Page updated 14.3.2018

Joint application of spring 2018 started – increase in student intake in the field of technology

The joint application period of the spring 2018 opened on 14 March. Turku University of Applied Sciences offers a selection of altogether 52 degree programmes in four different fields of education. In the field of technology, the student intake has been increased.

TUAS aims to respond to the increased competence needs generated by the positive structural change both in the Turku region and in the whole of Southwest Finland.

The joint application process of spring 2018 offers an opportunity to apply for Bachelor’s degree programmes, conducted in Finnish, and Master’s degree programmes, some of which are conducted in Finnish and the others in English. The total student intake at TUAS is 2155 in this joint application process. Last year, TUAS attracted 12 949 applicants, 6143 of whom were primary applicants.

The spring joint application process offers 41 Bachelor's degree programmes and 11 Master’s degree programmes, of which two are conducted in English. The joint application period for Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English took place in January. The next application period will take place in January 2019.

The joint application period of the spring 2018 will end on 28 March at 15.00. Entrance examinations will be arranged in May and June, and the successful applicants will be notified of the admission decision by 28 June at the latest. The studies in the degree programmes that now receive applications will begin in the autumn of 2018.

Master’s degrees prepare for challenging expert and supervisory roles

The joint application period of the spring offers a selection of 11 Master’s degree programmes in four fields of education. Two of the Master’s degree programmes are conducted in English:

At universities of applied sciences, a Master’s degree can be completed flexibly in addition to working. The degree prepares for a wide range of expert and supervisory roles and is closely tied with the development of working life practices. The admission criteria include a Bachelor's degree in the corresponding field or other suitable higher education degree as well as at least three year of work experience after completing the prior degree.

A Master’s degree completed at a university of applied sciences provides the equivalent qualification as a university Master’s degree. Universities of applied sciences may be better known for their Bachelor's degrees; however, they have offered Master’s level education in Finland for over ten years. By 2016, over 15 000 students had successfully acquired a Master’s degree at a Finnish university of applied sciences. At TUAS, the number of those graduated with a Master's degree exceeded one thousand last year.

“Master’s degrees are excellent in providing further qualifications for professionals. They deepen the leadership and content competence required in the students’ own work and simultaneously strengthen the students’ professional networks”, says TUAS Rector and President Vesa Taatila.

Increased student intake and conversion programme in the field of technology

In the joint application of the spring 2018, the student intake in the field of technology has been increased at TUAS with altogether 162 new study places in Bachelor’s degree programmes and 20 new study places in Master’s degree programmes. In addition, to respond to the increased need for competent workforce in the field, TUAS offers separate conversion programmes.

Currently, a conversion programme “Smart Construction” for technological professionals aiming at extending their competence to clerical roles in the field of construction is open for application. The conversion programme leads to a degree of either Bachelor of Engineering, specializing in civil and community engineering, or Bachelor of Construction Management. The conversion programme is aimed at applicants with a prior Bachelor of Engineering degree in another field. The aim of the programme is to help secure the availability of highly skilled professionals and develop competence to meet the needs of companies operating in construction.