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Joint Application 2019

Online application form must be filled during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi. Detailed instructions on applying and admission criteria are published at Studyinfo website (please open the links below).

Bachelor degree programmes starting in autumn 2019

Offered in the spring 2019 joint application period 1 (9 - 23 January 2019):

Please note that we don't offer Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, in 2019 joint application at all.

Next application period to our English conducted Bachelor degree programmes will be in January 2020. Further information will be published on our website in October 2019.

Master degree programmes starting in autumn 2019

Offered in the spring 2019 application period 2 (20 March - 3 April 2019):

Master degree programmes starting in spring 2020

Offered in autumn 2019 application period (4 - 18 September 2019):

 

Information for Applicants

Online joint application system Studyinfo.fi

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Applications are submitted through the online joint application system at www.studyinfo.fi.

Joint application means that you can apply up to six (6) study programmes with one application. You have to place the programmes in order of preference on the application form. This order is binding and you cannot change it after the application period has ended. You apply with the same application form, even if you apply in both application times. These 6 options may include degree programmes from one or several different institutions.

If you are accepted, you will be offered a study place highest on your order of preference list and to which you have enough points to be accepted. For example, if you are accepted to your second option of preference, your lower options (3-6) are cancelled, but you can remain in the waiting list for a possible study place in your first and highest option.

Read carefully the detailed instructions on how to apply in joint application at Studyinfo.fi before you apply.

Please read also the FAQ page for further information.

Timetable for joint application 2019

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Spring 2019 application period I

Bachelor's degree programmes

Spring 2019 application period II

Master's degree programmes

Autumn 2019 application period

Master's degree programmes

Application period (application form is filled at Studyinfo.fi)

9 January 2019 at 8 a.m. - 23 January 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

20 March 2019 at 8 a.m. - 3 April 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

4 September 2019 at 8 a.m. - 18 September 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

Required attachments uploaded on the application form at Studyinfo

30 January 2019 at 3 p.m.

10 April 2019 at 3 p.m.

26 September 2019 at 3 p.m.

Any changes to information affecting eligibility to be submitted to the admissions office at the latest

18 February 2019 by 3 p.m.

29 April 2019 by 3 p.m.

11 October 2019 by 3 p.m.

Invitations for entrance examinations are sent by e-mail at the earliest

25 February 2019 (if applicable)

Update 28.2.2019: All invitations have been sent. 

10 May 2019 (if applicable)

17 October 2019 (if applicable)

Entrance examinations are arranged in

April (if applicable)

May-June (if applicable)

October- November (if applicable)

Results of admission are published to the applicants at the latest*

7 May 2019

28 June 2019

29 November 2019

Confirming the study place at the latest

8 July 2019 by 3 p.m.
(or within 10 days from the accepting date)

8 July 2019 by 3 p.m.
(or within 10 days from the accepting date)

9 December 2019 by 3 p.m.
(or within 10 days from the accepting date)

Accepting from the waiting list (if used) until

31 July 2019 at 3 p.m.

31 July 2019 at 3 p.m.

17 December 2019 at 3 p.m.

Studies start in

August - September 2019

August - September 2019

January 2020

*Admission results

All applicants will receive an email with a link to the admission results when the results have been published. Please note that the message might end up to the trash mail folder. 

The study place must be confirmed by the given deadline or the admission will be cancelled. Admission is conditional until the UAS has checked the required school and employment certificates. The admission will be cancelled if an applicant fails to submit certificates by the specified deadline, or if an applicant has provided false information.

For further information on admission results of joint application, please visit .

If you are accepted to TUAS and want to confirm the study place, please read the instructions for new students .

Eligibility to apply for Bachelor's degree programmes

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You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
  • a German Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or 180 credit points, or a comparable previous Finnish vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification
  • a foreign qualification which provides eligibility for higher education in the awarding country.

Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.

In joint application 2019, applicants who apply to our Bachelor's degree programme in International Business Online or Information and Communications Technology with a non-Finnish qualification certificate are selected only based on the SAT test results and they are not required to submit any other qualification certificates to TUAS Admission Services. Please read more about the SAT test below.

A higher education degree does not confer eligibility to a Bachelor's degree programme.

Language certificates are not required but the necessary language skills will be tested during the admission process.

Read the specific admission criteria from the Studyinfo.

SAT test

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In joint application 2019, applicants who apply to our Bachelor's degree programme in International Business Online or Information and Communications Technology with a non-Finnish qualification certificate are selected only based on the SAT test results. Thus, the entrance examinations in TUAS for these two degree programmes are available only for those who apply with a Finnish qualification certificate.

Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. 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. 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. The results of the SAT test must be delivered to all those universities of applied sciences that use the admission criteria in question by 10 April 2019. Reports printed or sent by the applicants themselves are not accepted.

Sections used for selection process:

  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    - Reading Test
    - Writing and Language Test
  2. Math

Applicants are accepted in order of best points. There are a limited number of places available. Further information on the SAT test including the lowest point limits are published in the application instructions at Studyinfo.fi .

Check the test dates and register here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

Applicants must also fill in the application form at Studyinfo.fi during the application period.

Eligibility to apply for Master´s degree programmes

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Eligibility for a UAS Master’s degree programmes is conferred by an appropriate UAS Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree and at least three years (36 months) of work experience in a relevant field after completing the degree. Read the specific admission criteria from the Studyinfo.

Work experience requirements

In order to be eligible, applicants must have at least three years (36 months) of work experience accumulated as from the date of award of the final Bachelor's degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July for the spring application period and no later than 31 December for the autumn application period.

Also work experience obtained after completion of a post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree is accepted. In such cases, too, at least three years of work experience obtained in a relevant field is required.

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment continues, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer. If an original employment certificate is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorized) translator, indicating the translator’s name, signature and stamp, along with the copy of the original certificate.

Employment certificates will be checked only from those admitted as students.

Further information on counting work experience is available at FAQ page.

Deadlines for required documents

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Submit the required documents on the application form at Studyinfo.   Contact the Admissions Office by e-mail if you have any questions. A photo of the document taken with a mobile phone or camera is acceptable if it's clear enough to read. An applicant is responsible of delivering all the required documents by the deadline.

With online form  you can send the application attachments to TUAS Admission Services if you could not submit the documents on the application form at Studyinfo.

Note! Possible pre-tasks or motivation letters must be delivered by the degree programme specific instructions.

Timetable for required documents 2019

Document

Spring application period I:
9 – 23 January 2019
Bachelor degree programmes in English

Copies of the documents to be submitted to the TUAS Admission Services:

Spring application period II:
20 March - 3 April 2019
Master degree programmes in English

Copies of the documents to be submitted to the TUAS Admission Services:

Autumn application period
4 - 18 September 2019
Master degree programmes in English

Copies of the documents to be submitted to the TUAS Admission Services:

Finnish qualification:

Copy of the degree certificate or a provisional certificate issued by the educational institution on the graduation of the applicant.

by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

Matriculation examination certificates of those who took their matriculation examination in or after 1990 are not required at all.

by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

by 3 p.m. on 9 December 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

Qualifications taken outside Finland:

Copy of the final diploma/certificate (and its official translation in English, Finnish or Swedish).

by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

Not required from those who are selected only based on the SAT test results.

by 3 p.m. on 10 April 2019

Original diplomas and original official translations will be checked in the beginning of the studies.

by 3 p.m. on 25 September 2019

Original diplomas and original official translations will be checked in the beginning of the studies.

Copies of employment certificates (and their official translations in English, Finnish or Swedish

not required

by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

by 3 p.m. on 9 December 2019

(Only the certificates of those admitted as students will be checked.)

Decisions to grant asylum or residence permits issued on the basis of a need for protection of refugees or applicants in a refugee-like situation to be submitted to the admissions office.:

by 3 p.m. on 30 January 2019

 

by 3 p.m. on 10 April 2019

 

by 3 p.m. on 25 September 2019

SAT score report

Required from applicants who apply with a non-Finnish qualification certificate to TUAS Bachelor degree programme in International Business Online or Information and Communications Technology.

by 3 p.m. on 10 April 2019

An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser. The code for Turku University of Applied Sciences is 6867.

Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. 

not required

not required

Copy of document exempting from tuition fees

You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you provide a copy of one of the documents:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland*
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit or
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit or
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence card in Finland (Type P-EU) or
  • EU Blue Card in Finland or
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland

*Citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register.

by 3 p.m. on 30 January 2019

Notice, if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the application period or later during your studies, please provide us the document immediately. You will be exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the next semester at TUAS.

by 3 p.m. on 10 April 2019

Notice, if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the application period or later during your studies, please provide us the document immediately. You will be exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the next semester at TUAS.

by 3 p.m. on 25 September 2019

Notice, if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the application period or later during your studies, please provide us the document immediately. You will be exempted from paying the tuition fees starting from the next semester at TUAS.

 

 

FAQ

On this section you can find the answers to frequently asked questions about joint application and applying on this page. If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact the Admissions Office by e-mail.

Accessibility in student admissions

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An applicant may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking an entrance examination.

  • The application should indicate the types of special arrangements being requested and the grounds for the request.
  • The applicant should enclose copies of the certificates to which he or she makes appeal. As a general rule, the statements should be not more than five (5) years old. The application contains more detailed information about the attachments.

In cases where an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements already exists during the application period, an application for special arrangements for entrance examinations must be submitted by the common deadline decided by the universities of applied sciences (see instructions, in Finnish only). The applicant must submit a separate application to each university of applied sciences to which he or she has submitted an application. A university of applied sciences may provide additional instructions, for example related to two-stage admissions. The application should be submitted to the admissions offices of the relevant higher education institutions.

If an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, the applicant must submit an application for special arrangements to the admissions offices of each university of applied sciences arranging the entrance examinations that he or she intends to take without delay. The university of applied sciences may deny an applicant the right to special arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and valid only on a specific examination date. Procedures indicated by good governance must be followed when making the decisions. The applicant will receive a notification (not a decision) about the special arrangements sufficiently early before the entrance examination. Any attachments to applications for special arrangements shall be secret.

If you are a refugee and unable to submit the documents

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A person with refugee status or an asylum seeker may apply and be accepted to study in education just as any other eligible citizen of Finland or any other country.

It the applicant is a refugee, has status comparable to a refugee or is an asylum seeker, and he or she cannot thus verify his or her previous degree with relevant documentation, the higher education institution may invite the applicant to take an entrance exam or, if necessary, submit the application for academic assessment. The higher education institution of the degree programme will use the report requested from the applicant as basis for making the decision on whether the documentation on the previous degree is sufficient. Turku UAS accepts also Alien’s passports, which have the note “identity not confirmed”.

The applicant must have a decision by the authorities concerning his or her status (decision on asylum or residence permit on the basis of protection). The applicant must submit a copy of the relevant decision within a previously notified time limit to the admissions services of all the higher education institutions where he or she is applying.

In order to declare his or her status, an asylum seeker who has not yet been granted a decision may verify his or her status by presenting an identity card with his or her photograph granted by Migri and, when required by the degree programme, a fee-based (€20) pending application by Migri that states that the applicant is permitted to legally reside in Finland during the time when his or her case is being processed, i.e. until a lawful decision has been made on the case.

Postponing the beginning of the studies

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You can register as non-attending for the academic year only for the following reasons:

  1. If you are unable to begin your studies due to illness or disability, and will be non-attending for one semester or the whole academic year
  2. Maternity leave, paternity leave or parental leave
  3. Completion of military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland

Documents proving the legal grounds for the absence must be submitted to the admission office after confirming the study place. Please check the deadline from page Required Documents.

Previous years' entrance examinations

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Business field

Entrance examination in joint application 2018 for Bachelor's degree programme in International Business is available here .

Technology field

Previous years' entrance examinations for Bachelor's degree programmes in technology field are available here .

Request for rectification

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An applicant can make a written request for rectification to the Board of Student Affairs of Turku University of Applied Sciences within 14 days after receiving the decision on student selection in case he/she can satisfactorily prove that the decision has not been made according to the admission criteria.

Please note the following:

  • favorable decision is possible only if all the eligibility/admission requirements are fulfilled
  • decision can be changed only in case it has not been made according to the admission criteria
  • it is not possible to change the admission criteria on the basis of an appeal
  • it is not possible to supplement the application afterwards (late documents will not be considered)
  • possible delays in getting the required certificates in time or delays in postal delivery do not take away applicant's responsibility of delivering all the required certificates by the deadline
  • incapability to attend in the entrance examination, health reasons, difficult life situation, misunderstanding etc. will not affect the decision

Before writing the request for rectification, please check the admission criteria of the study programme in question at www.studyinfo.fi and then contact the Admission Services by e-mail for more detailed information on the grounds of the decision: admissions@turkuamk.fi. If after contacting the Admission Services you still think that the decision has not been made according to the admission criteria, you can make the request for rectification.

Request for rectification has to clearly identify what the appeal is concerning, and the justification for revising the original decision. Student admission decision can be changed only in those cases where it is clearly shown that the student admission criteria has not been followed. Therefore, the appeal must be well-grounded and it should contain accurate information on where the polytechnic/UAS has not followed the criteria. The request must also contain the applicant’s personal and contact information. Documents supporting the rectification are attached to the request.

The request for rectification must be addressed to:

Turku University of Applied Sciences
Board of Student Affairs /Register Office
Joukahaisenkatu 3
20520 Turku
FINLAND

Turku Uninversity of Applied Sciences will send the decision by post.

Work experience requirements for Master's degree programmes

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In order to be eligible, applicants must have three years (36 months) of work experience accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July for the spring application period and no later than 31 December for the autumn application period.

Universities of applied sciences also accept work experience obtained after completion of a postsecondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree. In such cases, too, at least three years of work experience obtained in a relevant field is required.

Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

In Seafaring, at least six months of officer service aboard a vessel approved by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), as per an extract of the seamen’s register, is accepted for the Master’s Degree Programme in Marine Technology (Master Mariner). An additional requirement is work experience in the seafaring field, either at sea or on land, to the extent that the above-mentioned officer duties and other seafaring work experience constitute at least three years of work experience add up to at least three years (36 months) of work experience.

Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.

Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.

Separate Applications

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You can apply to study at TUAS also through separate applications. Read more.