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How to apply?

Applicants for the International Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech) are divided into two admissions groups according to the upper secondary education they have completed.

The two admission groups have different application periods. In addition, there are differences in the required application documents. Please read the descriptions of each admission group carefully and make sure that you follow the instructions of the correct admission group.

In which admission group should I apply?

 

Your upper secondary education

Admission group I

Admission group II

Finnish matriculation examination   x
International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) –diploma completed in Finland   x
International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) –diploma completed outside Finland   x
Reifeprüfung-diploma completed in Finland   x
Reifeprüfung-diploma completed outside Finland x  
Upper secondary educational qualification which provides eligibility to University-level Bachelor’s studies in the country in question x  
3-year vocational upper secondary qualification completed in Finland x  
AICE-diploma completed in Finland x  

 

Application periods

Admission group I: 13 December 2017 - 17 January 2018

Admission group II: 14-28 March 2018

Submitting your application and application processing

Admission group I

1. Read the following sections carefully before applying:
- Eligibility
- Language requirements

2. Fill in the application online and upload the required application documents on the application and submit the application

The online application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. The application period ends 17 January 2018 at 15.00 (GMT+2).

3. After you have submitted your application with the required application documents online, you will get a confirmation by email

The Admissions Office will process your application and check that it meets the general eligibility criteria, i.e. they verify your language test result and make sure that your application contains all the required documents. You will be notified by email, if your application is incomplete. Therefore, it is important that you keep checking your email account regularly during the application period for any possible requests to supplement your application. TUT will use the email address that you have provided on your application form.

4. In addition to uploading the application documents on your online application, you will need to submit authenticated copies of your educational documents to the TUT Admissions Office by post.

The educational documents must reach TUT on 31 January 2018 at the latest. The TUT Admissions Office may verify the authenticity of your educational documents from the university or authority that issued them. Please note that your educational documents will not be returned. Take this into account and do not submit any original documents.

 

For further guidance on how to submit your application and application documents please see preparing your application.

 

In addition to submitting the required documents, you may be invited for an online interview. Those applicants who are invited for an online interview will receive the invitation by email during the first week of March at the latest. The online interview will be used to gain additional information on the level of your prior studies and your skills in mathematics in order to enable us to make an informed admission decision. Thus, getting or not getting an invitation to an interview is not a positive or negative factor in the admissions process. In the interview, applicants are asked to solve 1-3 mathematical problems. The duration of the interview will be 30-45 minutes. Please see Preparing your application for information on the equipment needed for the interview. Information on the required level of skills required in mathematics is available in Eligibility.

Admission group II

1. Read the following sections carefully before applying:
- Eligibility
- Language requirements

2. Fill in the application online and upload the required application documents on the application and submit the application

The online application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. The application period ends 28 March 2018 at 15.00 (GMT+2).

3. After you have submitted your application with the required application documents online, you will get a confirmation by email

The Admissions Office will process your application and check that it meets the general eligibility criteria, i.e. they verify your language test result and make sure that your application contains all the required documents. You will be notified by email, if your application is incomplete. Therefore, it is important that you keep checking your email account regularly during the application period for any possible requests to supplement your application. TUT will use the email address that you have provided in your application form.

For further guidance on how to submit your application and application documents please see preparing your application.

 

Student admission

Admission group I

An admissions committee consisting of staff from the faculties will assess the applications. Applicants are ranked based on grades obtained in upper secondary education and the level of studies in mathematics and physics, scores in the obligatory SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics, and other factors in favour of the application. You cannot be informed of your application status during the application process.

Admission group II

An admissions committee consisting of staff from the faculties will assess the applications. An applicant may be selected based on one of two sets of criteria: direct admission or admission score + SAT Subject tests. Entrance examinations are not used in the admission process of this programme.

Initial admission score
The initial admission score is calculated based on the grades achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, or Reifeprüfung. Applicants who have completed multiple examinations in the same subject (such as advanced-level mathematics and basic-level mathematics) will be evaluated on whichever of the two is the most favourable to the applicant. When calculating the initial admission score, five subjects that give the applicant the highest possible initial admission score will be selected from the table below. Points may be awarded either for the old or new matriculation examination in sciences and humanities, not both. The maximum initial admission score is 26.

 Grade achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination 

 A

 B

 C

 M

 E

 L

 Mathematics, advanced level

 2

 3

 4

 5

 6

 7

 Physics

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 5

 Chemistry

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 5

 Biology

 

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 Mother tongue

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 5

 Mathematics, basic level

 

 

 

 1

 2

 3

 Second national language, advanced level

 

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 Foreign language, advanced level

 

 

 1

 2

 3

 4

 Sciences and humanities

 

 

 

 1

 2

 3

 Second national language, intermediate level

 

 

 

 

 1

 2

 Foreign language, basic level

 

 

 

 

 1

 2

 Sciences and humanities (examination completed before 2006)

 1

 2

 3

 4

 5

 6

When calculating the initial admission score, the grades of International Baccalaureate (IB), European Baccalaureate (EB), and Reifeprüfung (RP) will be converted according to the table below.

 Grade achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination 

 A

 B

 C

 M

 E

 L

 EB

 4,0 - 4,95

 5,0 - 5,95

 6,0 - 6,95

 7,0 - 7,95

 8,0 - 8,95

 9,0 - 10,0

 EB, mathematics

 4,0 - 4,95

 5,0 - 5,95

 6,0 - 6,95

 7,0 - 8,45

 8,5 - 9,45

 9,5 - 10,0

 IB

 2

 3

 4

 5

 6

 7

 RP

 4

 5-6

 7

 8-9

 10-12

 13-15

Details on which examinations are considered equal to those of the Finnish matriculation examination are available in Finnish at http://dia.fi/hakeminen-ja-hakukohteet/alkupisteiden-laskeminen-eb-ib-ja-rp-todistuksesta/. An English translation is available as a pdf document: English translation, equivalence tables.pdf

1. Direct admission
Applicants are eligible to be considered for direct admission if they have taken and passed both of the examinations mentioned below and achieved at least the following grades:

• in the Finnish matriculation examination:
• Eximia cum laude approbatur in mathematics (advanced level) OR
• Eximia cum laude approbatur in physics

• in International Baccalaureate
• 6 in HL or SL Mathematics OR
• 6 in HL or SL Physics

• in European Baccalaureate
• 8,5 in Mathematics (Standard Level) OR
• 8,0 in Physics

• in Reifeprüfung
• 10 in Mathematics OR
• 10 in Physics. Both subjects must be included in ”Leistungen in der Reifeprüfung”.

Applicants who are eligible for direct admission are ranked according to their overall admission score. The overall admission score is the sum of the initial admission score and points awarded for other factors in favour of the application. The maximum overall admission score is 46.

Applicants may be considered for direct admission, if they meet the eligibility criteria indicated above and achieve an overall admission score of 30 or higher. If the number of applicants who meet these criteria exceeds the admission quota for admission group II, all the places available under the quota may be filled based on direct admission without considering the results of the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics.

2. Admission based on the admission score and SAT Subject Tests
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for direct admission may be considered for admission based on their initial admission score and the results they achieve in the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics. In this case, the eligibility criteria for direct admission are not applied. Thus, by taking the SAT Subject tests, an applicant can have their application considered even if the above grade criteria are not met.

Applicants are ranked according to their initial admission score, the SAT Subject Test scores, and points awarded for other factors in favour of the application. You should mention on the application form if you have taken or are planning to take the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics.  If you take the SAT Subject tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics after the application deadline, you need to take the tests in May at the latest to be considered for admission. More information on the SAT Subject Tests.

 

Updated by: Meeri Oikemus, 02.01.2018 15:12.
Content owner: Oikemus Meeri
Keywords: education and studies

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