University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology)

How to apply?

Here you can find instructions and schedule for the application to the University Pathway Finland programme.

The programme brochure

The timeline

Pathway timeline: Application starts on 23 May; study between September 2022 and April 2023; apply to degree studies in spring 2023; get admission results by June 2023; confirm study place by July 2023; begin the degree studies in August 2023.

The application process for the Pathway

  1. Fill in and send an electronic application. The application form will be opened on 23 May 2022. Prepare to give the following information with your application: personal information, contact information, a brief description of yourself and your motivation for applying for the pathway programme and your prior education. Attach the documents listed below.
  2. Our team will review your application. If you are eligible for the pathway, we will send you instructions to take the online entrance exam.
  3. If you pass the online exam, you will get an invitation to a short oral exam. 
  4. If you pass the oral exam, you will receive an admission letter. Confirm your study place and enrol for courses!

List of required documents

  1. Copy of passport or another official identity document. 
  2. Degree certificate. To be able to progress to degree studies, you need to have a degree or qualification which in the awarding country makes you eligible for higher education (Bachelor-level studies). If you have completed such degree, attach a copy of your degree certificate (in English). If you have not finished the degree yet, attach a letter of attendance or another document that demonstrates that you are attending such education and states the planned date of graduation. You must finish the degree in July 2023 (dates to be confirmed).
  3. If you have already completed one of the required language-level exams and have a certificate, attach it to your application. In such a case you do not need to submit a language certificate when you apply to one of the progression degree programmes in spring 2023. The language certificate at this point is not obligatory, however.

Pathway timeline

The dates may be subject to change.

23 May 2022 Application to the Pathway starts
15 June 2022 Final terms & conditions are published
16 June 2022 Application period ends (if there are places, a new application period will open in August)
23 May - 17 June 2022 Online entrance exam is available
20 - 23 June 2022 Oral exams 
30 August 2022 University Pathway Finland studies begin
Spring 2023 (dates to be confirmed) Admission to degree studies
2 June 2023 All university admissions results are published latest June 2nd
July 2023

Deadline for accepting the offer of admission (study place)

Deadline for presenting a certificate of a completed upper secondary degree or other qualified education

August 2023 Degree studies begin


Entrance exam

The electronic exam tests the mathematics skills you need to be able to study the mathematics courses in the pathway programme. It also serves as a self-evaluation tool for you to assess whether you have the skills to succeed in the programme. The oral exam will test both your mathematics skills and your English language.

You can only take the electronic exam once. Before taking the actual exam, you can practice using a sample exam.


  • Electronic exam (2 hours)
  • 30-minute oral examination for the top 30 candidates

You must complete the electronic exam yourself and without help from other people. If you pass the exam, an oral examination will complement it. You must have your camera on during the oral exam, and it will be recorded.


  • Functions
    • Definition and notations
    • Domain and range
    • Graphs of functions
    • Composite functions
    • Absolute value functions
    • Inverse functions
  • Elementary functions
    • Polynomials and rational functions
    • Exponential and logarithmic functions
    • Trigonometric functions
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Limits and continuity
  • Derivatives


The recommended open access study material covering the entrance exam topics is PreCalculus2e in Openstax. The relevant chapters are:

  • Chapter 1: Functions
  • Chapter 3: Polynomials and rational functions
  • Chapter 4: Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Chapter 5: Trigonometric functions
  • Chapter 6: Periodic functions
  • Chapter 7: Trigonometric identities and equations
  • Chapter 8: Further applications of trigonometry
  • Chapter 9: Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Chapter 12: Introduction to calculus
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