How to apply
Maria-Cristina Macocinschi , Romania

Who can apply?

The applicant must have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish
Bachelor’s degree in a University. Most of the credits in the degree should be from legal studies. The required degree must be completed by 14 July 2017. If the required degree is not completed by the application deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. The applicant must be fluent in English (please see ‘Language requirements’ below).
Note! Students already studying for the Master of Laws degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku, have separate application procedure. Please see instructions (in Finnish).

Application procedure

The application period for studies starting in September 2017 begins on 1 December 2016 and ends on 13 January 2017 at 15.00 (Finnish time).

The electronic application form is available at the national Studyinfo portal ( The application is filled in and submitted online. The required enclosures must be sent to University Admissions Finland by the end of the application period.

The application enclosures must be returned to the following address:

University Admissions Finland
Unioninkatu 40 C
FI-00170 Helsinki

Required enclosures

  • An officially certified copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate in the original language (OR applicants graduating after the deadline must enclose a statement from the home institution stating the expected date of graduation).*
  • An official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the degree certificate OR an officially certified copy of the Diploma Supplement in English(concerns graduates from universities within the EU).*
  • An officially certified copy of the transcript of records of the Bachelor’s degree in the original language.* **
  • An official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the transcript of records of the Bachelor’s degree.* **
  • Language certificate (see language requirements below)

In addition the applicant must submit via electronic application form the following enclosures:

* University Admissions Finland does not accept regular photocopies of educational documents. All educational documents must either be officially certified (attested) by the awarding institution, or legalised. For some countries, there are country-specific document requirements that must be followed first and foremost before any other requirements for document attestation.

In addition, officially certified copies issued by a Finnish Notary Public are accepted.
NB! Please note that officially certified copies issued by notaries public in other countries are not accepted without legalisation.
Please also check the country-specific requirements at

** Please prepare to answer the following questions while filling in the application form:
a. GRADING SCALE Describe the grading scale used at the institution at the time of study. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks that appear on your transcript of records. This description should include the grades in relation to each other and clearly depict the highest and lowest grade, as well as which grades are passing grades and which are a fail.
b. VERIFICATION OF GRADING SCALE Provide a direct link to an official website where the information on the grading scale can be verified.

Language requirements

Approved methods of demonstrating the language proficiency are:

1. A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English  in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States, OR

2.  A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA Countries, i.e. the language of instruction of the whole programme has to be English, (free-form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) OR

3. Finnish Bachelor of Law (ON or RN) degree (free-form report on proficiency in
English, one page and possible appendices) OR

4. Studies of law (min. 20 ECTS, average grade at least 2,5) taken in a study program conducted in English at the University of Turku (free-form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) OR

5. One of the following languages tests. See also the note below *
In the University of Turku the minimum scores to be approved are: 
  • TOEFL:     575 points from the paper-based test  
                       92 points from the internet-based test, no subtest score under 20  (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing)
  • IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic: minimum score 62, and no subtest score under  54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing)
  • The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C
  • The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B, or C
  • The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education:  min 5 of each part.

It is the applicant's responsibility to make testing arrangements for her/himself. We recommend that prospective applicants sign up for a language test as soon as possible. AND
No other language tests or statements of the applicant's language skills will be accepted. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted.

All language test scores must be sent to University Admissions Finland (address above). The testing centre must send the test results directly to the University Admissions by the application deadline.


All applications are pre‐processed by the University Admissions Finland and evaluated by the LIS selection board. Applications will be checked for plagiarism.The decision on admission is made by the dean of the Faculty of Law. The maximum of 20 students are accepted to the programme. The admission is done based on the level of previous studies, grades, language skills, personal interest and written application examination.

Publication of Results

The results of the admission will be published latest by 4 May 2017. Applicants will receive the notice in writing. The admitted students must notify the Faculty of Law as soon as possible, latest by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, whether s/he will accept the study place or not. If the Faculty of Law hasn’t received the student’s notification by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, s/he will forfeit the right to enrol in the degree programme.

Tuition fees


Tuition fees will be charged from 2017 onwards in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes taught in English. Tuition fees concern students admitted to studies in August 2017 or after.

Who will be charged?

Tuition fees will be charged from citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

Who will not be charged?

Tuition fees will not be charged from

  • citizens of EU/EEA states or Switzerland 
  • family members of the citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland 
  • holders of a permanent Finnish residence permit or a long-term resident’s EU residence permit (P, P-EU)
  • holders of a fixed-term continuous residence permit (A)
  • holders of an EU Blue Card (a residence permit card with a marking “EU Blue Card” as the type of the permit)

Programme-specific tuition fees

Programme-specific tuition fees are listed at

The first year tuition fee has to be paid before one can register with the University.



The University offers generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to pay tuition fee. The scholarship programme has 3 categories:

  • 2-year scholarship that covers the entire tuition fee for 2 academic years.
  • 2-year scholarship that covers 50 % of the tuition fee for 2 academic years.
  • 1-year scholarship for outstanding performance during the 1st study year. The scholarship covers the 2nd year tuition fee.

 A scholarship will be granted to up to 30 % of the admitted students who are subject to tuition fees and have applied for a scholarship. You can apply for a 2-year scholarship at the same time as applying for admission to one of our Master’s degree programmes. There is a separate application process for the 1-year scholarship during your first study year.

Further information on tuition fees and scholarships:


 Contact information


​If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact

E-mail: tls(at)

Postal address
Faculty of Law
FI-20014 Turun yliopisto