Information for Present and Prospective Students
Materials related to studying can be found in Messi. This section features forms and information that students may need after losing access rights and the related user identifiers.
Students who do not register by the deadline lose their right to study. Consequently, they lose all access rights to TUAS’ information systems and are not entitled to attend teaching or training. The Centre of Student Financial Aid of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) will be notified of the reversal of the right to study.
Transcripts of records and student certificates can be ordered and collected from student offices.
Enrolment for the Academic YearRead more
Enrolment as present or absent, applies students who have started their studies on or after 1 August 2015
You have to enrol as present or absent every academic year. If you neglect the enrolment, you will forfeit your right to study and will have to apply for its reinstatement separately. Remember to enrol also if you’re about to leave for student exchange or are writing your thesis.
Enrol in WinhaWille (the link in SoleOPS goes to WinhaWille) between 1 May – 10 September. The enrolment information can be added or changed between 15 December – 10 January. The enrolment can be changed only during the periods of enrolment.
You can enrol as absent if
you’re completing service according to the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007) or the Women’s Voluntary Military Service Act (194/1995);
you're on maternity, paternity or parental leave
- in terms of the two abovementioned, always submit a certificate to the student office.
- other absence max. two semesters in length
The abovementioned absences do not consume your study time.
Students in multiform degree programmes leading to a Bachelor’s degree as well as Master’s degree students shall discuss the effect of an absence on the study arrangements with their tutor teacher. If you wish to enrol as absent, please contact the student office.
Enrolment as present or absent, studies have been started in a degree programme which has started before 1 August 2015
You have to enrol as present or absent every academic year. You can enrol as absent for two academic years in total. You don’t have to submit a certificate for the absence. Enrolment as absent is done in WinhaWille between 1 May – 10 September and 15 December – 10 January.
In the autumn you have to enrol for the entire academic year, unless your study time ends before the spring semester starts. Example: the studies have started in August 2013, and last 3.5 years. The standard study time ends on 31 December 2016. The student can enrol only for the autumn semester 2016. If the studies continue in the spring semester 2017, enrolment for the spring term is done between 15 December – 10 January 2017.
Students in multiform degree programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree as well as Master's degree students shall discuss the effect of an absence on the study arrangements with their tutor teacher. If you wish to enrol as absent, please contact the student office.
Students on an extension time
Students on an extension cannot enrol as absent.
You forgot to enrol or resigned and wish to continue your studiesRead more
Students have to enrol as present or absent each academic year, during the enrolment period announced by the university of applied sciences. If you have forgotten to enrol, you have lost your right to study in the degree education. In order to be able to continue your studies, you have to apply for a reinstatement of the right to study. The reinstatement of the right to study can be applied for the same or equivalent degree programme you have studied in.
If your term of right to study is still ongoing, the right to study is reinstated always upon an application. If you have used all of your term of right to study and a possible extension time and have been unable to complete your studies, please see “Your right to study has ended or you have resigned and wish to complete your studies”. You can check from the Student Office if your term of the right to study is still ongoing.
How to apply for reinstatement of the right to study:
Fill the electronic application for reinstatement of the right to study . The fee for processing the application 50 EUR (decree 1440/2014) is paid as netbank payment while filling the application. If you cannot use netbank payment, please contact the Student Office for paper form and payment instructions.
Your right to study has ended and you wish to complete your studiesRead more
If you have not completed your studies during the term of right to study or the extension time, you can apply for the reinstatement of the right to study to the degree programme you have studied in or an equivalent one. The right to study can be reinstated if the amount of studies missing from the degree does not exceed 35 cr. A student whose right to study has been restored cannot enrol as absent but is present throughout the entire period of the right to study. For more information, please contact the Student Office or Study Counsellor.
How to apply for the reinstatement of the right to study?
- Contact the Student Office of Study Counsellor to confirm that you can apply for reinstatement of the right to study,
- Fill in the electronic application form .
- The fee for processing the application 50 EUR (decree 1440/2014) is paid as netbank payment while filling the application.
- If you cannot use netbank payment, please ask paper form and payment instructions from the Student Office.
Over 35 cr of missing studies
If more than 35 cr of studies are missing from your degree, you can apply for a separate right to study to complete the missing studies until you meet the above mentioned condition for reinstating the right to study. The separate right to study is limited in terms of time and extent and it cannot be used to complete a degree. Granting the separate right to study is at the UAS’ discretion and requires the degree programme’s ability to accept a student. Please read further information on separate right to study in the next section.
A former student of another Finnish university of applied sciences
A student who has studied at another Finnish higher education institution and who has not finished his/her studies, can apply through a separate application for a right to study at Turku University of Applied Sciences to complete his/her studies.
Separate right to studyRead more
A separate right to study to complete parts of studies in the degree education at Turku University of Applied Sciences can be granted to someone who has lost their right to study at a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at TUAS, and who doesn’t meet the criteria for reinstating the right to study (max. 35 cr of studies can be missing from the degree).
The separate right to study is limited in terms of time and extent and it cannot be used to complete a degree.
Granting the separate right to study is at the UAS' discretion and requires the ability to accept a student. The study administration fee does not apply studies completed with a separate right to study.
Studying with the separate right to study is chargeable starting on 1 August 2018. The fee is the same as those studying with Open UAS right to study. The student can choose the amount of payment:
15 eur per credit. Invoicing according to the enrolments.
Tuition fee 200 eur per academic semester with unlimited right to study during the semester.
An individual study plan (ISP), created with the study counsellor or other instructor, is to be attached to the application for a separate right to study.
A student whose right to study has been restored cannot enrol as absent but is present throughout the entire period of the right to study.
Resignation from the university of applied sciencesRead more
Students who intend to discontinue their studies at TUAS must fill in a resignation form.
Once the resignation announcement has been processed, the student office sends the student a resignation certificate and a transcript of records in Finnish and English to the address listed for the student in SoleHOPS.
Requests for additional informationRead more
If you need additional information that requires processing by Turku University of Applied Sciences, please note that this is subject to a charge. Contact the Student Office by email at email@example.com if you need additional information. The Student Office estimates the amount of work required for the additional information and provides a cost estimate. After this, the order must be confirmed and paid.
The typical delivery time is 2–6 weeks depending on the amount of work and whether your request takes place during holiday seasons or peak times (beginnings and ends of academic and calendar years).
- Requests requiring only a small amount of work (a mere signature or equivalent or a letter of recommendation e.g. for the further education application of a graduated/graduating student)
Price: EUR 40 (incl. VAT)
- Requests requiring a moderate amount of work (such as searching an archived curriculum related to a class of graduates)
Price: EUR 70 (incl. VAT)
- Demanding requests (detailed reports on the content of individual study modules and courses, calculation of study hours)
Price: EUR 120 (incl. VAT)
Order and payment
First, please ask for a cost estimate from the Student Office by email, studentoffice(a)turkuamk.fi. After this, the order must be confirmed and paid. Payment shall be made to Turku University of Applied Sciences’ account FI31 5717 2020 0063 17 and the receipt of the payment shall be attached to the written request for additional information. The form can be found on the right side of the page (Further clarification of studies). More information on making a payment for additional information is provided at the back of the form.
Please send your request for additional information together with the attachments either by email to studentoffice(a)turkuamk.fi or by mail, see contact details .
Letters of recommendation can be requested within a period of five years from graduation but not later.
Curricula are archived in faculties according to the need. Therefore, if your request concerns a curriculum older than 5 years, please check whether additional information on the curriculum is available. The same time limit of 5 years also applies to individual study modules and the detailed contents of courses. Please note that through SoleOPS you can print some information from newer study guides yourself.
Requests for certificate copiesRead more
As of 1 June 2018, TUAS only provides copies of degree certificates and transcripts of records granted by Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd after 1 January 2014. Documents provided by other parties are separately listed below. Copies of certificates of specialization studies are not provided at all.
A copy of a degree certificate granted by Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd (degree certificates granted after 1 January 2014)
- signature by Study Adviser
- includes the degree certificate, Diploma Supplement and transcript of records
- price EUR 30 (incl. VAT and possible postage as an unregistered letter)
- delivery by mail or collection by agreement
- sufficient for e.g. university applications
A new degree certificate to replace a damaged or lost degree certificate
- A person may be granted once a new degree certificate to replace a damaged or lost one. The certificate is signed electronically according to the current practice. Attachments are signed by Study Adviser. A notification will be added in the certificate: “To replace the degree certificate granted x.x.xxxx.”
- price EUR 80 (incl. VAT and possible postage as an unregistered letter)
- delivery by mail or collection by agreement
- when ordered as a registered letter, postage will be added
Transcript of records
- the transcript of records is subject to charge for those who do not have a valid right to study (those who have completed their degree and others whose studies have ended)
- price EUR 20 (incl. VAT and possible postage as an unregistered letter)
- delivery by mail or collection by agreement
- for those who have completed a degree, the price includes a copy of the Diploma Supplement
Descriptions of studies included in the curriculum (paper copies, printed and scanned documents)
- price EUR 2.00 (incl. VAT and possible postage as an unregistered letter) / study unit
- delivery by mail or collection by agreement
- the student must contact the Student Office before ordering documents to ensure the availability of the material
Order and payment of certificate copies
Requests for certificate copies have to be paid for in advance to TUAS’ account FI31 5717 2020 0063 17, BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH. Please name Turun AMK as the recipient and write “Kopiomaksu” (“Copy fee”) in the message field.
If you need a certificate copy, contact the Student Office studentoffice(a)turkuamk.fi. Please attach the receipt of the payment to your message and include in the message the year of your graduation and the name of the campus you studied in. Remember also include the delivery address. The copy will be ready within 2 – 4 weeks from the arrival of the receipt.
When picking up the copy of a certificate, please bring your ID card with you.
According to the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (495/2005, Section 34 (2)), a document is free of charge when: 1) information regarding the document is provided orally; 2) the document is provided for reading and copying at the office of the authority; 3) a public, electronically recorded document is sent by email to the person requesting information; 4) an electronically recorded document is sent to a party by email; or 5) providing access to the requested document belongs within the ambit of the obligation of the authority to provide advice, to hear persons or to give notice.
The documents granted to the Turku University of Applied Sciences degree students, students at the Open University of Applied Sciences, students with a separate right to study and students who carry out their studies at Turku University of Applied Sciences on the basis of a mobility agreement between higher education institutions (transcript of records, registration certificate) are free of charge.
Documents to be requested from other parties are listed separately. Turku University of Applied Sciences does not translate the ordered documents to other languages, instead the customer can turn to an authorized translator for their services. Turku University of Applied Sciences does not notarize or authenticate customer’s own copies of documents or originals. In terms of such documents, the customer may turn to the notary public working in a local register office.
Documents to be requested elsewhere
|Turun ammattikorkeakoulu 1997 – 2013: tutkintotodistukset, ammatillisten erikoistumisopintojen todistukset||Turun maakunta-arkisto, 1.8.1994 lukien Turun kaupunginarkisto|
|Turun va. ammattikorkeakoulu 1992 - 1997 (insinöörikoulutus): tutkintotodistukset||Turun maakunta-arkisto, 1.8.1994 lukien Turun kaupunginarkisto|
|Kaarinan sosiaalialan oppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Kaarinan kaupunginarkisto|
|Loimaan ammatti-instituutti: tutkintotodistukset||Ammatti-instituutti Novida vuodesta 1994. Instituutin edeltäjien (Loimaan kauppaoppilaitos, Loimaan koti- ja laitostalousoppilaitos ja Loimaan käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos) arkistot Loimaan kaupunginarkistossa, paitsi Loimaan maatalousoppilaitoksen arkisto, joka on Turun maakunta-arkistossa|
|Lounais-Suomen käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Mynämäen kunnan keskusarkisto 1911 – 2009|
|Raision kauppaoppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Raision kaupunginarkisto vuoteen 2005 asti, lähinnä oppilaskortit|
|Salon kauppaoppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Salon kaupunginarkisto|
Salon terveydenhuolto-oppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset
ja edeltävät oppilaitokset (Salon sairaanhoitokoulu 1963 - 1968,
Turun maakunta-arkisto 1963-1993, Salon kaupunginarkisto alkaen 1994
|Suomen kalatalous- ja ympäristöinstituutti: tutkintotodistukset||Ammattiopisto Livia, Kalatalous- ja ympäristöopisto|
|Turun ammatti-instituutti: tutkintotodistukset||Turun ammatti-instituutti|
|Turun kauppaoppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Turun ammatti-instituutti|
|Turun konservatorio: tutkintotodistukset||Turun konservatorio|
|Turun Piirustuskoulu: tutkintotodistukset||Turun kaupunginarkisto|
|Turun taiteen ja viestinnän oppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Turun kaupunginarkisto|
|Turun teknillinen oppilaitos (opistoinsinöörit, teknikot): tutkintotodistukset||Turun maakunta-arkisto 1.8.1994 saakka, Turun kaupunginarkisto 1.8.1994 lukien|
|Turun terveydenhuolto-oppilaitos: tutkintotodistukset||Turun ammatti-instituutti, Ruiskatu 8, odottavat siirtoa maakunta-arkistoon (1.8.1994 asti) ja kaupunginarkistoon (1.8.1994 ->)|
|Vakka-Suomen kauppaoppilaitos||Ammatti-instituutti Novida|