International UAS exam

International UAS Exam is a joint digital entrance exam of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), used for selecting students to study programmes leading to a degree and conducted in English. The entrance exam will be used for the first time in the first joint application round in spring 2022.

The entrance exam consists of two phases organised remotely online:

1. First phase: written examination

The exam is organised on 9 February 2022 at 12:00 noon Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2).

2. Second phase: group interview

Group interviews are organised between 2.–16.3.2022. All eligible applicants who have passed the written exam will be invited to the group interview.

The final student selection is made on the basis of the written exam (60%) and the group interview (40%).

In the entrance examination, the applicants’ readiness for UAS studies are assessed. The entrance exam does not include any advance reading materials or pre-assignments.

The entrance exam is used in the following study fields:

  • Humanities and Education
  • Business Administration, Information and Communication Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Seafaring
  • Social Services, Health Care, Sports and Exercise, Beauty Care
  • Technology

Most of the study programmes use the International UAS Exam. Please check in Table 1 whether your targeted study programmes use the exam. If your targeted study programme does not use the International UAS Exam, please refer to Studyinfo.fi for more information on the programme and admission criteria. In that case, you have to check whether a pre-assignment or a separate entrance exam, to which you are supposed to prepare yourself for, have been determined for the applicants.

First phase: written examination 9 February 2022

The first phase of the entrance exam is a written examination conducted individually on the applicant’s computer remotely online. The exam will be organised on 9 February 2022 at 12:00 noon Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2). Please familiarise yourself carefully with the instructions before taking part in the exam.

First phase written examination: contents, duration and scoring

The entrance examination is conducted in the English language. The contents and duration of the exam are determined on the basis of the study programmes you apply for. You complete at one time all the exam sections that apply to the study programmes you apply for. The entrance exam includes both common exam sections to all applicants and field-specific exam sections. The exam sections for each study field are presented in Chart 1. In order to be invited to the second phase group interview, you have to pass all the exam sections.

A specific completion time has been determined for each exam section. When the section-specific time is up, the section closes. If you don’t finish the section, its latest version will be saved as your answer. You can complete the exam sections in any order but every opened section has to be completed all at once, and you cannot return to the section later.

Common exam sections to all study programmes:

  • Reasoning skills (20 minutes): You have to complete this exam section regardless of the programme you apply for. The section assesses your logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 5. Penalty scores are used in this section.
  • English language (15 minutes): You have to complete this exam section regardless of the programme you apply for. The section assesses your skills in reading and interpreting texts, such as understanding the relation between different parts of the text, mastering vocabulary and linguistic reasoning. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 7. Penalty scores are used in this section.

In addition to common exam sections for all study programmes the entrance exam includes the following field-specific sections:

  • Mathematical skills (20 minutes): This exam section is required for the fields of Technology, Business Administration and ICT, Natural Resources, Tourism and Hospitality, Seafaring, Social Services, Health Care, Sports and Exercise and Beauty Care. The contents of the section are the same for all the above-mentioned fields. In this section, your basic mathematical skills are assessed. The focus is on basic calculations, calculating percentages, first-degree equations, geometry, mathematical-logical reasoning and interpreting tables, graphs and diagrams. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 5. Penalty scores are used in this section.
  • Advanced mathematical skills (30 minutes): This exam section is required for the field of Technology. The section assesses your abilities in mathematics and physics. Your mathematical skills are assessed by questions related to reducing rational expressions, solving equations, level geometry and trigonometry (e.g. right-angled triangle). The physics section assesses your basic knowledge in physical phenomena and calculation formulas, your ability to calculate and reason on the basis of basic physical knowledge and given models, and your ability to interpret charts, graphs and diagrams. In this section, you are allowed to use the function calculator of the examination system. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 2. Penalty scores are used in this section.

    Calculator’s functions:

    • addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems
    • brackets
    • square of two and square root
    • power of ten and general power function
    • trigonometric functions (angle values in degrees)
    • natural logarithm (ln) and base-ten logarithm (log)
    • constant numbers π and e
    • storing the most recent return value in ANS variable
    • storing values of expressions in Min and recalling values in Mout.
    Example: Entering expressions into calculator



  • Ethical skills (10 minutes): This exam section is required for the fields of Social Services, Health Care, Sports and Exercise, Beauty Care, and Humanities and Education. The contents of the section are the same for all the above-mentioned fields. In this section, your skills in recognising the ethical nature of statements are assessed. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 8. Penalty scores are used in this section.
  • Finnish language and/or Swedish language: This section is used in some Social Services and Health Care study programmes, please see Table 1 for details, whether Finnish and/or Swedish language skills at level B1 are assessed in the programme. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Chart 1. The first phase written examination sections.

The final student selection is made on the basis of the written exam (60%) and the group interview (40%). In the fields of Technology, Social Services, Health Care, Sports and Exercise and Beauty Care, scoring of the first phase written exam is scaled so that in the final student selection (first phase) the maximum score is 60 points.

Signing in to the first phase written examination

The entrance examination is organised on 9 February 2022 at 12:00 noon Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2). The exam is organised once at that time and cannot be completed at another time.

Signing in to the entrance exam is only possible via personal link.

Approximately one week before the entrance exam, you receive a personal link in the email address you have given in your Studyinfo application. The link is also available at My Studyinfo in your own application. The personal link will be sent to all applicants that have applied for a study programme using the International UAS Exam.

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Hardware and network requirements for the first phase written examination

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Individual arrangements for the first phase written examination

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Second phase: group interview 2.–16.3.2022 

All eligible applicants who have passed the written exam will be invited to the second phase. Group interviews are organised between 2.–16.3.2022. The second phase is common to all study fields and the applicant participates in only one group interview. The applicants are invited to the interview groups by study fields. The applicant will be invited to the interview group of the study programme which is highest on his or her list of preferences where the written exam is passed.

In the group interview, the focus is on the applicants’ oral English language skills. In some Social Services and Health Care study programmes also oral Finnish/or Swedish language skills are assessed (B1 level).

The maximum score of group interview is 40 and the lowest passing score is 8.

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Hardware and network requirements for the second phase group interview

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Frequently asked questions on International UAS Exam

NB. This information will be updated by the end of 2021.

Publishing the results of International UAS Exam

You will see your scores in Studyinfo service by the date of results publication at the latest. All admitted students will be sent an email and this information will also be available in My Studyinfo on 1.4.2022 at the latest. You may also be admitted from the waiting list on 2.8.2022 at the latest. Your entrance exam scores will remain valid only for the application round in question.

The questions and the right answers of the entrance exam will not be published.

Valikko