Degree Programme in International Business

Student selection

Applicants are selected using two different selection methods:

Entrance examination: 40 points (min 10 points)

SELECTION METHOD 5: SAT TEST, 25% of study places
You must attain at least:
1. Evidence-based reading and writing:
     Reading test, 500
     Writing and Language Test 500
2. Math 500

Math). Applicants are accepted in order of best points. There are a limited number of places available.

Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. An official SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser.
Those, who have already completed an SAT test, must request a test result from the test organiser to be delivered to universities of applied sciences. Reports printed or sent by the applicant themselves cannot be accepted.

The results of the SAT test must be delivered to all those universities of applied sciences that use the admission criteria in question by 10 April 2019.
The SAT code of Saimaa UAS is 7191.

The students are selected first with selection method 5, then with selection method 1.

Queue 1: 25%
study places
Applicants who have completed the Finnish matriculation examination, IB examination, the Reifeprüfung examination or the European Baccalaureate examination of European schools, the upper secondary vocational qualification, the further vocational qualification or the specialist vocational qualification conducted in Finland are admitted in this group.

Queue 2: 75% study places
Applicants who have foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question.

In cases of equal admissions points, applicants will be ranked on the following grounds:

Selection method 1: Entrance examination
1. entrance examination points
2. applican'ts first choice programme on the application form
3. admission of more students

Selection method 5: SAT -test
1. SAT -test points
2. applican'ts first choice programme on the application form
3. admission of more students

Entrance examination Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in Lappeenranta

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination.
The national entrance examination for the Degree Programme in International Business will be organised on Wednesday 10 April 2019. The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores):

  • an essay (3/10 pts.),
  • multiple-choice questions (2/6 pts.),
  • a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8 pts.) and
  • an interview (3/16 pts.).

The advance material for the examination will be published on the web pages of the UAS during January 2019. The material may not be taken to the entrance examination.

The essay and the interview are combined in the examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.The entrance examination assessess study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills and mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

The Degree Programmes in International Business participate in admissions co-operation. The list of the co-operating UAS can be found here:
The result of the entrance examination completed outside Finland is valid only for the degree programmes of Business belonging to the FINNIPS network.

The entrance examinations outside Finland will be organized in co-operation with FINNIPS network.
The applicant can choose the country, in which he/she wants to complete the entrance examination. Some of the countries have two cities, so you can choose the city after receiving the invitation by email in after the middle of March.

The entrance examinations will be held between 19 and 26 March 2019. Entrance examination countries 2019 (please note that changes may occur):

Country City             Exam dates
Brazil  São Paulo  20.-21.3.2019
China  Shanghai  19.-20.3.2019
   Wuhan  23. - 24.3.2019
Germany  Heilbronn  20.-21.3.2019
Great Britain  London  19.-20.3.2019
Hungary  Budapest 20.-21.3.2019 
India  Delhi  19.-21.3.2019
Kazakhstan  Astana  18.-19.3.2019
Kenya  Nairobi  20.-22.3.2019
Russia Moscow  20.-21.3.2019
   St. Petersburg  20.-21.3.2019
USA  Chicago  23.-24.3.2019
Vietnam  Hanoi  25.-26.3.2019
   Ho Chi Minh City  21.-22.3.2019



Pre-reading material

The International Business Entrance Exam 2019 Essay and Multiple Choice Questions are based on the advance material.

INFO: The advance material for International Business 2019




The applicants must study the advance material carefully before the entrance exam. It is not allowed to take the material to the actual exam, and the material is not available during the exam.