The entrance examination will take place at the Diak Helsinki campus, Finland, on April 19–20, 2017 (one day per applicant; the exact date for each applicant is included in the invitation letter). It is not possible to take the entrance exam anywhere else. Diak does not engage in entrance exam co-operation with other universities of applied sciences. We encourage all our international applicants to check, before filling in the application and paying the possible application fee, whether they need a visa to travel to Finland and what the conditions are for obtaining a visa from their country to Finland.
All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility and language skills by the deadlines given above will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills.
The entrance examination consists of three parts
- English language test
- Written part based on an article (see below)
- Group discussion
Applicant language skills will be evaluated in the language test included in the entrance examination on a pass/fail basis. An applicant who has failed the language test is excluded from admission.
The written exam is based on a text that will be published here early April. The text (e.g. an article) will be included in the invitation letter that will be sent to all of the eligible applicants.
Applicants must prepare for the written exam by reading the article. They are not allowed to have the article with them during the exam.
The final admission will be based solely on the results of the entrance examination. The maximum score for the entrance examination is 70 points, and the minimum acceptable score is 30 points. Those admitted are also required to have a suitable health status for the field.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING FOR THE WRITTEN PART OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 2017:
Applicants will have a written exam as part of the entrance examination.
The written exam is based on the given academic article. The applicant must prepare for the written exam by reading the given article beforehand.
The article is available via internet link, and will not be allowed to be used during the written exam.
Article and the link to the article:
Stacy Clifford Simplican, Geraldine Leader, John Kosciulek and Michael Leahy (2014): Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: An ecological model of social networks and community participation. Research in Developmental Disabilities 38 (2015) 18-29.