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Entrance examinations

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examinations. 

Invitations to entrance examinations of the Bachelor and Master programme conducted in English have been sent through email.



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 2018 consists of written part (essay, multiple-choice questions, a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking) and an interview. The essay and the interview are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. 

The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

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. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.

The pre-reading material has been published on this webpage. The material will be available until 11 April 2018.
Maximum points from the entrance exam are 40 points. Applicants scoring less than 10 points for the exam are not eligible for admission.

IB entrace exam points chart:

 Examination part Minimum points required Maximum points
 Essay 3 points 10 points
 Multiple-choice questions 2 points 6 points
 Mathematics/Logic 2 points 8 points
Group Discussion 3 points 16 points
 Total 10 points 40 points



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, motivation, English language and mathematical/logical thinking. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must pass each section of the examination.

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

The pre-reading material has been published on this webpage. The material will be available until 5 April 2018.

Entrance examinations dates in Kajaani 2018

International Business and eSports exam  - 11 April 2018

Sports and Leisure Management exam  - 10 April 2018

Tourism Exam - 5 April 2018 

The entrance exam is the same to the applicants from the first and the second application period.

In the second application period on 14 - 28 March it is not possible to take exam abroad.

Entrance Exam to Master in International Business

The entrance exam to Master's Degree in International Business takes place on 17 April 2018 in Kajaani. The eligible applicants from both application periods will be invited to the same entrance exam. It is not possible to take the exam to Master's Degree in International Business abroad.

The entrance exam consists of two parts: written part and interview. Both written and oral English language skills are tested in the examination. There is no pre-reading material for the exam. 

Note: entrance examination results from other UAS will not be accepted.

Pre-reading material for International Business and eSports exam 2018
Pre-reading material for Tourism exam 2018
Co-operating UAS´ Programmes
Entrance exam abroad (in cooperation with FINNIPS-network)

KAMK arranges the entrance exams outside of Finland in cooperation with the Finnips network. The entrance exam countries in 2018 intake are:

  • Brazil (São Paulo)
  • China (Wuhan)
  • Germany (Worms), about 80 km from Frankfurt
  • Great Britain (London)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • India (Delhi)
  • Kazakhstan (Astana)
  • Kenya (Nairobi)
  • Nepal (Kathmandu)
  • Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg)
  • USA (Chicago)
  • Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)


The exams outside Finland will take place in the end of March. More detailed information about the country and exam-specific schedules will be sent to the applicants in the invitation letter.  More information available at www.finnips.fi