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Language Requirements for Admission 2021

English language proficiency is always tested with all applicants. The following gives you the detailed rules concerning the language requirements.

All language test results must arrive at University of Oulu by the application deadline. It is always the applicant’s responsibility to make testing arrangements for her/himself and to make sure the test results are delivered on time. Be advised that it may take several weeks before the test results are published, and thus we recommend you to book your test well in advance.

The authenticity of the test results will be automatically checked with the test organiser. In cases of a test result is found to be a forgery, the application will be automatically rejected.

Please note, that the language test result must be valid throughout the application period!

 

Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency in Master's programmes (English):

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 92 (with a minimum of 20 in Writing section)                     

    • When completing the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University of Oulu's Institution Code 0229 in the Score Report Recipient field. University of Oulu will verify the TOEFL results through the online verification system provided by ETS. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
    • TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. 
       
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator  6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 per each section)                   

    • Upload a test score report to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the IELTS results through the online verification system.
    • IELTS test report forms are valid for two years. 
       
  • Pearson Test of English, PTE Academic 62 (with a minimum of 52 in Writing section)
    • Once you receive your test score, send it to University of Oulu from your PTE account. After this, university should have access to your test results within 48 hours. Be advised that online language test results will only be accepted from the test organiser. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
    • The PTE Academic scores are valid for up to two years from the date of the exam.
       
  • C2 Profiency (former Cambridge English: Proficiency, CPE) Pass Level A, B, C or level C1 certificate or  C1 Advanced (former Cambridge English: Advanced, CAE) Pass Level A, B or C 
    • No expiry date for test result.
       
  • A Finnish matriculation examination: English with a minimum grade of M                        
    • Upload a copy of  Finnish matriculation examination certificate to the electronic application
       
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency Skill level 5 in the following subtests; reading, writing, listening and speaking
    • Upload a copy of the National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by Finnish National Board of Education to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the results from the test organiser.
    • No expiry date for test result.
       
  • Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree in English in a university or university of applied sciences in EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees.                
    • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.
       
  • 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language at a Finnish University or a University of Applied Sciences.     
    • Upload a copy of transcript of records from a Finnish university or a university of applied sciences in Finnish, Swedish or English, clearly stating the courses completed in English to the electronic application.
    • Studies conducted in English at a university abroad for example during student exchange are not accepted.

 

Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency in Bachelor's programmes (English):

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 78
    • When completing the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University of Oulu's Institution Code 0229 in the Score Report Recipient field. University of Oulu will verify the TOEFL results through the online verification system provided by ETS. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
    • TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. 
       
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator  6.0
    • Upload a test score report to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the IELTS results through the online verification system.
    • IELTS test report forms are valid for two years. 
       
  • Pearson Test of English, PTE Academic 54
    • Once you receive your test score, send it to University of Oulu from your PTE account. After this, university should have access to your test results within 48 hours. Be advised that online language test results will only be accepted from the test organiser. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
    • The PTE Academic scores are valid for up to two years from the date of the exam.
       
  • C2 Profiency (former Cambridge English: Proficiency, CPE) Pass Level A, B, C or level C1 certificate or  C1 Advanced (former Cambridge English: Advanced, CAE) Pass Level A, B or C 
    • No expiry date for test result.
  • A Finnish matriculation examination with a minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (M) in English language in advanced syllabus.  
    • Upload a copy of  Finnish matriculation examination certificate to the electronic application.
       
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:
    • successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in English; OR 
    • successful completion of A Level English (literature / language and literature / literature and performance); OR 
    • a minimum score of 5 (good) in B Level English. 
      • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
         
  • An European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
    • successful completion of L1 in English, OR 
    • a minimum score of 7 at L2 or L3.  
      • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
         
  • A Reifeprüfung Diploma (German School in Helsinki) or the German International Abitur (DIA) Diploma:  successful completion of written A Level English OR a minimum score of 8 in oral A Level English.  
    • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
       
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency Skill level 4 in the following subtests; reading, writing, listening and speaking
    • Upload a copy of the National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by Finnish National Board of Education to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the results from the test organiser.
    • No expiry date for test result.
       
  • Basic or Upper Secondary Education in English language in EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States.  
    • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Basic or Upper Secondary Education degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.
       
  • Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree in English in a university or university of applied sciences in Finland or another EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees.                
    • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.
       
  • 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language at a Finnish University or a University of Applied Sciences.     
    • Upload a copy of transcript of records from a Finnish university or a university of applied sciences in Finnish, Swedish or English, clearly stating the courses completed in English to the electronic application.
    • Studies conducted in English at a university abroad for example during student exchange are not accepted.

 

SAT test results 2021

In degree programme in Digitalization, Computing and Electronics applicants applying with qualification other than the Finnish matriculation examination, IB-, EB- or DIA-/RP-degree are selected in basis of SAT-test.

  • Information Processing Science, Degree Programme in Digitalization, Computing and Electronics, Bachelor and Master of Science (3y+2y)
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering, Degree Programme in Digitalization, Computing and Electronics, Bachelor and Master of Science (Technology) (3y+2y)
  • Computer Science and Engineering, Degree Programme in Digitalization, Computing and Electronics, Bachelor and Master of Science (Technology) (3y+2y)

Requirements for SAT test:

  • SAT test in Evidence-based reading and writing and Mathematics AND
  • SAT subject test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2).

An applicant must obtain at least the total score of 1050 (total of Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics section) AND at least the score of 570 in Mathematics Level 1 OR Mathematics Level 2.  Note: As there are a limited amount of study places available, achieving a minimum score does not automatically result in getting admitted. If several applicants have received the same score, the applicant with the highest score in the mathematics section of the SAT test will be admitted.

About SAT test:

Please note that SAT-tests can be fully booked before the final registration date, so please make sure to register for the test well in advance. University of Oulu does not organize SAT tests or answer inquiries concerning the tests. More information on taking the SAT tests in Finland can be found at https://samsuomi.fi/sat-and-sat-subject-test-in-english/. More information on SAT tests abroad can be found at http://www.collegeboard.org/.

  • Only SAT tests taken after 2016 are acceptable.
  • If you have completed more than one SAT test, only the test with the highest total score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Mathematics sections) will be considered.
  • All official results of the SAT tests must be delivered to University of Oulu directly from the test organizer.
    • Students who have taken the tests earlier must order the score report to be sent to the University of Oulu directly form the test organizer.
    • University of Oulu ID code (9079) must be included in the SAT registration form.

The official score report must be received by the University of Oulu by January 27, 2021 at 15.00 / 3pm (+2 GTM).

 

GMAT or GRE test result 2021

Oulu Business School

GMAT or GRE test result  is used as part on selection process in degree programmes in Business Analytics (Economics and Business Administration), Economics, Finance, Financial and Management Accounting , International Business Management, and Marketing. Please notice that GMAT or GRE test result is mandatory in Degree Programme of  Business Analytics (Economics and Business Administration)

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) total score of 550 or higher, or equivalent score from Graduate Record Examination (GRE), is required. GRE/GMAT score comparison tool is available at http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool

Please note the University of Oulu codes for the GMAT: Business Analytics (Economics and Business Administration) N3D-RP-84, Economics N3D-RP-49, Finance N3D-RP-19, Financial and Management Accounting N3D-RP-89, International Business Management N3D-RP-11, and Marketing N3D-RP-03.

University of Oulu code for the GRE is 7514.

Last updated: 3.12.2020