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Entrance examinations

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility and language skills will be invited to the entrance examinations. Invitations will be sent in the middle of March (by e-mail). It is not possible to be accepted without taking an entrance exam.


The International Business entrance examination is arranged in co-operation with FINNIPS network (www.finnips.fi), i.e. KAMK will accept entrance exams completed in the same entrance exam group in a different University of Applied Sciences.

if you have applied for more than one preference within the same entrance exam group you will only receive one invitation to an entrance examination of your first/highest preference for which you have achieved a sufficient amount of points during the initial selection process.  

International Business entrance exam 2017 consists of written part (essay, multiple-choice questions, tasks of applied mathematics and logic) and group discussion. There is a compulsory English language part in the exam. The total duration of the written part of the International Business entrance examination will be 3 hours. 

The ability to communicate fluently in English, both speaking and writing, is prerequisite for admission. Therefore, applicants must pass all parts of the exam in order to be selected for admission. Applicants scoring below the minimum points of any of the sections will fail the exam.
Maximum points from the entrance exam are 40 points. Applicants scoring less than 12 points for the exam are not eligible for admission.

IB entrace exam points chart:

 Examination part Minimum points required Maximum points Length
 Essay 3 points 10 points 75 min
 Multiple-choice questions 2 points 6 points 45 min
 Mathematics/Logic 2 points 8 points 60 min
Group Discussion 3 points 16 points 15 - 20 min 
 Total 10 points 40 points 3 hours 20 min


KAMK arranges Sports and Leisure Management entrance examination in Finland (Kajaani) as well as abroad in cooperation with FINNIPS network.

In Kajaani the entrance examination may include a motivational essay, an evaluation of the applicant's motor skills through a series of sport tests, an evaluation of his/her instruction skills during a coaching session (short task is given during the entrance exam) and an interview.  

FINNIPS sports exam (countries are listed below): The entrance examination may include a written part, group discussion and a series of sports tasks. The written part and a group discussion will be performed during FINNIPS entrance exam day. The sports tasks will be requested to be submitted separately via video according to the detailed instructions that will be sent to the applicants right after FINNIPS entrance examination .    

Further details of the entrance exam and necessary clothing will be mentioned in the invitation letter.

Note: for Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management entrance examination results from other UAS will not be accepted. 



The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for studying the field. The exam includes motivation section, essay/article section and mathematical/logical thinking section.

KAMK accepts an entrance examination taken in the same entrance exam group at another university of applied sciences.

Entrance Examinations Dates in Kajaani 2017

International Business exam - 19 April 2017 

Sports and Leisure Management exam - 27 April 2017

Tourism Exam - 20 April 2017


The entrance exams of the second application period will take place in May in Kajaani:

International Business exam - 17 May 2017 (no pre-reading material, otherwise similar to the exams of the first application period)

Sports and Leisure Management exam - 22 May 2017

Tourism exam -  23 May 2017


FINNIPS exams abroad are held in April 2017. Exact schedules and locations abroad are confirmed in the invitation letter. More information available at www.finnips.fi


Pre-reading material for International Business exam 2017
Co-operating UAS' Programmes

The list of programmes accepting the entrance exam result from other universities of applied sciences in Finland:

Co-operating UAS' Bachelor's degree programmes 2017.pdf 

Entrance exam abroad (in cooperation with FINNIPS-network)

The countries and tentative exam dates for the spring 2017 entrance examinations:

  • Brazil: São Paulo 6.-7.4.2017
  • China: Guangzhou 5.-6.4.2017 and Wuhan  8.-9.4.2017
  • Estonia: Tallinn 5.-6.4.2017
  • Germany: Frankfurt 10.-11.4.2017
  • Great Britain: London 11.-12.4.2017
  • Hungary: Budapest 5.-6.4.2017
  • Kazakhstan: Astana 5.-6.4.2017
  • Kenya: Nairobi 10.-12.4.2017
  • Nepal: Kathmandu 9.-11.4.2017
  • Russia: Moscow 5.-6.4.2017 and St. Petersburg 5.-6.4.2017
  • USA: Chicago 8.4.2017
  • Vietnam: Hanoi 4.-5.4.2017 and Ho Chi Minh City 1.-2.4.2017

    More detailed information about the country and exam-specific schedules will be sent to all the eligible applicants in the invitation letter in mid-March.