Selection Methods for Our Master Degree Programmes in the Joint Application 3-17 January 2024

Master of Business Administration, Service Design

Selection method 1: GMAT and GRE-test

Applicants that do not have a Finnish UAS Bachelor's degree can be selected based on their result in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT/GMAT Focus Edition) or the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE).

The minimum test score that the applicant must reach in order to be qualified for selection is 500 from the GMAT test. Scores from the GMAT Focus Edition and the GRE-test are converted to GMAT scores and applicants are ranked based on their converted test score in the admission process.

The GMAT Focus Edition are converted to GMAT Exam scores by using the Concordance Table. Please note that where scores overlap in the concordance tables, the scores will be converted in favour of the candidate.

The GRE test result must be converted to GMAT test result by using the GRE Comparison Tool. When converting the score, only the Verbal Reasoning Score and Quantitative Reasoning Score of the GRE test are taken into consideration. 

Novia's GRE-code: 1185

Novia's GMAT-code: 5DW-ZW-26

The official test results must arrive at Novia UAS directly from the testing organisation no later than 24 January 2024. Test scores submitted by the applicant will not be accepted, but remember to fill in the application form at Studyinfo during the application period and upload a copy of your score result in the online application form no later than 24 January. 

GMAT and GRE test results are valid for five (5) years after the test day. For 2024 admissions, the oldest acceptable test day is 4 January 2019.

Novia UAS accepts the GMAT online exam and GRE General at Home. 

Selection method 2: Certificate-based selection based on a Finnish UAS Bachelor's degree

Applicants that have a UAS Bachelor's degree completed in Finland can be admitted based on their UAS Bachelor's degree certificate. Note! UAS Master's degrees are not considered.

Applicants with an UAS Bachelor's degree certificate are ranked by their weighted average grade with two decimals.The weighted average grade is calculated from the UAS Bachelor's degree course grades which are visible in the My Studyinfo service in the section My completed studies (only available in Finnish/Swedish).

To be considered in this selection method, the applicant must save a link to the degree information found in the My Studyinfo service in the joint application form. The applicant should also submit a copy of his or her degree certificate appendix. The weighted average grade will be calculated based on the degree certificate appendix only if the information about the degree and course grades is not available in the My Studyinfo service.

If the applicant has completed more than one UAS Bachelor degree, the grades are considered for the degree which gives a better average. The courses within courses shown in the service are not included in the grade average. The verbally assessed courses are not considered in calculating the grade average (e.g. approved/pass / hyväksytty/suoritettu/godkänd).

When calculating the weighted average grade, the numerically assessed study units are weighted; in other words, the grade for the study unit is multiplied by the number of credits received from course in question. The weighted grades are calculated together and the total is divided by the number of credits received from the numerically assessed courses. The result is a weighted average grade rounded to two decimal places.

Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management

Selection method 1: GMAT and GRE-test

Applicants that do not have a Finnish UAS Bachelor's degree can be selected based on their result in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT/GMAT Focus Edition) or the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE).

The minimum test score that the applicant must reach in order to be qualified for selection is 500 from the GMAT test. Scores from the GMAT Focus Edition and the GRE-test are converted to GMAT scores and applicants are ranked based on their converted test score in the admission process.

The GMAT Focus Edition are converted to GMAT Exam scores by using the Concordance Table. Please note that where scores overlap in the concordance tables, the scores will be converted in favour of the candidate.

The GRE test result must be converted to GMAT test result by using the GRE Comparison Tool. When converting the score, only the Verbal Reasoning Score and Quantitative Reasoning Score of the GRE test are taken into consideration. 

Novia's GRE-code: 1185

Novia's GMAT-code: 5DW-ZW-26

The official test results must arrive at Novia UAS directly from the testing organisation no later than 24 January 2024. Test scores submitted by the applicant will not be accepted, but remember to fill in the application form at Studyinfo during the application period and upload a copy of your score result in the online application form no later than 24 January.

GMAT and GRE test results are valid for five (5) years after the test day. For 2024 admissions, the oldest acceptable test day is 4 January 2019.

Novia UAS accepts the GMAT online exam and GRE General at Home. 

Selection method 2: Certificate-based selection based on a Finnish UAS Bachelor's degree

Applicants that have a UAS Bachelor's degree completed in Finland can be admitted based on their UAS Bachelor's degree certificate. Note! UAS Master's degrees are not considered.

Applicants with an UAS Bachelor's degree certificate are ranked by their weighted average grade with two decimals.The weighted average grade is calculated from the UAS Bachelor's degree course grades which are visible in the My Studyinfo service in the section My completed studies (only available in Finnish/Swedish).

To be considered in this selection method, the applicant must save a link to the degree information found in the My Studyinfo service in the joint application form. The applicant should also submit a copy of his or her degree certificate appendix. The weighted average grade will be calculated based on the degree certificate appendix only if the information about the degree and course grades is not available in the My Studyinfo service.

If the applicant has completed more than one UAS Bachelor degree, the grades are considered for the degree which gives a better average. The courses within courses shown in the service are not included in the grade average. The verbally assessed courses are not considered in calculating the grade average (e.g. approved/pass / hyväksytty/suoritettu/godkänd).

When calculating the weighted average grade, the numerically assessed study units are weighted; in other words, the grade for the study unit is multiplied by the number of credits received from course in question. The weighted grades are calculated together and the total is divided by the number of credits received from the numerically assessed courses. The result is a weighted average grade rounded to two decimal places.

Master of Engineering, Intelligent Systems

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized as an online interview. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the interview. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized as an online interview. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the interview. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized as an online interview. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the interview. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

Master of Maritime Management, Maritime Management/Master of Engineering (Seafaring), Maritime Management

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized as an online interview. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the interview. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

Master of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Management

  • Pre-task
  • Online entrance examination 19 March 2024

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized online. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the entrance examination. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering

NOTICE! Pre-tasks must be uploaded in the online application no later than 24 January 2024 at 3 pm Finnish time.

The entrance examination is organized as an online interview. Only applicants that fulfill the eligibility requirements and have an approved pre-task are invited to the interview. More detailed information about the entrance examinations is included in the invitation e-mail. The invitation e-mail will include the exact time, date and place for the entrance examination/e-interview.

An identification document must be submitted to your application

The identification document that you show in the online entrance examination interview must be the same document as the given document on the application form.

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

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

Accessibility

If an applicant is in need of any individual arrangements during the entrance examinations at Novia University of Applied Sciences due to for example dyslexia or other disability he/she should send a written application to: Admissions Services at Novia UAS, PB 6, 65201 Vaasa, Finland or by e-mail to: admissions@novia.fi

The applicant will be notified of the arrangements that can be made by the University of Applied Sciences. 

Admissions Office

Admissions Services
PO BOX 6
FI-65201 Vaasa, Finland
Tel + 358 (0)6 328 5055 
admissions@novia.fi 

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