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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 1 August 2020 at the earliest at > 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)
  • 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.

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
  • 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 s2020’
  • 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!

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 autumn semester 2020 first weeks will be published on 1 June 2020 at . 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. 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

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

Read more about preparing for the coronavirus at Turku University of Applied Sciences

Instructions for Zoom: 

Official operating instructions for students available in the intranet (registration needed): information for students

Degree programmes starting in January 2020 Starting date, time and place / Open link

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online (PINBOS20) 

Open the info for starting the studies  UPDATED ON 20.8.2020

Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology (PINFOS20)

Open the info for starting the studies

Master of Business Administration, Service Design (YSERVIS20)

Open the info for starting the studies  UPDATED ON 20.8.2020
Master of Culture and Arts, Creative Design Management (YCDVMS20)

Open the info for starting the studies

See also the New Student´s Guide .