Most of the student selections of Laurea degree programmes are carried out based on entrance exams. Applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility requirements and submitted the required certificates will be invited to the entrance exams. Only applicants who have received the invitation may participate in the entrance examinations.
Bachelor degree entrance exams 2022
An online entrance examination, the International UAS Exam consists of two phases:
- First phase - written exam in 9th February 2022 12:00 noon Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2).
- Second phase - group interview on 2nd - 16th March 2022. All eligible applicants who have passed the written exam will be invited to the group interview.The group interview includes a group discussion and a section of producing English language in writing.
- The Finnish language test will take place on 17th –18th March 2022. The Finnish language test concerns applicants to Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services.
More detailed information on the International UAS Exam can be found at www.UASinfo.fi
The International UAS Exam selection method is used for all Laurea Bachelor Degree programmes.
If the study places allocated to a selection method are not filled, the remaining study places will be allocated to another selection method.
Master degree entrance exams 2022
Master degree programmes have each their own entrance exam. The Master degree programmes may have preliminary materials or pre-tasks for the entrance exams. In order to be considered for admission based on an entrance exam, the applicant must acquire the minimum passing grades in the exam. Samples of entrance exams from previous years are not available.
Global Health and Crisis Management
The students to the Master Degree Programme in Global Health and Crisis Management are selected with a two-phase entrance examination. The first phase is a written entrance assignment to be submitted online by 3rd April 2022 and the second phase is an online interview that takes place 3rd - 4th May 2022.
All eligible applicants will receive the instructions for the written assignment by email in mid-March. 45 applicants will be selected for the second phase of the exam. The selection for the second phase will be based on the points achieved on the written assignment. Both phases of the exam must be completed at an acceptable level in order to be considered for admission.
Leading Transformational Change
The students to the Master Degree Programme in Leading Transformational Change are selected based on an online study unit that will take place 28th March -19th April and an interview during 4th - 5th May 2022. 45 applicants will be selected for the interview part of the exam. The selection for the interview will be based on the points achieved in the study unit.
Both phases of the exam must be completed at an acceptable level in order to be considered for admission. Applicants will receive the instructions for joining the online study unit by email a week before the study unit starts.
Service Innovation and Design
The students to the Master Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design are selected with a two-phase entrance examination. The first phase is a written entrance assignment to be submitted online by 3rd April 2022 and the second phase is an online interview that takes place 3rd - 4th May 2022.
All eligible applicants will receive the the instructions for the written assignment by email in mid-March. 45 applicants will be selected for the second phase of the exam. The selection for the second phase will be based on the points achieved on the written assignment. Both phases of the exam must be completed at an acceptable level in order to be considered for admission.
Individual arrangements for entrance examinations
If, due to disability, disease, dyslexia or some other specific reason, you need individual arrangements during the entrance exam (e.g. additional time, tasks without pictures for applicants using a screen reader), you have to fill in a written request for individual arrangements. Please attach a medical certificate or other equivalent attestation on the nature of your disability or disease. The applicants’ situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Information about individual arrangements for the International UAS exam.
Application form for individual arrangements for International UAS exam.
Application form for individual arrangements for Laurea Masters degree programme exam
Please attach a copy of the attestation or statement (e.g. medical certificate) that indicates the ground for individual arrangements. If it is written on another language than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant has to provide, in addition to the original attestation or statement, a translated copy of the document with an authorized translator’s name, signature and stamp.
Submit your request for individual arrangements, with the necessary attachments, by 26 January 2022 at 15:00 EET. If you receive an invitation to the second phase of the International UAS Exam, please submit the decision on individual arrangements granted to you to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences that sent the invitation by 25 February 2022 at 15:00 EET.
Please attach copies of attestations that support your request (e.g. medical certificate or equivalent statement on the nature of your disease or disability, or certificate on dyslexia or learning difficulty). Those who request support measures, such as additional time, on the grounds of dyslexia have to attach a statement of a trained special needs teacher, an expert psychologist, speech therapist or specialist medical doctor (e.g. child neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrician). The statement shall indicate that you need support measures for taking the exam due to dyslexia. The UAS may accept an equivalent decision made by The Finnish Matriculation Examination Board if it contains the granted support measures.
The validity of statements is assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of disability, disease or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, only statements that have been obtained at the age of 16 or later are considered. Do not send original certificates but be prepared to present the originals at the start of your studies should you become accepted to the study programme. Information related to your health shall be kept secret (Section 24, Act on the Openness of Government Activities).
Admissions Services will inform you by email on individual arrangements that you have been granted.
The announcement on individual arrangements in the entrance examination is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance examination. If, for some reason, individual arrangements cannot be arranged as requested by the applicant, the UAS sends a written notification, with justifications, to the applicant.
Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange.
If the applicant is not satisfied with the arrangements stated in the announcement, they should contact the university of applied sciences without delay so that it can, if necessary, revise its previous decision. When the applicant receives the final joint application selection decision, they can lodge a request for a review on the granted arrangements as part of an appeal against the selection decision.
Laurea Admission Services
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Frequently asked questions about applying to Laurea
Laurea Admission Services are here to help with any questions regarding application. A compilation of the most frequently asked questions and their answers are found here.