Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) is an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution situated in one of the oldest cities in Finland, Turku. 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.

FINEEC (Finnish Education Evaluation Centre)  has awarded the institution with a quality label that is valid for six years from May 12th, 2016. 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.


All photos on this page courtesy of Turku UAS.



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Turku University of Applied Sciences

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 intake 2019
Semester dates January – May, August – December
Orientation TBA
Application period June 25 – September 27, 2018
  • Bachelor's degree program
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology
  • Credits

    Turku UAS calculates the academic workload by ECTS credits. The average amount of ECTS credits for one academic year is 60 credits, which translates to approx. 1600 hours of work. One semester of workload generally translates to 30 ECTS credits.

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS 


  • Tuition fee

    Non-EU/EEA students are required to pay a tuition fee of 11,850 € for bachelor’s degree programs.

  • Scholarship


“Education in the University of Applied Science in Turku was worth the time and money which I have spent.”

Satu, Finland


“Turku University of Applied Sciences is a great place to study. The staff is very motivated and helpful and equipment is up-to-date.”

Antti, Finland

“My university is quite nice. There is a nice atmosphere and you feel safe there. We have also a really tasty restaurant and that is a big thing when you are studying + get food for brain to work perfect. I would recommend my campus! The program or faculty I’m studying at is Professional Sales.”

Essi, Finland

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 application process through Edunation is different than the one found on Turku UAS’ website, thus we ask you to carefully follow the instructions on our page.

  • 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 secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
    • Transcript of records

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

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page


    • Official ID card indicating the 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)
    • SAT test (full): 800
    • GMAT: Total score 550
    • GRE General: Verbal Reasoning 152 / Quantative Reasoning 152 / Analytical Writing 3.0

    In case the language of your secondary education was English, you don’t need to submit any of the above documents. Instead, you will be invited for an interview.

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


    Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator.

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a university 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
    • Pay the 100€ Edunation application fee
    • 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:

Application deadline:
September 27, 2018

Apply now 

Tuition fee:
11,850 € / year

Application fee:
100 €




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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