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Starting the Studies

Congratulations on your study place and welcome to study in Turku University of Applied Sciences! These instructions are for those who are accepted in spring 2022 joint application to English conducted degree programmes in Turku UAS or separate application to English conducted Bachelor's degree programmes in Turku UAS.

Please read the instructions on the page carefully, separate starting instructions will not be sent. Before starting your studies, you should activate your user ID and complete the DigiStart.

Please check the starting date, time and place of your degree programme from the table at the bottom of the page. It is important to participate in the starting day because that's where you will be given all the necessary information to succeed in your studies. During the first days you will have necessary information on studies and material for studying. You will also get to know your student group, teachers and the study environment. On the first day of studies you need to bring with you passport or official valid ID. If the starting meeting is online, be prepared to show your valid ID online.

User ID

Activate your user ID to Turku UAS IT systems at id.turkuamk.fi > Register. Activation is possible for all new students by 14 August 2022.

  • The service requires authentication with bank ID or a mobile certificate.
  • If you are accepted from the waiting list, you can activate your user ID about one week after you have confirmed the study place and registered as attending for the academic year.
  • Please try again later if activating is not working yet. All new students should be able to activate their IDs by 14 August 2022 at the latest.
  • 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.

Turku University of Applied Sciences user IDs require multi-factor authentication (MFA). Please register MFA after activating your user ID. Read the instructions at https://www.tuas.fi/mfa.


Start your studies now – go online with DigiStart!

Start your studies by completing your first steps as a Turku UAS student. DigiStart gives you all you need to know about studying at Turku UAS 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 Turku UAS user ID
  • On the front page of itslearning, please choose ’Courses’ and then click on ’DigiStart A22’
  • Follow the instructions given on the course page.

You can access DigiStart course as soon as you have activated your Turku UAS 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 Turku UAS!

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

If you cannot find DigiStart course in itslearning, you can join the course by yourself. Choose in itslearning Courses > All courses > Site course catalogue and join the DigiStart course.

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



Preliminary timetables for the autumn semester 2022 first weeks will be published by 17 June 2022 at lukkari.turkuamk.fi. You can find your own schedule by filtering "group search" and by filling in your study group ID in the box. Then press search and add the group ID to the schedule. Your study group ID can be found in the table at the bottom of the page.  

Please note that changes to timetables are always possible and you should always check the timetable before lessons.


Tuudo - a Mobile App for Students

Download Tuudo mobile application as soon as you have received information about study place in Turku UAS. 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 general 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.


Using your own laptop in the studies

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


Obligatory student healthcare fee

Students attending a university of applied sciences who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) have been required since January 2021 to pay a healthcare fee to Kela for each academic term. All students who are registered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services.

If you are entitled to FSHS services, you must pay the student healthcare fee. You cannot get an exemption for example for using occupational health services instead of FSHS, or for not receiving any financial aid for students.

You are not billed for the student healthcare fee but must make sure to pay it in OmaKela for each academic term. How to pay the student healthcare fee.

The due date for paying the student healthcare fee is determined based on the date on which you register as attending.

  • For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the autumn term on or after 1 October, the due date is 31 December.
  • For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the spring term on or after 1 February, the due date is 31 July.

See FSHS video for new students


Campuses and transport connections

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


When you have been absent for the first year and are now starting your studies

If you have been absent for the first academic year and now want to know your starting group and start your studies, you can find instructions for enrolling as a present student on the Current and Former Students page


Starting time and place

In the table below, you will find the start date and place of your programme, your study group ID and contact details. Changes to the instructions are possible. Please follow the information on this page.

In the Tuudo app, you can find campus maps of Turku University of Applied Sciences and search for facilities by name. Check the exact location of the starting place in Tuudo. 

Please note that the contact persons will be on holiday in July and will return to work in the first half of August. There is also a delay in the responses from the Admission Services and the Student Office in June and July.

  • If you need further information on confirming the study place, enrolling for the academic year or delivering the required documents, please contact the Admission Services.
  • If you need further information on studying documents or the right to study, please contact the Student Office.

Degree programmes starting in autumn 2022 

Bachelor's degree Study Group ID Starting date and time  Starting place Contact information Note        

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology


Monday 22th of August 2022 at

Auditorium MYY, ICT-city Study Guidance Counsellor:
Janne Ahtinen
Read more info about the first day below the table

Bachelor of Social Services, Early Childhood Education (Salo IoT Campus)

PSOSS22EN Monday 22th of August 2022 at
Salo Iot Campus



Coordinator: Marju Lindholm

Programme Leader: Janina Luoto  

New students will be received at the Salo Iot Campus main doors

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology: On the first day of the Orientation, you will take a skill level test in mathematics. Based on the results of this test, you will be placed in study groups. Some of you will start your mathematics studies with the Engineering Precalculus course and some of you with the Introduction to Mathematics and Physics course. With this division, we aim to enable a smooth start to studies for everyone.  

To take the test, you need a pen and a smartphone (or any other device with a network connection to enter the answers). Calculators, formula books, or other aids are not allowed in the test. We recommend activating your Turku UAS Windows ID before the orientation.  

The contents of the skill level test include the following topics: Basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), Percent calculation, Powers, Square and cubic roots, Polynomials, Linear equations, Solving 2. degree polynomial equations, Systems of two equations, Right triangle trigonometry 


Master's degree Study Group ID Starting date and time  Starting place/ Link Contact information Note 

Master of Business Administration, Service Design


29.8.2022 at 10.30am  Zoom-link:

Study Guidance Counsellor: Johanna Gadd

Programme Leader: Reetta Raitoharju

Teacher tutor:  Ulla Seppälä-Kaven


Master of Culture and Arts, Creative Design Management, Online

YCDMVS22 29.8.2022 at 8.30am (Zoom connection opens at 8.15 am.) Zoom-link:
Study Guidance Counsellor:  Pia Oförsagd

Programme Leader: Pirita Juppi

Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management, Online



29.8.2022 at 8.30am (Zoom connection opens at 8.15 am.) Zoom-link:

Study Guidance Counsellor: Johanna Gadd

Programme Leader: Timo Tolmunen

Teacher tutor: Sari Airenne / Patric Granholm



New Student's Guide

Read other practical information about studying at Turku University of Applied Sciences in the New Student's Guide.

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