Bachelor’s Programme in Science – point tables for certificate-based admission

Admissions in 2020

NB: the instructions on this page are for the previous application round. This page will be updated by the end of October 2020.

Up to 30 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.

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.

Grade in a Finnish matriculation examination

L

E

M

C

B

A

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

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

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

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 

AS WELL AS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS RESULTING IN THE HIGHEST POINTS: 

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 a Finnish matriculation examination is that the applicant has completed 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.

 

Grade in an IB examination

7

6

5

4

3

2

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

Language A

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

Further Mathematics OR

Mathematics HL OR

Theoretical Mathematics TL OR

Applied Mathematics HL OR

Mathematics SL OR

Theoretical Mathematics SL OR

39.7

33.1

26.4

19.8

13.2

6.6

Applied Mathematics SL OR

Mathematical Studies

28.3 

23.6

18.9

14.1

9.4

4.7

AS WELL AS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS RESULTING IN THE HIGHEST POINTS:

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*

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

 

 

 

The criterion for admission based on an International Baccalaureate examination is that the applicant has completed the test in Further Mathematics, Mathematics HL, Theoretical Mathematics HL, Applied Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL or Theoretical Mathematics SL with a minimum grade of 5, or the test in Applied Mathematics SL or Mathematical Studies with a minimum grade of 7. In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

 

Grade in an EB examination

10–9

8.99–8

7.99–7

6.99–6

5.99–5

4.99–4

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

L1 language

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

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

AS WELL AS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS RESULTING IN THE HIGHEST POINTS:

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**

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, 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 general studies subjects*

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

 

 

 

**The other national language

           

The criterion for admission based on a European Baccalaureate examination is that the applicant has completed 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.

 

Grade in an RP examination administered in Finland

15–13

12–10

9–8

7

6–5

4

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

Native language Finnish or German

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

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

AS WELL AS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS RESULTING IN THE HIGHEST POINTS:

Physics

31.7

26.5

21.2

15.9

10.6

5.3

Finnish or German (not 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

History

19.6

16.3

13.1

9.8

6.5

3.3

Other general studies subjects*

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

 

 

 

The criterion for admission based on a Reifeprüfung examination administered in Finland is that the applicant has completed the mathematics test with a minimum grade of 8 or has obtained a minimum grade of 13 in the equivalence certificate in mathematics. In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

 

Grade in a DIA examination administered in Finland

15–13

12–10

9–8

7

6–5

4

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

Native language Finnish or German

33.0

27.5

22.0

16.5

11.0

5.5

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

AS WELL AS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS RESULTING IN THE HIGHEST POINTS:

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 general studies subjects*

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

 

 

 

The criterion for admission based on a Deutsches Internationales Abitur examination administered in Finland is that the applicant has completed the mathematics test with a minimum grade of 8 or has obtained a minimum grade of 13 in the equivalence certificate in mathematics. In addition, those admitted must obtain the minimum points separately determined by the admissions board.

 

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.