Entrance exams

Most of the student selections of Laurea degree programmes are carried out based on entrance exams.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entrance exams for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes 2019

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.

Each degree programme generally has its own entrance exam. However, many UAS degree programmes are in entrance exam co-operation which means the applicant writes one exam and the co-operating UAS accepts the exam result.

You can apply to a maximum of six options of degree programmes in your application form.

Your highest option of the co-operating UAS sends the invitation to the entrance examinations and your lower co-operating options 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 separate invitations to each degree programme’s entrance exam.

Some degree programmes may have preliminary materials for the entrance exams. Any preliminary exam materials will be announced on this page when the application period begins. The entrance exam generally contains a written part (essay, multiple choice questions) and an interview. In order to be considered for admission based on an entrance exam, the applicant must acquire the minimum passing grade in the exam as described in the sections below. Samples of entrance exams from previous years are not available.

Note that the given entrance exam dates cannot be changed.

Please find the degree programme specific entrance exam information below. We reserve the right to make changes.

 

Entrance exams in the joint application period in the spring of 2019

  • Service Business Management 

    All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for the entrance examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the applicant’s e-mail address given in the application.

    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 Bachelor's Degree Programme in Service Business Management uses the same entrance examination as the Degree Programme in International Business. The national entrance examination for Service Business Management/International Business will be organised in Finland on Wednesday 10th April 2019. The advance material for the examination will be made available on this page when the application period begins.

    Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points). The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores): an essay (3/10 points), multiple-choice questions (2/6 points), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8 points) and a group discussion (3/16 points). The essay and the group discussion are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must receive at minimum 3 points for each section. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade. Applicants must pass all sections. The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

    The advance material for the examination will be made available on this page when the application period begins 9th January 2019.

    Entrance exam co-operation with other UAS 2019:
    Häme UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Jyväskylä UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Kajaani UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Kajaani UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, eSports, full-time studies
    Karelia UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Lahti UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Lapland UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Laurea UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, Service Business Management, full-time studies
    Oulu UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Saimaa UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Seinäjoki UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    South-Eastern Finland UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Tampere UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies
    Turku UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Online (applicants with Finnish qualification certificate, selection method: entrance exam)
    Vaasa UAS Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies (only application period 1)

    The Service Business Management exam is arranged outside Finland via the FINNIPS network during between 19th and 26th March 2019.

  • Safety, Security and Risk Management 

    All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for a UAS entrance examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application.

    The entrance examination for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management will be organised in Finland on Tuesday 9th April 2019 and the programme forms a separate admission group. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points). The examination consists of a written and verbal section. The written section is comprised of an essay based on an article (min./max. scores 5/16 pts.) and mathematical/logical assignments (min./max. scores 2/12 pts.). The verbal section is comprised of a group discussion (min./max. scores 3/12 pts.) measuring motivation and English language proficiency. Applicants must pass all sections.


    The Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management forms a separate admission group. No entrance exam co-operation.

  • Business Information Technology 

    Please note that there will be no entrance exams for Business Information Technology.

    The student selection for the BIT programme consists of a SAT test result and a recorded video session. Both elements are mandatory to complete. Additionally the applicant's eligibility will be checked during the application period, and only eligible applicants are taken into consideration in the student selection process. 

    The total SAT minimum result is 1000 points: math 500, evidence-based reading and writing 500. 

    The video is to be recorded by the applicant according to the guidelines given. The applicants will be provided with a link to the video recording platform. The video can be easily recorded with a computer webcam or a phone. The video can be recorded several times and sent when the applicant is satisfied with the result. The maximum length is 1 min, evaluation pass/fail. The video is used for assessing the applicant’s motivation and aptitude for the  field of study. On the video the applicants have a possibility to explain why they would make an ideal BIT candidate and, in addition,  what kind of expectations they may have for the studies. Prepare a max 1 min video interview here

    We encourage the applicants to provide the SAT results and the video as soon as possible. However, the latest deadline for these is 10.4.2019.

  • Restaurant Entrepreneurship 

    All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for a UAS entrance examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the applicant’s e-mail address given in the application.

    The common section of the national entrance examination in the Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services field will be held in Finland on Friday 12th April 2019.

    The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for studying the field, motivation, English language and mathematical/logical thinking. The entrance examination consists of a written and verbal section (group discussion). In order to be considered for admission, applicants must pass each section of the examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Entrance exam is maximum of 70 points.

    Please note, in 2019 the exam for Laurea Restaurant Entrepreneurship is arranged in Finland only. There will be no entrance examination co-operation.

  • Nursing 

    All applicants for Laurea Nursing are required to have Finnish skills (minimum requirement is level B1). Link to the Common European Framework of reference for languages, where the levels are described:  
    http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr

    Only those eligible applicants who have informed in their applications that they have the required Finnish language skills will be invited to the entrance examination. It is not necessary to send any documentary evidence of the Finnish language skills but the Finnish language skills will be tested in the entrance examination.

    The Laurea Nursing entrance examination includes two phases. 
    Phase 1 includes a written exam, English language skills and Finnish language skills test.  
    Phase 2 includes an aptitude interview.

    Exam dates 2019 - 8th April 2019 to 12th April 2019. Exact dates will be updated during the application period.

    In 2019 the entrance exam for Laurea Nursing is arranged in Finland only.

  • Social Services 

    All applicants for Laurea Social Services are required to have Finnish skills (minimum requirement is level B1). Link to the Common European Framework of reference for languages, where the levels are described:  
    http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr

    Only those eligible applicants who have informed in their applications that they have the required Finnish language skills will be invited to the entrance examination. It is not necessary to send any documentary evidence of the Finnish language skills but the Finnish language skills will be tested in the entrance examination.

    The Laurea Social services entrance examination includes two phases. 
    Phase 1 includes a written exam, English language skills and Finnish language skills test.  
    Phase 2 includes an aptitude test (interview).

    Exam dates 2019 - 8th April 2019 to 12th April 2019. Exact dates will be updated during the application period.

    In 2019 the  entrance exam for Laurea Social Services is arranged in Finland only.

  • Master's Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design 

    Those applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the Laurea Master´s Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design will receive an invitation by e-mail to participate in the entrance exam.

    Admission to the Laurea master's programme will be based on the entrance exam results. Participation in the entrance exam is compulsory in order to be considered for admission for the master's programmes.

    Entrance exam for Laurea Master's Degree in Service Innovation and Design is arranged in 8th April 2019 in Finland. The given date or venue of exam cannot be changed. Please note, entrance exam for Service Innovation and Design is arranged in Finland only.

    The examination includes a written exam (3h) and a group discussion (1h). The written exam is partly based on pre-reading material. The pre-reading material for the examination will be available on this page when the application period begins 9th January 2019.

    No entrance exam co-operation.

  • Master's Degree Programme in Leading Transformational Change 

    Those applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the Laurea Master's Degree Programme in Leading Transformational Change will receive an invitation by e-mail to participate in the entrance exam.

    Admission to the Laurea master's programme will be based on the entrance exam results. Participation in the entrance exam is compulsory in order to be considered for admission for the master's programmes.

    The entrance exam will be held 10th April 2019 at Laurea Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland. The examination is a written exam and is partly based on prereading material.

    Entrance exams for the Laurea Masters programmes are not arranged outside Finland. 

    The pre-reading material for the examination will be available on this page when the application period begins 9th January 2019.

  • Master's Degree Programme in Global Health and Crisis Management 

    Those applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the Laurea Master's Degree Programme in Global Health and Crisis Management will receive an invitation by e-mail to participate in the entrance exam.

    Admission to the Laurea master's programme will be based on the entrance exam results. Participation in the entrance exam is compulsory in order to be considered for admission for the master's programmes.

    The entrance exam will be held on April 9 2019 at Laurea Tikkurila. The entrance exam consists of an individual text-related written exam and a group discussion.

    The pre-reading material for the examination will be available on this page when the application period begins 9th January 2019.

  • Exam arrangements outside Finland 2019 (FINNIPS) 

    Laurea UAS belongs to the FINNIPS network which arranges entrance exams outside Finland. In the 2018 application round, applicants are at liberty to choose the country where they would like to take the entrance examination in their online applications. The exams for the following Laurea Bachelor’s Degree Programmes will be arranged outside Finland:

    • Service Business Management

     

 

Accessibility in student admissions

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities.

An applicant may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking an entrance examination. The application should indicate the types of special arrangements being requested and the grounds for the request (copies of the certificates for the grounds must be included with the application for special arrangements). In cases where an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements already exists during the application period, an application for special arrangements for entrance examinations must be submitted by the deadline 30th January 2019, 3pm (Finnish standard time) to the admissions office of each university of applied sciences to which the applicant is applying.

If an issue entitling an applicant to special arrangements emerges or is identified between the end of the application period and the entrance examination date, the applicant must submit an application for special arrangements to the admissions office of each university of applied sciences arranging the entrance examinations that he or she intends to take without delay. Decisions on special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each programme choice and a decision is only valid on a specific examination date. If a person later signs up for an entrance examination for the same or some other programme, he or she will have to reapply for special arrangements for the relevant entrance examination.

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