For some degree programmes the admission may be based on international admission test results instead of an entrance exam organised by Xamk. The tests you can apply to Xamk degree programmes with are: SAT (bachelor’s degrees) and GMAT or GRE (MBA degree).

The student selection methods are confirmed separately for each application round and degree programme. You can apply with the international admission tests to Xamk degree programmes in the Direct Applications.

SAT test for Xamk degree programmes

Admission with SAT results is available at:

Direct application, autumn 2024 (studies begin in January 2025)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Digital International Business, Kouvola
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Game Technologies, Kotka

 

SAT test sections and minimum score requirement

Only the new SAT (taken after March 2016) is accepted. Xamk requires you to take the SAT test which includes the Reading test, Writing and Language test and Math test.
The essay and SAT Subject Tests are not required or considered.

A minimum score of 500 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 500 from Mathematics is required for admission at Xamk. Applicants are accepted in the order of best total points.

You can find further information on SAT test on the College Board website.

Applying with the SAT test

To be considered for admission, you must

  • meet the eligibility requirement for the programme you apply to,
  • take the SAT test according to test organiser’s instructions,
  • submit your application form and documents on Studyinfo service during the application period for Direct Application (see application timetable), and
  • have the SAT test result delivered to Xamk from the test organiser by 20 September 2024. 

If you have already taken the test before and it meets the requirements for Xamk programmes, you can use your old result by ensuring it is delivered to Xamk by the deadline.

Registration and taking the SAT test

It is your responsibility as an applicant to book a test time and to take the test early enough for the result to arrive by the deadline.

Check the test dates and register on the SAT website.

There are specific requirements for international applicants from certain countries. Please check if there are any requirements that would concern you.

Read about the SAT test fees on the SAT website.

Submitting the SAT results

The SAT score must arrive to Xamk Admission Services directly from the College Board. Please fill in the school code 7593 for South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) when you register for SAT. You can order score reports at any time after your test through your online account.

More information on sending your SAT scores

GMAT or GRE test for Xamk MBA degree

Admission with GMAT or GRE results is available at:

Direct application, autumn 2024 (studies begin in January 2025)

  • Master of Business Administration, International Business Management, Kouvola

 

Tests and considered sections

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Only the GMAT Total Score is relevant for the admissions. The Total Score includes the Quantitative Section and the Verbal Section. The Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning sections are not required or considered.

Information on the GMAT test (www.mba.com)

GMAT Focus Edition (GMAT Exam)

From February 2024 onwards, the GMAT Focus will be the only version of the GMAT Exam available to test takers around the world. From July 2024 onwards the test name will be GMAT Exam.

This new version of the GMAT Exam consists of three sections that all are considered for the total score: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Data Insights.

Information on the GMAT Focus Edition / GMAT Exam (www.mba.com)

Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

The accepted GRE tests are the GRE General Test and GRE Revised General Test. The test sections required are Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The Analytical Writing section or GRE Subject Tests are not required or considered.

Information on the GRE test (www.ets.org/gre)

 

Minimum score requirements

The minimum score requirement for the GMAT test is 450 points. The result for GMAT Focus Edition and GRE test results must be equivalent to the GMAT result. These results are converted to the GMAT result as follows:

 

Applying with the GMAT/GRE test

To be considered for admission, you must

  • meet the eligibility requirement for the programme
  • take the GMAT or GRE test according to test organiser’s instructions
  • submit your application form and documents on Studyinfo service during the Direct Application (see application timetable), and
  • have the GMAT or GRE test result delivered to Xamk from the test organiser by 20 September 2024. 

If you have already taken the test before and it meets the requirements for Xamk programmes, you can use your old result by ensuring it is delivered to Xamk by the deadline.

The GMAT and GRE test results are valid for 5 years. Your test result must be valid when the application opens (Direct Application, autumn on 31 July 2024).

GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition and GRE tests are considered equivalent admission process. You can choose which test to take according to your own preference and convenience.

 

Taking the test

The GMAT and GRE tests can be taken at a relevant test center or online.

Register for GMAT (mba.com)

Register for GRE (ets.org)

 

Submitting the score

When scheduling your test, ensure there is enough time for your score to be available and delivered to Xamk by the given deadline. It is your responsibility to have the test result delivered to Xamk in time.

Your GMAT/GRE score must arrive to Xamk directly from the test organizer. The test reports are delivered to Xamk electronically. Choose your result to be delivered to Xamk either when taking the test or by ordering an additional score report (if you have taken the test earlier). Refer to Xamk programme/institution code when ordering the score delivery.

GMAT program code for Xamk is G6Z-X2-34.
(South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Master of Business Administration, International Business Management)

The official score report is available during 7-20 business days after completing the test. Read more at Sending Your Score (mba.com).

GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code for Xamk is 1352.
(South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk)

The official GRE General Test result will be available during 8–10 days after your test date. Scores are delivered to Xamk approximately twice a week. Read more at Sending Your GRE General Test Scores (ets.org)

Back to Applying website

Admission Services

Contact information

Tel. +358 40 585 6610
admissions@xamk.fi

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm

Postal and visiting addresses