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 joint application. All instructions for the selection methods such as SAT test, entrance examinations 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 2021 joint application (1 - 15 Sep 2021)
Master of Business Administration, Business/Sales Management
Selection methods used when applying to Master of Business Administration, Business Management or Sales Management in autumn 2021 joint application:
- When applying with a Finnish higher education degree, the selection method is school performance (weighted average of degree certificate grades) – 50% of study places
- When applying with any eligible degree, the selection method is entrance examination – 50% of study places
- All eligible applicants are invited by email to the entrance examination. Those who have been accepted already based on school performance, are not required to participate in the entrance examination.
The certificate-based selection method is used when applying with a Finnish higher education degree (UAS or university). The selections are made totally on the basis of degree information found in the My Studyinfo service. On the application form, you are asked to enter a link to the service, where the applicants have similarly marked information. Applicants, whose degree information (including grades and credit points) is not in My Studyinfo service, are not included in the certificate selection but are eligible to participate in the entrance examination. Verbally evaluated courses are not taken into account in calculating the grade average (e.g. pass/completed).
The points of the selection method will be the same as the weighted average grade rounded to two decimal places.
If two or more applicants earn the same admission points from the weighted average grade, they will be ranked on the basis of the order of the preference. If the admission points are still at a tie after ranking applicants, the application system will automatically draw the order.
Those applicants who have been accepted on the basis on school performance before the entrance examination, are not required to participate in the examination.
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.
You can use the Excel to calculate the grade average: Weighted grade average
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.
The entrance examination will be arranged as online exam on 22 October 2021 at 9-11 Finnish time. All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination by email on 15 October 2021 at the latest. Please check also your trash mail folder.
Those who are already accepted in certificate-based selection 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.
Applicant must achieve at least 20 points from the entrance examination to be considered for admission. Maximum is 100 points.
Spring 2022 joint application (5 - 19 Jan 2022)
Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology
- International UAS Exam: 15 study places
- SAT test: 6 study places
- Certificate-based selection when applying with a Finnish marticulation examination or international marticulation examination (IB/EB/RP/DIA): 9 study places
You can't choose the selection method by yourself but you will be considered for all suitable selection methods automatically. Please read the detailed instructions on the selection methods below.
International UAS Exam
An online entrance examination, the International UAS Exam consists of two phases:
First phase - written exam on 9 February 2022
Second phase - group interview on 2 - 16 March 2022
The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks.
More detailed information on the International UAS Exam can be found at UASInfo.fi.
You can apply to Turku UAS Bachelor's degree programmes with the SAT test results without taking any other exam. Only the new SAT (taken after March 2016) is acceptable. SAT Subject Test will not be considered. Check the test dates and register at CollegeBoard webpage.
- Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable.
- The official SAT result report must be delivered directly from the test organizer to Turku UAS. The code for Turku University of Applied Sciences is 6867.
- The official SAT result report must be received by Turku UAS by 4 April 2022.
- You also need to fill in the national joint application form at Studyinfo during the application period.
- In addition to the SAT test, applicants can take the International UAS Exam in order to be considered for both student selection methods.
Sections used and the lowest point limits that the applicant must reach in order to be qualified for selection process:
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, lowest point limit: 400
- Reading Test
- Writing and Language Test
- Math, lowest point limit: 400
Applicants are accepted in order of best points. There are a limited number of places available.
Further information on SAT test
- Find SAT Test Centers | College Board
- SAT Test Dates and Deadlines | College Board
- Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing: The SAT | College Board
The certificate-based student selection method is used when the applicant has completed
- Finnish Matriculation Examination
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma completed in IB World School
- European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma completed in European School
- Reifeprüfung (RP) or Deutsches Internationales Abitur (DIA) degree completed in Finland.
Further information about the certificate-based student selection method and the scoring models can be found at UASInfo.fi.
The results of the certificate-based student selections will be published in the end of May, by 30 May 2022 at the latest.
Bachelor of Social Servies, Early Childhood Education
Master of Business Administration, Service Design
The student selection is based on a pre-assignment and an entrance examination.
An approved pre-assignment qualifies you to be invited to the e-interview (at least 15/50 points). The pre-assignment and the e-interview can give you a maximum of 100 points in total. You must obtain at least 50/100 points to be admitted.
In cases of equal admission scores, applicants will be automatically ranked by lots drawn by a computer system.
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-assignment and CV
Upload the pre-assignment and your CV as separate pdf-files in the online application form at Studyinfo.
Deadline for uploading the pre-assignment and the CV is 26 January 2022 at 3 pm Finnish time. Pre-assignments uploaded after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants with approved pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination. Applicants who have not submitted a pre-assignment will not be invited to the entrance examination.
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.
- Fluent written English
- Depth of the analysis
- Versatility of the development plans
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- 1–2 pages
The entrance examination will be held in the form of an e-interview during 7 - 8 March 2022. Invitations to the e-interviews are sent to the e-mail address given in the application in the beginning of March at the latest. Also check the trash e-mail folder.
Assessment: 0–50 points.
- 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.
The pre-assignment must be submitted by 26 January 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).
The interview will be arranged in March 2022.
Part of the eligible applicants will be invited to the interview based on the pre-assignment. The pre-assignment is evaluated on a pass or fail basis. The pre-assignment and the interview can give you a maximum of 100 points in total. You must obtain at least 50/100 points to be admitted.
Pre-assignment - Creative Design Management
All applicants must submit a pre-assignment by 26 January 2022 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time zone) by the given instructions. 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 carried out 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/570/lomake.html. Deadline for the pre-assignment is 26 January 2022 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time zone).
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 in March 2022.
Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management
- Certificate-based selection – 50% of study places
- Entrance examination – 50% of study places
The certificate-based selection method is used when applying with a Finnish bachelor degree completed in a university of applied sciences (UAS Bachelor Degree). The selections are made on the basis of degree information found in the My Studyinfo service. Information on the degree certificate appendix can be used only if the degree information is not in My Studyinfo service at all. When applying with another eligible degree, the selection method is entrance examination.
If the link provided is incorrect, has expired or no link has been provided, the applicant will not be considered in the certificate-based selection and his / her average will be changed to zero on the application form.
The grade average weighted according to the credits in the higher education degree must be calculated from the higher education degree course grades which are visible in the My completed studies at My Studyinfo service (only available in Finnish/Swedish). Grade from thesis is not included in the average. If the applicant has completed more than one UAS Bachelor degree, the grades are considered for the degree which gives a better average The courses within courses shown in the service are not included in the grade average. The verbally assessed courses are not considered in calculating the grade average (e.g. approved/pass / hyväksytty/suoritettu). You can find your completed studies in the My Studyinfo service specifically to each degree.
When calculating the weighted average grade, the numerically assessed study units are weighted; in other words, the grade for the study unit is multiplied by the number of credits received from course in question. The weighted grades are calculated together and the total is divided by the number of credits received from the numerically assessed courses. The result is a weighted average grade rounded to two decimal places.
You can use Excel to help with your calculations (in Finnish)
Entrance examination will be arranged on 29 March 2022. All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination by email.
Admission results in certificate-based selection will be published before the entrance examination. Those who are already accepted in certificate-based selection, are not required to take the entrance examination.
Equal admission scores
In cases of equal admission scores, the applicants will be automatically selected by lots drawn by a computer.