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Joint Application

Online application form must be filled during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.   Please find the degree programmes' links to Studyinfo below. For example, the detailed eligibility criteria is described at Studyinfo.fi. Please visit also Admission Criteria  for the instructions of the selection methods used in Turku UAS English conducted degree programmes' admissions. Read also the information on tuition fees and scholarships.

Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in English starting in autumn 2021

Application period 7 - 20 January 2021 (spring 2021 first joint application):

Please read the instuctions on applying below on this page and at Studyinfo.fi.

 

Master's degree programmes in English starting in January 2022

Application period 1 - 15 September 2021 (autumn 2021 joint application):

  • Offered degree programmes and application instructions will be published in May-June 2021.

 

Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in English starting in autumn 2022

Application period 5 - 19 January 2022 (spring 2022 first joint application):

  • Offered degree programmes and application instructions will be published in September 2021.

 

Information for Applicants

30 Mar 2021 Invitations to the entrance examination for Bachelor's degree programme in Information and Communications Technology have been sent by email (check also trash mail box).

19 Mar 2021 Applicants must make a compulsory pre-registration for the entrance examination in technology on 8th April 2021. Link for the pre-registraton has been sent to the applicants by email (see trash mail box also). 

19 Mar 2021 Admission results via online entrance examination to the Bachelor's degree progarmme in International Business Online are published in My Studyinfo . If you are accepted in joint application, see the instructions for new students.

24 Feb 2021 Admission results via certificate-based selection to the Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management are published in My Studyinfo . If you are accepted in joint application, see the instructions for new students.  If you are accepted to the degree programme via certificate-based selection method, you are not required to take the entrance examination.

16 Feb 2021 Invitations to the entrance examination or online interview of Master's degree programmes have been sent by email (check also trash mail box).

11 Feb 2021 Invitations to the online interview of International Business have been sent by email (check also trash mail box). 

1 Feb 2021 Admission results via certificate-based selection method based on vocational upper secondary qualification to the Bachelor's degree progarmmes are published in My Studyinfo . If you are accepted in joint application, see the instructions for new students.  If you are accepted to desired study programme via certificate-based selection method, you are not required to take the entrance examination.

29 Jan 2021 Admission results via certificate-based selection method based on marticulation examination to the Bachelor's degree progarmmes are published in My Studyinfo . If you are accepted in joint application, see the instructions for new students.

Also the invitations to International Business online entrance examination's written part have been sent by email (check also trash mail box). Only those who have uploaded the pre-task to the application form by the given deadline, have been invited to the written part. If you are accepted to desired study programme via certificate-based selection method, you are not required to take the entrance examination.

21 Jan 2021 The deadline for pre-assignment in Master of Culture and Arts, Creative Design Management, has been extended until 27 January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. See the instructions on Admission Criteria page.

31 Dec 2020 Instructions for pre-assignments required in January 2021 joint application are published on Admission Criteria page.

 

How to apply in joint application

Applications are submitted through the national online application website at www.studyinfo.fi.

Joint application means that you can apply to up to six (6) study programmes with one application form. These 6 options may include degree programmes from one or several different higher education institutions. 

Note that you can only confirm one study place per academic term. This means that if you have been accepted to several study programmes in one application or in several applications, you need to choose which place you wish to confirm. When you have confirmed a study place, all other study programmes that you have applied to and that begin during the same academic term will be cancelled automatically.

Read more about the one study place per term provision.

Read carefully the joint application instructions at Studyinfo.fi and also on this page before applying. If you need further information, please contact the  Admission Services  by e-mail.

Timetable for joint applications in 2021

 

Spring 2021 first joint application

Degree programmes offered in English.

Spring 2021 second joint application

Degree programmes offered in Finnish

Autumn 2021 joint application

Degree programmes offered in Finnish and English

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

7 January 2021 at 8 a.m. - 20 January 2021 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

17 March 2021 at 8 a.n. - 31 March 2021 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

1 September 2021 at 8 a.a. - 15 September 2021 at 3 p.m. Finnish time

Required attachments uploaded on the application form at Studyinfo

(see the separate timetable below)

(see the separate timetable below)

(see the separate timetable below)

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

see Admission Criteria -page

see Admission Criteria -page

 

see Admission Criteria -page

Entrance examinations are arranged in

February-April 2021

May-June 2021

October 2021

Results of admission are published to the applicants at the latest

4 June 2021

9 July 2021

26 November 2021

Confirming the study place at the latest

16 July 2021 by 3 p.m. Finnish time
or within 7 days from the accepting date

16 July 2021 by 3 p.m. Finnish time
or within 7 days from the accepting date

3 December 2021 by 3 p.m. Finnish time

Accepting from the waiting list until

2 August 2021 at 3 p.m.

2 August 2021 at 3 p.m.

14 December 2021 by 3 p.m.

Studies start in

August - September 2021

August - September 2021

January 2022

*Admission results

The results are published as soon as they are ready. Applicants can follow the status at My Studyinfo service.  Accepted applicants receive automatic email notification about the study place from Studyinfo immediately. All applicants will receive an email with a link to the admission results when all joint application 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 in joint application, please read the instructions at Studyinfo website.

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

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.

Applicants who apply to our Bachelor's degree programmes with a non-Finnish education are selected only based on the SAT test results.

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

Read more about admission criteria and selection methods.

Eligibility to apply for Master´s degree programmes

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 two years of work experience in a relevant field after completing the degree. The detailed eligibility criteria for each study programme option is described at Studyinfo.fi.

Read more about admission criteria and selection methods.

Please note that the Finnish Immigration Service does not necessarily grant a residence permit for TUAS’ Master School studies, if there are only two contact lesson days per month. Residence permit is not granted at all to degree programmes conducted online. In case the residence permit is not granted, the student may apply for a travel visa for the contact lesson days. Read more on the Finnish Immigration Service's website.

Work experience requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to Master's degree programmes, applicants must have at least two years (24 months) of work experience accumulated as from the date of award of the final higher education 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. Specific requirements on the quality of the work experience is described in the admission criteria of the study programme option at Studyinfo.

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. 

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. Employment certificates will be checked only from those admitted as students. Admission is conditional until all required documents have been checked.

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. 

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 for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

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.

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

Apply with SAT test

Applicants who apply in joint application to our English conducted Bachelor's degree programmes with a non-Finnish education are selected only based on the SAT test results. Thus, only applicants applying with a Finnish upper secondary qualification can be invited to the entrance examination arranged by Turku UAS.

SAT test is also alternative selection method when applying to some English conducted Master's degree programmes with a non-Finnish higher education degree.

Read more about the selection methods on the Admission Criteria page.

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

Deadlines for required documents

Submit the required documents on the application form at Studyinfo.   Contact the Admission Services by e-mail if you have any questions about the required documents. 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-assignments must be delivered by the degree programme specific instructions.

Schedule for submitting application attachments in the joint applications 2021

Document Joint application to higher education for study programmes offered in English

 

7 January to 20 January 2021

Joint application to higher education for study programmes offered in Finnish

 

17 March to 31 March 2021

Matriculation examination completed in Finland (Ylioppilastutkinto)

1)  Grades of those graduating in or after 1990

2) Those who have graduated before 1990 shall upload a copy along with the application by

1) Obtained directly from the Matriculation Examination Board.

2) Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.

1) Obtained directly from the Matriculation Examination Board.

2) Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m

Vocational upper secondary qualification completed in Finland (ammatillinen perustutkinto)

1) Data of those graduating in or after 2017

2) Those who have graduated before 2017 shall upload a copy along with the application by

1) Obtained directly from the educational institutions.

2) Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.

1) Obtained directly from the educational institutions

2) Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m

Further or specialist vocational qualification completed in Finland (ammatti- tai erikoisammattitutkinto)

1) Data of those graduating in or after 2018

2) Those who have graduated before 2018 shall upload a copy along with the application by

1) Obtained directly from the educational institutions.

2) Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.

1) Obtained directly from the educational institutions.

2) Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m

Other qualifications and degrees completed in Finland

A copy of the final degree certificate must be uploaded on the application form by (*those graduating after application period)

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m. (*16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.) Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m (*16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.)

International matriculation examination (IB, EB and RP/DIA)

A final degree certificate must be uploaded on the application form by
(*those graduating after application period)

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.
(*EB/IB predicted grades and DIA final grades by Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m. and EB/IB final grades by Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.)

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.
(*EB/IB predicted grades and DIA final grades by Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m. and EB/IB final grades by Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.)

Degrees completed outside Finland

1)       A copy of the diploma or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution and the official translation must be uploaded along with the application.

2)       Those graduating after the application period shall submit a copy of their final degree certificate (or an interim certificate on their graduation issued by the educational institution) and a copy of the official translation

 

1)       Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.

 

2)       Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.

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

1)       Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m.

 

2)       Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m.

Preliminary tasks shall be submitted

See Admission Criteria page see Opiskelijavalinnat page (in Finnish only)

Copies of employment certificates when applying to Master's degree programmes (and their official translations in English, Finnish or Swedish)

Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m

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

Wed 16 July 2021 at 3 p.m

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

SAT score report

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

Mon 5 April 2021 at 3 p.m.

Not applicable.

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.

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m.

Not applicable.

The asylum decision or residence permit for refugees or persons in a position similar to that of a refugee shall be submitted to the admission services as an attachment to the background check form.

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m. Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m.
Accessibility in student selections:

applications for individual arrangements for the entrance examination shall be submitted to the higher education institution (see ammattikorkeakouluun.fi)

Wed 27 January 2021 at 3 p.m. Wed 7 April 2021 at 3 p.m.

 


 

 

 

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 Admission Services  by e-mail.

Accessibility in student admissions

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

  • The application should indicate the types of 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.

If you need individual arrangements in entrance examinations, you need to fill in the application by the given deadline (see the deadlines for required documents above).

Open the link to fill in the application for for individual arrangements.

In cases where an issue entitling an applicant to individual arrangements already exists during the application period, an application for individual 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 must be submitted to the admission services of the relevant higher education institutions.

If an issue entitling an applicant to individual arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, the applicant must submit an application for individual arrangements to the admission services 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 individual arrangements if such arrangements are impossible to implement, for example because of schedule-related reasons.

Individual 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 individual arrangements sufficiently early before the entrance examination. Any attachments to applications for individual arrangements shall be secret.

If you are a refugee and unable to submit the documents

If the applicant is a refugeein a position comparable to a refugee or an asylum seeker and does not have documents in proof of his/her prior qualification, the higher education institution may consider the applicant for admission. Based on information requested from the applicant, the higher education institution offering the programme in question will decide if the information on the prior qualification is sufficient.

The applicant must have an official decision attesting to his or her refugee status (a decision to grant asylum or a residence permit issued on the basis of need for protection). The applicant must submit a copy of this decision to the admission services of each higher education institution to which he or she is applying by the deadline specified in advance (see the deadlines for required documents above).

In order to clarify their status, an asylum seeker to whom a decision has not yet been issued may present a photo ID issued by the Finnish Immigration Service, for example at an entrance examination, and should the higher education institution so require, also a certificate issued by the Finnish Immigration Service for a fee (EUR 20) stating that the applicant is legally resident in Finland while their case is being processed, or until a legally valid decision has been made.

Postponing the beginning of the studies

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 the New Degree Students' instructions.

Previous years' entrance examinations

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 (National entrance examination in technology field).

Request for rectification

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 read carefully 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 University of Applied Sciences will send the decision by post.

Separate applications

You can apply to study at Turku UAS also through separate applications. 
Read more about separate applications

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are charged from students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and are accepted to English conducted Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes.

Read more about tuition fees: http://www.tuas.fi/en/study-tuas/admissions/tuition-fees/