Entrance Examination

More detailed information will be published later

Online entrance examination

Entrance examinations for the Bachelor degree programme in Nursing will be held online by FINNIPS in 2021. All applicants who have selected the online entrance examination in the application form will be invited to the online entrance examination. The dates of the examinations online are in February-March 2021, the invitation e-mail will state the exact date and time.

Structure of the online entrance examination:

  • Part A: Written part. This part contains 2 essays. The first essay is testing the applicant’s motivation. In the second essay there is written material (text) included. The applicant is allowed to utilize this material in her/ his essay. Minimum points are 20 and maximum points are 40.
  • Part B: Group discussion. This is held to evaluate the applicant’s group discussion and spoken English skills. The minimum points are 10 and the maximum 30.
  • Only applicants that have reached the minimum points in written part A will be invited to the group discussion part of the exam.

All parts of the examination are compulsory for all applicants. If an applicant fails to reach the minimum points in some of the sections, the exam is failed.

Entrance examination on campus

The entrance examination for the Bachelor degree programme in Nursing will be organized both online and on campus 2021 in February-March 2021. The exact date and time of the entrance examination will be included in the invitation e-mail. The entrance examination in Finland is held in co-operation with the Nursing programmes at Novia UAS, Jyväskylä UAS and Saimaa UAS. The result in the entrance examination is valid in the co-operating UAS. All invited applicants must participate in the entrance examination in order to be considered for admission at Novia UAS.

Content of the entrance examination on campus:

An entrance examination in Health Care places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation, language skills and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the field.

From Nursing Open Path to Degree Studies

If you have completed the Open Path Nursing online programme through Novia Open UAS, you can be admitted to the degree programme in Nursing through a separate quota without participating in the entrance examination. Applicants who have completed 30 ECTS through the Nursing Open Path programme will be ranked based on their mean grade. Applicants admitted through the separate quota will be notified of their admission results prior to the entrance examination. If you are not admitted through the separate quota, you must participate in the entrance examination to be admitted.