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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 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.

 

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)
  • Certificate-based selection when applying with a Finnish marticulation examination or international marticulation examination (IB/EB/RP/DIA) completed in Finland (8 study places)
  • Certificate-based selection when applying with a 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

Certificate-based selection

Certificate-based selection is used when applying with

  • a Finnish marticulation examination;
  • international marticulation examination completed in Finland; or
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification completed after 1 August 2015. 

Those who graduate after application period, are not considered for admission in certificate-based selection but only entrance examination.

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

Online entrance examination

In Turku UAS, only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the online entrance examination.

The online exam will contain three phases:

  1. Pre-task must be submitted on the application form by 15.00 Finnish time on 27 January 2021.
  2. The written part will be held on 2 February 2021. 
  3. Online interviews are held between 15-19 February.

Total max 100 points, min 32 points. Please read the detailed instructions carefully below.  See information on entrance exam cooperation

Instructions for the pre-task: applicant video (max 10 points, min 4 points)

Welcome to start the entrance exam for business studies (BBA). We would like to know who you are and why you decided to apply to study business. Please read the instructions below carefully and then record your 2-minute video.  

1. Instructions for CREATING your video

  • Deadline: The video must be uploaded to Studyinfo latest by 15.00 Finnish time on Wednesday 27 January 2021. Please make sure that you have enough time to upload your video to Studyinfo. The upload time is dependent on your broadband width.  
  • Length: The maximum length of your video is 2 minutes. 
  • Device: You can record the video using e.g. your laptop camera or your mobile phone 
  • Content: Make a good plan for your video before you start recording it, and make sure you cover the topics required in the instructions. You can use your creativity and show something of your personality when telling us who you are and why you want to study business 
  • Environment: Adjust the lighting if needed. Make sure that light comes from in front of you so that your face is well illuminated, not from behind you or from the side. 
  • In the 2-minute video we expect you to cover the following four topics: 
    • In short, tell us who you are and where you come from. 
    • Why do you want to study business? What are the reasons why you think business is the right study field for you? 
    • What do you know about the business programme(s) you are applying for? 
    • Do you enjoy working in teams? What example of your team working skills can you give? Your example… 

2. Instructions for UPLOADING your video 

  • You are asked to submit your video to Studyinfo latest by 15.00 Finnish time on 27 January.  
  • Upload your video as an attachment to your application in Studyinfo before the deadline.  
  • Make sure that your video is saved as one of the next most common video formats (mp4, mov, wmv). 
  • Maximum file size is 1.0 GB. 
  • Upload the actual video to Studyinfo not e.g. a link to Youtube. 

3. The evaluation of your video: When assessing your video, we will be focusing on: 

  • Your motivation 
  • The contents of your video 
  • Your presentation skills 
  • Your English language skills 

 

The written part will be held on 2 February 2021. 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. The written part includes logical thinking and mathematics (max 30 points, min 8 points) and essay based on material given during the exam (max 30 points, min 10 points).

Online interviews are held between 15-19 February. You will need a computer with a camera and an internet connection. Each UAS will interview maximum 100 best candidates based on the points from the pre-task and written part. Only applicants with 22 points or more from the pre-task and written part passing both phases may be invited to the online interview. (max 30 points, min 10 points)

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology

Selection methods:

  • SAT test when applying with a non-Finnish upper secondary qualification (9 study places)
  • Certificate-based selection when applying with a Finnish marticulation examination or international marticulation examination (IB/EB/RP/DIA) completed in Finland (9 study places)
  • Certificate-based selection, Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification completed after 1.8.2015 (6 study places)
  • Entrance examination in Finland for those applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification (6 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: 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

Certificate-based selection

Certificate-based selection is used when applying with

  • a Finnish marticulation examination;
  • international marticulation examination completed in Finland; or
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification completed after 1 August 2015. 

Those who graduate after application period, are not considered for admission in certificate-based selection but only entrance examination.

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

Entrance examination

NOTE UPDATE on 19 March 2021:
Applicants must make a compulsory pre-registration for the entrance examination in technology by 26 March at 12.00. Link for the pre-registraton has been sent to the applicants by email (see trash mail box also). Please contact admissions@turkuamk.fi if you have not received the link.

A national entrance examination in the field of technology will be organised on 8 April 2021 in Finland. All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exam. Those who are already accepted based on school performance, don't need to participate in the entrance examination. Only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the entrance examination in Turku UAS. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application.

The entrance examination consists of three sections:

  • Mathematical/scientific section
  • SWOT
  • English language test

The maximum score of the entrance examination is 70 points. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must score at least 20 points.

Universities of applied sciences engaging in admissions cooperation will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences.

See information on entrance exam cooperation

 

Master of Business Administration, Service Design

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

Turku UAS Master of Business Administration, Service Design cooperates with Novia UAS Master of Business Administration, Service Design. The points of the pre-assignment and entrance examination are considered for both degree programmes.

The pre-assignment must be submitted by 27 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2). 

The entrance examination will be held in the form of an e-interview during 11-12 March 2021.

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.

Pre-assignment and CV (max 50 points)

Upload the pre-assignment and CV as separate pdf-files with your whole name in both files (together max 5 MB) through this form. 

Service Design pre-assingment

  • 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 

 

E-interview (max 50 points) 

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

  • 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.

NOTE! The deadline for pre-assignment has been extended until 27 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

All applicants must submit a pre-assignment by 27 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2). 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/390/lomakkeet.html. Deadline for the pre-assignment is 27 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).

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 2021.

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 (UAS or university), the selection method is school performance (weighted average of degree grades) – 70% of study places
  • When applying with a non-Finnish higher education degree (Bachelor's Master's or Doctor's 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

Master's degree programmes' selections based on school performance are made 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 is not in My Studyinfo service, are not included in the certificate selection but are eligible to participate in the entrance examination.

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 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). 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)

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

Entrance examination will be arranged on Tue 30 March 2021. All eligible applicants are invited to the entrance examination by email.

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.