Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) is an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution situated in Finland. Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of the teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy refers to an approach to learning and teaching that corresponds to the needs of working life while emphasizing RDI expertise.

In the field of applied research, Turku University of Applied Sciences represents the top tier in the country. TUAS coordinates or acts as a partner in over 200 RDI projects yearly. It is based on experimenting, sharing know-how and combining different approaches.

Currently, there’s a great need for ICT experts in Finland, and Finnish employees alone cannot meet that demand. The Salo area, where the TUAS campus is located, is full of technology companies who recruit graduates from the nearby universities. An ICT degree from TUAS gives you a competitive edge in the Finnish labor market and increases your chances at being employed after graduation.

FINEEC (Finnish Education Evaluation Centre)  has awarded the institution with a quality label. The quality system of Turku University of Applied Sciences fulfills the national criteria set for the quality management of higher education institutions, and corresponds to the European quality assurance principles and recommendations for higher education institutions. Moreover, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Turku University of Applied Sciences.


All photos on this page courtesy of Turku UAS.


Salo campus address

Joensuunkatu 7
24100 Salo



Turku University of Applied Sciences

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Through Edunation, Turku University of Applied Sciences offers a bachelor’s degree program in Information and Communications Technology. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) deals with technologies, methods and tools such as software applications, data networks and cybersecurity, games and hi-tech electronic devices and systems. An ICT engineering graduate has wide and practically-oriented fundamental knowledge and skills.


Semester dates and application period

January 2020 intake September 2019 intake
Semester dates January – May, September – December September – December, January – May
Application period December 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019 November 19 – June 7, 2019
Degree programs  

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students are required to pay a program fee of 11 000 € for the bachelor’s degree program.

As per our Terms and Conditions, the paid program fee is refunded only in the case that the residence permit decision is negative or if the university is unable to organise the program.



The scholarship covers 20% of the annual program fee of the bachelor’s degree program. Scholarship is granted from the 2nd year onward if you fulfill the criteria.

You need to complete at least 55 ECTS credits during the previous academic year to be able to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is granted on the basis of academic performance for a maximum of 10% of the students.

You can apply for the scholarship during your first year with a separate application form.

The application process is fast and simple. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis which means that if you meet the admission requirements, you can get your acceptance in 3 weeks.

Please note that the program is specially tailored for Edunation. Because of this reason the application process is different than the one found on Turku UAS’ website.

  • Admission requirements

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

    Educational background

    Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

    • Copy of the final/official higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
    • Transcript of records (GPA 50% or above)

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

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

    Other documents

    In addition, you are also required to submit one of the following documents

    • English language certificate: IELTS: 5.5 / TOEFL iBT: 46 / TOEFL pBT: 520 / TOEFL cBT: 192 / PTE academic: 43 / Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C)
    • Motivation video: Length should be 3 minutes, and in the video you should tell briefly about yourself, why you want to study in this program and what do you want to do after you graduate.

    You don’t need to prove your English language proficiency if secondary education has been completed in English in a country where English is an official language (USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Philippines, etc.).

    Other applicants might also be invited for an interview, but this is decided on a case-by-case basis.


    Note: All documents need to be translated to English, Swedish or Finnish if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a degree program you would like to apply for at Turku University of Applied Sciences
    • Fill out the online application form found on Edunation’s website
    • Attach the required documents
    • Participate in an interview if necessary
    • Apply for a residence permit, once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the first year’s tuition fee

    If you fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance from the university within 3 weeks from submitting your application. Only then can you start your residence permit application process.

    You will also be notified by email if you do not get accepted.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & September

Application deadline:
June 7, 2019


Tuition fee:
11 000 € / year




International degree students


RDI projects

Reason to choose Turku University of Applied Sciences

Innovation pedagogy at helps student connect professional work-life with theoretical research.

Turku UAS  is in CDIO initiative, an educational framework for narrowing the gap between engineering studies and real-world demands.

Practical trainings and thesis work in collaboration with regional businesses.

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