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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

There are several fields that make up the broader field of computer science. One of these fields is the computational complexity theory, which can be very abstract. Other fields, such as computer graphics, deal more with concrete and hands-on visuals.  

 

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Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Signal, Speech and Language Processing

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The purpose of the major is to provide the students with basics of either signal processing or speech and language processing and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. [+]

Best Masters in Computer Science in Finland 2017. Study programme The purpose of the major is to provide the students with basics of either signal processing or speech and language processing and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. Students focusing in Signal Processing are given a strong theoretical background of modern signal processing. This means a toolbox of knowledge on signals and systems modelling, representation through transforms, systems optimization and implementation. Some emphasis is on the most recent research priorities in the field of signal processing in domains of data analysis, compression and storage, communications as well as in representation of signals. In addition, students can obtain even deeper understanding of signal processing and adjacent sciences, or apply signal processing in other fields. Interesting applications include radar systems and networks, data transmission, sensing and tracking of objects and spaces, as well as analysis of technical (machine based) and social (human based) networks. The cyber level of the smart power grid is increasingly important for efficient energy distribution and utilization, offering a platform for applying signal processing methodology for solving essential problems of great societal impact. Students focusing in Speech and Language Processing are provided basics of that field and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. Speech and language processing utilizes signal processing, mathematical modeling and machine learning for statistical language modeling, information retrieval and speech analysis, synthesis, recognition and coding. Applications and research priorities have recently been, for example, speech recognition and synthesis, dictation, subtitling, machine translation, language learning, large-scale video data indexing and retrieval, speech coding and quality improvement in mobile phones and networks as well as in medical research of the human voice. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility and language requirements that are common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology. Admission criteria to the CCIS programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in the required areas. Required background: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics) programming skills algorithms and data structures software engineering signal processing Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: speech and language processing pattern recognition machine learning project and team work Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) work certificates and certificates of other relevant achievements copies of any publications official transcript of records for other university studies which are not included in the mandatory part of the application GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master in Software and Service Architectures (SSA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Espoo

The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. [+]

Formerly known as: Service, Design and Engineering SDE) Why study the EIT Digital Software and Service Architectures programme? The EIT Digital SSA programme offers: Innovative and well grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects. Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A thesis work connected to interesting industrial challenges. Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines (link) not least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. The SSA programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses to enable graduates to take on the following challenges: What software-based businesses should be developed (user centric needs and business focused opportunities) How should software be developed (modern and agile software engineering methodologies integrated with design thinking and User Centric/Service Design methods) How can software be used to generate and improve business benefits (Service Oriented Architectures, Internet of Things, etc.) SSA students will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? The SSA programme approach is multidisciplinary covering a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system. Graduates from the SSA master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local companies involved in digitalized business, in software and service design companies and in software consultancies with a service focus: Graduates will also be able to contribute to and start totally new businesses. Typical job descriptions or titles are; Software and services designer; Software architect; Information System architect; Systems designer / engineer; Business developer; Product manager; Consultant. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all EIT Master's programmes (link). An integral part of the second year is a Final Degree Project (30 ECTS, including Master's Thesis).The structure and content of the technical major is given below. Where can I study If I choose Software and Service Architectures? Entry - 1st year UNITN - Trento Aalto - Helsinki ELTE - Budapest Exit - 2nd year, specialisation Software and Services for Social systems (UNITN - Trento) Software and Services for Smart Spaces (Aalto - Helsinki) Scalable Systems (ELTE - Budapest) Business Process and Information Management (TU/Eindhoven) Software and Services in the Cloud (UPM - Madrid) Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree primarily in computer science, software engineering, information systems, telecom or digital media is required. In special cases bachelor degrees from areas like engineering, economics, or industrial arts and design with some potential complementary computer science studies etc. mathematics and programming can be considered. [-]

Master in Cloud Computing and Services (CCS)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Espoo

The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. [+]

Best Masters in Computer Science in Finland 2017. The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. What is common to all of these applications is that information sources and control are decentralised over the network and multiple data centres and their underlying systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive. All this makes the process of developing distributed software systems significantly more complex than for centralised systems. Cloud Computing and Services will provide students with a system of knowledge both in formal foundations, technological platforms and practical skills in implementing distributed software applications. The programme will also provide an insight into current and future directions of the distributed software development. After completion of the study, students understand and know how to use large distributed systems. On top of this they are also capable of designing and constructing cloud computing systems and services on networking and computing infrastructures. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Mobile Services, (2) Cloud and Data Analytics, (3) Cloud Infrastructures, (4) Data Intensive Computing, (5) Distributed Information Management, (6) Distributed Data Processing. Programme During the first year, a similar set of courses are offered at the four involved entry points Aalto University, TU Berlin, University Rennes 1 and TU Delft. This includes distributed systems, advanced network technologies, service technologies and cloud programming models. In addition, some elective cours-es may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation and & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend projects mainly in the areas of distributed system and cloud computing by a market survey, a business model generation process and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organization and financial perspectives, as distributed systems in general and cloud computing in particular are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the CCS track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be the I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected master thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study topics including, but not limited to: Different models for cloud computing (IaaS; PaaS, SaaS) Peer-to-peer systems and environments Innovative service for mobile computing (location-based and context-aware services), Parallel and distributed systems Security and privacy for electronic commerce applications Linked open data and semantic web Multi-agent systems. Specialisations Specialisations are provided during the second year. The CCS programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Mobile Services at Aalto Cloud & Data Analytics at TU Berlin Cloud Infrastructures at University Rennes 1 Data Intensive Computing at KTH Distributed Information Management at Université Paris-Sud Distributed Data Processing at Delft University of Technology Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in computer science, computer engineering or information systems, is required. Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of CS, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. [-]

Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D). [+]

Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D). Graduates from GS3D will have the competence to work as Experts and Managers in global ICT companies. The programme will provide multidisciplinary knowledge of software, systems and services development in a global context. Graduates will acquire the skills to understand and to analyze the dynamics of the software business environment. Students can progress with their studies to PhD and participate to GS3D research groups. Programme Outline The degree includes: Compulsory Studies - 95 ECTS Optional Studies - 25 ECTS Compulsory Master's studies include intermediate subject courses which will deepen into more advanced studies. The advanced courses form the core of the Master's programme, as they tackle the deeper aspects of the topics introduced in the earlier courses. Studies will have a basis in research and a significant portion of time will be used for the preparation of the Master's Thesis. Its purpose is to develop a student's readiness for the independent acquisition of scientific knowledge, identifying problems, analysing them, and forming a solution to them. Optional studies include either courses of information processing science or minor studies in other sciences. Courses range from 1 to 7 ECTS composing a wholeness of 25 ECTS. Learning outcomes By completing the Master’s level studies in information processing sciences a student can act as an independent expert in a goal-oriented project and is able to professionally manage such a project. The student masters typical research methods and can select the most appropriate research and data collection methods for a specific research problem. Students can develop the working methods and practices of their subject area by using a scientific approach and can communicate them clearly and fairly. After finishing Master's level studies in the GS3D programme a student can also: Apply existing and produce new IS and SE knowledge for organisational and software companies’ needs; Analyse and evaluate human activities in IT use situations, work practice and organisational functioning using conceptual means, and present the results of the analysis using suitable descriptive methods; Analyse and evaluate software solutions and processes from the perspective of software architecture, design patterns, established capability and maturity models; Evaluate the impact of the development of information technology to organisational functioning; Design IT solutions that solve identified problems and improve the efficiency of organisational practices; Design and construct software that satisfies specified functional and quality requirements; Act efficiently in global and distributed software projects or open the source community; Set targets to self-steer and work towards those goals; Communicate clearly and analytically using techniques derived from scientific practice. Students can progress with their studies to PhD degree and participate in GS3D research groups. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicant should have a university level Bachelor's degree, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for studies of information processing science, with good grades. The degree may be from abroad or from other Finnish universities or from Universities of Applied Sciences (AMK). The programme is ideal for applicants who have background in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology and Computer Engineering or nearby studies. Selection Process The selection is made by the selection committee based on the rankings of applications according to the selection criteria (see below). Detailed Selection Criteria The students are ranked based on these criteria. 1. Previous Studies Relevance of the field in Bachelor degree Average grade in Bachelor degree 2. English Skills (documentation required) 3. Motivation a. Motivation letter, max. 2 pages (included in the electronic application form) Reasons for applying (expectations, career plans, interests etc.) and commitment to GS3D studies Qualifications to be a successful and prospective graduate (personal strengths, achievements, professional work experience etc.) Matching together earlier studies and GS3D Financing the studies and stay of living in Finland b. Reference letter(s) Original reference letter(s) must be attached to the application. Typically reference letters are academic references (professors, faculty officials) or references from employers. 4. Interview The selection committee invites maximum 80 applicants to personal interview based on the criteria 1-3. Interview is arranged with web based tools or locally at University of Oulu. Student Selection Applicants will be informed about the admission results by the end of April by email. Accepted applicants will also receive acceptance letter and an information package via post mail. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master in Computer Science and Engineering

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with research groups in the faculty that are international leaders in their fields. [+]

Best Masters in Computer Science in Finland 2017. Master in Computer Science and Engineering This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with research groups in the faculty that are international leaders in their fields. Research-oriented programme with two themes The first theme, Computer Vision and Signal Processing, provides students a solid theoretical understanding and practical skills on digital information processing and analysis. This information can be, for example, image, video, or audio signals that are perceived from the environment and processed using various operations such as filtering, compression and classification. The students are introduced to the essentials of computer vision as well as image and signal processing methods and technologies. The second theme, Ubiquitous Computing, focuses on the next generation of interactive systems that place humans at the focus of the technological development. Adopting a multidisciplinary real-world approach, students have to spend a substantial amount of time working in group projects to develop a variety of systems ranging from interactive online services to games and mobile applications, with a strong focus on innovation and design. Students gain experience in conducting usability tests with human participants, conducting experiments to evaluate their systems, and applying an iterative design approach to develop and improve their systems. The programme is provided by the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, which hosts multiple world-class research groups. The department is renowned world-wide for its expertise in computer vision, and among its key results is the Local Binary Pattern (LBP) method that has become one of the most widely used texture operators in computer vision. Signal processing is another core area where the department has carried out leading edge research, for example, on energy-efficient architectures for embedded systems in close collaboration with many companies. Finally, the department has created a unique research environment for Ubiquitous Computing including multitouch wall-sized displays, smartphone sensing middleware and sensor networks; coupled with a strong experimental approach to developing interactive systems. Programme Outline Computer Science and Engineering is a full-time two-year (120 ECTS) international Master's degree programme. A more detailed description of the content can be found from the course structure diagram. Learning outcomes After completing the studies with a focus on Computer Vision and Signal Processing, the student can: Utilize basic methods in digital image and video processing, statistical pattern recognition, computer vision, and computer graphics for solving various application problems, Apply numerical methods such as optimization algorithms in formally defining and solving problems appearing in science and technology, Analyse and design digital signal processing systems, and implement algorithms, for example, to modern signal processors, Realize applications to the Internet using a modern software architectural style. After completing the studies with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing the student can: Utilize basic methods in statistical analysis, distributed systems, experimental design, and iterative design to specify, implement and evaluate interactive technologies, Develop instrumentation technologies to collect in-situ data on deployed interactive technologies and how they are actually used by human users, Has gained experience with a variety of interactive technologies ranging from multi-touch surfaces including video walls and smartphones, to multimodal input techniques including accelerometer-based sensing, Work in groups to tackle substantial long-term projects, present and promote their work, effectively communicate their findings in speech, and effectively write in academic style. Graduate Profile The programme will provide the graduates with the competence to continue as postgraduate students aiming for a doctoral degree, or in a wide variety of positions offered by research institutes and companies mainly operating in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). The graduates are most likely to be employed in research and development related positions, but also management positions fit into the profile. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. Programme Specific Academic Requirements Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering or relevant fields such as physics or applied mathematics. Those who will receive their degree after the deadline of the application, but before June 15 / July 31 2016 are eligible to apply. Application Documents Selection Process An interview is arranged to test the most qualified applicants. There will be 30 students selected to the Master's programme. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined on the basis of the relevance and the level of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree. Detailed Selection Criteria The applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree and other studies. Good mathematical and programming skills are appreciated. The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter* The quality of the applicant's Research Interest* The quality of the CV Reference letters Interview *Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]