Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Student selection

Applicants are selected using two different selection methods:


Entrance examination: 40 points (min. 10 points)

SELECTION METHOD 5: SAT TEST, 25% of the study places

You must attain at least:
1. Evidence-based reading and writing:
Reading test, 500
      Writing and Language Test 500
2. Math 500

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% 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: 75% 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

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 Monday 15 April 2019

Student selection will be carried out using a national English-language entrance examination in Technology.

The entrance examination is a written test lasting 3 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields, as well as English language proficiency. The language test is compulsory for all applicants and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail. Only applicants having passed the language test will be considered for admission. The examination is common to everyone regardless of their educational background. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. No calculators may be used in the examination. Applicants must score at least 10 points out of the maximum 40 points in the entrance examination.

 The entrance examination will be organised on Monday 15 April 2019 in Lappeenranta.
The list of Degree Programmes in Technology participating in admissions co-operation can be found here:
The result of the entrance examination of Technology completed outside Finland is valid only for the degree programme cooperating with 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