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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entrance exams for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes 2018

 

The entrance exam invitations for the Laurea degree programmes have been sent by e-mail 7th March 2018!

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.

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

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 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 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 for the programmes in the supplementary application round in July 2018

We will be arranging a supplementary application for the degree programmes in Business Information Technology, Safety, Security and Risk Management and Restaurant Entrepreneurship.

The application form opens July 2nd 8AM Finnish time and closes on July 16th 3PM Finnish time. The studies will begin on August 27th 2018. The application form will be available at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts.

Applicants in all three programmes will be admitted based on the supplementary application exam which includes a written part (an essay writing task and a mathematics-logics part) and a group discussion.


Business Information Technology
The entrance exam for the Laurea Degree Programme in Business Information Technology will take place on August 14th 2018 at Laurea Leppävaara campus (address: Vanha maantie 9, 02650 Espoo). Registration starts at 8.00 AM; written exam takes place from 9.00 AM until 11.00 AM after which the group discussions will take place from 12.00 AM onwards.

Safety, Security and Risk Management
The entrance exam for the Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management will take place on August 15th 2018 at Laurea Leppävaara campus (address: Vanha maantie 9, 02650 Espoo). Registration starts at 8.00 AM; written exam takes place from 9.00 AM until 11.00 AM after which the group discussions will take place from 12.00 AM onwards.
We will notify the admitted students of the selection results by e-mail.

Restaurant Entrepreneurship
The entrance exam for the Restaurant Entrepreneurship will take place on August 16th 2018 at Laurea Leppävaara campus (address: Vanha maantie 9, 02650 Espoo). Registration starts at 8.00am; written exam takes place from 9.00 AM until 11.00a AM after which the group discussions will take place from 12.00 AM onwards.

More information about the supplementary application period >>

Entrance exams in the joint application period in the spring of 2018

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 11th April 2018. 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

Pre-reading-Materials-Service-Business-Management-International-Business-eSports

 

Entrance exam co-operation with other UAS 2018:
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 21st and 27th March 2018 (see information below).

 

Business Information Technology 

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.

The national entrance examination for the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology will be organised in Finland on Friday 13th April 2018. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. The advance material for the examination will be made available on this page when the application period begins 9th January 2018.

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 advance material for the examination
Pre-reading-Material-Business-Information-Technology

 

Entrance examination co-operation 2018:
Laurea UAS Business Information Technology
Lahti UAS  Business Information Technology, full-time studies.

The Business Information Technology entrance exam is arranged outside Finland via the FINNIPS network during between 21st and 27th March 2018 (see information below).

 

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 10th April 2018 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 advance material for the examination
Pre-reading-Material-Safety-Security-Risk-Management

 

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

The exam is arranged outside Finland via the FINNIPS network during between 21st and 27th March 2018 (see information below).

 

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 Thursday 5th April 2018.

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.

 

The advance material for the examination
Pre-reading-Material-Tourism-Restaurant-Entrepreneurship

 

Entrance examination co-operation with other UAS 2018:
Kajaani UAS     Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Tourism
Laurea UAS     Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Restaurant Entrepreneurship
Lapland UAS     Bachelor´s Degree Programme, Tourism, Rovaniemi
Saimaa UAS    Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, full-time studies

Please note, in 2018 the exam for Laurea Restaurant Entrepreneurship is arranged in Finland only.

 

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 2018 - Phase 1: 9th April 2018; and Phase 2: 13th April 2018

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/not selected for phase 2 of Laurea Nursing exam 2018 have been notified personally by e-mail 10th April.

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.

Entrance examination co-operation in 2018 with Metropolia Nursing and TAMK Nursing and also with Laurea Social Services. These four degree programmes have a joint entrance examination. Applicants will be invited only to one entrance examination, either to Laurea (Nursing or Social services), Metropolia Nursing or TAMK Nursing depending on which one is the highest option in the applicant's application form. Results of the entrance examination will be considered in all four degree programmes. The entrance examination is compulsory for all applicants and it cannot be compensated with any other exam.   

In 2018 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 2018 - Phase 1: 10th April 2018; and Phase 2: 13th April 2018

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/not selected for phase 2 of Laurea Social Services exam 2018 have been notified personally by e-mail 10th April.

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.  

Entrance examination co-operation in 2018 with Laurea Nursing as well as Metropolia Nursing and TAMK Nursing. These four degree programmes have a joint entrance examination. Applicants will be invited only to one entrance examination, either to Laurea (Social services or Nursing), Metropolia Nursing or TAMK Nursing depending on which one is the highest option in the applicant's application form. Results of the entrance examination will be considered in all four degree programmes. The entrance examination is compulsory for all applicants and it cannot be compensated with any other exam.   

In 2018 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 9th April 2018 in Finland. The given date or venue of exam cannot be changed. Please note, entrance exam for Service Innnovation and Design is arranged in Finland only.

The pre-reading material for the examination:


 

No entrance exam co-operation.

 

Exam arrangements outside Finland 2018 (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
- Business Information Technology
- Safety, Security and Risk Management

Brazil, São Paulo, 21st -22nd March

China, Wuhan, 24th -25th March

Germany, Worms, 21st -22nd March

Great Britain, London, 21st -22nd March

Hungary, Budapest, 21st -22nd March

India, Delhi, 26th - 27th March

Kazakhstan, Astana, 26th - 27th March

Kenya, Nairobi, 21st -22nd March

Nepal, Kathmandu, 23rd -25th March

Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, 21st -22nd March

USA, Chicago, 24th -25th March

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, 25th -26th March


Entrance exams for Laurea Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Nursing, in Social Services and in Restaurant Entrepreneurship and also in Master’s Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design are arranged only 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 7th February 2018, 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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