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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entrance exams for Bachelor's degree programmes 2017

Applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility requirements and submitted the required certificates will be invited to the entrance exams. All eligible applicants are required to participate and pass the entrance exams for the degree programmes in order to be considered for admission. Only applicants who have received the invitation may participate in the entrance examinations.

The Laurea entrance exam invitations have been sent by e-mail to the applicant's e-mail address given in the application form.

Each degree programme generally has its own entrance exam. However, many UAS are in entrance examination co-operation which means the applicant writes one exam and the co-operating UAS accept the exam result. You can apply to a maximum of six UAS/degree programmes in your application form. Your highest option of the co-operating UAS sends the invitation to the entrance examinations and your lower option UAS 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 sepa​rate invitations to each entrance exam.

Some degree programmes may have preliminary materials for the entrance exams. The entrance exam generally contains a written part (essay, multiple choice questions) and an interview. Samples of entrance exams from previous years are not available.  Please find the degree programme specific entrance exam information below. We reserve the right to make changes.​

Business Management

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for a UAS entrance examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. 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 Degree Programme in Business Management uses the same entrance examination as the Degree Programme in International Business. The national entrance examination will be organised in Finland on Wednesday 19th April 2017 during the spring joint application period. The preliminary material for the examination will be made available on Laurea's website when the application period begins in 2017.​

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 an interview (3/16 points). The essay and the interview 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 Degree Programme in International Business is involved in admissions co-operation.

Entrance examination co-operation with other UAS 2017: to be confirmed

 Business Information Technology

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for a UAS entrance examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.  The national entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology will be organised in Finland on Friday 21st April 2017 .

The entrance examination consists of the following three sections: a written assignment based on advance material (min./max. scores 2/10 points), an assignment measuring mathematical/logical reasoning (min./max. scores 6/20 points), and a group discussion or an interview measuring study skills and English language proficiency (min./max. scores 2/10 points).​​The examination assesses aptitude for the field, study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills. Applicants’ English language proficiency will be assessed as part of the entrance examination and they must pass all examination sections in order to be considered for admission. The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology is involved in admissions co-operation. 

The pre-reading material for BIT exam 2017 : to be announced
Entrance examination co-operation with other UAS 2017: to be confirmed

Security Management

The entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Security Management will be organised in Finland on Tuesday 18th April 2017 and the programme forms a separate admission group. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. All eligible applicants will be invited to sit for a UAS entrance examination. 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 an interview or a group discussion (min./max. scores 3/12 pts.) measuring motivation and English language proficiency. Applicants must pass all sections.

No entrance exam co-operation.

Restaurant Entrepreneurship

The common section of the national entrance examination in the Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services field will be held in Finland on Thursday 20th April 2017.

The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for studying the field. Applicants must score at least 25 points in the entrance examination, including at least 7 points for the essay-article section (max. 20 pts.), 7 points for the mathematical/logical section (max. 20 pts.) and 11 points for the group discussion/oral part (max. 30 pts.). The examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Entrance examination co-operation with other UAS 2017: to be confirmed

Nursing

Finnish language skills requirement for Laurea 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.

Laurea Degree programme in 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 2017 - Phase 1: 25th April, 2017; and Phase 2: 28th April, 2017

Based on the results of phase 1, a maximum of 60 applicants (twice the amount of the study places offered) will be selected for phase 2 of the Laurea Nursing entrance examination. All parts of phase 1 (written exam, Finnish language skills test, English language skills test) must be passed in order to be considered for phase 2 of the Laurea Nursing entrance examination. The applicants selected for phase 2 of Laurea Nursing exam will be published on this page on a scheduled date to be confirmed.
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The language skills tests are assessed pass/fail. Points are awarded for the written exam and interview. Applicants must score at least 30 out of 70 points in the entrance examination and pass all parts of the exam (written exam, language tests and interview) to be considered for admission. The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the
field.The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. The Degree Programme in Nursing is involved in admissions co-operation in 2017​.  

Laurea Nursing is in entrance exam co-operation with Metropolia UAS Nursing.  Applicants will only be invited to one entrance examination, either to Laurea or Metropolia depending on which one is the highest option. Results of the entrance examination will be considered in both programmes. The entrance examination is compulsory for all applicants.​

 Social Services

Finnish language skills requirement for Laurea 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.

Laurea Degree programme in 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 2017 - Phase 1: 25th April, 2017; and Phase 2: 28th April, 2017

Based on the results of phase 1, a maximum of 60 applicants (twice the amount of the study places offered) will be selected for phase 2 of the Laurea Social Services entrance examination. All parts of phase 1 (written exam, Finnish language skills test, English language skills test) must be passed in order to be considered for phase 2 of the Laurea Social Services exam. The applicants selected for phase 2 of Laurea Social Services exam will be published on this page on a scheduled date to be confirmed.

The language skills tests are assessed pass/fail. Points are awarded for the written exam and interview.  Applicants must score at least 30 out of 70 points in the entrance examination and pass all parts of the entrance examination (written exam, language tests and interview) to be considered for admission. The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the field. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. The Degree Programme in Social Services is involved in admissions co-operation in 2017. 

Laurea Social Services is in entrance exam co-operation with Metropolia UAS Social ServicesApplicants will only​ be invited to one entrance examination, either to Laurea or Metropolia depending on which one is the highest option. Results of the entrance examination will be considered in both programmes. The entrance examination is compulsory for all applicants.

Exam arrangements outside Finland 2017​

Laurea UAS belongs to the FINNIPS network which arranges entrance exams outside Finland. The exams for the Laurea degree programmes in Business Management, Business Information Technology, Security Management and Restaurant Entrepreneurship will be held in the exam countries listed below . 

Procedure

In the 2017 application round, applicants are at liberty to choose in their online applications which country they would like to take the entrance examination from. The applicant's preferred country in the application can be changed until the 8th of February 2017, 3pm (Finnish standard time). After the deadline of the 8th of February 2017, the selected country in the application form becomes binding and cannot be changed. Therefore, applicants are advised to pick their preferred countries wisely in order to avoid disappointment and wasted effort as well as resources.

Exams outside Finland 2017​ (Information subject to change!)

  1. Brazil: São Paulo

  2.  China: Guangzhou and Wuhan

  3. Estonia: Tallinn

  4. Germany: exam city to be confirmed

  5. Great Britain: London

  6. Hungary: Budapest

  7. Kazakhstan: Astana

  8. Kenya: Nairobi

  9. Nepal: Kathmandu

  10. Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg

  11. USA: Chicago

  12. Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City​

 Please note the entrance exams for Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services are only​ arranged in Finland.

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 8th February 2017, 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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