New scoring plan for certificate-based university entry

The vice-rectors for education of the Rectors’ Council of Finnish Universities (UNIFI) have presented a proposal for a new scoring model for certificate-based admission to universities, reports the Helsinki Times.

The aim is to ease the pressures on general upper secondary students and allow them to focus on subjects that interest them. The new scoring model is expected to be implemented from 2026 onwards, with universities making their decisions and announcing them in autumn 2023.

The proposed scoring model takes into account the importance of the native language in all university studies and assigns more points to it than the current system. Differences in scoring between humanities and natural sciences subjects have been reduced, while languages will receive higher scores. These changes aim to provide general upper secondary students with better opportunities to select subjects for the matriculation examination according to their preferences.
Full report on the Helsinki Times site