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4000
Students enrolled in this school.
6
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Novia University of Applied Sciences was formed on August 1, 2008, by the merging of the Sydväst Polytechnic and the Swedish Polytechnic, Finland. Novia UAS offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation, training professionals for expert and development posts based on the requirements of working life and its development, on scientific research and artistic principles.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on studyinfo.fi between January 10th-25th.  Since a high school diploma is technically needed to apply, students who are in their final year of high school should check with the school to see if they could be considered for discretionary admission (which basically means that the school allows you to apply for provisional consideration).  Applicants from non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores and all applicants need to include a photocopy of their passport. Finnish UAS programs require entrance exams which are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some programs/schools require that the exam is taken in Finland.  Some programs allow SAT scores to substitute for the entrance exam.  

What is student life like?

Turku is a large city in Finland and the student life is lively and full of traditions. The maritime programmes are situated in Auriga Business Center, which is located at Turku harbour. The other degree programmes are situated in the city center, near the Cathedral.In the city of Turku students have a lot of choices regarding leisure activities. In addition to programs organized by student associations, students can for example take part in courses at Arbis (Swedish Adult Education Center of Åbo). Novium is an independent service and support organisation for all the students at Novia UAS. Its status is regulated by law. Members of the student union annualy elect representatives to the Union Council. The decisions of the council are implemented by the Executive Board, which is supported by a secreteriat. The student union is represented in the Board of Novia University of Applied Sciences and in other decision making bodies within Novia UAS and therefore has good possibilities to voice students' interests in all decision making. Novium is also a member of the national union of students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, SAMOK, which promotes the students' interests on a national level.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

Students at Novia UAS in Turku can find apartments through Turun Ylioppilaskyläsäätiö (TYS) which rents out student housing. It is also possible to get an apartment through the private market or via The Student Union at Åbo Akademi University.

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