Application period

Apply online at
Additional Application for Saimaa UAS, Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management, spring 2018 application. It is important to follow all the instructions.

The application period starts on 2 July 2018 and closes on 31 July 2018 at 3 p.m. Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT).  All online applications must be submitted before the closing time.


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 to the admissions office of the Saimaa university of applied sciences. Copies of certificates must arrive at the admissions office no later than 3 p.m. on 7 August 2018.

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 must arrive at the admissions office no later than 3 p.m. on 7 August 2018.

Delivery address
Admissions Office, Skinnarilankatu 36, 53850 LAPPEENRANTA
or Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.

Student selection and Entrance examination

All applicants who have submitted a preliminary assignment will be invited to the entrance examination. 

Entrance examination will be organized 24 August 2018 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:

Advance assignment

20 points

Entrance examination, written exam

40 points

Entrance examination, interview

40 points


100 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.