Entrance exams: Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Services

Invitations to the entrance examination were sent out on Friday 1 March 2019.

If you submitted your application form and all required attachments by the deadlines but did not receive an invitation, please contact the Admission Services.

The entrance examination takes place at Diak Helsinki campus, Finland, on 10–11 April 2019 (one day per applicant; the exact date for each applicant is included in the invitation).

All applicants who demonstrate their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examination.

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 in advance whether they need a visa to travel to Finland and what the conditions are for obtaining a visa from their country to Finland.

Three parts in the exam

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, all of which have to be completed acceptably

  • English language test (pass/fail)
  • written part based on an article (1–30 points). Please see instructions below.
  • group discussion (1–40 points).

The written exam is based on an academic article.

Applicants must prepare for the exam by reading the article beforehand. Applicants are not allowed to use the article during the written exam.

Article: Aneta Ostaszewska (2018): Social Work and Participatory Method of Empowering-Photovoice. TILTAI, 2018, 2, 75–83.