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Entrance exam

Joint Appli­cation to Higher Education on 7 – 20 January 2021

There are three entrance exami­nation possi­bil­ities for an applicant. 

1. Online entrance exami­nation
2. FINNIPS network’s online entrance exami­nation
3. National entrance exami­nation, the exam is taken on a campus, in Finland

Univer­sities of applied sciences cooperate with each other in terms of entrance exami­na­tions. In practice this means that if you apply to two or more degree programmes that cooperate with each other you only need to take one entrance exami­nation. See further infor­mation about the co-operating programmes.

In addition to entrance exami­nation, students are selected based on SAT test results and Certificate-based selection. Read more.

If you need special arrange­ments for the entrance exami­nation, fill in the Appli­cation form for special arrange­ments and send it to Karelia’s Admis­sions Services by 27 January 2021.

Inter­na­tional Business

1. Online entrance examination

The online entrance exami­nation will be held on 2 February 2021. Invitation to the written part of the online exami­nation will be sent by the end of January 2021 to all the appli­cants who submit the pre-task in time. Read the pre-task instruc­tions here.

The online entrance exami­nation consists of two phases:
Phase 1:
Pre-task (min 4 points, max 10 points) – to be uploaded to the appli­cation form by 27 January 2021 at 3 pm. Please note, that invita­tions to the written part will be only sent to the appli­cants, who have submitted the requested pre-task on time.
– Written part on 2 February 2021, a timed written online exam (exact time to be announced):
    – essay based on material given in the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
    – logical thinking and mathe­matics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
Phase 2:
– Online interview (min 10 points, max 30 points)
Total min 32 points, max 100 points.

Only appli­cants with 22 points or more from the 1st phase (passing both pre-task and written part) may be invited to the 2nd phase of the online exami­nation. Online inter­views are held between 15-19 February. Each UAS will interview maximum 100 best candi­dates based on the points from 1st phase of the online exami­nation.

For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection.

2. FINNIPS network’s online entrance examination

FINNIPS network’s online entrance exami­nation in the field of business is organized on 9 February 2021.

All appli­cants are invited to partic­ipate in the written part of the online exami­nation. The invita­tions are sent to the email address given on the appli­cation form by 5 February 2021. Appli­cants passing the written part will be invited to the group discussions.

There will be a pre-reading material for the Finnips online entrance exami­nation. Study the pre-reading material here before the examination. 

The exami­nation assesses study and commu­ni­cation skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

The structure of the exam:
• Written part 1: Essay (min. 3/ max. 10 points) based on pre-reading material
• Written part 2: Multiple-choice questions (min. 2/ max. 6 points) based on pre-reading material
• Written part 3: Mathe­matics and Logic (min. 2/ max. 8 points)
• Spoken part: Group discussion after the written exam (min.3/ max. 16 points).

Only appli­cants that have reached the minimum points in written parts 1, 2 and 3 will be invited to the group discussion part of the exam. Invita­tions to the group discus­sions will be sent by 26 February 2021. Group discus­sions will be held on 1 – 4 March 2021.

The appli­cants must pass all parts of the exami­nation in order to be considered for admission.
Appli­cants must score at least 10 points in the entrance exami­nation (max. 40 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 language section. The section testing English language profi­ciency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.

For the online exam you will need a computer with a camera and an internet connection.

3. National entrance exami­nation held in Joensuu, Finland

National entrance exami­nation in the business field, entrance exami­nation is taken on a campus, in Finland will be held on 9 April 2021 (place: Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu, Finland). Please notice, that this admission criteria may still change if the on-site entrance exami­nation cannot be organised due to the COVID-19 situation.

All eligible appli­cants are invited to partic­ipate in the exami­nation. Invita­tions to the exami­nation are sent to the email address given on the appli­cation form in the middle of March.

The entrance exami­nation consists of the following parts:
Written part at 11:00 – 13:00
· Essay based on material given in the exam (min 10 points, max 30 points)
· Multiple choice based on material given in the exam (min 4 points, max 10 points)
· Logical thinking and mathe­matics (min 8 points, max 30 points)
Spoken Part (min 10 points, max 30 points)
Spoken part will be held after the written part. Please reserve up to 17:30 for the completion of the exami­nation. The Spoken Part will take 30 minutes and the detailed schedule will be given on the exam day. Please be prepared to wait for your turn to the Spoken Part.
Total: min 32 points, max 100 points

The entrance examination’s written part will be at 11:00 – 13:00.

The applicant must pass each test section with minimum points in order to qualify in the selection process, the total minimum being 32 points. There is no pre-reading material for the exami­nation. All material will be given during the examination. 

The essay will test written English language skills. The aim of the Spoken Part is to measure the candi­dates’ motivation, suitability and career orien­tation towards inter­na­tional business studies and oral English language skills required in the degree programme. A separate English language test will not be arranged. The logical thinking and mathe­matics part consists of multiple choice questions about percentage, propor­tion­ality and proba­bility calcu­la­tions, logical thinking and equation solving problems. No calcu­lators can be used in the examination.

See detailed student admission criteria at Studyinfo.


Indus­trial Management

1. Online entrance examination

Online entrance exami­nation will be held on 3 February 2021.

The exam contains two phases: 1) online exam and 2) online interview.

1) The online exam (mathe­matics, physics/chemistry + motivation)
• Points awarded: max 70 p; minimum requirement 20 p

Best appli­cants will be invited to an online interview based on the points of the online exam.

2) The online interview (will be organized on 15 – 19 March 2021)
• Points awarded: max 30p; minimum requirement 10p

For the exam you will need a computer, and an internet connection

2. FINNIPS network’s online entrance examination

FINNIPS network’s entrance exami­nation in the field of technology will be organized as online exam on 10 February 2021. All appli­cants are invited to partic­ipate in the written part of the online exami­nation. The invita­tions are sent to the email address given on the appli­cation form on 8 February 2021. Appli­cants passing the written part will be invited to the group discussions.

The entrance exami­nation consists of Part 1 and Part 2.

• Part 1 – written online exam on 10 February 2021: Mathe­matics, logical deduction, Physics, Chemistry and learning prereq­ui­sites (minimum 10 out of 40 points is required). Of Physics and Chemistry, you can choose which questions to answer.
• Part 2 -: Spoken part (on 1 – 4 March 2021) : Group discussion after the written exam (min. 5/ max. 10 points).
• Only appli­cants that have reached the minimum points in written part 1 will be invited to the group discussion part of the exam.
• The appli­cants must pass both parts of the exami­nation in order to be selected for admission.
• Appli­cants must score at least 15 points in the entrance exami­nation (max. 50 points).

3. National entrance exami­nation held in Joensuu, Finland

A national entrance exami­nation in the field of technology will be organised on 8 April 2021 (place: Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu, Finland). All appli­cants will be invited to sit the entrance examination.

The entrance exami­nation consists of three sections:
· Mathematical/scientific section
· SWOT
· English language test

The maximum score of the entrance exami­nation is 70 points. In order to be considered for admission, appli­cants must score at least 20 points. Univer­sities of applied sciences engaging in admis­sions cooper­ation will accept an entrance exami­nation taken at another university of applied sciences.

See detailed student admission criteria at Studyinfo.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: admis­sions at karelia.fi