International Master's Programme in Information Technology in Finland

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International Master's Programme in Information Technology 2012 - 2014. University of Eastern Finland (UEF) - Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT)

Apply to University of Eastern Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology by submitting only one application. Please note that you need to send the application as a hard copy, even when using the electronic application system.

You should choose your primary choice home university when selecting university and degree programme in the UAF application system. In the application form, there is a question concerning your second choice. If you wish to apply to both universities, you can state it by answering the question in the form.

To finalize the application process, the original signed application form and all attachments (certified copies) need to be sent by surface mail to the following address:

University Admissions Finland, Yliopistonkatu 2, FI-00170 Helsinki, FINLAND.

The documents have to arrive before the application deadline, 16.3.2012, at 16:15 (GMT+2). The TOEFL institutional code for the University Admissions Finland is 3138.

For details concerning the general applying instructions and application form links, please see:

University of Eastern Finland instructions

Lappeenranta University of Technology instructions

Guidelines for applying for admission 2012/2014 International Master’s Programme in Information Technology (IMPIT)

Admission Requirements 2012

The application period is 1.2.2012 – 16.3.2012 16:15 (GMT+2, Finnish time). Signed and complete applications need to be sent by surface mail, other means of delivery are not considered as submission. Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered. The applicant needs to apply through University Admissions Finland. Only printed paper application form sent via mail is considered as application.

•    Excellence and background: At the time of admission, applicants are required to hold a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications Engineering or equivalent degree corresponding to at least three years of full-time higher-education academic studies (an equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system). The degree should include enough studies in computer science completed at excellent levels. These basic skills expected are: programming skills, knowledge about the theoretical foundations of computer science, data structures and algorithms.

•    Active knowledge of written and spoken English is a must. Every candidate has to declare this explicitly (a valid TOEFL, IELTS, or comparable certificate, see recommended minimal requirements at the bottom). The English test is not required 1) from citizens of Nordic countries, provided that the applicant’s matriculation examination (upper-secondary studies) or a previous higher-education degree include studies of/in English, 2) from applicants with English-language Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from EU or EEA country, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The official test report certificate must be submitted directly from the test administrator and arrive before the application deadline. For IELTS test report, a paper copy sent by the applicant is accepted.

•    IMPIT can invite an applicant for an additional entrance test and/or interview prior admission.

•    A priority is given to the students from the universities with cooperation with an IMPIT-university (University of Eastern Finland or Lappeenranta University of Technology). The IMPIT can moderate the background criterion according to the prestige of the diploma or the University of origin of the student.

The merits of an applicant are evaluated on the basis of the sent documents, previous studies and grades, and possible interviews with the applicant. An evaluated motivation, fit for the programme, and a capability to study in a foreign environment will also be used as selection criteria. Valid applications will be ranked based on the aforementioned merits and on the experts’ evaluation.

A limited number of scholarships are usually available for the admitted students.

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) does not collect tuition fee from IMPIT students that have UEF as their home university.

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) collects tuition fee from non-EU/EEA students that have LUT as their home university. Please see details in the LUT website.

Incomplete applications will not be processed, nor will applications received by email or fax. The application is considered incomplete if it does not include all the necessary documents (except for the degree certificate copy if you are still studying) delivered to the university as required above.

Admission results will be published in early May 2012. Students who have been accepted will receive a Certificate of Admission and an information package by post.

Supporting documents to be enclosed with the application:

1.    Official transcript of university records from the home university in English, or an officially certified translation of it.
2.    A certified copy of BSc. diploma or equivalent (if you are still studying, the BSc certificate must be sent latest on July 31st, 2012 for UEF or July 13th, 2012 for LUT)
3.    Motivation letter (written as part of the application form)
4.    A letter of recommendation from a local academic authority, preferably known to the IMPIT-university
5.    Generally recognized English language certificate mailed directly from the test administrator
6.    Passport copy/other document of identification (not required from Finnish applicants)

(7.    Optionally, an example of a link to own individual work in English (research paper, report, essay, art, literature review, documented software, and similar). This should be translated into English or Finnish.)

All documents must be officially attested authentic copies by a registered public notary, unless the document is original, e.g. study transcript or letter of recommendation. All translations must be officially certified and accompanied by copies of the original documents. Applications will not be considered unless the documents requested are in English.

The language certificate limits at the UEF: TOEFL PBT: 580, TOEFL iBT: 92, Academic IELTS 6.5. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) level A, B or C

The language certificate limits at the LUT: TOEFL PBT: 550, TOEFL iBT: 80, Academic IELTS 6.0. or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) level A, B or C