Tourism and Hospitality Management examination

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination. Invitations to the examination will be sent to the email address given in the application. Applicants must sit the entrance examination at the unit providing the programme choice highest up in their application preferences participating in admissions cooperation. The location of the exam may not be changed. UAS engage in cooperation where programmes in the same admission group accept an exam taken at another UAS. Applicants must participate in all examination sections. If an applicant skips a section, the exam will be failed.


The material may not be taken to the entrance examination.

Entrance examination in Finland

Changes in entrance examination due to Corona virus limitations

The national entrance examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management has been changed from the face-to-face exam to an online exam due to the Corona virus situation. The exam will now be fully online.

The entrance examination of Tourism and Hospitality Management will be held online in two parts:

  • Tue 7 April at 10-12 (Finnish time, UTC+2): Written Part 1 and 2 (essay and mathematical-logical thinking)
  • Mon 20 April at 10 onwards (Finnish time, UTC+2): Group Discussion

Please note, that only the ones who pass the written part of the exam will be invited to the group discussion on Mon 20 April. Further instructions related to the discussion will be given later by email.

The invitations have already been sent by email to applicants, who are eligible to take the online examination.

Cancelled entrance exams in China, South-Korea and Hanoi

Due to the Corona virus and its effects, the entrance examinations were cancelled in China, South Korea and Hanoi in Vietnam. The applicants who had chosen China or South Korea as their exam location or pre-registered for the exam in Hanoi, have been contacted by the UASs that invited them to the exams. The above-mentioned applicants have now also been invited to the online exam replacing the national exam held in Finland.

(Information updated 1.4.2020)

Cancelled, please see information on the online entrance examination above.
The national entrance examination in Finland for the Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management will be organised on 7 April 2020.

The entrance examination consists of 3 parts:

  • Written part 1: Essay based on the pre-reading materials (min 14/max 40 points)
  • Written part 2: Math-Logic (min 14/max 40 points)
  • Oral Part: Group Discussion (min 22/max 60 points)

The applicants must pass all parts of the exam in order to be selected for the admission.

The entrance examination emhasises suitability for training in the field, motivation, English skills and mathematical and logical competencies. All sections of the examination must be completed successfullyin order to be selected. The test result will be valid during the current application period.

The Degree Programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management participate in admissions co-operation.

Co-operating degree programmes (Finnips)

Entrance examinations outside Finland

The entrance examinations abroad will be held between 10 and 15 March 2020.

The entrance examinations outside Finland will be organized in co-operation with FINNIPS network.

The result of the entrance examination completed outside Finland is valid only for the degree programmes of Tourism, catering and domestic services belonging to the FINNIPS network.

The entrance examination consists of 3 parts:

  • Written part 1: Essay based on the pre-reading materials (min 7/max 20 points)
  • Written part 2: Math-Logic (min 7/max 20 points)
  • Oral Part: Group Discussion (min 11/max 30 points)

The applicants must pass all parts of the exam in order to be selected for the admission.

On the application form the applicant can choose the country, in which he/she wants to complete the entrance examination.
Entrance examination countries: Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam

Read more about entrance exams in Finnips network web page.

SAT-test result

As an alternative to the entrance examination you can apply to LAB UAS by taking the SAT test.  

  1. Fill out the online application form at studyinfo during the application period 8 - 22 January 2020.
  2. Take the SAT test. Note: You may also use the SAT score from a test completed earlier.

LAB requires the SAT test results from the following two sections:

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

Note: Essay results are not required.

Instructions for SAT test procedures:

  • Check the SAT test dates and register to the SAT test here
  • If you have completed the SAT test earlier, request the test result from the test organizer. Only new SAT tests taken after 1 March 2016 are acceptable.
  • The SAT score must arrive to LAB UAS Admission Services directly from the test organizer, College Board.

The code for LAB Lappeenranta Campus is 7191
The code for LAB Lahti Campus is 6891

  • If you are applying to both Lahti and Lappeenranta campuses, it is enough that the SAT result has been submitted to only one campus.

The SAT test result needs to be received at LAB UAS by 21 April 2020. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable at the final stage.