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Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering

Transfer application, spring 2020

Apply for a transfer to Turku University of Applied Sciences 

Transfer application is used in degree education in universities of applied sciences.

A transfer student refers to a student accepted to studies leading to a higher education degree, whose right to study is transferred from a higher education institution to another or within the higher education institution from a degree programme to another, thus that the degree title attached to the targeted degree changes.  Those transferring from other higher education institutions and those transferring from a degree to another within TUAS are placed in their own study options.

The transfer application in autumn 2020 takes place on 2–13 November 2020. 

Please note that all TUAS’ degree programmes are not included in the transfer application.

The study options can be found in Studyinfo (www.studyinfo.fi) at the beginning of September. The application also takes place in Studyinfo. The application form will open once the application period starts. You can fill in only one application and apply for only one study option per application period. 

The tuition fee is charged from non-EU/EEA students who have started their studies in degree programmes offered in English on 1 August 2017 or after that. Please read further information on the tuition fee, exemption from the fee and scholarship programme  here.

The transfer may only take place between semesters. The right to study of an applicant who has been accepted as a student in the transfer application is transferred to Turku University of Applied Sciences. The right to complete a degree is defined by the degree programme to which the right to study has been received in the transfer. The periods of attendance and absence the student has used for studies on which the transfer is based are also calculated in the time of completing the degree.

Decisions on the student selection of the transfer application in the autumn 2020 will be published by 13 December.

If you have questions, please contact admissions@turkuamk.fi. 

Application criteria and instructions, transfer students from other higher education institutions

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Description of eligibility criteria:

Transfer application is used in degree education in universities of applied sciences.

You can apply for a transfer to Turku University of Applied Sciences from another Finnish higher education institution. Applying and admissions take place in Studyinfo. The applicant shall have a valid right to study for a degree in a Finnish higher education institution, they shall have studied for at least one academic year and meet the study option specific criteria in terms of the basic education (these are stated in Studyinfo by the study option, see the eligibility specifications). The applicant shall have progressed with at least 30 cr/academic year in their studies.

Transfer cannot be applied from a foreign higher education institution.

Selection criteria description, transfer students from other higher education institutions:

If there are more eligible applicants than what can be admitted, the selection takes place based on the number of credits: the applicant who has completed the most credits is the first one to be admitted. In addition, in the admissions in the field of culture, a demonstration of competence is used. It is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Credits required for eligibility shall appear in the transcript of records, which the applicant attaches to the application form in Studyinfo. Studies recorded after the end of the application period are not considered. Free-form justifications are not considered. In addition to the transcript of records, the applicant shall submit a study certificate, which contains their entire history of attendance. 

When applying transfer to a foreign-language degree programme from a degree programme conducted in Finnish, a language test result is required (these are stated in Studyinfo by the study option).

You can fill in only one application and apply for only one study option per application period in TUAS’ transfer application.

Application criteria and instructions, transferring to another degree within the Turku University of Applied Sciences

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Description of eligibility criteria:

Transfer application is used in degree education in universities of applied sciences.

The degree students of Turku University of Applied Sciences apply in transfer application, if the targeted degree or degree title changes. The applicant shall have a valid right to study for a degree at TUAS, they shall have studied for at least one academic year and meet the study option specific criteria in terms of the basic education (these are stated in Studyinfo by the study option, see the eligibility specifications).

The applicant shall have progressed with at least 30 cr/academic year in their studies. However, the last criterion is not applied to those applying with a special reason (justifications related to health).

When applying transfer to a foreign-language degree programme from a degree programme conducted in Finnish, a language test result is required (these are stated in Studyinfo by the study option).

Description on admission criteria, transfer application within Turku University of Applied Sciences:

The procedure is applied in a situation in which a degree student at TUAS applies for transfer to another field of education thus that the targeted degree or degree title changes. If the targeted degree or degree title does not change, it is not a matter of transfer application but internal transfer, the procedures of which are defined in the degree regulations (see Messi). 

If there are more eligible applicants than what can be admitted, the selection takes place based on the number of credits: the applicant who has completed the most credits is the first one to be admitted. In the selection, the completed courses recorded by the end of the application period are considered. They are checked from the study register.

In addition to what is mentioned above, admission based on a special reason is utilized in the internal transfer application of TUAS. This applies e.g. justifications for the transfer related to the student’s health. The student shall submit a document verifying the reasons to admission services. Transfers accepted based on a special reason are implemented outside the student quota defined for transfer application.

You can fill in only one application and apply for only one study option per application period in TUAS’ transfer application.