The main function of the FINNIPS network is to arrange entrance examinations for the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland.

Entrance Examinations around the World

After applying for admission according to the set procedures (during the application period 7-24 January 2018), all eligible applicants will be invited to take part in entrance examinations. The entrance examination can be taken either in Finland or outside Finland in one of the countries where FINNIPS organises them. The exam country can be chosen in the application form. Please note that if you are planning to take the exam outside your own country of residence, you should check whether you need a visa to enter the exam country and whether visas are granted for exam purposes.

In spring 2018 the network will arrange entrance examinations in twelve countries outside Finland . The exams will be held between 21 and 27 March 2018. Please see the list below for information on the exam cities and country-specific exam dates and note that changes may occur.

Country City             Exam dates
Brazil São Paulo  21-22 March
China Wuhan  24-25 March
Germany Worms
(about 80 km from Frankfurt)
 21-22 March
Great Britain London  21-22 March
Hungary Budapest  21-22 March
India Delhi  26-27 March
Kazakhstan Astana  26-27 March
Kenya Nairobi  21-23 March
Nepal Kathmandu  22-25 March

St. Petersburg

 21-22 March
USA Chicago  24-25 March
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City  25-26 March

One Exam Result Acknowledged in Co-operating Degree Programmes

According to the principles of the joint application system, applicant who has applied to 1-6 degree programmes that are included in the same field of study and accept each other's results will be invited to only one entrance examination. The result of the examination will then be accepted in all the co-operating degree programmes that the applicant has applied to.

Check the list of FINNIPS network's Universities of Applied Sciences' co-operating degree programmes in each study field. The colour codes/ names of the exams indicate which programmes co-operate and use the same exam. Please note that in some fields, there is only one degree programme, which has its own exam.

Pre-reading Material for the Entrance Exams in 2018

Some of the entrance exams include pre-reading material, which needs to be studied before the exams. Please check the table below for information about the exams that include pre-reading material. See also, which degree programmes use which exam. Please note that the pre-reading material is fully/partly the same in different exams!

Entrance Exam Degree Programmes Pre-reading Material
Business and Administration 1

International Business, eSports Business, Service Business Management

Pre-reading Material 2018 for Business and Administration 1
Business and Administration 2 Business Information Technology Pre-reading Material 2018 for Business and Administration 2&3 and Tourism and Catering
Business and Administration 3 Safety, Security and Risk Management
Tourism and Catering Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Management

You can find the pre-reading material also from the UASs'/ degree programmes' own websites. In addition, all the eligible applicants will receive additional information about the exam structure in the invitation letter in March.

Check the list of the FINNIPS network's UASs and degree programmes and find the best programme for you!