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Language requirements of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Applicants applying for Master's Degree Programmes on the basis of a degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences must also prove their proficiency in Finnish, since these applicants need to complete auxiliary studies in parallel with their Master level studies, and these Bachelor level courses are available only in Finnish. The tables below indicate the language tests and other ways of indicating language skills (concerning both English and Finnish), which are accepted by the Faculty.

Language tests

The testing sessions are given on the test organizer's web site. You should remember to register several weeks before the testing date, since at certain times of the year testing sessions are very crowded due to a lot of application deadlines. Unfortunately it is not possible for the Faculty to extend deadlines because of testing sessions being full or not being available for some other reason. Nor can the Faculty accept test scores arriving after the deadline.

 

English language proficiency test

Required minimum score

​Accepted ways of submitting the test results

IELTS Academic
(International English Language Testing Service)
Overall band score of 6.5, no individual scores below 6,0 ​ The University of Turku accepts test scores that are sent directly to the University of Turku from the testing center, and also those test result sheets that are submitted as copies, if the results can be verified from the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service. NB. the test results are available from the testing centers and from the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service during two years from the test date. For the IELTS test, it usually takes 13 days for the result to be published after you have taken the test.​
TOEFL iBT
(Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet Based Test)​
Total score 92, no individual scores below 20​ The TOEFL reporting code (institution code) for the University of Turku is 9701. The TOEFL results must be sent directly to the University of Turku by the Educational Testing Service. Photocopies are not accepted. Note that the test results are available from the testing centers during two years from the test date. The score report reaches the University in approximately three weeks after you have been informed about the test result.​ ​
TOEFL PBT
(Test of English as a Foreign Language, Paper Based Test)​
575​
PTE Academic
(Pearson test of English)
Total score 62, no individual scores below 54.​ The results must arrive directly from the testing center to the University of Turku.​
CAE
(Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English)​
Pass grades A, B, C.​ The application must include a copy of the original language certificate. The results will be verified from the test organizer. Include your Candidate's ID and secret code, if applicable (available for tests taken after 2005). 
CPE
(Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)​
Pass grades A, B, C.​ The application must include a copy of the original language certificate.​

Finnish language proficiency test​

Required minimum score

Accepted ways of submitting the test results​

to (National Certificate of Language Proficiency)​ An average of at least 4,0 (for tests taken after Dec 2011) OR level 4 (on the scale 1-6 for tests taken from Jan 2002 to Nov 2011) OR level 5 (on the scale 1-9 for tests taken before the year 2002). NB! All parts of the test must have been taken.​ The application must include a certified copy of the original language certificate.​
kielitutkinto
(Civil Service Language Proficiency Certificate)​
Hyvä (good skills) The application must include a certified copy of the original language certificate. ​
 

Other acceptable ways of indicating language skills 

If you choose to prove your language skills in one of the ways indicated below, the application must allways include an officially certified copy of the school leaving certificate/examination certificate/transcript of study records indicating the completion of the education/examination in question.
If you haven't completed a degree or passed an examination mentioned below you must pass one of the language tests mentioned above. This concerns also e.g. those applicants, who have studied in English in a country which is not listed below. Please note that exceptions are not made. The application requirements are applied to all applicants equally.

English

Finnish​

Bachelor's degree (or higher) or an equivalent degree in an English-language programme in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or in an EU/EEA country. The language of instruction of the degree must be proven with the degree certificate, transcript of records or Diploma Supplement.


A Bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university or university of applied sciences in Finland, if the applicant has demonstrated language skills in the English language according to the requirements concerning foreign language studies in Bachelor's and applied university degrees in Finland.

Comprehensive school in Finnish.

Secondary education in Finnish.

Finnish as mother tongue with a passing grade as a part of the Matriculation Examination.

Finnish as the second language with the grade magna cum laude approbatur as a part of the Matriculation Examination.

Finnish as the A language (i.e. mother tongue) as a part of IB (International Baccalaureate), as the LI language (i.e. mother tongue) as a part of EB (European Baccalaureate), or Finnish as a part of Reifeprüfung.

Finnish with the minimum grade of good in a language test included in university degree studies, or university level language studies that indicate a good oral and written knowledge of Finnish (as the second domestic language).

At a university, the minimum of 70 credits/ECTS (= 35 former credit units) or the grade cum laude approbatur in Finnish

Polytechnic (ammattikoulu) degree in Finnish.

A Bachelor's degree in Finnish.

A Master's degree in Finnish.

A maturity examination at a university in Finnish.

 

 

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