Applicants with the Finnish Qualification

If you are applying with the Finnish qualification giving eligibility for higher education studies, you do not need to send your certificates to your first-choice university of applied sciences. Copies of Finnish certificates will be requested of accepted students in connection with their confirmation of acceptance. Only exception are applicants who have taken their Finnish matriculation examination prior 1990 or applicants applying with IB-, EB- and Reifeprüfung certificates who must deliver copies of their documents to the Admission Services by the deadline of documents.

Also applicants with a Finnish competence-based vocational qualification or competence-based further vocational qualification must provide a copy of the original certificate to the admission services of their first-choice university of applied sciences before the end of the application period.

The selection is not final until the original certificates have been checked from all applicants, including applicants applying with Finnish matriculation examination.

1. Finnish upper secondary education and Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diplomas (Polytechnics Act 932/2014)

Applicants who are applying on the basis of their upper secondary school leaving certificate and the Finnish matriculation examination certificate are awarded points for three grades on their matriculation examination certificate: mother tongue, best language and the best of either general subject (general studies test before 2006) or mathematics. In the field of technology, the general subject must be either physics, chemistry or biology.

When completing the online application form, please give grades from both certificates, if available.

Candidates for the Finnish matriculation examination, graduating in the spring 2017, should apply with their latest upper secondary school certificate. UASs will receive the results of the matriculation examination directly from the Matriculation Examination Board. N.B. applicants must inform the Admission Services of their final grade in May 2017.

Applicants completing their IB examination at IB Schools or those completing the European Baccalaureate examination in Finland or abroad in the spring 2017 should apply with their predicted grades/temporary certificates. These applicants must provide a copy of their predicted grades/temporary certificates to the Admission Services of their first choice UAS in May 2017.

Applicants completing their Reifeprüfung examination in the spring 2016 in Finland or abroad must provide a copy of the final certificate no later than in May 2017 to the Admission Services of their first choice UAS.

The qualification used in the application procedure must be completed such that the copy of the certificate will arrive at the relevant university of applied sciences no later than 14 July 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time. This applies to all qualifications.

The admission of all applicants is conditional until the original final certificates have been checked and verified.

 

Applying for Degree Programme

 

International Business

 

Selection method 2 B
Finnish Matriculation Examination
 Grades
Matriculation examination certificateL/EMCBA
Mother tongue 20 19 17 12 10
The best language (foreign languages and the second national language) advanced (basic/intermediate) syllabus 20 (19) 19(18) 17(16) 12(11) 10(9)
Mathematics (basic or advanced) or the best of general subject tests (general studies test for those matriculated prior to 2006) 20 19 17 12 10

International Business

Selection method 2 B
Finnish Matriculation Examination
 Grades
Matriculation examination certificateL/EMCBA
Mother tongue 20 19 17 12 10
Best language (foreign languages and the second national language) advanced (basic/intermediate) syllabus 20 (19) 19(18) 17(16) 12(11) 10(9)
Mathematics or best of general subject tests (general studies test for those matriculated prior to 2006) 20 19 17 12 10

Information Technology

Selection method 2 B (School performance and entrance examination)
Finnish Matriculation Examination
 Grades
Matriculation examination certificateL/EMCBA
Mother tongue 20 19 17 12 10
Best language (foreign languages and the second national language) advanced (basic/intermediate) syllabus 20 (19) 19(18) 17(16) 12(11) 10(9)
Mathematics or best of general subject tests in physics, chemistry or biology (general studies test for those matriculated prior to 2006) 20 19 17 12 10
Selection method 1 (Entrance examination only)

 

 Information Technology

 
Selection method 1 (Entrance examination only)

In the degree programme in Information Technology, the student selection is made solely based on result of the     entrance examination. Therefore, applicants are not awarded any points from their upper secondary school diploma.

 

Conversion formula for EB, IB and Reifeprüfung Diplomas

EB DiplomaIB DiplomaReifeprüfung DiplomaFinnish Matriculation Diploma
MathematicsOther Subject-Spesific Tests
9.50-10.00 9.00-10.00 7 (Excellent) 13-15 points Laudatur (L)
8.50-9.45 8.00-8.95 6 (Very good) 12-10 points Eximia cum laude approbatur (E)
7.00-8.45 7.00-7.95 5 (Good) 8-9 points Magna cum laude approbatur (M)
6.00-6.95 6.00-6.95 4 (Satisfactory) 7 points Cum laude approbatur (C)
5.00-5.95 5.00-5.95 3 (Mediocre) 5-6 points Lubenter approbatur (B)
4.00-4.95 4.00-4.95 2 (Poor) 4 points Approbatur (A)

 

2. Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units, Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma, Finnish upper secondary, further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or an equivalent previous qualification

Student selection is solely made based on the success in entrance examination.

3. University of applied sciences and/or university degree

Applicants cannot apply for degree programmes at universities of applied sciences with a university of applied sciences or university degree. Applicants must use their upper secondary school leaving certificate to apply to higher education institutions. This applies to all applicants applying to Bachelor's Degree.