Non-EU/EEA students are subject to tuition fees. The annual tuition fee for students in Master´s degree programme is 6 400 e/year. Applying for the 50 % scholarship is possible after the first academic year. To be able to use the given option, your studies must have progressed according to the studyplan.

Detailed information about the scholarship scheme.

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The results will be announced  by 28 June 2019.
Make sure that you confirm your study place by 8 July 2019 at the latest; otherwise you will lose the study place offered to you.

The admission of a student is conditional until the UAS has checked the applicant’s school and other relevant certificates. The UAS may withdraw the admission, if the applicant has given false information.

One study place per year

You can only accept one study place at a higher education institution in Finland starting in the same academic term (1 August – 31 December or 1 January – 31 July). This rule applies to all higher education. This rule does not prevent you from accepting another study place during another academic term.

If you are not selected

If you do not receive a study place in the joint application, you will receive a letter in the beginning of July 2019 informing you of your points and the possible reserve places for the options to which you have applied. Applicants allocated to reserve places are chosen according to the level of their results, should study places become available. Find out about your possibilities by directly contacting the institutes of higher education.


An applicant not satisfied with the results of the student selection process should first contact the UAS he/she has applied to. If the matter is not resolved, the student may appeal in writing to the executive board of the UAS in question. Such an appeal must be made within 14 days from the time the applicant had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

Registers used in the joint application

All the information related to every applicant’s application is entered into the UAS joint application register and student selection register. The National Board of Education acts as registrar. Further information on the registers can be found at

How to apply

Applications for the programmes are submitted online through the joint application system An applicant can choose up to six application options of the Finnish universities of applied sciences and universities. The student admissions follow the admission criteria established by the UAS in the joint application system, and the order of preference chosen by the applicant. The online application form must be submitted by the end of the application period. The admission is conditional until the UAS has checked the applicant’s school and other relevant certificates. The UAS may withdraw the admission, if the applicant has given false information.

Application period 20 March - 3 April 2019

Apply online at It is important to follow all the instructions.

The application period starts on 20 March 2019 and closes on 3 April 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT).

All online applications must be submitted before the closing time.

All required attachments have to be uploaded to the application at by 10 April 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time.

Please contact the Admissions Office of the UAS of your first choice in all matters relating to your application and to changes in your circumstances.

According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education. The purpose of this is to ensure admission to higher education institutions for as many students as possible. Higher education degrees are Bachelor´s degrees and Master´s degrees awarded by universities, and Bachelor´s degrees and Master´s degrees awarded by UAS. The provision applies to all degree studies in higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. The provision does not apply to the Police College of Finland or the Åland Polytechnic. Furthermore, the provision cannot be applied to studies completed at foreign higher education institutions.

The academic term (from 1 August to 30 December or 1 January to 31 July) is the set framework for implementation. The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme during another academic term. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies for one year, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.

Confirming the study place

The applicant is offered only one study place, the one which is the highest on his/her order of preference even though the points would be enough to get accepted for several study options.

Admission results for degree programmes starting in autumn 2019 will be sent by mail to the students by 28 June 2019. In addition to the letter of admittance, the student will receive a confirmation form. It is imperative that the student submits the confirmation form to the higher education institution in which he/she wishes to study by 8 July 2019 at 3 p.m. Finnish time at the latest, otherwise the student will lose the study place.

* Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you have applied to several degree programmes, please wait until you have received all the admission results as you can only accept one new study place. Once you have received all the results, select your study place and return the confirmation form. Please attach a copy of your upper secondary education certificate(s) to your confirmation form. If you have been accepted to a higher option of preference, you cannot choose a study place from options of a lower preference. A student loses his/her study place, if the confirmation form arrives at the higher education institution after the set date.

Reserve places and waiting list

The applicant sets his/her study options in order of preference when applying to UAS and certain university degree programmes. This order of preference cannot be altered after the application period has ended.

If a student has not been admitted to any of his/her study options and he/she is placed on a reserve place, he/she might be admitted on a later date.  The applicant can also accept the study place conditionally and wait for a study place of his/her higher option. The reserve place is for one of the preference options that the student has expressed in his/her joint application. The applicant cannot choose a reserve place from options of a lower preference than that to which he/she has already been admitted.

The higher education institution will inform those admitted after 10 July 2018 about the date for submission of the confirmation form.

Admitting from the waiting list ends on 31 July 2018. By this date, the student is either admitted to a reserve place on the waiting list, or to the study place initially offered to him/her.


To be eligible to apply applicant should have a suitable Bachelors' degree in the field of business. In case the Bachelor's degree is from some other field, the applicant should have as minimum 40 ECTS credits business studies.

At least 3 years of relevant work experience after Bachelor degree is also required. 

Required attachments

Degree and employment certificates

In order to prove their eligibility to apply, anyone applying with a non-Finnish degree must submit a copy of the certificate used as the basis for application and its Finnish, Swedish or English translation supplied by an official (authorised) translator. The certificates must be uploaded to the application at by 10 April 2019 3 p.m. Finnish time

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer's contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment is still ongoing, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer.

Original degree and employment certificates will be checked for those admitted as students.

Preliminary assingment

All applicants have to submit a preliminary assignment. The preliminary assignment will be published in March 2019. Upload your preliminary assignment to your application at by 10 April 2019 3 p.m. Finnish time

Student selection and Entrance examination

All applicants who have submitted a preliminary assignment will be invited to the entrance examination. The preliminary assignment will be published in March 2019. 

Entrance examination will be organized 24 May 2019 in Lappeenranta, Finland. It includes a written part and an interview. The applicant should reserve the whole day for the entrance examination.

Applicants will be assessed on the content of the answers and the quality of the oral and written skills in the English language. There is no required pre-reading material for the examination. The invitation letter sent to eligible applicants includes more exam information.

An entrance examination consists of the following sections:

Preliminary assignment

20 points, min. 10 points

Entrance examination, written exam

40 points, min. 20 points

Entrance examination, interview

40 points, min. 20 points


100 points, min. 50 points

Applicants need to achieve min. 50 points in the entrance examination and all parts of the entrance examination need to be completed.

Language skills will be evaluated as a part of the entrance exam on pass/fail basis. Applicant who fails the language test part of the exam is disqualified from admission.