The international degree programmes offered by the University of Turku can be applied to during the joint application period on 8–22 January 2020. This application round includes the Master’s Degree programmes offered in English as well as the new Bachelor’s Degree programmes in education, also offered in English. Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology is also open for application.
In the Finnish joint application procedure, the applicant can apply with a single form to a maximum of six different study programmes offered by Finnish institutions of higher education. However, not all Finnish institutions of higher education can be applied to through the joint application procedure – some of them are still using the procedure of so-called separate application. Furthermore, the applicant can apply to a maximum of three different study programmes offered by the University of Turku.
The University of Turku offers 25 different international Master’s Degree Programmes in English. The application period ends on 22 January 2020 and the studies start in late August 2020. As a novelty, the programmes offered in English now also include Bachelor’s Degree programmes.
Finnish Teacher Training Globally Valued
The new, three-year Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Teacher Education as well as the Degree Programme in Primary Teacher Education start in the Department of Teacher Education at the Rauma campus of the University of Turku in the autumn. The latter is a 5-year programme including a Bachelor’s Degree taught in Rauma and a Master’s Degree taught at the Turku campus. The graduates of these programmes will be qualified to work in Finland as early childhood teachers (Programme in Early Childhood Teacher Education) or primary teachers (Programme in Primary Teacher Education).
Also starting in the autumn, the Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology which is applied to through separate application. The application period for this programme ends on 15 May. The same application period also applies to the Master’s Degree Programme in Software Engineering offered at the University’s campus in Namibia.
Head of Admission Services of the University of Turku Mari Kähkönen tells that the new Bachelor’s Degrees offered in English respond to the growing demand for study programmes in English.
– The Finnish teacher training is globally well-known and appealing to the foreign applicants. Moreover, there is a great demand for study programmes in information technology, so it is fantastic that in the future, we can offer the education already at the Bachelor’s level.