The main function of the FINNIPS network is to arrange entrance examinations for the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland.

Entrance Examinations around the World

After applying for admission according to the set procedures of the joint application (during the January application period), all eligible applicants will be invited to take part in entrance examinations. The entrance examination can be taken either in Finland or outside Finland in one of the countries where FINNIPS organises them. The exam country can be chosen in the application form. Please note that if you are planning to take the exam outside your own country of residence, you should check whether you need a visa to enter the exam country and whether visas are granted for exam purposes.

In spring 2020 the network will arrange the entrance examinations in twelve countries outside Finland. The exams will take place between 10 and 15 March 2020. The exact dates fof the exams will be announced later on in 2019. Please note that changes may occur.



Brazil São Paulo
China Shanghai and Wuhan
Germany Frankfurt
Great Britain London
Hungary Budapest
India Greater Noida
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
Kenya Nairobi
Mexico Mexico City
Russia Moscow and St.Petersburg
South Korea Seoul
Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Co-operating Degree Programmes

According to the principles of the joint application system, applicant who has applied to 1-6 degree programmes that are included in the same field of study and accept each other's results will be invited to only one entrance examination. The result of the examination will then be accepted in all the co-operating degree programmes that the applicant has applied to. This means that in some study fields you can apply up to six different UASs/programmes by taking just one entrance exam!

Click below to download a list of the co-operating degree programmes in the January 2020 application period. The names of the exams indicate which programmes co-operate and use the same exam. In 2020, there are joint exams in the fields of Business and Administration 1, Health Care, Seafaring, Technology and Tourism.

Please note that in the other study fields (and in all Master's degree programmes) the programmes have their own exam and/or an alternative selection method. At the bottom of the page you can read further information about the content and stuctures of the different exams and/or their alternative selection methods (2020 information to be updated at the end of 2019).

See the list of co-operating degree programmes in 2020



Information on the Entrance Examinations

Please notice that the below information about the entrance exams concerns the 2019 intake and entrance exams arranged in March 2019. The information about the exams in 2020 will be published at the end of 2019.

Below you can check information about the entrance examinations or other selection methods used by the different degree programmes. Please note that the exam information will be completed gradually and changes may occur.

Some of the entrance exams include pre-reading material, which needs to be studied before the exams. The pre-reading material will be published on this website and it will be available also on the UASs/degree programmes own websites. In addition, all the eligible applicants will receive additional information about the exam structure in the invitation letter in February-March 2019.

Results of Student Selection

The UASs will release the results of the student selection in the joint application gradually. The results will be announced on 7 May 2019 at the earliest, and on 28 June 2019, at the latest.

Name of the Entrance Exam/
Co-operation group

Information about the Entrance Exam/ Selection Method

Business and Administration 1
Digital International Business, eSports Business, International Business, Service Business Management
  • Written exam
    • Essay, multiple-choice questions, mathematics/logic
  • Group discussion
  • Pre-reading material
Business and Administration 2*
International Business Management (Master),
JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Business and Administration 3*
International Business Management (Master),
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

  •  Written exam
    • Essay (based on attached text)
    • Motivation essay
  • Group discussion
Business and Administration 4*
Sport Business Management (Master),
JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Business and Administration 5**
Business Information Technology,
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Game Design, South-Eastern Finland
University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Motivation letter
    • Design task

Health Care and Social Services

  •  Written exam
    • Mathematics
    • Two essays
  • Group discussion
Natural Resources 1*
Sustainable Coastal Management,
Novia University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Essay
    • Motivation for studies
Natural Resources 2*
Natural Resources Management (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Seafaring 1*
Maritime Management, Captain,
Novia University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
    • Interview in written
Seafaring 2**
Maritime Management (Master),
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Sports and Leisure Management,
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  •  Written exam
    • Essay
    • Article-based questions
  • Group discussion
  • Video (sports tasks) to be completed after the written exam, based on instructions received by e-mail
Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, International Logistics, Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, Software Engineering
  •  Written exam
    • Mathematics, logical deduction, physics, chemistry and learning prerequisites
    • Be prepared to apply the SWOT analysis method and familiarize yourself with the degree programme’s curriculum
    • English language test
Tourism and Catering
Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

* The programme has its own exam.
** The programme has an alternative selection method (no exams outside Finland).

Check the list of the FINNIPS network's UASs and degree programmes and find the best programme for you!