Bachelor's Entrance Examinations and SAT minimums

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Bachelor's Entrance Examinations

Admission is based on an entrance examination or a SAT score. Below degree programmes, it is indicated whether the SAT result is used as a selection method. In these degree programmes, an applicant can take both the entrance examination and provide the SAT test result. Thresholds for SAT can be found at the bottom of the page.

>> More information on the different selection methods can be found at uasinfo.fi

Most degree programmes use the International UAS exam as a selection test. The International UAS exam assesses your readiness for higher educational studies. There is no prerequisite material for the UAS exam or assignments. An exception is the Sustainable Design Business degree programme, for which an applicant must submit a pre-assignments, on the basis of which applicants are invited to take the entrance examination.


August intake 2023

See below the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by LAB University of Applied Sciences during the Joint Application to Higher Education, Spring 2023. 

More detailed selection criteria for each degree programme as well as entrance examination information can be found by clicking on the name of the degree programme. 

Business
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lappeenranta


Technology
Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Mechanical Engineering, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Information Technology , full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Bachelor of Engineering, Sustainable Solutions Engineering, online studies


Culture and Arts
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Sustainable Design Business, full-time studies, Lahti

  • No cooperation in entrance examinations with other Universities of Applied Sciences
  • The instructions for the pre-assignments are published on December 1, 2022, at the LAB website.


Health Care
Bachelor of Health Care, Paramedic, full-time studies, Lappeenranta


Tourism and Hospitality
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, full-time studies, Lappeenranta

 

January 2023 intake

See below the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by LAB University of Applied Sciences during the Joint Application to Higher Education, autumn 2022

More detailed selection criteria for each degree programme as well as entrance examination information can be found by clicking on the name of the degree programme. 

An online entrance examination consists of two phases:

  1. First phase - written online exam on 28 September 2022 at 10:00-12:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+3).
  2. Second phase - online Spoken part between 10 October and 13 October 2022. The length of the second phase is 45 minutes.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in a university of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks.

The first phase, the written exam, is organized on 28 September 2022 at 10:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+3). Invitations to the first phase will be sent by email on 26 September 2022.

Applicants will receive a link to the written part of the selection test to their email address, regardless of their eligibility, which will be checked before the interviews.

Applicants log in to the exam with their personal login link which they will receive about one hour before the exam begins. In case an applicant has not received the personal link by 09:15 (Finnish time) on the day of the exam, the applicant is advised to check junk email folder. In case the applicant cannot find the link, they can send a request for the link to admissionsatlab [dot] fi 

The second phase of the selection process, the spoken part which is a group discussion, is organized between 10 and 13 October 2022. The length of the second phase is 45 minutes.

The number of entrance examination’s essays that will be assessed for each bachelor’s programme, will be at least six times the number of study places available. The essays will be chosen based on the total points achieved in the multiple choice and the logical thinking and mathematics sections.

The number of applicants that will be invited to the second phase - online Spoken part, will be at the maximum six times the number of study places available. The applicants to the second phase of the entrance examination will be chosen based on the total points achieved in the first phase, the written online exam. Invitations to the second phase will be sent on 6 October by 18:00 Finnish time (UTC/GMT+3).

The structure of the entrance examination and minimum/maximum points for each section are shown  below.

Examination section / Minimum points / Maximum points

Essay / 10 / 30
Multiple choice / 4 / 10
Logical thinking and mathematics / 8 / 30
Spoken part / 10 / 30
Total / 32 / 100

You must pass each section with the minimum scores mentioned above in order to qualify in the selection process. The essay will be assessed only if the applicant has achieved at least the minimum points in the multiple choice and the logical thinking and mathematics sections. A plagiarism detection system is used in the entrance examination.

Previous entrance examination questions?

Haaga-Helia has published last year's exam as an example of what the exams have been like.
>> IB entrance exam sample

Indentification document

You must submit your identification document on the Studyinfo’s application form (see accepted documents below) no later than September 21, 2022, at 3 p.m. Finnish time (UTC/GMT+3). If you receive an approved result in the first phase (written examination) but you have not submitted a valid identification document by the given date, you will be rejected from the second phase (spoken part).

Please note that your identity will be checked during the second phase. The identification document that you show in the second phase must be the same document as the one you have submitted on the application form or you will be rejected in the second phase.

Only the following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • passport
  • Finnish identity card with a photo, issued by police
  • Finnish driver’s license
  • another EU/ETA country identity card with a photo

Notice, only valid identification documents will be accepted. An expired passport or a Finnish ID card is acceptable, provided that it has expired on 31 August 2021 or later. We must be able to identify you from the picture on your ID.
 

Cooperation in organizing entrance examination

This a joint entrance examination for the following Bachelor Degree Programmes, starting in January 2023.

LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti Campus, full-time studies:

    Business Information Technology
    International Business

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, full-time studies:

    Business Information Technology
    Hospitality and Tourism Experience Management
    International Business
    Sustainable Tourism and Event Management

The student selection result is valid only for this application period.

 

SAT TEST

As an alternative to the entrance examination you can take a SAT test. An applicant can take both the entrance examination and provide the SAT test result.

If an applicant wishes to be considered in a queue where the applicant may be selected based on the SAT test, LAB University of Applied Sciences requires the SAT test results from the following two sections with certain minimum scores:

  • Evidence-based reading and writing (min score 480)
  • Math (min score 500)

Note: Essay results are not required.

The minimum score does not guarantee a study place, but is a prerequisite for being considered in this selection method.

All sections required for the test must be completed after 1 January 2018.

The SAT score must arrive to LAB Admission Services directly from the test organizer, College Board. The code for LAB University of Applied Sciences is 7191.

For the autumn 2022 application period the result must be received by 7.10.22 and for the spring 2023 application period the result must be received by 3.4.23.

More information

Admission Services, Lahti
Lahti Campus
+358 44 708 1385 or +358 44 708 1386
admissionsatlab [dot] fi
Admission Services, Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Campus
admissionsatlab [dot] fi