Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences' cooperation within the FINNIPS network makes it possible to arrange the UAS entrance examinations around the world! 

Entrance Examinations around the World

After applying for admission according to the set procedures of the joint application (during the January application period), 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 2020 the network will arrange the entrance examinations in twelve countries outside Finland. The exams will take place between 10 and 15 March 2020. The exact dates fof the exams will be announced later on in 2019. Please note that changes may occur.

Country

City

Brazil São Paulo
China Shanghai and Wuhan
Germany Frankfurt
Great Britain London
Hungary Budapest
India Greater Noida
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
Kenya Nairobi
Mexico Mexico City
Russia Moscow and St.Petersburg
South Korea Seoul
Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

 

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. This means that in some study fields you can apply up to six different UASs/programmes by taking just one entrance exam!

Click below to download a list of the co-operating degree programmes in the January 2020 application period. The names of the exams indicate which programmes co-operate and use the same exam. In 2020, there are joint exams in the fields of Business and Administration 1, Health Care, Seafaring, Technology and Tourism.

Please note that in the other study fields (and in all Master's degree programmes) the programmes have their own exam and/or an alternative selection method. At the bottom of the page you can read further information about the content and stuctures of the different exams and/or their alternative selection methods.

See the list of co-operating degree programmes in 2020

 

FINNIPS exams

Information on the Entrance Examinations

Below you can check information about the entrance examinations or other selection methods (e.g. pre-task, e-interview) used by the different degree programmes. Please note that the exam information will be completed gradually and changes may occur.

Some of the entrance exams include pre-reading material, which needs to be studied before the exams. The pre-reading material will be published on this website and it will be available also on 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 February-March 2020.

Results of Student Selection

The UASs will release the results of the student selection in the joint application gradually. The results will be announced from April onwards, and on 5 June 2020, at the latest.

Name of the Entrance Exam/
Co-operation group

Information about the Entrance Exam/ Selection Method

Business and Administration 1
ESports Business, International Business
  • Written exam
    • Essay, multiple-choice questions, mathematics and logic
  • Group discussion
  • Pre-reading material (to be published before the exams)

Business and Administration 2*
Business Information Technology, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

  • Written exam
  • Group discussion
Business and Administration, Master 1*
International Business Management (Master),
JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Written exam
    • Motivation and prerequisites 
    • Essay based on pre-reading material
  • Group discussion
  • Pre-reading material (to be published before the exams)

Business and Administration, Master 2*
Sport Business Management (Master),
JAMK University of Applied Sciences

  •  Written exam
    • Two essays
  • Group discussion
  • Pre-reading material (to be published before the exams)
Business and Administration, Master 3**
Digital Business and Management (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences

Business and Administration, Master 4**
Service Design (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences

Culture*
Game Design,
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences 
  •  Written exam
    • Motivation for studies
    • Design task
  • Video interview (to be completed before the exam, based on instructions received by e-mail).
Health Care and Social Services
Nursing
  •  Written exam
    • Basic mathematics
    • Two essays
  • Group discussion

Natural Resources*
Sustainable Coastal Management,
Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Written exam
    • Aptitude for the field
    • Motivation
Natural Resources, Master*
Natural Resources Management,
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Seafaring
Maritime Management, Captain, and Maritime Technology,
Novia University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Mathematics, logical deduction, physics and chemistry
    • Interview in written
Seafaring, Master 1**
Maritime Management (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Seafaring, Master 2**
Autonomous Maritime Operations (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Sports*
Sports and Leisure Management,
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Essay
    • Article-based questions
  • Group discussion
  • Video (with bried introduction and sports tasks) to be completed after the written exam, based on instructions received by e-mail
Technology
Environmental Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Software Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering
  •  Written exam
    • Mathematics, logical deduction, physics, chemistry and learning prerequisites
    • Be prepared to apply the SWOT analysis method and familiarize yourself with the curricula of technical degree programmes in Finland
    • English language test

Technology, Master 1**
Automation Technology (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences

Technology, Master 2**
Industrial Management and Engineering (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences

Technology, Master 3**
Printed Intelligence (Master),
Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Technology, Master 4**
Risk Management and Circular Economy (Master),
Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Tourism and Catering
Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tourism Management
  • Written exam
    • Essay
    • Mathematical-logical part
  • Group Discussion
  • Pre-reading material (to be published before the exams)

* The programme has its own exam.
** The programme has an alternative selection method (no exams outside Finland).

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