Eligibility

– find out the general rules on eligibility for UO Master’s programmes!

Each Master’s programme has its own specific admissions requirements. Before you start filling out the application form, make sure that you meet the requirements of the programme admissions. The following includes the basic information on admissions requirements for Master’s courses.

General Academic Requirements

A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

Applicants graduating spring/second term 2017

Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. Applicants with excellent academic records can be offered a conditional study placement.

Applicants are required to submit an officially certified copy of the latest transcript of records (please also see Country-specific requirements). If you receive the degree certificate and the final transcript of records during the application period, it is recommended that you submit them as well. You should point out the anticipated graduation date on the application and submit the documents you have at the time of applying. Do not wait to receive your final diploma or degree certificate if it is not available during the application period

In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit officially certified copies of his/her Bachelor’s degree certificate and the final transcript of records according to the following timetable;

  • Applicants graduating from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences - June 12, 2017
  • Applicants graduating form abroad or Finnish research university - July 28, 2017

Language Requirements

All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. To find out the different approved documentation of English language proficiency, please visit the Language Requirements pages. Please note that there are no exceptions to these rules.

It should be noted that most unsuccessful applicants in recent years failed to prove their level of English sufficiently.

Other Admissions Requirements

Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Please visit the website Application Documents for the detailed list of required enclosures for application. Also note that all documents are listed as obligatory for application and no exceptions are made in requirements.

The application will be processed in the Selection Committee only if:

  1. The applicant submits an application in the requested manner
  2. The applicant submits the application documents in the requested manner
  3. The applicant’s previous education gives eligibility for a Master’s studies
  4. The applicant’s language proficiency satisfies the language requirements.

Last updated: 22/11/2016