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Savonia UAS is participating the joint application to higher education, application period 1 with 4 Bachelor's Degrees. In joint application you can apply to 6 study programme choices with one application form.

This application period 1 is targeted at international applicants who have completed the upper secondary education outside Finland.
Applicants with education completed in Finland will apply on the joint application period 2 on 14 - 28.3.2018. Please read more from our Finnish website.

Timetable for Admission process 2018

  • Application period is on 9 - 24 January 2018.
  • Application form must be filled in at by 24 January 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • Copies of qualification certificates (and translations if needed) must arrive at the Admission services by post or as email attachments by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • Student selection of Nursing is based on pretask and interview. Applicants applying to Nursing must submit the pretask (online questionnaire) by 24 January 2018 by 12 pm Finnish time. Applicants must also send a recent photo of themselves, preferably a portrait, to Savonia UAS Admission Services by 7 February 2018 by 3 pm Finnish time. The photo will be attached to applicant's pretask and used during the possible interview. Interviews are arranged during 20 and 21 March 2018 by using Skype. The invitation and the schedule will be sent to applicants by email in mid-March 2018.
  • Student selection of International Business, Mechanical Engineering and Internet of Things is based on either the SAT test or the entrance exam result. An applicant can choose whether she / he wants to apply with a SAT score or with an enrance exam result. An applicant can also participate to the student selection in both ways.
    • Applicants applying with a SAT score, please notice that the SAT score must be availabe to Savonia UAS by 13 April 2018. Remember to register to SAT in time and fill in the school code 7448 in the SAT application form.
    • All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exam. Invitations are send by email in mid-March.
      The entrance exam is arranged in Kuopio (Finland), Petrozavodsk (Russia) and Shanghai (China) on the same day
      • Internet of Things 11 April 2018
      • Mechanical Engineering 11 April 2018
      • International Business 10 April 2018
  • Results of the student selection are announced to all applicants by 7 May 2018.
  • Admitted students must confirm their study place by 10th July 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • Studies will start in the end of August 2018.

If you have any questions related to applying, please contact the Admission services.

Savonia UAS Admission services

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Admission services
P.O. Box 6 (Microkatu 1)

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.