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How to apply

Below, you’ll find information about the application process for exchange studies / practical training at Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku UAS).

Before applying you should contact the international office at your home institution to make sure that you are eligible for exchange studies at Turku UAS.


Step 1 – Registration to online application system

  • Open the application form and choose your exchange programme:
    • Erasmus student exchange = Students from Erasmus partner institutions, length of the stay 3 months or more
    • Erasmus practical training = Students from Erasmus partner institutions who will do their practical training at Turku UAS, length of the stay 2 months or more
    • Other student exchange = Students from all other partner institutions, length of the stay 3 months or more
    • Other practical training = Students from all other partner institutions who will do their practical training at Turku UAS, llength of the stay 3 months or more
    • Nordplus student exchange = Students from Nordplus partner institutions
    • Short-term exchange = Students whose exchange studies or practical training at Turku UAS is less than 3 months
  • Fill in your personal details, contact person in case of emergencies and information about your home institution and current studies.
  • Fill in your language skills and your estimated date of arrival.
  • Area of study / Degree Programme: Choose the degree programme which you will be studying at Turku UAS.
  • Studies / Practical training begins and ends at TUAS
    • Check the semester dates from the Before arrival -page or from the faculty international relations staff at Turku UAS.

Within a few minutes you will receive a confirmation email from Turku UAS with a link to proceed with your online application.

Step 2 – Filling in your personal information

  • Click the link in the confirmation email to proceed to your online application form. 
  • After logging in to the system, click "Complete personal data" and fill in your contact information.
  • Click "Create".

Step 3 – Uploading application documents

Upload your passport photo and the application documents. Required application documents:

  • Motivation letter in English (state your interest why you want to study in Turku UAS and in Finland, what are your interests professionally and personally, max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records in English (a list of the courses and grades which you have done so far in your studies, usually available from your student office, in English)
  • Learning Agreement form
  • Curriculum Vitae in English (you can use, for example this form:  
  • Portfolio (only design students) or send a link to your online portfolio by email to (at)

Instructions for uploading the application documents

Faculty international relations staff at Turku UAS will inform you if any additional documents are needed. 

Mobility Online login page

Step 4 – Sending application documents to Turku UAS

All the students are required to send the Learning Agreement by post to Turku UAS

  • Please do not send other application documents by mail (transcript of records, motivation letter or CV), make sure that they are uploaded in the Mobility Online system
  • Send the documents to the faculty where you will be studying at Turku UAS

Faculty of Engineering and Business and Faculty of Health and Well-being:

(Name of the international coordinator)
Turku University of Applied Sciences
International Services, 4th floor B-wing
Joukahaisenkatu 3, 20520 Turku

Arts Academy:

Jussi-Pekka Piiparinen
Turku University of Applied Sciences 
Arts Academy
Linnankatu 56, 20100 Turku

The following students need to send also the below mentioned documents by e-mail to Turku UAS:

  • Arts Academy students, please send your portfolio / a link to an online portfolio by email to jussi-pekka.piiparinen (at) (do not upload it to Mobility Online)
  • Design students, please send your portfolio (or a link to an online portfolio) by email to (at) or upload it to Mobility-Online along with your other application documents.

Step 5 – Acceptance to TUAS

  • You will receive the information concerning your acceptance to Turku UAS by email.
  • We will send you also information about studies at Turku UAS, living in Finland and other important information to go through Before arrival -page
  • Once you have received the acceptance from Turku UAS, you can apply for the accommodation .

Step 6 – Booking accommodation

After receiving the acceptance from Turku UAS, you can reserve your accommodation.



For assistance with the application process, please contact exchange.students[at]