If you need individual arrangements in an entrance examination (e.g. extra time, technical aid, or other special arrangement) due to an injury, illness, reading disability, or other special reason, you must submit an application for the individual arrangements.

Application for the individual arrangements must be sent:

If an obstacle requiring individual arrangements arises or is discovered after the application deadline, you must contact the Admission Services immediately. Applications sent after this deadline will only be considered in acute cases if possible. Metropolia needs reasonable time to consider and arrange the special arrangement and therefore, individual arrangements cannot be granted if the request arrives at too short notice.

An application for individual arrangement in the entrance examination must be submitted to all the universities of applied sciences where you are taking an entrance examination at. Therefore, if you are taking your entrance examination somewhere else than in Metropolia, please contact the UAS where you are taking the exam.

Application attachments

You must attach a medical certificate or similar statement that validate the need for individual arrangements (e.g. a statement of dyslexia, a doctor’s certificate or a similar statement on the type of disability or illness) to the application. In addition, you should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish Matriculation Examination Board ("ylioppilastutkintolautakunta").

As a rule, expert opinions may not be more than 5 (five) years old. In the case of dyslexia, learning disability, illness or disability, statements obtained previously will also be taken into consideration. The validity of other statements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Do not send original certificates.

Be prepared to submit your original certificates at the start of your studies if you are offered a study place. Applicant's health information is confidential (section 24 of the Finnish Act on the Openness of Government Activities / JulkL 24 §).

Notification of the individual arrangements

Metropolia will notify you well before the entrance examination to which individual arrangements you are entitled.

Notice of the individual arrangements for the entrance examination is specific to the entrance examination and is valid only on a specific date.

If, for any reason, individual arrangements cannot be made in accordance with the application of the applicant, Metropolia shall in such case send a written notice to the applicant stating the reasons.


If you are dissatisfied with the arrangements set out in the notice, please contact Metropolia's Student and Admission Services immediately. Metropolia may rectify the previous decision if necessary. Once you received the final student selection decision on the joint application, you may then appeal against the granted arrangements as part of the general appeal process.