Apply to Path Studies!

The application period for the spring 2019 path studies is 29 November—14 December 2018.
Page updated 8.10.2018

Path Studies

Are you aiming at becoming a degree student? We can offer you an opportunity to commence Path Studies alongside our degree students. After successfully completing the degree programme's first-year studies, 55 ECTS (Bachelor's level) or 30 ECTS (Master's level), you will be eligible to apply to become a degree student through our  separate applications !

Which Path Studies Can I Apply to?

We offer Bachelor's and Master's Path Studies in Business Administration and ICT.

When Do I Apply?

The application period for the spring semester Programmes is 29 November—14 December 2018. Results are announced by 21 December.

How Do I Apply?

We select students via lottery (Bachelor) and motivation description letter+CV (Master). Applications are filled electronically at Studyinfo.fi.

Which Path Studies Can I Apply to?

We offer Bachelor's and Master's Path Studies in Business Administration and ICT.

When Do I Apply?

The application period for the spring semester Programmes is 29 November—14 December 2018. Results are announced by 21 December.

How Do I Apply?

We select students via lottery (Bachelor) and motivation description letter+CV (Master). Applications are filled electronically at Studyinfo.fi.

Bachelor's Path Studies

Master's Path Studies

Application Instructions

How to apply:

Applications are filled electronically via Studyinfo.fi. The application period for the spring semester programmes is 29 November—14 December 2018. Read the following instructions carefully, then click the programme you wish to apply in order to proceed with your application.

Selection criteria:

1. lottery: Bachelor's level path study programmes (if there are more applicants than study places)
2. motivation description + CV: all Master's level path studies

Student selection deadline:

Results are announced by 21 December. We recommend that applicants check the results from studyinfo.fi. You will also receive an email about the results (if you do not receive an email, please check your spam folders, make sure that you have used the correct email address in your application and that your inbox is not full). Waitlist offers will be sent via e-mail, but we recommend that you check your waitlist ranking and offers at studyinfo.fi.

Confirmation or cancellation of study place:

1. Log into Studyinfo.fi and either confirm or cancel your study place by 26 December 3pm. Your study place will be cancelled if you do not confirm it by the given deadline.

2. In addition to accepting the study place, you need to register as an attending student. You can register electronically through the studyinfo.fi service when accepting your study place (a link to service will be activated when you have accepted the study place).

3. Students who have been offered a study place from the waitlist have three days to confirm their study place.

4. Please read our cancellation policy before cancelling your study place.

Diploma prerequisites

Bachelor's level path studies do not have prerequisites for admission (e.g IB Diploma) and they are open for everyone. 

Master's level path studies require an appropriate UAS Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree completed in Finland, and a motivation description letter and CV. Read the specific admission criteria from Studyinfo. Note! The requirement for three years’ relevant work experience after completing a higher education degree does not apply to path students. The required work experience must be completed by the time you apply to become a degree student via separate application.

Forms of studying

The studies can contain multiform studies, online studies and/or contact teaching. Full-time studies are mostly organized in the daytime (at 8–16 o’clock). The multiform studies are mostly organized in the evenings or a couple of days (at 8–16 o’clock) per week.

Accounts of path studies required by the TE Office

The TE Office may require an account of, for instance, the full-time nature of your studies or ask you to deliver a certificate of your study time and/or study attainments. You will access all necessary documents by contacting the Open UAS office. We will scan and send you the documents to your email address. Questions regarding studying on unemployment benefit must be addressed to the TE Office. Turku University of Applied Sciences is obliged by law to respond to the requests for information by authorities, such as to request by a TE Office official to have information on your studies.

Requests for rectification in student selection

Filing requests for rectification regarding student selection concerns degree students only. A request for rectification cannot be filed on the Open University of Applied Sciences student selection.

The ABCs of Path Studies

Tuition fees, scholarships and student benefits

The tuition fee for TUAS Open University of Applied Sciences is EUR 200 per semester. Therefore Path studies cost EUR 400 per academic year. The invoice can be paid in two installments.

TUAS does not offer scholarships or any other financial aid to path students. A student at Open UAS is also not entitled to state-sponsored student financial aid, student housing benefits, student health services, or most student discounts, such as reduced student rates on trains, buses etc. Please note that  degree programme tuitition fees may be applicable when you enrol as a degree student via separate application.

Path students will receive a meal discount card for the following restaurants: all Unica and Sodexo student restaurants in Turku, Amica (Sepänkatu campus) and Nutritio (Ruiskatu campus).

Cancellation policy

Students who started their studies in autumn semester of 2018 or prior:

In case you choose to cancel your path studies, or you later apply to and receive a study place as a degree student, you must cancel your study place via our cancellation form . Cancellation of your studies by informing a teacher, student office or any other member of our staff will not be accepted.

Cancellation Fees 
No Fee: if you cancel 7 days before your studies start
Administrative Fee, EUR 50: if you cancel your studies within 7 days of the start of your studies
Whole Tuition Fee, EUR 200: cancellation occurs on or after the start date of your studies

Students who begin their studies in spring 2019 or later:

Cancellation policy and instructions will be updated at a later date.

Continuance application for path studies

Path students can apply for a continuance for their path studies into the 2nd year under specific circumstances (such as falling short of achieving 55 or 30 ECTS by the end of the academic year). The Head of Education and Research will determine the status of your application (accept/reject). Request the application form by contacting avoinamk[at]turkuamk.fi.

Applying via separate or joint application after or during path studies

Please note that your student number will change when/if you apply to and enrol as a degree student (either via separate or joint application). Your user ID, password and email address will remain the same. Even though you become a degree student, you will still have to cancel your path study place for billing purposes - you can apply for and may receive a reimbursement or cancellation of your study fee(s).