Degree Programme in Nursing

Student selection

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit an entrance examination of Degree Programme in Nursing.

Selection method 1: Entrance examination 100% of the study places
Entrance examination 70 points

Queue 1: 50% of the 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: 50% of the 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

Entrance examination Tuesday 9 April 2019

Student selection will be carried out using a English-language entrance examination in Health Care and Social Services.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections: mathematics, written part and group discussion. If you fail to reach the minimum point level in any of the examination parts, you will be disqualified from the entrance examination. Applicants must score at least 30 out of 70 points in the entrance examination.

An entrance examination in Health Care and Social Services places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing interest, motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable healt status for the field.

The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

The 2019 spring entrance examination will be organised on
Tuesday 9 April 2019 in Lappeenranta.
The list of Degree Programmes in Nursing participating in admissions co-operation can be found here:

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.

Entrance examinations outside Finland 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