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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 Turku UAS English conducted degree programmes used in the spring 2020 first joint application and autumn 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 and other application instructions on Joint Application page. The detailed eligibility criteria is described in the study programme options at Studyinfo.fi.

 

Autumn 2020 joint application (2 - 16 Sep 2020)

Master of Business Administration, Business/Sales Management

Selection methods used when applying to Master of Business Administration, Business Management or Sales Management in autumn 2020 joint application:

  • When applying with a Finnish higher education degree, the selection method is school performance (weighted average of degree certificate grades) – 70% of study places
  • When applying with a non-Finnish higher education degree, the selection method is SAT test - 10% of study places
  • When applying with any eligible degree, the selection method is entrance examination – 20% of study places
    All eligible applicants are invited by email to the entrance examination. Those who have been accepted already based on school performance or SAT test, are not required to participate in the entrance examination.

School performance

The admission based on school performance is made based on the weighted grade average of a Finnish higher education degree certificate submitted in the application form. The weighted grade average shall be calculated from all grades shown in the degree certificate (the thesis and possible course parts are also included). Verbally evaluated courses are not taken into account in calculating the grade average (e.g. pass/completed).

In calculating the weighted grade average, weighting is carried out for all numerically evaluated courses, i.e. the course grade is multiplied with the number of credits for the course in question. The weighted grades are added up and the sum is divided with the number of credits from the numerically evaluated courses. The result is a weighted average, which is announced to two decimal places.

  • If the grade scale in the degree certificate is 1–3 , the grade average is converted to fit the current scale of 1–5 with the following formula: 
    2 x (Grade average on a scale 1–3) - 1. For example, 2 x (3.00) - 1 = 5.00. 
  • On a grade scale 1–5, you can use the Excel below without having to convert the grade average.

You can use the Excel to calculate the grade average:  Weighted grade average

Example on calculating with explanation

The grade average will be checked based on study information in the Koski service. The Koski service is the same as the My completed studies in My Studyinfo service. Applicants whose degree information is not in Koski are not included in the certificate selection but are eligible to participate in the selection examination. The applicant is asked to enter a link to Koski, where the applicants have similarly marked information. If the link provided is incorrect, has expired or no link has been provided, the applicant will not be considered in the selection of the certificate and his / her average will be changed to zero on the application form.

 

SAT test

Applicants who apply with a non-Finnish higher education degree are selected 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 23 September 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: 600p
    - Reading Test
    - Writing and Language Test
  2. Essay, lowest point limit: 6p

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

Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

Entrance examination

The entrance examination will be arranged on 22 October 2020 according to the safety instructions. Changes to the time or implementation of the exam are possible if the official regulations or restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic change.

All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination by email on 15 October 2020 at the latest. Detailed instructions of the entrance examination will be sent to the applicants in the invitation. Please check also your trash mail folder.

Those who are already accepted based on school performace or SAT test are not required to take the entrance examination (admission results are published before entrance examination).

Turku UAS Master's degree programmes in business, technology and health care are in entrance examination co-operation (one exam result is used for all options). The language of the entrance exam is defined by the highest study programme option on the application form.

 

Spring 2020 joint application (8 - 22 Jan 2020)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online

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

NOTE!

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business and Administration will not be arranged as originally planned on 1 April 2020.

New instructions for entrance examination (published on 30 March 2020)

The national entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business has been changed from the face-to-face exam to an online exam due to the Corona virus situation. The exam will now be fully online. Please note that the original times have changed.

The online exam will now contain two phases: 1) Pretasks A & B, and 2) Online interview. The applicants must pass all parts of the examination in order to be considered for admission.

1) The Pretasks A & B

  • Pretask A (application video)
    • Create a 2-minute applicant video according to the attached Pretask A Instructions.
    • You can start working on the video today, and it must be ready latest by 11.45 Finnish time on Tuesday 14 April.
  • Pretask B (written online exam with essay and maths)
    • Further instructions will be sent to you by email on Monday 6 April.
    • The online exam will be open for you on Tuesday 14 April at 11.45 – 14.00 Finnish time.
    • Mark the date and time in your calendar now.
    • For the online exam you will need a quiet place with computer, and an internet connection.
    • You need to start reading the required pre-reading material now. The essay of Pretask B will be based on the pre-reading material. The pre-reading material was published on the UAS websites originally in January.
  • Points awarded: max 25 p. Minimum requirement for pretask sections:
    • Pretask A video: 2 points
    • Pretask B essay 3 points
    • Pretask B: maths 3 points

Best applicants will be invited to an online interview by the points of Pretasks A & B. Only those who achieved at least the minimum points from the sections can be invited to the interview.

2) The Online interview

  • Invitations will be sent by email between 22 – 24 April
  • Individual online interviews (about 30 min - video connection required) between 27 – 29 April
  • For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection, and a quiet place. 
  • Points awarded: max 25p; minimum requirement 5p

Final selection is made based on the points collected from the pretask A&B and online interview. Therefore, the minimun points for admission is 13 out of 50 points.

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology

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

NOTE!

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Technology will not be arranged as planned on 2 April 2020.

New instructions for the entrance examination (updated on 30 March 2020)

The national entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Technology has been changed from contact exam to online exam and interview due to the Corona virus situation. The exam will now be fully online. Please note that the original times have changed.

The exam will now contain two phases: 1) online exam and 2) online interview.

1) The online exam (mathematics, physics/chemistry + motivation)

  • Opens on Monday April 6th at 10.00 Finnish time
  • Closes 4 hours later at 14.00 Finnish time
  • Points awarded: max 70 p; minimum requirement 20 p
  • For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection. 
  • Exam participants from outside of Finland can check the Finnish time e.g. with the Time and Date website: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/finland/helsinki
  • Further information will be sent to you to this same email address on Friday 3rd April

Best applicants will be invited to an online interview based on the points of the online exam.

2) The online interview

  • Invitations will be sent on Friday April 17th
  • Individual online interviews (15 to 30 min - video connection required) between April 21st and April 24th
  • Points awarded: max 30p; minimum requirement 10p

 

Master of Business Administration, Service Design

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

Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application in the beginnig of March at the latest. Check also the trash mail folder. 

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

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. Invitations are sent to the e-mail address given in the application in the end of February. Check also the trash mail folder. 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.