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Joint Application 2018

Application periods and English conducted degree programmes in joint application 2018 are listed below. Further information is published at Studyinfo website (through links).

Spring application period I (9 - 24 January 2018)

Spring application period II (14 - 28 March 2018)

Online application form must be filled during the application period at

Online joint application system

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Applications are submitted through the online joint application system at

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 the detailed instructions at before you apply.

Please check also the FAQ page for further information.

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.

A higher education degree does not confer eligibility.

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

Read the specific admission criteria from the degree programme descriptions.

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 degree programme descriptions.

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 degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2018.

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.

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

Timetable for joint application 2018

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The next joint application period to our Bachelor degree programmes is 9 - 24 January 2018 and Master degree programmes 14 - 28 March 2018. The detailed timetable for joint application 2018 will be published in November 2017.

SAT test

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In joint application 2018, 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. 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 .

Sections used for selection process:

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

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 13 April 2018. Reports printed or sent by the applicant themselves cannot be accepted.

Check the test dates and register here:
Find out more about SAT test, score reports, registration and preparing:

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

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

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The tuition fee is 9000 EUR per academic year for non-EU/EEA students who start their studies in Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes offered in English on 1 August 2017 or after that. Tuition fee does not include accommodation or other living or study related costs.

Scolarship programme in TUAS

By completing 55 ECTS credits per year, the student will be refunded a third of the fee.

The tuition fee does not concern those non-EU/EEA students who

  • have started their studies before autumn 2017;
  • have accepted their degree study place in 2016 joint application, have enrolled as absent for the academic year 2016-2017 and start their studies in autumn 2017 or later;
  • have been accepted as transfer students in TUAS, started their studies in another UAS before 1 August 2017 and have not been required to pay tuition fee earlier;
  • study in degree programmes taught in Finnish;
  • who are treated as EU citizens by agreement by the EU, or the family members of such persons

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.

The decision whether you are required to pay fees or not is made based only on the Finnish Immigration Service’s residence permit decision, which is checked from the copy of your residence permit card attached to your application documents. The document must be valid on 1 August to be exempted from tuition fee on autumn semester and 1 January to be exempted from tuition fee on spring semester.

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.

Please check more detailed information with the title “Am I required to pay the tuition fees” at

Discretionary admission

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If you apply to our Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online degree programme, you are a Russian citizen and you are graduating in summer 2018, you need to inform TUAS Admissions that you wish to be considered for discretionary admission. Email: