Point tables for Bachelor's Programme in Science

Applicants who have completed a Finnish matriculation examination, an IB or EB examination or an RP or DIA examination administered in Finland will be admitted based on the results of those examinations. Find the scoring tables of the examinations for studies starting in autumn 2024.
Scoring of the examinations

Applicants can receive up to 132.7 admission points for a Finnish matriculation examination, an IB or EB examination or an RP or DIA examination administered in Finland in accordance with the tables below. The ranking of applicants is based on their admission points.

Applicants receive admission points for four subjects:

  • Native language/A language/L1 language
  • Mathematics
  • The two other tests resulting in the highest points

When calculating admission points for optional tests (e.g., basic or advanced mathematics), only the test resulting in the highest points is taken into account. Applicants receive points only once for the same test.

Scoring of the Finnish matriculation examination

Native language

L

E

M

C

B

A

Native language:  Finnish, Swedish, Sámi, Finnish/Swedish as a second language

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

Mathematics

L

E

M

C

B

A

Advanced mathematics OR

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Basic mathematics

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Two of the following subjects resulting in the highest points

L

E

M

C

B

A

Physics

31.7

26.5

21.2

15.9

10.6

5.3

Advanced language studies

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Chemistry

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

Biology

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

Intermediate language studies

25.1

20.9

16.8

12.6

8.4

4.2

Psychology

24.6

20.5

16.4

12.3

8.2

4.1

Basic language studies

22.6

18.9

15.1

11.3

7.5

3.8

Geography

22.0

18.3

14.7

11.0

7.3

3.7

History

19.6

16.3

13.1

9.8

6.5

3.3

Religion / ethics

19.6

16.3

13.1

9.8

6.5

3.3

Philosophy

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

Social studies

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

Health education

13.9

11.5

9.2

6.9

4.6

2.3

 

The criterion for admission based on the Finnish matriculation examination:

  • the advanced mathematics test with a minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (M) OR
  • the basic mathematics test with a minimum grade of laudatur (L).

In addition, those admitted must achieve the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

Scoring of the IB diploma

Language A

7

6

5

4

3

2

Language A

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

Mathematics

7

6

5

4

3

2

Further Mathematics

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Mathematics HL or SL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Theoretical Mathematics HL or SL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Applied Mathematics HL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Mathematical Methods HL or SL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches HL or SL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Mathematics: Applications and interpretation HL

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Applied Mathematics SL

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Mathematical Studies

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Mathematics: Applications and interpretation SL

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Two of the following subjects resulting in the highest points

7

6

5

4

3

2

Physics

31.7

26.5

21.2

15.9

10.6

5.3

A-level language (other than the native language), English B

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Chemistry

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

Biology

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

Other languages B

25.1

20.9

16.8

12.6

8.4

4.2

Psychology

24.6

20.5

16.4

12.3

8.2

4.1

Language AB

22.6

18.9

15.1

11.3

7.5

3.8

Geography

22.0

18.3

14.7

11.0

7.3

3.7

History

19.6

16.3

13.1

9.8

6.5

3.3

Philosophy

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

Other general studies subjects included in the examination, e.g., computer science, business management and economics

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

The criterion for admission based on an International Baccalaureate diploma:

One of the following tests with a minimum grade of 5:

  • Further Mathematics
  • Mathematics HL or SL
  • Theoretical Mathematics HL or SL
  • Applied Mathematics HL
  • Mathematical Methods HL or SL
  • Mathematics: Analysis and approaches HL or SL
  • Mathematics: Applications and interpretation HL

Alternatively, one of the following tests with a minimum grade of 7:

  • Applied Mathematics SL
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Mathematics: Applications and interpretation SL.

In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

Scoring of the EB diploma

L1 language

10–9

8.99-8

7.99-7

6.99-6

5.99-5.50*

5.49-5.50**

L1 language

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

Mathematics

10–9

8.99-8

7.99-7

6.99-6

5.99-5.50*

5.49-5.50**

Advanced mathematics (5 h) OR

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Basic mathematics (3 h)

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Two of the following subjects resulting in the highest points

10–9

8.99-8

7.99-7

6.99-6

5.99-5.50*

5.49-5.50**

Physics

31.7

26.5

21.2

15.9

10.6

5.3

L2 language

28.3

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

Chemistry

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

Biology

26.8

22.4

17.9

13.4

8.9

4.5

L3 language, ONL language

25.1

20.9

16.8

12.6

8.4

4.2

Psychology

24.6

20.5

16.4

12.3

8.2

4.1

L4 language, L5 language

22.6

18.9

15.1

11.3

7.5

3.8

Geography

22.0

18.3

14.7

11.0

7.3

3.7

History

19.6

16.3

13.1

9.8

6.5

3.3

Philosophy

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

Other subjects included in the examination, e.g., computer science, business management and economics

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.0

5.3

2.7

* 5.99-5 for EB diplomas completed 2020 or before

** 4.99-4 for EB diplomas completed 2020 or before

The criterion for admission based on a European Baccalaureate examination:

  • the advanced mathematics test with a minimum grade of 7.00 or
  • the basic mathematics test with a minimum grade of 9.00.

In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

Scoring of the RP or DIA examination

 NB! You can only receive admission points if the RP or DIA examination was competed in Finland.

Native language Finnish or German

15–13

12–10

9–8

7

6–5

4

Native language Finnish or German 33.0 27.5 22.0 16.5 11.0 5.5

Mathematics

15–13

12–10

9–8

7

6–5

4

Mathematics OR 39.7 33.1 26.4 19.8 13.2 6.6
Mathematics based on an equivalence certificate 28.3 23.6 18.9 14.1 9.4 4.7

Two of the following subjects resulting in the highest points

15–13

12–10

9–8

7

6–5

4

Physics 31.7 26.5 21.2 15.9 10.6 5.3
Finnish or German (other than the native language), English 28.3 23.6 18.9 14.1 9.4 4.7
Chemistry 26.8 22.4 17.9 13.4 8.9 4.5
Biology 26.8 22.4 17.9 13.4 8.9 4.5
B1 language 25.1 20.9 16.8 12.6 8.4 4.2
B2, B3 language 22.6 18.9 15.1 11.3 7.5 3.8
Geography 22.0 18.3 14.7 11.0 7.3 3.7
History 19.6 16.3 13.1 9.8 6.5 3.3
Religion/ethics 19.6 16.3 13.1 9.8 6.5 3.3
Philosophy 16.0 13.3 10.7 8.0 5.3 2.7
Other subjects included in the examination, e.g., computer science, business management and economics 16.0 13.3 10.7 8.0 5.3 2.7

The criterion for admission based on RP / DIA examination administered in Finland:

  • mathematics test with a minimum grade of 8 OR
  • mathematics in the equivalence certificate with a minimum grade of 13.

In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

Additional information about scoring

If an applicant has raised the grades of tests included in a matriculation examination, the raised grades will be considered when awarding admission points for the matriculation examination.

If an applicant has completed an Finnish matriculation examination, an IB or EB examination or an RP or DIA examination administered in Finland as well as some of the tests of another before mentioned examination, he or she can also be awarded admission points for these tests.  Also in the event that an applicant has completed two (or more) of the before mentioned examinations, tests in both examinations will be taken into account.  In both cases, the tests resulting in the highest admission points will be considered. However, an applicant cannot receive points for parallel tests in the same subject or for tests included in the same group of subjects in the points system.