TUT’s English-language degree programmes receive 481 applicationsAs expected, Tampere University of Technology received fewer applications in total for its English-language degree programmes than in previous years. Despite the new tuition fees, the new Bachelor of Science degree programme still garnered as much interest as last year.
The application period for TUT’s English-language degree programmes ended on 25 January 2017. A total of 481 applications were received this year. The number of applications is lower than last year’s, especially for applicants from countries outside the EU and the EEA.
“This was to be expected, as other universities in Finland have experienced a similar decrease in applications,” Vice President for Education Petri Suomala says.
From August 2017, students from countries outside the EU/EEA will have to pay tuition for education leading to a degree. The yearly tuition fee for TUT’s Bachelor of Science degree programmes is €10,000. For Master’s degree programmes, the fee is €12,000. Students subject to the tuition fee can apply for a TUT scholarship.
“Over 80% of TUT’s international students come from countries outside the EU and the EEA,” Suomala notes. “For that reason, we will be closely monitoring the effects the new tuition fees have.”
Applicants still interested in Bachelor’s degree programme
The English-language Bachelor of Science degree programme garnered as many applications from outside the EU/EEA as it did last year.
“The Bachelor’s degree programme is a good example of a programme where a lot of hard work has been done to both identify and reach its target demographic. A high-quality Bachelor’s degree programme will hopefully bring more talented students in for the Master’s degree programme, as well,” Suomala says.
The English-language Bachelor of Science degree programme received a total of 47 applications from 25 countries. Most applications were sent from Vietnam (9), while Italy, China, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, and the United States all sent in three applications. In 2016, the Bachelor’s degree programme received 45 applications.
This application period was open for applicants who have received their eligibility for higher education abroad. Applicants who have completed the Finnish Matriculation Examination or an International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, or Reifeprüfung programme can apply for the Bachelor of Science degree programme through separate admissions during joint application from 15 March to 4 April 2017.
Fewer applicants for Master of Science in Technology and Architecture programmes
In the English-language Master of Science in Technology and Master of Science in Architecture degree programmes, applications were open for 15 subjects. In total, 434 applicants from 64 countries sent in their applications. In 2016, the Master’s degree programmes received 913 applications from 71 countries.
During this application period, most applications came from Pakistan (83), Bangladesh (44), India (39), China (36), Nigeria, and Iran (21). Finnish applicants sent in 18 applications. This year, 387 applications were received from applicants outside the EU/EEA, whereas in 2016, this number was 850.
Applicants were most interested in subjects in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Management.
Results for the English-language degree programme applications will be published on 23 March 2017.
Applications for the Finnish-language degree programmes are open from 15 March to 5 April 2017.
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