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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 autumn 2020 joint application and spring 2021 first 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 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 for each dimension: reading, analysis, and writing.

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 2021 joint application (7 - 20 Jan 2021)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online

Selection methods:

  • SAT test when applying with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification (12 study places)
  • School performance, Finnish marticulation examination or international marticulation examination completed in Finland (8 study places)
  • School performance, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification completed after 1.8.2015 (8 study places)
  • Online entrance examination for those applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification (12 study places)

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.

  • 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 Turku University of Applied sciences by 5 April 2021.
  • 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. 
  • 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, international marticulation examination completed in Finland or a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification. 

Please read further information on selection based on school performance at ammattikorkeakouluun.fi (only in Finnish)

Pre-task and online entrance examination

Pre-task must be submitted on the application form by 15.00 Finnish time on 27 January 2021. The pre-task instructions will be published by the beginning of the application period.

The written part of the online entrance examination will be held on 2 February 2021. Only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification are invited to the online entrance examination. Invitations to the written part of the online examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application by the end of January 2021 to the applicants who submit the pre-task in time. 

Online interviews are held between 15-19 February. Each UAS will interview maximum 100 best candidates based on the points from 1st phase of the online examination. Only applicants with 22 points or more from the 1st phase (passing both pre-task and written part) may be invited to the 2nd phase of the online examination.

The online entrance examination consists the following parts:

Phase 1:

  • Pre-task (max 10 points, min 4 points), to be uploaded to the application form by 27th Jan 2021 at 3 p.m.
  • Written part: a timed written exam on 2nd Feb 2021 (exact time tba)
    • logical thinking and mathematics (max 30 points, min 8 points)
    • essay based on material given during the exam (max 30 points, min 10 points)

Phase 2: Online interview (max 30 points, min 10 points). 

Total max 100 points, min 32 points.

For the online exam you will need a computer with a camera and an internet connection.
 

See information on entrance exam cooperation

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology

Selection methods:

  • SAT test when applying with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification (9 study places)
  • School performance, Finnish marticulation examination or international marticulation examination completed in Finland (9 study places)
  • School performance, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification completed after 1.8.2015 (6 study places)
  • Entrance examination for those applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification (6 study places)

SAT test

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

  • 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 Turku University of Applied sciences by 5 April 2021.
  • 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. 
  • 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, international marticulation examination completed in Finland or a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification. 

Please read further information on selection based on school performance at ammattikorkeakouluun.fi (only in Finnish)

Entrance examination

The entrance examination for Technology will be conducted on 8 April 2021 in Finland. 

Only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the entrance examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application. 

Further information on the entrance examination is published in the beginning of the application period.

See information on entrance exam cooperation

 

Master of Business Administration, Service Design

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

The pre-assignment must be submitted by 20 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2). Instructions for the pre-assignment and information about the entrance examination will be published one week before the beginning of the application period

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.

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 20 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2). Instructions for the pre-assignment will be published on this page one week before the beginning of the application period.

Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management

Selection methods used when applying to Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management in spring 2021 first joint application:

  • When applying with a Finnish higher education degree, the selection method is school performance (weighted average of degree 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 grade average weighted according to the credits shall be calculated from the Finnish higher education degree (UAS / university) course grades which are visible in the My Studyinfo service (My studies) (the courses within courses shown in the service are not included). The verbally assessed courses are not considered in calculating the grade average (e.g. approved/pass / hyväksytty/suoritettu). You can find your study attainments in the My Studyinfo service specifically to each degree. Applicants whose degree information is not in My Studyinfo are not included in the certificate selection but are eligible to participate in the entrance examination.

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 ECTS credit received from the study unit in question. The weighted grades are calculated together and the total is divided by the number of ECTS credits received from the numerically assessed study units. The result is a weighted average grade rounded to two decimal places.

You can use Excel to help with your calculations (in Finnish).

If your grade scale has been 1–3, convert the grade for a 1–5 scale as follows: 2 x (average grade in the grade scale 1–3) - 1. For example, 2 x (3.00) - 1 = 5.00.

You need to add also a link to the information about your higher education studies completed in Finland on the application form. 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.

  • 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 27 January 2021. 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 for each dimension: reading, analysis, and writing.

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

All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination by email. Further information on the entrance examination will be published before the beginning of the application period.

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).

 

Equal admission scores

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