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Starting the Studies

Please check the starting date, time and place of your degree programme below. During the first days you will have necessary information and material for studying. You will also get to know your student group, teachers and the study enviroment. On the first day of studies you need to bring with you an official ID.

User ID and using your own laptop in the studies

You can activate your user ID to TUAS IT systems on 8 December 2020 at the earliest at id.turkuamk.fi > Register.

  • You need to authenticate with bank ID or mobile certificate to be able to activate the user ID through the website.
  • Please try again later if activating is not working yet. If you cannot activate the user ID before starting the studies or you do not have a Finnish social security number, please contact servicedesk (at) turkuamk.fi.
  • Your student number, user ID and email address show up in the end of activating, please write them down for future need.

Along with e.g. different cloud services, Turku University of Applied Sciences will increasingly require students to have their own laptops during schooldays.

YTHS healthcare fee

Starting in 2021, students who study for a bachelor’s or a master’s level degree from a university of applied sciences will be entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS). If you register as attending for the spring term at the latest by 31 January, you must pay the healthcare fee to Kela by 31 January. No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus you have to pay the fee on your own initiative.

How to pay the healthcare fee in higher education

Read more about the services of YTHS

Start your studies now – go online with DigiStart!

Start your studies by completing your first steps as a TUAS student. DigiStart gives you all you need to know about studying at TUAS before your actual studies start. You will learn about various aspects of your studies here, such as our approach to studying, the tools we use, and support for studies. You will receive a badge after successful completion of the course.

The course is available on our online learning environment, itslearning. Please follow the instructions below to start the course:

  • Log in at https://turkuamk.itslearning.com
  • Select ’Login with HAKA’ and use the ID that you received when you activated your TUAS user ID
  • On the front page of itslearning, please choose ’Courses’ and then click on ’DigiStart Spring21’
  • Follow the instructions given on the course page.

You can access DigiStart course as soon as you have activated your TUAS user ID. It is a good idea to start the course straight away, so that you have the best possible start for your studies. Once you are familiar with the approaches and tools for learning, you are ready to start your studies at TUAS!

DigiStart is available in English and Finnish. The language is determined according to your degree programme.

If you need help with DigiStart, please contact us at: digistartti@turkuamk.fi

Campuses and transport connections

Information on the campus opening hours, parking and transport connections is available on the campus introduction pages.

Timetables and New Student's Guide

Preliminary timetables for the spring semester 2021 first weeks will be published by 18 December 2020 at  lukkari.turkuamk.fi. . You can find the group ID, starting place and time as well as other relevant information in the degree programme's info for starting the studies below. Read also other practical information in the New Student's Guide.

Tuudo - a Mobile App for Students

Download Tuudo mobile application as soon as you have received information about study place in TUAS. Tuudo is available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Find Turku University of Applied Sciences in the menu and choose New Student button when you can access the content without logging in.

In Tuudo, you can see for example campus maps and news for students. Later when you have activated your user ID and log in to Tuudo, you can also see your personal timetable, follow the progress of your studies and reserve rooms for studying. You can also start using Tuudo's digital student card which entitles KELA-sponsored student meals and discounts on services such as VR, Matkahuolto and Turku region traffic Föli starting from the first day of the studies.

Starting time and place

Instructions will be published on this page on 9 November 2020.

NOTE! Changes to the instructions are possible due to the coronavirus situation. Please follow the information on this page.

Read carefully also the updating information about preparing for the coronavirus at Turku University of Applied Sciences


Degree programmes starting in January 2021 Starting date, time and place / Open link

Master of Business Administration, Business Management

Open starting info (pfd)
Master of Business Administration, Sales Management

Open starting info (pfd)

See also the New Student´s Guide .