Instructions for New Degree Students
- Confirm the study place by the given deadline.
Applicants admitted by 1 July 2016 must confirm their study places by 15 July 2016 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT) and applicants admitted after 1 July 2016 must confirm their study places within 14 days of the results of the selections being made public. You can accept the study place either electronically in the Studyinfo.fi -service or by sending an e-mail to the Admissions Office. For more information on accepting the study place please visit Studyinfo.fi.
- Enroll as absent or present for the academic year
Students must enroll every academic year as present or absent. New student’s enrollment can be made only after the study place has been accepted bindingly. It is not possible to start the studies before the enrollment. You can enroll as absent for the academic year only for the following reasons:
- If you are unable to begin your studies due to illness or disability and will be non-attending for one semester or the whole academic year.
- Maternity leave, paternity leave or parental leave
- Completion of military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland.
The study place is conditional until the polytechnic/ UAS has checked your school and other relevant certificates. Also the documents proving the legal grounds for the absence are required. If you have not delivered your certificates during the application period, you must deliver them by 15 July 2015 or within 14 days of the results of the selections being made public. TUAS may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.
Please use this link: Delivering the required documents to the Admissions Office
Starting the studiesRead more
Please check the starting date, time and place of your degree programme below. During the first days you will have necessary information and material for studying. Also study certificates, student discount documents, user ID and password etc. can be given to you on the first day of your studies (orientation days) at the earliest. Until then you can use your acceptance letter in order to verify your study place e.g. when applying for student housing, visa or residence permit. It is imperative that you attend the orientation days at the beginning of the studies. Starting your studies late can seriously affect the progress of your studies.
On the first day of studies you need to bring with you the original certificates that you have used for applying and an official ID. Please contact the Student Office of the campus if you need further information on starting the studies.
Please check this file which includes information of using your own laptop in studying: Download
|Degree Programme||Starting date, time and place|
|Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business|
|Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology|
|Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing|
|Master of Business Administration, International Business Management||
Information letter for new students
|Master of Business Administration, Leadership and Service Design|
|Master of Culture and Arts, Leadership and Service Design|
|Master of Engineering, Marine Technology|
See also the New Student's Guide 2016 on this page below.
You need to start looking for accommodation as soon as you have received information about being accepted to TUAS. You can apply for an apartment from the Turku Student Village Foundation . Read the instructions carefully, and remember that you have to submit your housing application no less than six weeks before the date you are about to move in.
International studentsRead more
Please visit also the website for new international degree students for further information on residence permit and insurance.
Turku University of Applied Sciences requires health documents from all the students who have lived / stayed in countries with high risk of tuberculosis. Documents have to be provided in the country where You are invited to study from. Please read the following documents for further information.
TUAS health requirements
Doctor's statement form
Students outside of EU and ETA countries need a residence permit or visa to study in Finland. Remember to start the application process immediately after you receive the letter of acceptance. If you are staying more than three months you need to apply for a residence permit through Finnish Migration Services. You can find the application procedure at migri.fi .
Check also the residence permit info sheet .
If you are non-EU/EEA citizen, make sure you have a valid health insurance. TUAS has insurance against injuries during studies, but it does not cover leisure time accidents or eventual illness during your stay.
If you are EU/EEA citizen, you are entitled to all health care services in Finland if they are covered by health insurance in your own country. Ask for an European Health Insurance Card from your local authorities.
New Student's Guide 2016Read more
New student's guide contains information you will need both before starting the studies and at the beginning of the studies. Remember also to read the information letters of your degree programme on the "Starting the studies section".
Read the guide on Issuu:
If the embedded guide isn't visible above, you can read it here: https://issuu.com/turunamk/docs/new_students_guide2016
Download the guide:
You can also download the guide as a pdf file here: New Student's Guide 2016 (pdf)