Instructions for New Degree Students
1. Confirm the study place
In order to confirm the study place, you have to accept it by 11 December 2018 at 3 pm (Finnish time) at the latest. You can accept the study place only once, and you cannot change it afterwards. You will lose the study place if you do not accept it by the deadline (Universities Act 38 § /Polytechnics Act 28 c §).
You can accept the study place electronically with the link that has been sent to your email or in the My Studyinfo -service. You can log in to the My Studyinfo -service by registering through the My Studyinfo -link at the top right hand corner of the Studyinfo.fi front page. In order to log in you need Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the police provided with a chip and a reader. You can find instructions on how to accept a study place electronically at Studyinfo.fi (Higher education > Applying > Confirming a study place in higher education).
If you are unable to accept the study place electronically, you can send an email to email@example.com and let us know whether you confirm the study place or not and if you register as attending or non-attending for the academic year.
You can only accept one higher education study place starting in the same academic semester. The one place per semester provision applies to all higher education in Finland, both joint application and separate applications (transfer student applications are not included in the provision).
2. Register for the academic year
In addition to accepting the study place, you need to register as an attending or non-attending student for the academic year by 11 December 2018 at 3 pm Finnish time. You can register electronically through the national enrollment service when accepting your study place (a link to service will be activated when you have accepted the study place). If you are unable to register electronically, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that registration is not possible before the tuition fee is paid (if required). If you do not pay the tuition fee and register as instructed, you will lose your study entitlement.
Registering as non-attending student
Please note that first year student can register as non-attending only on the following legal grounds:
- completion of military service or civilian service in Finland,
- maternity leave, paternity leave or parental leave or
- if you are unable to begin your studies due to illness or disability.
Documents that prove the legal grounds for your non-attendance:
1) service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995): Call-up order
2) maternity, paternity or parental leave: Kela's certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy. Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave.
3) the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury: Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning the studies. Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification, e.g. a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury. The student's own notification is not an adequate clarification.
3. Submit the required documents
The study place is conditional until the UAS has checked your previous degree certificates. Copies of work certificates are required from those who get admission to Master's degree programmes. Also the documents proving the legal grounds for the absence are required. If you have not delivered the required documents during the application period, you must deliver them by 11 December 2018. TUAS may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline. Further information: Delivering the required documents to the Admissions Office
Read practical instructions on starting the studies here .
You need to start looking for accommodation as soon as you have received information about being accepted to TUAS. You can apply for an apartment from the Turku Student Village Foundation . Read the instructions carefully, and remember that you have to submit your housing application no less than six weeks before the date you are about to move in.
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If you are required to pay tuition fee, your admission result is conditional until you have paid the tuition fee or get exemption from it. You cannot enrol for the academic year before you have paid the whole tuition fee. You will receive an invoice of the tuition fee for the academic year when you have confirmed the study place. You will receive a message by e-mail when you can enrol for the academic year. We don’t offer any scholarships for first year students. Please read further information on the tuition fee, scholarship programme and exemption from the tuition fee here . Please contact the Admission Services if you have any questions about the tuition fee and exemption from the fee.
Student Health Care Center requires all the students who have lived / stayed in countries with high risk of tuberculosis (see list below) for more than 3 months to return the following health documents. Documents have to be provided in the country where You are invited to study from. Please read the following document for further information.
Student health documents
Students outside of EU and ETA countries need a residence permit or visa to study in Finland. Remember to start the application process immediately after you receive the letter of acceptance. If you are staying more than three months you need to apply for a residence permit through Finnish Migration Services. You can find the application procedure at migri.fi .
Check also the residence permit info sheet .
If you are non-EU/EEA citizen, make sure you have a valid health insurance. TUAS has insurance against injuries during studies, but it does not cover leisure time accidents or eventual illness during your stay. You are also required to have health insurance before applying for a residence permit for studies. You can, for instance, look into the following insurance providers which offer international health insurances for students:
- the French company Assurances Courtages et Services (ACS) (www.acs-ami.com)
- AON Students Insurance, whose parent company is the US company AON Corpo-ration (www.students-insurance.eu)
- the US company International Student Insurance (www.internationalstudentinsurance.com)
- the Swiss insurance company Swisscare – ESI Finland plan (www.swisscare-student.com)
- the Marsh Belgium company’s Marsh Student Insurance Program (www.sipinsurance.eu). Marsh Belgium is a part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies.
If you are EU/EEA citizen, you are entitled to all health care services in Finland if they are covered by health insurance in your own country. Ask for an European Health Insurance Card from your local authorities.
Study in Turku
Turku is the city of 40,000 students and six higher education institutions.
Read more about living and studying in Turku: turku.fi/studyinturku