in English
 
 
How to apply

Application period: January 4 to February 29, 2016.
The application deadline is 29th of February 2016 at 15.00 (Finnish time, GMT +2).
Bi-annual quota: 9

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This is the direct link to the application process at Studyinfo.fi:

https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/korkeakoulu/1.2.246.562.17.39149196949

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Requirements for admission:
 
A three years Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree at the university level in an applicable field, for example history or cultural studies. The degree should correspond to 180 ECTS. The degree has to be completed before 15 July, 2016. This means that an official and certified copy of the degree certificate of those applicants who will graduate after the application deadline must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by July 15, 2016. Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI- 20014 University of Turku, Finland.

Language requirements:
 
    * A very good knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of at least one language of the region is advantageous.
    * All applicants are required to prove their knowledge of English in one of the following ways:
 
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.
or
3) 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.
 
* NOTE:
1. 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
2.  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.
 
When filling out the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University Admissions Finland's Institution Code 3138 in the Score Report Recipient field. Score slips or their copies provided by applicants are not accepted.
 
For other tests, please address the test results to University Admissions Finland. An applicant's copy of the score is also acceptable, as long as it is verifiable from the test organisers. Test scores sent as attachments to an e-mail message are not acceptable.
For further information on language tests, please see these websites: LINKIT
UAF
- TOEFL
- IELTS Academic
- PTE Academic
- CPE
- CAE 
- National Certificate of Language Proficency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education http://www.oph.fi/english/mobility/testing_language_skills

 
Application procedure: 


The application deadline is 29th of February 2016, at 15.00 (Finnish time, GMT +2)
All required documents must be received within the deadline. Incomplete applications or applications that arrive late will not be processed.

The application is filled in the studyinfo.fi portal. The application is filled in and submitted online; applicants are not required to send a printed copy of the application with their documents. Application documents must reach UAF by the given deadline. Note that enclosures submitted by email are not accepted.
• All applicants must complete the application form and submit the following enclosures until February 29, 2016.
• Please read carefully the instructions given, don't forget to give all the required information and make sure that you send all the required enclosures within the given deadline.
• In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain way. Please, check the country specific requirements on the UAF website.

The application package must include (1-7):
 
1. the application form must be completed online in the studyinfo portal
2. proof of language skills, NOTE: all the language test results must be sent directly by the testing center to the University Admissions by the end of application deadline.
3. official and certified copy of the applicant's diploma in original language
- OR, in the case the diploma is not yet available, a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree (the student has graduated), *NOTE, see below
- OR, if the degree is not competed until the end of application deadline, a statement  that the degree will be completed by the given date (July 15), and a transcript of studies are required,  **NOTE  see further below
4. official and certified copy of the translation in English of the diploma or the Diploma Supplement
5. official and certified university transcript in original language and a translation in English
6. 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.
7. motivation letter (included in the application form, max 4000 characters incl spaces). The motivation letter plays an important role in the admission procedure. A letter of motivation is a short essay, where you introduce yourself and present your reasons for studying in the European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society Master’s Programme.
      You are expected to give the following information:
      * who you are and why you are interested in this programme
      * what are the most important skills and knowledge you have acquired in your previous studies
      * how is your educational background relevant and beneficial from the point of view of the programme
      * what are your career plans and how are you going to utilize the programme in pursuing them

* NOTE:  In case of admittance, an official and certified copy of the degree certificate or a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by an institution, must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by July 15, 2016. Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI - 20014 University of Turku Finland, (Visiting address: Horttokuja 2).
** NOTE: In case of admittance, a copy of the certificate of those applicants who will graduate after the application deadline must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by July 15, 2016. Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI - 20014 University of Turku (Visiting address: Horttokuja 2), Finland.
NB. The documents submitted will not be returned. Please, don't send the original documents. The original documents of admitted students will be checked in the beginning of studies.
 
All the required enclosures must be sent for preprocessing to this address:

University Admissions Finland
Unioninkatu 40 C
FI-00170 Helsinki
Finland


Selection procedure of new students

• Applications are preprocessed by the University Admissions Finland. The UAF will evaluate the eligibility of the applicant and the authenticity of the educational certificates. This includes e.g. contacting your previous educational institution and your language test organiser. Any malpractice will be reported to the universities and proper authorities.
• Admission decisions are made by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku.
• The selection of new students is based on the relevance and success of prior studies, university records, and the statement of purpose (motivation letter). Relevance of prior studies and the applicant's motivation are heavily weighted.
• All candidates will be notified on the admission decision by the European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society Programme on May 16, 2016.  Successful applicants will receive a formal letter of acceptance, including detailed further instructions. 

 

Other information sources

The Finnish Immigration office

 

Information on Finland and studying in Finland:
http://finland.cimo.fi/

 

Information on studying at the University of Turku
http://www.utu.fi/en/studying/

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