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 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 2018 the network arranged entrance examinations in twelve countries outside Finland. The country selection for spring 2019 will be announced in October 2018. The exams will take place in March 2019.

Country City             Exam dates
Brazil São Paulo  21-22 March 2018
China Wuhan  24-25 March 2018
Germany Worms
(about 80 km from Frankfurt)
 21-22 March 2018
Great Britain London  21-22 March 2018
Hungary Budapest  21-22 March 2018
India Delhi  26-27 March 2018
Kazakhstan Astana  26-27 March 2018
Kenya Nairobi  21-23 March 2018
Nepal Kathmandu  22-25 March 2018

St. Petersburg

 21-22 March 2018
USA Chicago  24-25 March 2018
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City  25-26 March 2018

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!