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This page will be updated by the end of June 2019.

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 20.3. - 3.4.2019.

Timetable for Admission process 2019

  • Application period is on 9 - 23 January 2019.
  • Application form must be submitted at by 23 January 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • Copies of qualification certificates (and translations if needed) must be attached to the application form (in PDF/JPG format) by 30 January 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

  • Student selection of Nursing is based on pretask and interview.

    • Applicants applying to Nursing must attach the pretask and a recent photo of themselves, preferably a portrait, to the application form by 30 January 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. The photo will be used during the possible interview.
    • 30 eligible applicants who get the highest score from the pretask will be invited to interview. Invitations to the interview will be sent by email by the end of March.
    • Interviews are arranged on 8-10 April 2019 by using Zoom.
  • 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 entrance 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 available to Savonia UAS by 10 April 2019. Remember to register to SAT in time and fill in the school code 7448 in the SAT application form.
    • Eligible applicants, who have chosen to participate the entrance exam, will be invited to the entrance exam. Invitations to the entrance exams will be sent by email by the end of March. The entrance exams are arranged in Kuopio (Finland) and Shanghai (China) in April 2019.


  • Results of the student selection will be published by 10 May 2019
  • Admitted students must confirm their study place by 8 July 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • Studies will start in the end of August 2019.
  • Bring your original certificates (and translations) with you when you arrive to Finland, Admission Services will check them in September 2019. 


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.