studyinfo.fi during the application period.

Sections used and the lowest point limits that the applicant must reach in order to be qualified for selection process:

  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, lowest point limit: 400
    - Reading Test
    - Writing and Language Test
  2. Math, lowest point limit: 500

Applicants are accepted in order of best points. There are a limited number of places available.

Find SAT test centers: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers
Check the test dates and register: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

School performance

School performance is used as selection method when applying with a Finnish marticulation examination or a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification. 

Please read further information on school performance selection methods at Studyinfo.fi.

Entrance examination

Only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the entrance examination in TUAS. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application in the end of February. Please check also the trash mail folder. The examination location may not be changed.

The national entrance examination in the field of technology will be organised on 2 April 2020. Open the info about entrance examination cooperation.  

The entrance examination is a written three-hour examination. It measures study skills and suitability for the technology sector as well as English skills. Applicants shall prepare themselves for the entrance examination by getting to know the degree programme curriculum . The English-language test is mandatory for all, and it will be considered either approved or rejected. Only applicants completing the language test successfully may be selected. The test is common to all applicants regardless of their prior training. The use of calculators for the entrance examination is prohibited. The result of the entrance examination will be valid during the current application period. Applicants must obtain at least 10 points out of the maximum 40 points in the entrance examination.

 

Master of Business Administration, Service Design

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Student selection is made based on a pre-task and entrance examination. 

Turku UAS Master of Business Administration, Service Design cooperates with Novia UAS Master of Business Administration, Service Design. The admission results of the pre-task and entrance examination are accepted at both degree programmes.

Pre-task

All applicants must fill in an electronic application form at Studyinfo.fi by the end of the application period (no later than 22 January 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time) and submit a pre-task and CV no later than 29 January 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time. Pre-tasks submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Service Design task (50 points)

  • Analyse an existing service, describe it and visualize it as a customer journey. Analyse and discuss as well, how the service could be improved and mark your improvement suggestions on the customer journey.
  • Extent 3-5 pages.
  • Source material: Stickdorn, M., Hormess, M.E. & Lawrence, A. 2018. This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World. O’Reilly Media. USA, or corresponding literature. An excerpt of the book can be found on: https://www.thisisservicedesigndoing.com/
  • Assessment: 0-50 points. Assessment criteria:
    • Fluent written English
    • Depth of the analysis
    • Versatility of the development plans

CV: 1-2 pages

Upload the pre-task and CV as separate pdf-files with your whole name in both files (together max 5 MB) through this form.
 

Entrance examination

The entrance examination will be held in the form of an e-interview during 25-27 March 2020. English language proficiency will be assessed in connection with the e-interview. If you do not participate in the e-interview you cannot be admitted. The pre-task and e-interview can give you a maximum of 100 points in total. You must obtain at least 50/100 points to be admitted. Both the pre-task and e-interview must be passed in order to be considered for admission.

Assessment: 0-50 points. Assessment criteria:

  • English language proficiency
  • Ability to interact
  • Interest and motivation

Master of Culture and Arts, Creative Design Management

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Student selection is made based on a pre-assignment and an interview.

Pre-assignment - Creative Design Management

All applicants must fill in an electronic application form at Studyinfo.fi by the end of the application period (no later than 22 January 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time) and submit a pre-assignment no later than 29th of January 2020. Pre-assignments submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The pre-assignment must be approved (passed) in order for the applicant to be invited to the entrance interview. The pre-assignment is evaluated on a pass or fail basis as an entity.

The pre-assignment consists of the following three parts:

1. Curriculum vitae

  • Description of the applicants’ professional life, not more than two pages.

2. Motivation letter

3. Preliminary plan for the Master’s thesis

  • The thesis work in this master’s degree programme (25 ECTS) is to be realized as a research and development project related to working life. As a part of the pre-assignment you should write a preliminary plan (not more than two pages) in English for your thesis work with the following included:
    • a preliminary title
    • a description of the topic of your chosen development project
    • short description of the method(s) to be used
    • background and description of why the topic is important
    • a description of how the topic is connected to working life

Each part of the pre-assignment should be uploaded as a separate PDF-file (3 files altogether) to the E-lomake system at https://turkuamk.e-lomake.fi/lomakkeet/390/lomakkeet.html. Deadline for the pre-assignment is 29th of January 2020.

The applicants passing the pre-assignment will be invited by email to the entrance interview. The interview will be carried out as an online video interview. The interview might include pre-defined tasks. The detailed instructions for preparing for the interview will be sent with the invitation. The interviews will be conducted from 9th to 27th of March 2020.

 

Equal admission scores

In cases of equal admission scores, the applicants will be automatically selected by lots drawn by a computer.