Sustainable Coastal Management

Entrance Examination

Note! Entrance examinations in Finland for English taught Degree Programmes at Novia UAS

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic the entrance examination will not be arranged as planned in March/April 2020.

Universities of applied sciences are making joint backup plans for situation where the entrance examinations can not be conducted as planned. These backup plans will be published on Friday 27 th March.  Plans will be sent to the applicants by email and posted on the website of every UAS.


Invitation to the entrance examination

All eligible applicants will receive invitations to the entrance examination. The entrance examination is compulsory and is held on 2 April 2020 in Raseborg, Finland. The exact time and location will be included in the invitation e-mail. Entrance examinations for Sustainable Coastal Management will also be held abroad by FINNIPS in 2020.

Content of the entrance examination

The entrance examination tests applicants' interest in and aptitude for the field:

  • The maximum score for the first examination section is 60 points. This section tests applicants' aptitude for the field. The minimum acceptable score is 18 points.
  • The second examination section tests study motivation. The maximum score for this section is 40 points, while the minimum acceptable score is 12 points.
  • Based on the examination, applicants' English language proficiency will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail.


Admission to the degree programme

Admission is not possible without participation in the entrance examination. The maximum score for the entrance examination is 100 points. Applicants must score at least 30 points and must pass all sections in order to be considered for admission. If several applicants achieve equal admission scores, selection will be carried our according to the following criteria: 1. entrance examination score; 2. preference.