​Entrance exams 2015

 

Eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exams. Applicant's eligibility to apply is based on the certificate photocopies received by the Admissions services by 10th February 2015 15:00 Finnish time. All eligible applicants are required to participate and pass the entrance exams for the degree programme he/she is applying to in order to be considered for admission. Only applicants who have received the invitation may participate in the entrance examinations.

Samples of entrance exams from previous years are not available.

Degree programme specific entrance exam information below:

 

Business Management

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination. Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points) to be selected from queue 1, i.e. using the sum total of points. For those selected from queue 2, based on points for the entrance examination, the examination result will be scaled to 100 points, in which case the minimum score is 30 points. If a specific programme deviates from this, it will be mentioned below under the programme in question. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such.

The Degree Programme in Business Management uses the same entrance examination as the Degree Programme in International Business and is included in the same admission group. The national entrance examination will be organised in Finland on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores): an essay (3/10 pts.), multiple-choice questions (2/6 pts.), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (3/8 pts.) and an interview (4/16 pts.). The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must complete all sections to an acceptable standard. More details will be available on the Opintopolku.fi (Studyinfo) web portal.

 

Business Information Technology

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination. Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points) to be selected from queue 1, i.e. using the sum total of points. For those selected from queue 2, based on points for the entrance examination, the examination result will be scaled to 100 points, in which case the minimum score is 30 points. If a specific programme deviates from this, it will be mentioned below under the programme in question. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such.

The national entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology will be organised in Finland on Thursday, 23 April 2015 and the programme forms a separate admission group. The entrance examination consists of the following three sections: a written assignment based on advance material (min./max. scores 3/10 pts.), an assignment measuring mathematical/logical reasoning (min./max. scores 6/20 pts.) and a group discussion or an interview measuring study skills (min./max. scores 3/10 pts.). The examination assesses aptitude for the field, study skills and acting in a team, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

Security Management

The entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Security Management will be organised in Finland on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, and the programme forms a separate admission group. The examination consists of a written and verbal section. The written section comprises an essay based on an article and mathematical/logical assignments. The verbal section comprises an interview or a group discussion measuring motivation.


Restaurant Entrepreneurship

The common section of the national entrance examination in the Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services field will be held in Finland on Thursday, 23 April 2015.

The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for the field, motivation and mother tongue, English language and problem-solving skills as well as mathematical/logical thinking. The points awarded for the entrance examination are divided as follows: Queue 1, selection method 1 A: the entrance examination accounts for 70 points. Applicants must score at least 25 points in the entrance examination. For those selected from queue 2, based on points for the entrance examination (selection method 3), the examination result will be scaled to 100 points, in which case the minimum score is 30 points.

Universities of applied sciences engage in admissions co-operation and will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such. The universities of applied sciences engaged in admissions co-operation are listed on www.opintopolku.fi (in Finnish). The examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. More specific information is available in the UAS applicant’s guides or on their websites.

Nursing
Exam date to be announced.
An entrance examination in Health Care and Social Services places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the field.

Applicants must score at least 45 out of 100 points in the entrance examination (selection method 3).

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation when organising entrance examinations. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Universities of applied sciences announce the dates for and contents of entrance examinations on the Opintopolku.fi (Studyinfo) web portal and on their own websites.
The universities of applied sciences engaged in admissions co-operation are listed on www.opintopolku.fi (in Finnish).

Social Services
Exam date to be announced.
An entrance examination in Health Care and Social Services places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the field.

Applicants must score at least 45 out of 100 points in the entrance examination (selection method 3).

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation when organising entrance examinations. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Universities of applied sciences announce the dates for and contents of entrance examinations on the Opintopolku.fi (Studyinfo) web portal and on their own websites.
The universities of applied sciences engaged in admissions co-operation are listed on www.opintopolku.fi (in Finnish).

 

Some degree programmes may have preliminary materials for the entrance exams. The entrance exam generally contains a written part (essay, multiple choice questions) and an interview.

 

Entrance exam cooperation 2015

 

Each degree programme generally has its own entrance exam. However, many UAS are in entrance examination co-operation which means the applicant writes one exam and the co-operating UAS accept the exam result. You can apply to a maximum of six UAS/degree programmes in your application form. Your highest option of the co-operating UAS sends the invitation to the entrance examinations and your lower option UAS will accept the result if it belongs to the same co-operating exam group. If you apply to degree programmes that are not in entrance exam co-operation together, you will receive seperate invitations to each entrance exam.  More information for 2015 to be updated.

 
 

Exams outside Finland 2015

 

Laurea UAS belongs to the FINNIPS network which arranges entrance exams outside Finland for Laurea degree programmes in Business Management, Business Information Technology, Restaurant Entrepreneurship and Security Management. Information for 2015 to be updated.