TUT accepts 211 new students to the degree programmes conducted in EnglishThe application period for TUT’s Master's and Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English ended on 25 January 2017. Out of 475 applicants, a total of 211 were accepted.
TUT offers eight Master’s degree programmes conducted in English. A total of 428 applicants applied for the Master’s degree programmes, and 194 applicants were accepted. The most popular Master’s degree programme was the Information Technology programme, which had 120 applicants and accepted 66 new students. Programmes in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Management were likewise very popular among applicants.
The accepted students come from 40 different countries. The most students were accepted from Pakistan (36), China (28), Bangladesh (25), and India (16). The programmes also received the most applications from these countries.
Applicants for the Bachelor’s degree programme conducted in English are divided into two admission groups based on the upper secondary education they have completed. The application period for the first admission group ended on 25 January 2017. The first admission group was intended for students who have completed their upper secondary education outside of Finland. Altogether 47 people applied for the programme during this admission group and 17 were admitted. The new students come from eight different countries.
The second admission group is intended for applicants who have completed the Finnish matriculation examination or received an International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, or a Reifeprüfung diploma. The application for the second admission group is currently open and ends on 5 April 2017.
Tuition fees and TUT waivers
This year, Finland has introduced tuition fees for studies conducted in an international language to students who are not citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland. Students who will begin their studies in the English-language Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes in the autumn of 2017 are liable to pay the tuition fee.
The yearly tuition fee for TUT’s Bachelor of Science degree programme is €10,000. For Master’s degree programmes, the fee is €12,000.
“As expected, the number of applicants for the Master’s degree programmes conducted in English dropped compared to previous years. Despite the new tuition fees, however, the number of applicants for the Bachelor’s degree programme remained the same as last year, and the same amount of new students were admitted,” says Vice President for Education Petri Suomala.
Over 80% of the new admitted students come from countries outside the EU and the EEA.
A number of the new students have received a waiver from TUT that covers the tuition fee in its entirety. In addition, TUT has awarded 11 academic excellence scholarships to the most successful applicants. These scholarships include a full tuition fee waiver as well as an allowance of €7,000 per academic year to cover living costs.
Vice President Petri Suomala, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 591 8044
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