The first joint application period ended on January 22nd and the higher education institutes in Turku received a high number of applications.

The University of Turku application numbers rose by 632 when compared with spring 2019, which is a 46-percent increase. Altogether 171 people applied to the international Bachelor’s degree programmes that were open for application for the first time. 

In the joint application round for the international degree programmes, the applicants could apply to a maximum of three programmes at the University of Turku, and there were altogether 1,743 individual applicants, which is a 52-percent increase from the 1,146 applicants in 2019. As before, the University received applications from over a hundred different countries. 76 percent of the applicants came from outside EU and EEA.

Åbo Akademi University saw an increase in number of applicants from last year’s 583 to this year’s 725. The university offers eight master degree programmes in English. The total number of applications increased from 817 to 920.

Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) has to offer degrees in undergraduate and graduate level. All four of them were part of the joint application period. TUAS received 925 applicants and they have 125 study places for the autumn class of 2020.

Joint application period for degrees in Finnish and Swedish is 18.3.-1.4.2020.

This article was written based on three press releases done by the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turku University of Applied Sciences.