The selection is based on an admission index, which is calculated from the grade received on the matriculation examination. Calculation of the admission index for different secondary school final examinations are described in the tables below. The admission index used in admissions is the total score calculated based on the secondary education final grades. All possible national changes to the scoring tables will be taken into consideration.
Degrees (Finnish matriculation examination, IB, EB, RP/DIA) or parts of the degrees can be combined for calculating the total scores for Admission Group I, providing that at least one of the degrees has been completed. The combination of degrees or subjects that gives the applicant the highest total score will be taken into consideration. The applicant must submit documents for all degrees or examinations that they wish to be considered in the admission by the given deadlines.
The total score which determines the order of admission of the applicants is calculated based on the secondary education final grades in the mother tongue test, the mathematics test, the language for which the applicant receives the highest points, and the two tests for which the applicant receives the highest points. A test for Finnish or Swedish as a Second Language taken instead of the mother tongue test is regarded equivalent to the mother tongue test. If the applicant has taken two mother tongue exams, the other (better performing) will be calculated as a mother tongue and the other can be calculated as an advanced language.
For applicants who have taken tests of different levels in the same subject (for instance, basic and advanced mathematics), only the grade in favor for the applicant is counted towards the score. The applicants cannot receive points for Finnish matriculation exams tests in the subjects of humanities and natural sciences taken before 2006.
In order to be admitted, the applicants must have completed with a pass grade either advanced or basic mathematics test in the Finnish matriculation exam, or equivalent IB, EB or RP/DIA exams. The grades of international diplomas are converted into their Finnish matriculation examination equivalents with the help of the IB/EB/RP/DIA diplomas table below. The total score, calculated from the applicant’s grades in the Finnish matriculation examination or on the IB/EB/RP/DIA diploma, is the academic index used to rank the applicants.
If the admission index is identical (tied score) for two or more applicants, the procedure below will be followed to break the tie:
- the applicant who received the most points on his or her equivalent English test
- the applicant who received the most points on his or her equivalent mathematics test
- the applicant who received the most points on the mother tongue test
- the applicant with the most points for the subject most advantageous to him or her out of all the remaining subjects
If there is still a tied score between applicants after the above procedure, they all will be admitted.
For applicants who complete the International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate in the spring of 2024 will be calculated an admission index based on their preliminary grades and if applicable, made a conditional offer of admission, but the admission result will be reviewed after the final grades have been published. If the final grades of an applicant made a conditional offer of admission is not sufficient for admission, the admission offer may be revoked or the applicant may be placed on a waiting list in the appropriate admissions group in accordance with his or her final academic index. If the final admission index of an applicant who hasn’t been admitted is sufficient for admission, they will be admitted even if this means exceeding the original number of student places available. The appendices must be submitted according to the national timetable.
If an applicant admitted in admission group I renounces his or her student place, the applicant ranked next, after any tied scores have been resolved, will be admitted. At the discretion of the university, the applicant ranked next in the same category, after any tied scores have been resolved, may be admitted to replace a student who has enrolled as non-attending.