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Turku varsity receives 1,376 Int´l master’s applications
Published : 06 Feb 2019, 02:47
Number of Applications for International Master’s Degree Programmes of the University of Turku Continued to Increase this year.
The international Master’s degree programmes received a total of 1,376 applications from 94 countries, said a University press release, adding that the number of applications in the previous year was 1,116.
The most popular programmes were Global Innovation Management, Biomedical Sciences, Digital Health and Life Sciences, as well as Information Security and Cryptography that received 725 applications in total.
In the joint application round for the international Master’s degree programmes, the applicants could apply to a maximum of three programmes of the University of Turku, and there were altogether 1,146 individual applicants.
About 67 percent of the applicants come from non-EU/EEA countries, the most from Pakistan (100), Bangladesh (97), Nigeria (70), India (66), Iran (61), and Ghana (59). Most applications from within the EU and EEA countries came from Finland (185).
Similar to the previous year, there were 13 Master’s degree programmes open for application at the University of Turku.
According to Head of Admission Services Mari Kähkönen, the number of applications is stabilising at the level it was before the tuition fees were introduced. Introducing the tuition fees in 2017 halved the number of applications, but the situation was restored the following year, and the growth continued this year.
“It is delightful that the applicants represent almost one hundred different nationalities, which means that our programmes attract applicants from around the world. We have increased the visibility of the University’s international Master’s degree programmes in the marketing portals and with student ambassador activities. Already during this application round, there are prominent positive signals on the productiveness of international student ambassador activities even though this is just the pilot phase of the ambassador activities,” said Kähkönen.