If you want to study ICT or Childhood Education in Finland, choose TUAS! Their Bachelor’s Program in ICT provides 6 different specialization tracks for students and it takes place at Salo IoT Campus, an innovation hub that is home to over 70 technology companies and start-ups. A double bachelor’s degree in ICT is also available for students who want to experience the most out of studying abroad.

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Overview

Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) is an innovative higher education institution that offers a cutting-edge degree programs in various fields from ICT to Early Childhood Education in Salo and Turku. Studies at TUAS are working life-oriented – they combine theoretical studies with professional skills.

The Information and Communications Technology  (ICT) program has 6 possible specialization tracks that students might choose during their first year:

  • Cybersecurity and IoT
  • Data Networks and Cybersecurity
  • Embedded Software and IoT
  • Game and Interactive Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Project Management
  • Health Technology

Turku University of Applied Sciences also offers a double degree in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)!

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Semester starts

January 2025

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Edunation application period

Bachelors

Rolling: 27.05.2024 – 10.10.2024
Regular: 11.07.2024 – 22.07.2024

Masters

TBA

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Tuition fee

11 500 € / year

At TUAS, all teaching is based on Innovation Pedagogy. This is a learning and teaching method developed at TUAS to answer the needs of working life. Students can do cross-field studies and get an entrepreneurial mindset. In addition, all TUAS students take part in practical projects with real companies.

TUAS tops the list in Finland in the field of applied science research. They have many Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) services that are made to benefit the working life. TUAS partners in around 200 RDI projects every year. Furthermore, students are an essential part of the RDI activities at TUAS.

FINEEC (Finnish Education Evaluation Centre) has awarded TUAS with a quality label. The quality system fulfills the national criteria set for the quality management of higher education institutions. Therefore, TUAS quality label corresponds to the European quality assurance principles and recommendations for higher education institutions.

SALO CAMPUS ADDRESS

Joensuunkatu 7
24100 Salo
Finland

WEBSITE

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Through Edunation, you can apply to the Bachelor’s Program in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The degree is very attractive for students who want to study ICT in Finland. This is because the program is designed especially for international students. Edunation offers students a streamlined and fast admission to the ICT program.

What comes to the job sector, there is a great need for ICT experts in Finland. Therefore, the ICT program takes place in Salo, a city full of technology companies. Students of the ICT program will be introduced to these companies from the very beginning of their studies. Afterward, these companies can employ ICT students in their trainee projects and internships. Therefore, graduating ICT students will have a competitive edge in the Finnish labor market. Study ICT in Salo, and you will have good chances of landing a job after graduation!

Salo IoT Campus hosts Turku University of Applied Sciences, as well as 70+ technology companies and start-ups.

Main building of TUAS in Salo campus

STUDY PROGRAMS

With Edunation, you can seamlessly apply for a diverse range of degree programs designed to equip you with valuable skills for the professional world. TUAS’ education approach is centred around work-oriented teaching methods, ensuring that you acquire practical knowledge that directly translates to success in your career.

ICT programs deal with technologies, methods, and tools such as software applications, data networks and cyber-security, games, and hi-tech electronic devices and systems. A graduate from the ICT program has wide and practically-oriented fundamental knowledge and skills.

Admission criteria

Edunation’s application process is fast and simple! The students are checked on a first-come, first-served basis which means that if you meet the minimum criteria, you will be notified about your eligibility within 1 week from Edunation! After that, the university will make the final decision about your admission to the program within 1 month after the university’s application period opens.

  • Admission requirements for Bachelor of Business Administration

    Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

    Requirements

    • Copy of the final/official upper secondary school certificate or vocational qualification
    • Transcript of Records (upper secondary education)
    • Valid Passport ID (proof of nationality)
    • Additional requirements depending on the selection method

    Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Educational background

    The applicant is eligible to apply if he/she has completed a qualification outside Finland that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country or with a non-Finnish higher education degree.

    Language Requirements

    One of the following English language certificates:

    • IELTS: 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
    • TOEFL; 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
    • PTE: 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening)
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Upper secondary degree and higher education degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK or the US.

    Selection Method

    The priority selection method is Rolling Admission. If all study places are filled, no other selection methods will be used.

    For Rolling Admission:

    To be eligible for Rolling Admission, possession of one of the following certificates is required:

    1.) SAT Test

      • Sections used for selection process:
        • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (lowest point limit 400)
        • Math (lowest point limit 400)
      • SAT test taken after March 2016 is acceptable.
      • Results must be available for Turku UAS in College Board database by October 30, 2024.
      • The code for Turku UAS is 6867.
      • If you have already taken the SAT test, please attach the SAT Score Report PDF downloaded from the College Board portal to the application form.
      • In addition, you must order an official SAT score report from the test organizer to be delivered straight to the Turku University of Applied Sciences by the given due date.
      • The official SAT score report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable for admission.
      • Check the test dates and register at CollegeBoard webpage.

    2.) Certificate-based selection (India, Vietnam, China) + English language certificate

    You can be accepted in certificate-based selection only if you have one of the required degree certificates fulfilling the minimum requirements and one of the required English language certificates.

    1. India

      • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); OR
      • Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
        • GPA 60 % or higher
        • English 60 % or higher
        • Mathematics 60 % or higher

    2. Vietnam

      • Vietnamese High School Graduation Diploma
        • GPA 6.5 or higher
        • English 7.0 or higher
        • Mathematics 7.0 or higher

    3. China

      • Chinese General High School Diploma
        • English 80% or higher
        • Mathematics 70% or higher

    A copy of an official translation in Finnish, Swedish or English is required if the original document is not written in any of these languages. Translation must be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

    Note: Rolling application may conclude earlier if study places are filled, or by October 10, 2024, at the latest.

    For Regular Admission:

    1.) English language certificate + Online Interview

    • A limited number of eligible applicants will be invited to an online interview
    • The selection for the online interview is made by automatic lottery.
    • The online interviews are arranged in August 2024. 

    Note: If the study places of a degree programme are filled already in rolling admission before the application period, the degree programme is not offered in the separate application at all.

  • Admission requirements for Bachelor of Engineering

    Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

    Requirements

    • Copy of the final/official upper secondary school certificate or vocational qualification
      Transcript of Records (upper secondary education)
    • Valid Passport ID (proof of nationality)
    • Additional requirements depending on the selection method

    Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Educational background

    The applicant is eligible to apply if he/she has completed a qualification outside Finland that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country or with a non-Finnish higher education degree.

    Language Requirements

    One of the following English language certificates:

    • IELTS: 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
    • TOEFL; 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
    • PTE: 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening)
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Upper secondary degree and higher education degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK or the US.

    Selection Method

    The priority selection method is Rolling Admission. If all study places are filled, no other selection methods will be used.

    For Rolling Admission:

    To be eligible for Rolling Admission, possession of one of the following certificates is required:

    1.) SAT Test

      • Sections used for selection process:
        • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (lowest point limit 400)
        • Math (lowest point limit 400)
      • SAT test taken after March 2016 is acceptable.
      • Results must be available for Turku UAS in College Board database by May 27, 2024.
      • The code for Turku UAS is 6867.
      • If you have already taken the SAT test, please attach the SAT Score Report PDF downloaded from the College Board portal to the application form.
      • In addition, you must order an official SAT score report from the test organizer to be delivered straight to the Turku University of Applied Sciences by the given due date.
      • The official SAT score report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable for admission.
      • Check the test dates and register at CollegeBoard webpage.

    2.) Certificate-based selection (India, Vietnam, China) + English language certificate

    You can be accepted in certificate-based selection only if you have one of the required degree certificates fulfilling the minimum requirements and one of the required English language certificates.

    1. India

      • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); OR
      • Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
        • GPA 60 % or higher
        • English 60 % or higher
        • Mathematics 60 % or higher

    2. Vietnam

      • Vietnamese High School Graduation Diploma
        • GPA 6.5 or higher
        • English 7.0 or higher
        • Mathematics 7.0 or higher

    3. China

      • Chinese General High School Diploma
        • English 80% or higher
        • Mathematics 80 % or higher

    A copy of an official translation in Finnish, Swedish or English is required if the original document is not written in any of these languages. Translation must be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

    Note: Rolling application may conclude earlier if study places are filled, or by May 10, 2024, at the latest.

    For Regular Admission:

    1.) English language certificate + Online Interview

    • A limited number of eligible applicants will be invited to an online interview
    • The selection for the online interview is made by automatic lottery.
    • The online interviews are arranged in February-March 2023. 

    Note: If the study places of a degree programme are filled already in rolling admission before the application period, the degree programme is not offered in the separate application at all.

  • Admission requirements for Bachelor of Social Services

    Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

    Requirements

    • Copy of the final/official upper secondary school certificate or vocational qualification
      Transcript of Records (upper secondary education)
    • Valid Passport ID (proof of nationality)
    • Additional requirements depending on the selection method

    Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Educational background

    The applicant is eligible to apply if he/she has completed a qualification outside Finland that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country or with a non-Finnish higher education degree.

    Language Requirements

    One of the following English language certificates:

    • IELTS: 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
    • TOEFL; 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
    • PTE: 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening)
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
    • Upper secondary degree and higher education degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK or the US.

    Selection Method

    The priority selection method is Rolling Admission. If all study places are filled, no other selection methods will be used.

    For Rolling Admission:

    To be eligible for Rolling Admission, possession of one of the following certificates is required:

    1.) SAT Test

      • Sections used for selection process:
        • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (lowest point limit: 400)
        • Math (lowest point limit 400)
      • SAT test taken after March 2016 is acceptable.
      • Results must be available for Turku UAS in College Board database by October 30, 2024.
      • The code for Turku UAS is 6867.
      • If you have already taken the SAT test, please attach the SAT Score Report PDF downloaded from the College Board portal to the application form.
      • In addition, you must order an official SAT score report from the test organizer to be delivered straight to the Turku University of Applied Sciences by the given due date.
      • The official SAT score report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable for admission.
      • Check the test dates and register at CollegeBoard webpage.

    2.) Certificate-based selection (India, Vietnam, China) + English language certificate

    You can be accepted in certificate-based selection only if you have one of the required degree certificates fulfilling the minimum requirements and one of the required English language certificates.

    1. India

      • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); OR
      • Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
        • GPA 60 % or higher
        • English 60 % or higher
        • Mathematics 60 % or higher

    2. Vietnam

      • Vietnamese High School Graduation Diploma
        • GPA 6.5 or higher
        • English 7.0 or higher
        • Mathematics 7.0 or higher

    3. China

      • Chinese General High School Diploma
        • English 80% or higher
        • Mathematics 70% or higher

    A copy of an official translation in Finnish, Swedish or English is required if the original document is not written in any of these languages. Translation must be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

    Note: Rolling application may conclude earlier if study places are filled, or by October 10, 2024, at the latest.

    For Regular Admission:

    1.) English language certificate + Online Interview

    • A limited number of eligible applicants will be invited to an online interview
    • The selection for the online interview is made by automatic lottery.
    • The online interviews are arranged in August 2024. 

    Note: If the study places of a degree programme are filled already in rolling admission before the application period, the degree programme is not offered in the separate application at all.

  • Edunation application instructions

    Read our general page about how to apply to study in Finland.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee is 11 500 EUR per academic year for non-EU/EEA students who study in Bachelor’s degree programs offered in English.

Scholarships

YKI-Based Tuition Fee Scholarships (2021 Onward)

  • Applies to students with a right to study from 2021 onward.
  • Tuition fee refund based on YKI certificate (Finnish language proficiency).
  • Scholarship value: €4,000 for students who paid €11,500 in tuition fees the previous academic year.
  • Can be granted once per academic year.
  • Completed certificates of higher levels within one semester considered for the next academic year.

Scholarship Requirements:

1st Scholarship:

  • YKI 2 certificate (CEFR A2)
  • At least two language skills components at level 2, others at level 1.

2nd Scholarship:

  • YKI 3 certificate (CEFR B1)
  • At least two language skills components at level 3.

3rd Scholarship:

  • YKI 4 certificate (CEFR B2)
  • At least two language skills components at level 4, others at level 3.

4th Scholarship:

  • YKI 4 certificate (CEFR B2)
  • Certificate completion over three years (target time).

Additional Notes:

  • Scholarships awarded based on minimum requirements.
  • Same YKI certificate can grant scholarships in different years if requirements met.
  • Refund applied to the next tuition fee.
  • If applied after paying the next academic year’s tuition fee, refund connected to the following academic year.
  • Scholarships not retroactively refunded.
  • For the final academic year, scholarship paid to the student’s bank account after studies conclude.

Click here to know more details about TUAS scholarships.

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