International UAS exam, spring 2024

NB. Information on this site is subject to change.

The International UAS Exam is a joint digital entrance exam of the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), used for selecting students to study programmes leading to a bachelor’s degree and conducted in English. The entrance exam is completed by the applicant’s own computer remotely online.

In the spring’s joint application, 91 study programs use the International UAS Exam; please see further information on them here. Regardless of how many study programs you’re applying for, you only need to participate in the International UAS Exam once. Please read the instructions carefully as a number of changes have been introduced to the spring 2024 exam compared to the 2023 exams.

The International UAS Exam is organised on 21 March 2024 from 12:00 o’clock noon onwards (Finnish time, UTC/GMT+2). In the International UAS exam, the applicants’ readiness for UAS studies is assessed. The exam does not include any advance reading materials or pre-assignments.

The International UAS exam is used in the following study fields:

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

Please check in Table 1 whether your targeted study programmes use the International UAS exam. If your targeted study programme does not use the exam, please refer to Studyinfo.fi for more information on the programme and admission criteria. In that case, please check whether the programme involves a pre-assignment or a separate entrance exam requiring preparation.

Language requirements

In order to be invited to the International UAS Exam and to be selected based on the International UAS Exam selection method, the applicants have to prove their English language skills either by an internationally recognized language test or previous studies. Please attach the required document to your Studyinfo application on 24 January 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest.

English language skills can be proved by the following documents:
  1. English language test results:
    • IELTS Academic*: a minimum total score of 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
    • TOEFL Academic (iBT)*: a minimum total score of 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
    • PTE Academic*: a minimum total score of 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening)
    • Cambridge English Scale Score: a minimum total score of 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
  2. National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI) English: Grade 4 or higher on all the subtests (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension)
  3. Higher education degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States
  4. Upper secondary degree completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States
  5. One of the following grades in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifeprüfung/DIA:
    • Finnish Matriculation Examination: English advanced syllabus with a minimum grade M
    • The whole International Baccalaureate degree completed in English
    • International Baccalaureate final examination: higher level English with a minimum grade 4
    • European Baccalaureate: at least grade 6.00 in L2-level English
    • Reifeprüfung/DIA completed diploma: at least grade 7 in advanced English
  6. Applicants graduating in spring 2024**:
    • If an applicant graduates in spring 2024 and it is not possible to obtain a required proof of English language skills during the application period, they can still be invited to the International UAS exam. The final required proof of English language skills must be submitted by 11 July at 15.00 Finnish time. The possible student selection is conditional until the certificates are verified. If the language requirement is not met, the selection will be revoked.
      The exception applies to those completing the following degrees:
      • Finnish matriculation examination
      • International Baccalaureate
      • European Baccalaureate
      • Reifeprüfung/DIA
      • Finnish vocational basic qualification conducted in English
* IELTS Academic UKVI, IELTS Online, PTE Academic Online and TOEFL iBT Home Edition are also accepted.

** The information in point 6 has been updated on the website on 15 January 2024.

Only the tests listed above will be accepted. No exceptions will be made.

There are no expiration dates, but the language test results must be verifiable from the online verification service of the organiser until 21 March 2024. The TOEFL test cannot be verified after two years. The IELTS test cannot be verified after three years. If the test scores can no longer be verified, the test is not valid. The applicant should make sure that the test results are not too old. If the applicant is unsure and the test results are more than 2 years old, it is advised to retake the test.

Point 1 above: When taking the language test, the applicant should choose the university of applied sciences that uses the International UAS Exam as the recipient of the results, if possible. The results must be at least sent to the university of applied sciences that is listed highest on the list of targeted study programmes in the application form. If possible, the test results should be sent to every university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam where the applicant has applied to. The applicant must also attach a scanned/electric copy of the test result to the application for verification purposes, and notify their unique identifier.

Point 2 above: If applying with the National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI), the unique identifier is not necessary. However, the applicant must attach a scanned/electric copy of the test result to the application for verification purposes.

Points 3-4 above: The applicant must attach a certificate of their previous degrees. The applicant must also attach a document that shows the language of the degree and the country of studies.

Point 5 above: The applicant must attach a certificate of their grades.

Identification documents

The applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document to be able to participate in the International UAS Exam. The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:  

  • A passport. The passport can be either biometric or non-biometric.
  • A biometric EU/EEA identity card
    • Note: The EU/EEA identity card must have a biometric symbol, as shown below

No other forms of identification documents are accepted. For example, residence permit cards or non-biometric EU/EEA identity cards will not be accepted.

The passport/identity card has to be valid until 21 March 2024.

In the biometric EU/EEA identity card, there is a symbol indicating biometric features. The symbol is located on either the front or back side of the biometric identity card.

Example of the symbol, the colour of which may vary between in different EU/EEA countries' identity cards.

You have to provide the number of your passport or biometric EU/EEA identity card to the application form (passport or EU/EEA ID card (UAS) section) during the application period. In addition, you have to attach a copy of that document to your application form on 24 January 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest (passport or EU/EEA ID card (UAS) section on the application form). You must attach a copy of both sides of the EU/EEA identity card to your application form. If the information you submit is incorrect or you do not submit this information to the application by the given time limit, you cannot participate in the International UAS exam and thus not proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process.

Exam sections, duration and scoring

The entrance exam is conducted in the English language. The exam sections 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 are included to the study programmes you apply for. The entrance exam includes both common exam sections to all study programmes and field-specific exam sections. The exam sections for each study field are presented in Chart 1. A total score of the exam is the sum score of the exam sections included to your study programme. In order to be selected, you must pass all the exam sections (i.e. reach the minimum pass score per section).

A specific response time has been allocated for each exam section. When the section-specific time is up, the section will close. If you don’t finish the section, its latest version will be saved as your answer. You can complete the sections in any order. However, please note that once a section is opened, it needs to be completed, and you cannot return to the section later. In addition to the section-specific times, there is 15 minutes for transitions between sections in the exam. 

Common exam sections to all study programmes:

  • Reasoning skills (25 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 1. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the reasoning skills example questions.
  • English language skills (20 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 3. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the English language skills example questions.

Field-specific exam sections:

  • Mathematical skills (25 minutes): This exam section is required for the fields of Technology, Business Administration and BIT, 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. 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 1. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the mathematical skills example questions.

    Calculator’s functions in the exam system:

    • 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.
    The calculations can also be partially input using the keyboard.

    Example: Entering expressions into calculator



  • 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). Your physics skills are assessed by questions related to 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 1. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the advanced mathematical skills example questions.

    Calculator’s functions in the exam system:

    • 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.
    The calculations can also be partially input using the keyboard.

    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 1. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the ethical skills example questions.
  • Emotional intelligence 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 capabilities in emotional intelligence skills, such as recognizing and controlling emotions, are assessed. The maximum score in this section is 20 and the minimum pass score is 1. Penalty scores (wrong answers produce minus points) are used in this section. You can also leave a question unanswered. Please have a look at the emotional intelligence skills example questions.

Chart 1. Exam sections.

Identification

You have to identify yourself to be able to participate in the International UAS exam and proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process.

The identification process consists of two phases:

  1. Pre-identification (before the exam)
    Before the exam, you have to conduct pre-identification in Candour ID mobile application within an indicated time limit. You will receive an invitation to pre-identification to the email address provided on your application form on 11 March 2024 at the latest. Only those applicants who have submitted an acceptable proof of English language skills and an approved identification document through the Studyinfo application form by the deadline will be invited to pre-identification. Pre-identification has to be completed on 14 March 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest. The email will be sent only once so please make sure that you have space in your inbox. If necessary, also check your spam and other folders.

    Another option to conduct pre-identification, within the time limit indicated above, is via the following link: https://login.uasexam.fi/ (The page will be activated when the pre-identification begins). When logging in, please submit  the same passport/identity card number and the PIN code as provided in your Studyinfo application.

  2. Identification on the exam day
    Those applicants who have successfully conducted pre-identification will be invited to the exam. On the exam day, you have to identify yourself again while logging in to the exam.

You need the following for identifying yourself:

  • Passport or biometric EU/EEA identity card. The passport/identity card has to be valid until 21 March 2024.
  • A mobile phone on which you can download the Candour ID mobile application.
  • Candour ID mobile application (available in App Store or Google Play). Make sure you have the latest version of the application installed.

For the identification process, you have to submit the following information on the Studyinfo application form:

  • The number of the passport or biometric EU/EEA identity card.
  • Also, a copy of the said passport/identity card has to be attached to the application form on 24 January 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest.

For the applicant to be able to identify themselves for the International UAS exam and proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process, the number of the passport/identity card submitted to the application form has to be the same as the number of the document attached to the application. The universities of applied sciences may modify the information submitted to the application form for the purposes of identification if the information is incorrect and/or mutually contradictory.

Completing the pre-identification on 11-14 March 2024

The pre-identification has to be completed on 14 March 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest. If you do not complete the pre-identification within the given timetable or the pre-identification fails, you cannot be invited to the exam, and you cannot proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process.

You have to complete the following phases in the Candour ID mobile application during the pre-identification:

  1. Download the Candour ID application on your mobile phone (available in App Store or Google Play). Make sure you have the latest version of the application installed. Follow the application’s instructions carefully
  2. Use the same passport/identity card in the Candour ID whose number was already provided in your Studyinfo application form
  3. Take a picture of your passport/identity card
    • The application verifies that the number of your passport/identity card matches with the number provided in Studyinfo and that the passport/identity card is valid
    • NB: you have three attempts in this phase (ID photo)
  4. Read the information of your passport/identity card
    • If you are using a biometric passport/identity card: Read the information from the chip of your passport/identity card
    • If you don’t have a biometric passport or reading the chip of your biometric passport is not successful: You can proceed with optical verification (without chip reading)
    • If reading the chip of your biometric identity card is not successful: You can proceed with optical verification (without chip reading) by taking a picture of the front side of the identity card
  5. Take a selfie
    • The application verifies that the person in the selfie matches the facial image read from the passport/identity card
    • NB: you have three attempts in this phase (Selfie)
  6. Candour ID will inform you that the identification has been successful. Make sure to return to the browser and wait patiently until you are redirected to the International UAS Exam info page
  7. If necessary, explore the Candour guide (the link will be updated later) where you can find detailed instructions

NB: If your phone does not have NFC support, the pre-identification may differ from the instructions above. Follow the instructions provided by the Candour ID application.

NB: In the Candour ID mobile application, you have a maximum of three attempts to take the picture of your passport/identity (ID photo) and three attempts to take the selfie (Selfie). If you cannot verify your identity within these attempts, the pre-identification cannot be completed and you cannot proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process.

Monitoring

Note: You do not need to download the SMOWL extension to complete the exam. Information updated on February 15, 2024.

Your activities during the exam are monitored in the exam system by SMOWL proctoring software. SMOWL proctoring software stores webcam images and sound. Monitoring ensures that the applicant completes the exam independently, without the help of anybody or anything else. During the exam, you must use only the exam system.

The monitoring process is automatic and begins the moment the exam starts. Monitoring finishes when you have completed the exam. After the exam, the proctoring data of the applicants is reviewed. Based on this review, applicants’ exam results may be dismissed if they have acted contrary to the instructions given.

After logging in to the exam, before your personal exam starting time, you must enable your computer’s microphone and camera. You can see from the SMOWL monitoring block that monitoring is active, please see the image below. Do not leave the SMOWL monitoring block even for a moment after the exam has started. This means that your face must remain visible in the SMOWL monitoring block throughout the entire exam, and you cannot, for example, go to the toilet or visit other websites during the exam. After the exam has started, you must complete the exam independently, and there must be no other individuals visible in the SMOWL monitoring block at any moment.

Make sure that your facial image is clearly visible in the SMOWL monitoring block and the two items (webcam and microphone) are green throughout the entire exam.



SMOWL monitoring block with webcam and microphone

Guidelines for exam completion with SMOWL monitoring

  • Make sure that you complete the exam in a quiet environment, without other people present
  • Close all the other programmes and applications, browsers and browser windows on your computer
  • Make sure that the SMOWL monitoring block is correctly activated in the beginning of the exam and stays activated (green) throughout the entire exam:
    • Make sure your camera is enabled and it works so that you can see your face in real time in the image (SMOWL monitoring block)
      • Make sure you have adequate light conditions and that your face is clearly visible
      Make sure your microphone is enabled and it works
  • Make sure your face remains visible in the SMOWL monitoring block throughout the entire exam. You cannot, for example, visit other websites or go to the toilet during the exam
  • During the exam, you are allowed to take notes on paper, but make sure that your face remains visible in the SMOWL monitoring block at all times

Dismissal criteria

During monitoring, the webcam images are compared to and must match the facial image of the identified applicant captured during the pre-identification. After the exam, the proctoring data of the applicants is reviewed. The applicant’s exam results may be rejected if any of the following dismissal criteria are met.

  1. There is one or more webcam images in the monitoring data where
    a) the identified applicant is not visible,
    b) one or more other individuals than the identified applicant is visible, or
    c) one or more other individuals in addition to the identified applicant is visible
  2. There is one or more webcam images in the monitoring data where the webcam is disabled or covered.
  3. The applicant visits other websites or uses different programmes and/or applications other than the exam system. Please note that the aforementioned activities are stored in the monitoring data.

Privacy policy

During the pre-identification, Candour forwards the facial image of the applicant read from the applicant’s passport or identity card to Vallu entrance examination service. In the identification on the exam day, the selfie taken by the applicant is compared to the facial image stored during the pre-identification. The purpose of identification is to verify the applicant’s identity. The data collected during the exam will be stored only for the necessary time period after the exam. Collecting and storing data is compatible with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The servers are located in the European Union.

Vallu entrance examination service forwards the applicant’s name and email address, and the facial image of the applicant captured during the pre-identification to SMOWLtech via a technical interface. The facial image is used in SMOWL proctoring software as a registration image and during the exam as a reference image for SMOWL monitoring, against which images taken by the webcam during monitoring are compared. 

SMOWL proctoring software stores webcam images and sound only during the exam. The purpose of monitoring is to ensure that the applicant completes the exam independently, without the help of anybody or anything else. Monitoring is conducted automatically during the exam to secure legal protection and parity of applicants. The applicant may refuse monitoring or interrupt it. Refusing or interrupting monitoring means that the applicant may not be selected by the International UAS Exam selection method. After the exam, the applicants’ monitoring data is reviewed by Vallu entrance examination service operators and, based on this review, applicants may be dismissed if they have acted contrary to the given instructions. The data stored during the exam will be stored only for the necessary time period after the exam. Collecting and storing data is compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The servers are located in the European Union.

Hardware and network requirements

The International UAS exam is a digital exam, completed by the applicant’s own computer. The exam has been designed to be completed by computer so you cannot complete the exam by your mobile phone or tablet.

Please ensure that, on the day of the exam, you have access to a computer that meets the requirements and a reliable internet connection. We recommend the use of a fixed broadband connection. The applicant is responsible for the functionality of the internet connection and the computer, including its power supply. The universities of applied sciences cannot be held responsible for problem situations related to taking the exam, due to applicant’s hardware or software, or the stability of the internet connection. We recommend that you use a mouse to navigate in the exam system instead of the keyboard. 

We recommend using the updated version of the Chrome browser.

Browser extensions may prevent logging in, so we recommend that you disable or turn them off them before logging in to the exam. Please see further instructions as to how to disable extensions in Chrome browser. Using VPN connection may obstruct the completion of the exam. 

Please enable JavaScript and cookies in your browser. At browserinfo.uasexam.fi you can check your browser version, screen resolution and whether JavaScript and cookies are enabled. Check your browser settings to make sure your browser version is up to date and update if necessary.

Use the following operating systems or their more recent versions:
  • Windows 10
  • macOS 12
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS
Check your computer's settings to make sure your operating system is up to date and update if necessary.

To take the exam, your computer must have:
  • A camera with a minimum resolution of 640x480 pixels (both internal and external are allowed)
  • A microphone (any type of microphone, internal or external)
The recommended minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768.

Make sure that you are using only one screen. Using multiple screens can disrupt the operation of the SMOWL proctoring software, so please disconnect any additional screens from your computer while taking the exam

Participating in the exam and exam schedule

The International UAS exam is organised on 21 March 2024. The International UAS Exam is a digital exam, completed by the applicant’s own computer remotely online.

Invitation to the exam

On 19 March 2024 at the latest, you will receive an invitation to the exam to the email address you provided in your Studyinfo application. The invitation includes a personal login link to the exam. The email will be sent only once so please make sure that you have space in your inbox. If necessary, also check your spam and other folders. NB: The invitation to the exam will be sent only to those applicants who have successfully completed the pre-identification.

Login page

Another option to log in to the exam is on the exam day through the login page: https://login.uasexam.fi/. When logging in, please submit the same passport/identity card number and the PIN code as provided in your Studyinfo application. NB: Only those applicants who have successfully completed the pre-identification will be able to log in to the exam through the login page.

Participating in the exam and the exam schedule

The International UAS exam is organised on 21 March 2024 from 12:00 o’clock noon onwards (Finnish time, UTC/GMT+2). Starting the exam is going to be phased in a way that the first applicant starts the exam at 12:00 noon Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) and the last applicant at 12:15 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest. You will see your personal exam starting time only after you have logged in to the exam system. You can log in to the exam system on the day of the exam from 11:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) onwards. Please log in early, at 11:45 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest. The exam is organised only once on 21 March and cannot be completed at another time.

On the exam day, you have to identify yourself again while logging into the exam. While logging in, you will first proceed to Candour’s service to take a selfie. The person in the selfie must be recognizable as the same person whose facial image was captured during the pre-identification.

In Candour’s service, you have three attempts to identify yourself. If you fail three times to identify yourself you will no longer be able to identify yourself nor participate in the exam. When taking a selfie in Candour’s service, make sure you have adequate light conditions and that your face is clearly visible and the selfie you take is sharp.

After identifying yourself, you will proceed to the exam system’s waiting page to complete preparations related to SMOWL monitoring. On the waiting page, the exam system tells you when your exam starts. Please follow the exam system’s instructions. Monitoring starts from the moment your exam time begins. After the exam has started, you cannot leave the computer. This means that your face must remain visible in the SMOWL monitoring block throughout the entire exam, and you cannot, for example, go to the toilet or visit other websites during the exam. After the exam has started, you must complete the exam independently, and there must be no other individuals visible in the SMOWL monitoring block at any moment. Applicants’ exam results may be dismissed if they have acted contrary to the instructions given.

Logging in to the exam system is possible also after your personal exam starting time. In that case, however, your exam time starts running from the beginning of your personal exam starting time.

If your internet connection is lost, you can re-enter the exam via the email link or the login page by completing the identity verification process again. Your exam time keeps running also when you are logged out from the exam system.

Frequently Asked Questions about the International UAS Exam

Pre-identification

Do I need to register separately for the SMOWL monitoring software?

There is no separate registration for the SMOWL monitoring software. The pre-identification only involves identification in the Candour ID application. Separate registration for SMOWL was required during the autumn 2023 International UAS Exam, but it has been discontinued.

I can't find the invitation to pre-identification in my email?

You can conduct the pre-identification via the following link: https://login.uasexam.fi/. When logging in, please submit the same passport/identity card number and the PIN code as provided in your Studyinfo application. The pre-identification has to be completed on 14 March 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest.

I'm not sure what my pre-identification status is?

You can check the status of your pre-identification by logging in to the page https://login.uasexam.fi/. When logging in, please submit the same passport/identity card number and the PIN code as provided in your Studyinfo application. After logging in, you can see the status of your pre-identification and, if necessary, proceed with the pre-identification. The pre-identification has to be completed on 14 March 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) at the latest.

I haven't completed the pre-identification on time, what should I do?

You cannot complete the pre-identification after 14 March 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2). If you did not complete the pre-identification within the given timetable, you cannot be invited to the exam, and you cannot proceed in the International UAS Exam selection process. The requirements related to the pre-identification are explained on the UASinfo website and on the Studyinfo application form. If you did not complete the pre-identification within the given timetable, universities of applied sciences follow a consistent procedure, and no one's situation can be corrected at this phase.

Participating in the exam

Can I go to the toilet during the exam?

You cannot go to the toilet after the exam has started. Your face must remain visible in the SMOWL monitoring block throughout the entire exam. SMOWL monitoring starts from the moment your exam starts. After the exam has started, you can no longer leave your computer. Before the exam starts, you can still, for example, go to the toilet.

Can I take notes during the exam?

You are allowed to take notes on paper during the exam, but make sure that your face remains visible in the SMOWL monitoring block at all times

Can I use a calculator during the exam?

In the Advanced Mathematical Skills section and the Mathematical Skills section, you are allowed to use the function calculator provided by the exam system.

How do I know how much exam time is left?

You can keep track of the exam time by following the clock at the upper right-hand corner of the exam system.

How do I know that my answer has been saved?

”Saved” notification will appear for a while above the option that you selected, when the system has saved your selected answer. If you use your keyboard for navigating and responding in the exam, please ensure that the response option you chose does not change.

What happens to my answers if I do not complete the exam on time?

If you do not complete a section, its latest version will be saved as your answer.

How do I know if my exam has been dismissed based on monitoring?

After the exam, the proctoring data of the applicants is reviewed. Based on this review, applicants’ exam results may be dismissed if they have acted contrary to the instructions given. If your exam result is dismissed, you will find the information from the Entrance Exam Score Service. The Entrance Exam Score Service opens on 10 April 2024 at the latest.

Individual arrangements

If, due to disability, disease, dyslexia or some other specific reason, you need individual arrangements during the entrance exam (e.g. additional time, tasks without pictures for applicants using a screen reader), you have to fill in a written request for individual arrangements. Please attach a medical certificate or other equivalent attestation on the nature of your disability or disease. The statement should clearly state why you need individual arrangements and explicitly detail the type of individual arrangements recommended for you. The applicants’ situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Submit your request for individual arrangements, with the necessary attachments, by 24 January 2024 at 15:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+2) to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam that is highest on your application form. Check the instructions below whether the request for individual arrangements shall be submitted on paper or in electronic form to the university of applied sciences in question.

Individual arrangements

You can request individual arrangements for completing the International UAS Exam.

What are the grounds for requesting individual arrangements?

If, due to disability, disease, dyslexia or some other specific reason, you need individual arrangements during the entrance exam (e.g. additional time, tasks without pictures for applicants using a screen reader), you have to fill in a written request for individual arrangements. Please attach a medical certificate or other equivalent attestation on the nature of your disability or disease. The statement should clearly state why you need individual arrangements and explicitly detail the type of individual arrangements recommended for you. The applicants’ situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

How do I request individual arrangements for the entrance exam?

You can request individual arrangements with a separate application form for individual arrangements. Submit your request to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam that is first on your application form. Please attach a copy of the attestation or statement (e.g. medical certificate) that indicates the ground for individual arrangements. If it is written on another language than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant has to provide, in addition to the original attestation or statement, a translated copy of the document with an authorized translator’s name, signature and stamp.

Submit your request for individual arrangements, with the necessary attachments, by 24 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+2) to the Admissions Services of the university of applied sciences using the International UAS Exam that is first on your application form. 

Some universities of applied sciences use a printable paper form for requesting individual arrangements. This paper form for requesting individual arrangements used in those UAS is downloadable on this website.

The following UAS use an electronic form for requesting individual arrangements: Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Haaga-Helia), Humak University of Applied Sciences (Humak), Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jamk), Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Metropolia), Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). If you request individual arrangements in these universities of applied sciences, please use the electronic form for requesting individual arrangements. Do not use the paper form in these cases.

Please fill in the form carefully. In addition to your request for individual arrangements, please submit your personal and contact details.

The application form for individual arrangements is only used for requesting individual arrangements for the International UAS Exam. When applying for individual arrangements for any other entrance examination, please follow the instructions of those universities of applied sciences you have applied for.

Attachments to the application form for requesting individual arrangements - attestations and statements

Please attach copies of attestations that support your request (e.g. medical certificate or equivalent statement on the nature of your disease or disability, or certificate on dyslexia or learning difficulty). Those who request support measures, such as additional time, on the grounds of dyslexia have to attach a statement of a trained special needs teacher, an expert psychologist, speech therapist or specialist medical doctor (e.g. child neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrician). The statement shall indicate that you need support measures for taking the exam due to dyslexia. The UAS may accept an equivalent decision made by The Finnish Matriculation Examination Board if it contains the granted support measures.

The validity of statements is assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the persistence of disability, disease or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, only statements that have been obtained at the age of 16 or later are considered. Do not send original certificates but be prepared to present the originals at the start of your studies should you become accepted to the study programme. Information related to your health shall be kept secret (Section 24, Act on the Openness of Government Activities).

Processing of requests for individual arrangements and announcement of granted individual arrangements

Your request for individual arrangements is processed in that university of applied sciences that uses the International UAS Exam entrance examination and is first on your application form. The UAS will inform you by email on individual arrangements that you have been granted.

The announcement on individual arrangements in the entrance examination is exam-specific and valid only in that particular entrance examination.

If, for some reason, individual arrangements cannot be arranged as requested by the applicant, the UAS sends a written notification, with justifications, to the applicant.

Requests for individual arrangements sent after the deadline are processed only in acute, exceptional cases. Individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request is submitted too late, with regard to the timetable of the entrance examination, or individual arrangements are otherwise deemed impossible to arrange.

If the applicant is not satisfied with the arrangements stated in the announcement, they should contact the university of applied sciences without delay so that it can, if necessary, revise its previous decision. When the applicant receives the final joint application selection decision, they can lodge a request for a review on the granted arrangements as part of an appeal against the selection decision.

Final student selection and publishing the results of International UAS Exam

Final selection of students is done on the basis of the total score of the International UAS Exam. A total score of the exam is the sum score of the exam sections included to your study programme. Applicants who do not meet the programme-specific eligibility criteria will not be selected as students. 

The results will be published on 10 April 2024 at the latest. You may view your scores in Studyinfo service. You may also be admitted from the waiting list on 30 July 2024 at the latest. Your exam scores will remain valid only for the application round in question.

The questions and the right answers of the exam will not be published. The International UAS Exam is deemed a secret official document based on the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, Section 24(22).

Entrance Exam Score Service

In the Entrance Exam Score Service, you can view your International UAS exam scores per section.

The Entrance Exam Score Service opens on 10 April 2024 at the latest. When the Entrance Exam Score Service is open, the information will be updated on this page. You can view your International UAS exam scores per section in the Entrance Exam Score Service until 27 August 2024.

You can log in to the Entrance Exam Score Service in the following way:

  1. On 10 April 2024 at the latest, you will receive an email, which contains a personal link to Entrance Exam Score Service. The link will be sent to the email address you gave on your Studyinfo application form. 
  2. Your link to Entrance Exam Score Service is also available in your own application in Studyinfo service. After you submitted your joint application form in Studyinfo service, you received a confirmation email to the email address you put in your application. The confirmation email contains a link to your own application. If you have not saved the confirmation link, please contact the Admissions Services of that university of applied sciences you have applied to.

You can access your own application also in My Studyinfo service. Suomi.fi e-identification is used for logging in, so you need Finnish online banking credentials, a Finnish electronic id-card or a mobile certificate. Please note that identification methods for foreigners in Suomi.fi e-identification service are not currently supported.

If you cannot log in to the Entrance Exam Score Service please contact the Admissions Services of that university of applied sciences you have applied to.

Valikko