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Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering

Transfer application, autumn 2017

Apply for a transfer to Turku University of Applied Sciences 

You can apply for a transfer to Turku University of Applied Sciences from another higher education institution. TUAS’ own degree students also apply in the transfer application, if the targeted degree or degree title changes.

The transfer application in autumn 2017 takes place on 1–15 November 2017. The study options can be found in Studyinfo ( As the search criteria, use the name of the degree programme you are applying to + transfer application (e.g. information technology, transfer application). 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. 

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

Among degree programmes conducted in English, only  Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, full-time and Master of Business Administration, Business Management are included in the transfer application in autumn 2017. Other degree programmes included in the transfer application are conducted in Finnish.

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

Application criteria and instructions, autumn 2017 application period

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Always check the application criteria when the application period starts, there might be changes.

When considering the transfer, the abilities to continue the studies required by the degree programme and the amount completed credits are taken into account. The selection criteria for transfer are defined for each study option. The range for the number of accepted transfer students and the policy on whether transfer students will be admitted at all are defined for each study option annually.

You can apply, if

  1. You have an ongoing right to study at a higher education institution
  2. You have studied at least 1 year
  3. You still have term of right to study left
  4. You have progressed in your studies with at least 45 cr/academic year (Bachelor's degrees) and at least 30 cr/academic year (Master’s degrees)
  5. You meet the eligibility criteria defined by the study option (these are stated in Studyinfo by the study option).

The applicants who have advanced the furthest in their studies are given precedence, if they have completed at least 45 cr/academic year (Bachelor’s degrees) or at least 30 cr/academic year (Master’s degrees).

Transfer to a foreign-language degree programme requires sufficient demonstration of language skills.

The credits required for eligibility have to be registered in the transcript of records, which the applicant shall submit at the latest on the last day of the application period by 3 pm to Admission Services. Study attainments which are recorded later are not taken into account. Free-form justifications are not taken into account.

In addition to the transcript of records, the applicant shall submit a study certificate, which denotes his/her entire history of attendance, to Admission Services by the end of the application period.  Required documents can be submitted via this link.

Inadequate applications will not be processed. Possible delays/problems with post or with acquiring the documents do not exempt the applicant from the duty to submit the required documents by the deadline. Enclosures which arrive late are not taken into account.

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 spring will be done by 15 December 2017. The study place shall be accepted at the latest by 31 December 2017.