Language requirements of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (valid until 31 Dec 2019)

As an applicant to Bachelor and Master level degree programmes at the Faculty you must prove your knowledge in the language in which you would be studying. Please notice, that the requirements listed below are valid only for admissions made by the end of the year 2019. For later application periods please find the English language requirements for

When applying for studies in Finnish, please find the requirements here (> Suomen kielen taidon osoittaminen).

Language requirements for degree studies in English

You can prove your proficiency in English either with internationally recognized language tests or with your previous degree.

English language tests

Please notice, that as an applicant it is your responsibility to make sure that the test results are submitted and arrive at the University of Turku by the application deadline. You should remember to register for the test several weeks before the testing date, since there is great demand for testing sessions during certain times of the year.

Test scores arriving after the application deadline are not accepted. ​The test result must be verifiable directly from the test organizer. The Faculty has not set any validity time for the results but many test orginizers only submit the results during two years after the test.​

  Bacherlor's level

Master's level

TOEFL code 9701 IBT overall score min 80 and individual score min 16 IBT overall score min 92 and individual score min 20. PBT overall score 575
IELTS Adacemic ​​overall band score min 6.0 and individual score min 5.5 overall band score min 6.5 and individual score min 6.0
CPE ​pass grade A, B or C ​pass grade A, B or C
CAE   ​pass grade A, B or C
PTE Adacemic​ overall score min 54 and
individual score min 46

​overall score min 62 and
​ individual score min 54

Previous degree ​as proof of English skills

Applicants for Bachelor's degreed studies
  • Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S.A.
  • Finnish matriculation examination in English language, minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (or a corresponding minimum English language grade of 5 from the International Baccalaureate degree, grade 7.00 from the European Baccalaureate degree or grade 8 from the Reifeprüfung degree).
​Applicants for Master's degree studies
  • 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.

The contents of formally eligible applicants’ previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the Programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, mainly Bachelor’s level studies. Since the language of instruction in Bachelor's level at the University of Turku is Finnish, an applicant needing additional studies can be requested to submit proof for Finnish skills (see below) during the application process. In case such proof is not submitted, the applicant needing additional studies must be rejected.​