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Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS)

4.5 out of 5 (64 ratings / 39 reviews) Turku, Finland
TUAS is an inspiring community of 10,000 members – an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

Education

Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. We also provide high quality and flexible training and consulting services for both individuals and organizations in the public and private sector. You can also update your knowledge and skills at TUAS Open University of Applied Sciences.

Research

Research groups:

  • Art Education and Pedagogy
  • Arts, Health and Well-being
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Business Models
  • Clinical Expertise
  • Contemporary Art
  • Customer-focused Leadership in Social and Health Services
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Transformation and New Business Models
  • Film and Media
  • Futuristic Interactive Technologies
  • Global Gateway - Management and development of services in an international environment
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Technology
  • Higher Education Research and Development
  • New Energy
  • New Materials and Processes
  • New Platforms and Modes of Value Creation (AADI)
  • New Ways of Promoting Performance
  • Professional Sales

Career

The purpose of career and recruitment services is to support students in all aspects of working life, for example when the student wants to discuss work- and career-related issues, wants to map his/her strengths and weaknesses, searches for a thesis commissioner or a practical training or workplace, or writes a job application or CV.

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Services

Student services

Each TUAS campus has its own Student Office. The responsibilities of the study secretaries working in the Student Offices include, for instance,

  • maintaining study records;
  • informing students;
  • receiving applications;
  • preparing and providing certificates;
  • distributing user IDs and passwords; and
  • providing other study-related support services

Housing services

Finding a place to stay in Turku requires active effort from you. Turku University Applied Sciences (TUAS) cannot guarantee or arrange housing for exchange students; you have to apply for it yourself.We recommend that you start applying for accommodation as soon as you have received your acceptance to study / do practical training at TUAS. 

Library services

TUAS library offers high-quality information resources both at the libraries as well as online, and guides and helps in seeking information. Library has altogether five libraries on campuses situated in Turku (Lemminkäisenkatu, Ruiskatu, Sepänkatu, Linnankatu) and Salo.

ICT services

The department of Learning environment services is responsible for IT-services and systems at Turku University of Applied Sciences. Among other things, the department’s goal is to maintain, develop and support TUAS’ IT-infrastructure, systems and services. 

Medical services

The following health care services to students are free of charge:

  • general practitioner,
  • public health nurse,
  • psychologist,
  • laboratories, and X-rays.
  • There is a fee for dental services.

Student Life

Campus life

Turku is one of the largest cities in Finland. The city has 40,000 higher education students and six higher education institutions. TUAS’ campuses are located close to the city centre and the river Aura. In Turku the distances are short, and you can easily move from one place to another on foot, by bike or by bus.TUAS’ Kupittaa Campus is a part of the constantly evolving Turku Science Park. The area is an internationally significant cluster of business life and research. Several higher education institutions, hundreds of companies and a university hospital are located in the area, right next to the city centre of Turku.

Sports facilities

The CampusSport services are intended for every member of the higher education community in Turku.

Student clubs

The student union of Turku University of Applied Sciences – TUO is the student’s home in TUAS, the one organization that takes care of your interests as a student. TUO has altogether over 4500 members – we welcome you to join the ranks!The membership of the student union is optional. TUO belongs to SAMOK, which is the umbrella organization of the student unions of the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. TUO is religiously and politically neutral and independent from trade unions.

Student Reviews

Turku university of applied sciences - bachelor
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a school that drives you to get international experiences. We have more and more courses in English and international students take part of them, that is how we get to meet amazing people all around the world and learn new from other people. From the school it's very easy to go abroad, I studied 4 months in Germany. Overall experience was really good.

TUAS - A Practical Place
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Compared to many other countries in EU, and the rest of the world for that matter, studies in Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) are quite heavily focused on practical working experience and knowledge. This becomes especially obvious in my major: electronics and communication systems. All students in TUAS have multiple internship periods with each spread out on...

Amazing time: Turku University of Applied Science
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Doing my exchange at the University of Applied Sciences in Turku, Finland, was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about Finland and it's inhabitants. The school does it's best to get the student to know Finland. Besides feeling like a Fin I also noticed that the school does it's best to let you have a good time. Housing is also easy here since there are several Student...

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