Master's Degree in Engineering & Technology in Oulu in Finland

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Studies in engineering and technology prepare you for the technologically oriented workforce of today.

Members of the workforce with engineering and technology training are sought out by many industries including medical research and computer software development.

 

The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

As the most populous city in Northern Finland, Oulu has over 100,000 inhabitants. The city is home to the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, the University of Oulu, and a vocational college.

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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). [+]

Masters in Engineering & Technology in Oulu in Finland. 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 Wireless Communications Engineering

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

30 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia has been the foundation for the programme development at the Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) and Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents. [+]

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering WCE - Wirelessly Yours! 30 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia has been the foundation for the programme development at the Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) and Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents. Study WCE will help you reach your goals! The programme consists of cutting-edge knowledge and latest developments in the essential areas and topics of wireless communications systems and networks. It will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as information theory, advanced wireless communication systems, communication networks, stochastical and digital signal processing, antennas, radio channels, radio engineering, electronics design, and computer engineering. You will possess the essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level. Graduate WCE will give you the professional edge! As a graduate of WCE you will get foundational background in a growing, dynamic field of wireless communications including networking, systems and technologies. The skills gained in the Master’s Degree Programme offer a solid academic training that answers to the demands of wireless communications industry globally. Work WCE will advance your career! You may get the possibility to move forward even during your studies. Centre for Wireless Communications, CWC, provides a number of jobs as a trainee or a master's thesis student, with the possibility to continue as a doctoral student at CWC doctoral study programme at the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS), and even as a post doctoral researcher at CWC. Typically 10-12 master's degree holders from CWC receive Ph.D. degree every year. Programme Outline Studies of wireless communications engineering consist of basic and advanced modules that are obligatory. Besides that a WCE student can choose elective courses from the optional module consisting of 24 courses from the areas of of electrical and computer engineering, as well as Finnish language studies. In addition, obligatory advanced practical training and written Master’s thesis are mandatory parts of WCE studies. Details of course structure are defined as follows: Basic Module (subject studies) Basic module gives all the basic knowledge on digital communications engineering. It contains the sufficient background in information theory, coding, optimization, as well as in wireless systems, communications networks, and radio engineering. After completing this preparation module, the student is, for example, able to design modern wireless communications systems and networks design future mobile communications systems, including network exchanges, base stations and mobile handsets design air-interface modules in detail at a physical algorithm level of OSI model design transceiver’s radio frequency electronics and digital signal processing parts perform system simulations at radio frequency, communication link, and network levels Advanced module (advanced studies) Advanced module on wireless communications engineering extends the skills learned in the basic module. It gives more information on communications networks, radio channels, design of radio systems, and antennas. After completing advanced module, the student is even more capable, for example, in designing modern wideband wireless communications systems (e.g., spread spectrum, CDMA, OFDM, UWB, MIMO, cognitive radios, etc.) designing radio networks and protocols DSP design of transceiver algorithms RF system design and radio link budget analysis of an air-interface designing intelligent antennas for base stations and handsets Optional Module (elective studies) Optional module is constructed from a list of optional courses by a student's choice. Depending on student’s choice, this optional module makes it possible to widen student’s expertise into the fields of practical analog and digital electronics design, RF components, mobile and social computing, signal processors, video and biomedical signal processing, machine vision, and several traditional computer science and engineering courses lectured in English. In addition it is possible to take Finnish language courses as elective studies, since they will help student to integrate into the Finnish society during studies and after graduation. Advanced practical training (internship) WCE programme also include an obligatory training period of 2 months, which is typically performed in electronics, communications, or network operator companies. It is also possible to do it in a research group at the university, or at some other research units. It is recommended to perform the training period during the summer time after the first study year. Every student is responsible for finding the employer for the training period by him/herself. In the case a student is not able to find training position in electronics industry, WCE programme will help to find training opportunity in a research group at the university. Department of Communications Engineering & Centre for Wireless Communications offers every year training and master's thesis grants for all of our WCE students. It is also possible to employ student’s prior work experience obtained after B.Sc. degree, in order to fulfil advanced practical training requirement of WCE programme. Programme Admissions General Academic Eligibility Requirements are the same for all of the UO Master's programmes. However, there are programme specific ways to show English language proficiency. See details from the Language Requirements page. There are also country-specific requirements of application documents. Please, read them carefully before submitting an application. Programme Specific Academic Requirements 1. B.Sc. Degree requirements Applicants who have obtained a university level Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following degree programmes: Communication engineering Electrical engineering Computer engineering are eligible. The Bachelor’s degree should be equivalent to 180 ECTS corresponding at least three years of full-time study. Bachelor’s degree must have been granted by an academic, higher education institute, which enables the applicant to apply for higher university degree (master) studies in his/her home country. Other degrees are not eligible. Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. Applicants with good academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. Students are asked to state the expected date of graduation on the application form and provide the transcript of records with the other application documents. 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 by the deadlines. 2. Prior Studies The tight 2-year time-frame of the WCE programme does not give room for students to patch up their knowledge. Hence, the applicants for the programme are expected to possess sufficient basic knowledge from the areas of mathematics, probability theory and stochastic processes, signal theory, telecommunications theory, modulation methods, network theory, analog and digital electronics, radio engineering, electromagnetic wave theory, radio channels, signal processing, computer engineering, and programming skills. 3. Grade Limits In addition to the abovementioned general eligibility requirements, the applicants must posses good, very good or excellent grades in mathematical sciences, and the overall grade of the Bachelor's degree (Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA) in engineering should be good, very good or excellent. Comparisons between GPA for different education systems can be found from here (see also the web-links on that page). 4. Intake Restrictions The annual target intake of the WCE programme for admission period is 20 students. Also Finnish students having a university level B.Sc. and fulfilling the above criteria are eligible to the programme. A class may not be started, if the number of accepted students is less than 10. 5. Publication of the Results All selected applicants will be informed of their results with e-mail at the turn of April to May 2016. E-mail will also be send for those students who are not selected. The results of the official selection will also be placed on the UO IMP web page. Please note that any information given on this website document that is erroneous or changed at a later date cannot be accepted as grounds for an appeal. 6. Application Procedure and Documents Required Details of application procedure can be found from here. After completing and submitting the online application, it needs to be printed, signed and sent together with the necessary attachments to the address: University Admissions Finland, Unioninkatu 40 C, FI-00170 Helsinki, Finland. Recommendation letters and Curriculumn Vitae (CV) must also be sent along your printed and signed application to University Admissions Finland. 7. WCE Programme Specific Documents/Requirements When filling in your online application you have to fill the following information into the application form: A. Abstract of your Bachelor's Thesis (max. 3000 characters) Please fill into your application the Abstract of your Bachelor's thesis if a thesis is an obligatory part of your B.Sc. degree (in English, max 3 000 characters). If your B.Sc. degree does not include an obligatory written Bachelor’s thesis indicate it clearly by typing “My B.Sc. degree does not include a written B.Sc. thesis work”. If you are currently doing your thesis work (i.e., if you are on your last term/semester of your Bachelor’s studies) but it is not yet completed, write a draft abstract describing thesis contents. B. Motivation Letter (max. 7000 characters) Describe briefly (max. 7000 characters) your motivation for applying to study in Master's Degree Programme in Wireless Communication Engineering. Your letter should entail the following: why you wish to study at the University of Oulu, reasons why you have chosen this particular degree programme, how your previous studies and work experience support studying in this programme, how you will finance your studies, describe all working experience you have in engineering before and after obtaining B.Sc. degree, how your possible studies at the University of Oulu would improve your future career and/or study objectives, and what are your plans after obtaining Master’s degree. Please note that all application documents must be sent to the University Admissions Finland address in Helsinki, nor to the University of Oulu. In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain country-specific way. By using your My UAF account you can check if your degree-awarding country has any specific requirements for the way the documents have to be submitted. Selection Process and Detailed Selection Criteria The applicants for the programme are expected to possess sufficient basic knowledge from the areas of mathematics, probability theory and stochastic processes, signal theory, telecommunications theory, modulation methods, network theory, analog and digital electronics, radio engineering, electromagnetic wave theory, radio channels, signal processing, computer engineering, and programming skills. The applicants are ranked based on their previous studies on those areas, as well as study grades like Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), motivation, CV, recommendation letters, and work experience. A student selection sheet with points scale is used to rank applicants transpanently. Reviewers of applicants will decide whether applicant possess sufficient prior knowledge or not. Reviewers will also judge whether applicant's overall grade of the Bachelor's degree and CGPA will fall into the classes of good, very good and excellent or not. Student Selection Student selection is based on submitted B.Sc. documentation, recommendation and motivation letters, work experience, etc. WCE programme does not arrange interview of applicants. The results of the selection will be published on the University of Oulu IMP selection web page at the turn of April to May. 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 Environmental Engineering

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

If you are interested in environmental, energy, and technology issues and you want have an Master's Degree in environmental engineering, then the Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering, "BEE", is your chance! [+]

Masters in Engineering & Technology in Oulu in Finland. Master in Environmental Engineering If you are interested in environmental, energy, and technology issues and you want have an Master's Degree in environmental engineering, then the Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering, "BEE", is your chance! The next available application period, for the autumn 2017 admissions, will begin on Dec 15th, 2016 and end on Jan 25th, 2017 at 15:00 GMT+2. Programme Outline for BEE The extent of the Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering (BEE) is 120 ECTS = 2 academic study years = 4 academic terms. The curricula of the two BEE study options (ESCP; WE) consist of 4 modules: a Basic Module, 30/30 ECTS; an Advanced Module, 30/20 ECTS; a Supplementary Module, 30/40 ECTS, and a Master's Thesis Module 30 ECTS. See the link below for details and examples of the courses included: The active BEE studies begin on September (after an Orientation period in August), on the autumn term of the 1st study year mainly with introductory Basic Module courses. This module forms the grounds for the programme learning outcomes. During the 1st spring term and the 2nd year autumn term, the Advanced and Supplementary Module courses will provide further professional basis for the student's majoring object, his/her study option. In addition, professional practical training will be carried out during the summer months between the 1st and 2nd study years, e.g. in a university reseach unit or in real life jobs, which the students will find in the open labor markets. On the 3rd term (autumn term of the 2nd study year), the continued Advanced/Supplementary Module courses dig deeper into the area of the chosen study option. Finally, during the 4th term (2nd spring), the Master's Thesis project will give the student a good touch for the future professional career. Master's Thesis project is an independent research project completed in the final stage of the major subject studies. It includes, e.g., literature searches, collection of research materials, their analysis, and writing of thesis, etc. The Master's Thesis project will also include writing a Maturity Test. By the Master's Thesis and the Maturity Test, the student shows that he/she can master research methods, usage of source materials, and scientific writing in her/his field. The subject of the thesis project may vary within different areas of environmental and/or process engineering. International Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering, "BEE" BEE, the Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering, is a two-year Master's Programme of 120 ECTS, based on environmental, process and civil engineering subjects. The language of implementation of the two BEE study options (the majors 'Energy Systems and Cleaner Production'; and 'Water Engineering') is English. The BEE curriculum is multidisciplinary, including studies on energy systems and sustainable technologies, research methodologies, clean production methods, water engineering, water and environmental issues, environmental engineering, process engineering, etc. BEE studies include subjects on areas rich in natural resources of high economic value in an ecologically sensitive nature. Utilization of such resources requires both more environmentally friendly processes in industry and innovative measures in environmental protection and restoration. These are the needs BEE programme gives solutions to by educating environmental engineers with skills to solve environmental problems and challenges both locally and globally. BEE is integrated to the national Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering, organized by the Study Field of Process and Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland, as two study options (majors), 'Energy Systems and Cleaner Production"; and "Water Engineering", fully available in English. The study options provide knowledge on how to manage environmental issues within energy systems and water engineering industries by application of proper production methods, tools and technologies, and on the protection and restoration of natural environments, on water and soil pollution prevention methods, water and wastewater treatment, and waste technologies. Graduate profile The graduated BEE students will be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Technology, in the area of Environmental Engineering, by the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu. The graduates will have scientific approach into environmental protection and management of natural resources, and knowhow for scientific and applied work both in industry and academia. They can enter job markets as experts in environmental engineering in their chosen study option with perspective in and skills to understanding international contexts of environmental issues. The graduates are able to work in different environment related business sectors, in local and regional public administration, as well as environmental authorities or research institutes, not only within the region, but also in international tasks. Programme Admissions in BEE The next available application period for the Master's Programme in Environmental Engineering ("BEE") studies, starting on autumn 2017, will open on Dec 15th, 2016 and end on Jan 25th, 2017, at (15:00 GMT+2). Detailed information on how to apply will be published on the University of Oulu Admission to Master's Programmes pages. Below you can find the next information on applying to the BEE programme: Programme specific academic requirements Required application documents Description of the selection process Detailed selection criteria Student selection Programme Specific Academic Requirements Please note that the General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all (including BEE) international Master's Programmes of the University of Oulu. Read more about these at Admission to Master's Programmes pages. For the Admissions 2017: A successful applicant must fulfill all of the next programme specific criteria (for language skills, background degree, and previous studies) to be eligible to apply to the BEE MDP and its majors (study options): The applicant must qualify for the GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS and LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS set by the University of Oulu (link provided above); and The applicant must have, or soon have (*), minimally a BACHELOR'S DEGREE: Lower academic degree or equivalent, of at least three years of full-time studies = 180 ECTS; with excellent grades from an institution of higher education. This Bachelor's degree must EITHER be IN a suitable area of ENGINEERING (e.g. in environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering), OR IN NATURAL SCIENCES applicable for later engineering studies (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, or physics etc.); and Within the before-mentioned degree, the applicant has STUDIED, and got good or excellent grades, in MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (math studies are an absolute and compulsory requirement, and also chemistry and/or physics are noted); Further, it is viewed as a BENEFIT, if he/she has also performed studies in one or more areas of PROCESS ENGINEERING (process, chemical or civil engineering studies). (*)Conditional: Also applicants who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies (applicants graduating spring/second term 2017) can apply to study for a BEE Master’s programme, but they have to complete their Bachelor's degree before they can finally be accepted. In the case that the applicant would be accepted for study in the BEE MDP, the applicant must submit officially certified copies of his/her Bachelor’s degree certificate and the final transcript of records, etc., before they can be fully admitted. Required application Documents 2017 All required application documents and the process are also described in the Admission to Master's Programmes pages. PLEASE NOTE that only complete and authentic applications, submitted within the deadline will be processed/considered by the programme Selection Committee. Selection Process The BEE student selection procedure can have two phases: 1. Evaluation of the written applications, and optionally 2. Interviews of part of the applicants. For about one month after the application period deadline, the submitted applications will be pre-processed and examined for their eligiblity and authenticity. The BEE Programme Selection Committee at UOulu will have their Selection Meeting (starting about 2 months after the application deadline), where they will evaluate the eligible and authentic applications against the pre-set criteria (=> 1. are applicant's English skills meeting the criteria, 2. what is the applicant's background degree, 3. has the applicant studied any math courses, 4. does he/she have any previous engineering studies, 5. how is the motivation of the applicant, 6. what kind of background does the applicant have based on his/her CV, 6. what kind of recommendations does the applicant have). Based on this evaluation, the Selection Committee may invite some of the applicants to an interview if further evaluations would be needed. These applicants, especially those that reside outside Finland, would be interviewed via telephone, etc. accessible method. If implemented, the interviews can be recorded for possible later use during the evaluation. The interviews would be held during one working week during the Selection Meeting. Based on all implemented evaluations, the Programme Selection Committee will make a suggestion to the Faculty Selection Committee and Dean of the Faculty of Technology about the student selection for BEE intake. About 3 months after the application deadline, they will make final decicions on the student selections for all international Master's Programmes of the Faculty and the final selection results will be announced to the applicants personally and at a University of Oulu webpage (if the applicant has allowed that), by the University of Oulu. Detailed Selection Criteria For any evaluation to take place, the applicant must be fully eligible and his/her application has to be totally complete and authentic and submitted within the application period. Late, unauthentic or uncomplete applications will not be processed. The evaluation criteria used in the selection process are weighed as follows: MAX. 100 points (1-6), and for of which: Background degree, max 10 p Previous studies, max. 55 p (mathematical sciences studies, wherein math compulsory, physics and chemistry noted; and previous engineering studies, especially in process, chemical or civil engineering noted) Level of motivation, based on the motivation letter, max 15 p English language skills, marked as accepted if meeting the university criteria, and max 3 extra points, if excellent Background supportive, based on the CV, for later BEE studies, max 20 p Two recommendations, max 4 extra p in total In addition, interview (if implemented), max 10 p After these 1st phase evaluations, the selection committee may invite some of the applicants to an interview for further evaluations where needed (optional). The chosen applicants, especially those that reside outside Finland, would then be interviewed via telephone, etc. accessible method. When implemented, the interviews can be recorded to use them later in the evaluation. The interviews would be held during one working week. Student Selection Annually max. 15 applicants can be admitted to BEE. There are no waiting lists. The student selection results will be announced at the University of Oulu webpage if the applicant has allowed this. The applicants accepted to study at the University of Oulu Faculty of Technology Master's programmes, including the BEE programme, will receive an official (electronic) acceptance letter with some admission materials and instructions from the University of Oulu (to the email address they provided in their application, so the applicants need to fill in this information carefully while applying). Then the accepted applicants have to return a study place confirmation letter (confirmation in writing) , whether they will or not admit to the programme (by a certain deadline well before the academic year begins). This information along with the other needed admittance procedures will be described in the acceptance letter. Also conditional offers will be possible, i.e. the applicants are allowed to apply when on their last semester and just about to graduate as Bachelors (or higher). If they then would be conditionally accepted, they also have to confirm admitting their study place as described above, but in addition, to be finally accepted, they must well in time before another deadline to be able to send their finalized bachelor's degree certificate and transcript of records (as certified copies) to the University of Oulu, since the documents have to reach the UOulu by this 2nd deadline. If they fail to do so, their study place will be waived. Rejected applicants will be notified by email (to the email address they provided in their application). 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. [+]

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 [-]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology

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

Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. [+]

Masters in Engineering & Technology in Oulu in Finland. Master in Learning, Education and Technology Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. LET studies rely on three theoretical pillars: Self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and technology-enhanced learning. Both theoretical content and practical solutions offered during the studies are based on latest knowledge and findings in the field of learning sciences. LET programme aims to develop knowledge and competencies needed in modern education, namely skills for designing, conducting, assessing and analyzing versatile learning situations whether face-to-face or technologically enhanced. Moreover, many of the 21st century skills that are required in today’s working life are highlighted and supported in LET studies. Programme Outline Degree Structure and Curriculum Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Program (120 ECTS credits). After completing the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree, which enables them to continue their academic studies at the doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. The studies consist of language, communication and orientation studies, major studies and minor studies, as well as multidisciplinary studies and other optional studies. Objectives - LET graduates are able to make use of the essential learning theories in the contexts of individual and collaborative learning, human resources, and life-long learning pedagogically evaluate different technologies in interaction, learning, and content production explain the process of self-regulated learning and develop their self-regulated and co-regulated learning skills explicate practical and theoretical means for learning expertise, and can monitor and reflect their progress to be an expert work collaboratively in different learning communities design and implement technology-enhanced learning in local and global contexts use research literature and research methods from the field of the learning sciences and educational technologies, as well as conduct scientific research combining learning and technology recognize the role of educational technology in the structures of the higher education institution, the working life and the society, and are able to take it into consideration in their own working life Implementation Technology-enhanced individual and collaborative learning methods are used in the practical implementation of the LET program. The studies are implemented in collaboration with domestic and international research and teaching partners. In addition, collaboration with the working life is central to the implementation of the program. The studies will be completed in two academic years as both contact and online teaching. Teaching will be organized as full-time study. Career Opportunities LET graduates are equipped with a combination of strong theoretical knowledge of learning and collaboration, and diverse use of technology and social media that promote learning. Graduates of this programme are competent to work in duties where knowledge of learning processes and use of technology are needed. They work for example as educators, researchers, educational consultants, human resources developers, project leaders, coordinators, experts in virtual learning, designers of technology-enhanced learning, and administrators in both private and public sectors. Students’ educational background, working experience, and own interest affect their career paths once they become LET graduates. Please note that this degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. Programme Admissions Next application period 15th December 2016 - 25th January 2017 The online application is open during the application period. The link to the application form can be found here during the application period. Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 of March 2017 by e-mail. The interviews will take place from Monday to Friday 3-7 April 2017. The signed application form and the attachments must be received by 25 January 2017 at 15:00 pm (GMT +2). Late applications are not considered applications. Kindly note that General Academic Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes in university of Oulu. LET Admissions package 2017 See LET Admissions Package 2017 with all the detailed information about applying. Admissions information is also in a nutshell below. Presequisites for the applicants The applicants must meet the following minimum terms: Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree Preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education or in psychology or in humanities Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. information processing sciences, information studies, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish Polytechnic (university of applied sciences) are eligible to apply as well. English language proficiency All teaching will be in English and therefore sufficient English language proficiency is required of all students. The level of English language will be assessed during the interview in the second stage of the student selection. Application procedure The selection process comprises two stages Stage I: written applications (online application form) Stage II: interviews STAGE I: WRITTEN APPLICATIONS 1. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 15:00 (GMT +2) 2. The electronic online application form The electronic online application is accessible on 15 December 2016. Please follow the instructions given on the online application carefully. After completing the online application, it needs to be printed, signed and sent together with all requested documents to the mailing address: (University Admissions Finland, Unioninkatu 40 C, FI-00170 Helsinki, Finland.) IMPORTANT: Please note that the application documents must be sent to the mailing address of University Admissions Finland (NOT to the University of Oulu). The signed application form and all the attachments must be received by Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 15:00 (GMT +2). 3. Compulsory attachments to the application form All application documents have to be delivered by the deadline. Make sure that you know which documents are required from you and how you attest your application documents to be valid and authentic. All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected. a) A copy of passport's information page or a copy of an official ID card b) Bachelor's degree certificate Please attach an officially certified copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate. Where a language other than Finnish or Swedish is used in the certificate, please include a translation in English (by an authorised translator). If you have not graduated yet and are applying for conditional admission your official graduation date or alternatively the date of issue of your temporal (provisional) degree certificate must be 12 June 2017 (Applicants graduating from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) or 28 July 2017 (Applicants graduating from abroad or Finnish research universities). Please, read detailed descriptions of the required educational documents at: Degree certificate: www.oulu.fi/degree/applicationdocuments Temporary (Provisional) Degree Certificate: www.oulu.fi/degree/applicationdocuments c) University transcript indicating the grading system of the institution Please attach an academic transcript of your Bachelor's studies. It must be an original transcript from the institution or an officially certified copy. Where a language other than Finnish or Swedish is used in the academic transcript, please include a translation in English (by an authorised translator). d) A copy (copies) of other degrees/studies completed (if relevant) Please attach officially certified copies of other degrees or studies you have finished/you will finish before 28 July 2017. e) A Curriculum Vitae Please attach your free-form CV in English. We recommend using the Europass CV form: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions f) Two reference letters. See form here. Information for applicants graduating after the application deadline. PLEASE NOTE: All copies must be officially certified (legalised) by the Notary Public, or the awarding institution. Every page of each document must bear an original stamp/seal and signature of the certifying officer e.g. regular copies of certified copies will not be accepted. There are some Country-specific requirements for documents, please read them carefully. The University of Oulu does not attest any documents or photocopies. Applications and attachments will not be returned. Applications sent via email or fax will not be considered. Late applications will not be processed. Any form of deceit (e.g. plagiarism, fake documents) will result in rejection of the application. If you have technical questions concerning the online Application Form, please contact the University Admissions Finland: by e-mail: info(at)universityadmissions.fi by tel. +358 29 41 23528 open ONLY during the application period. Mon-Fri 12.00 to 15.00(GMT+2). University Admissions office does NOT have visiting hours. STAGE II: INTERVIEW Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from Monday to Friday 3-7 April 2017. If unable to attend the interview in person, applicants residing outside Finland will be interviewed via Skype. The Skype interviews will be recorded and recordings may be used at a later stage in cases of uncertain identity. LET Programme Detailed Selection Criteria STAGE I: WRITTEN APPLICATIONS (max. 18 points) The written applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the completed Bachelor's degree (0–6 points) The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter* (0–6 points) The quality of the applicant's Research Interest* (0–6 points) *Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form A maximum of 50 applicants will be selected to take part in the second stage (interview) on the basis of the above-mentioned criteria. The references and the CV do not accumulate points. Their purpose is to provide background information for the interviews. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined: first on the basis of the level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree, and second on the quality of the applicant’s Motivation Letter. STAGE II: INTERVIEW (max. 8 points) The final selection is carried on the basis of the interview in English (0–8 points). In order to be selected for the programme, applicants must obtain at least 4 points from the interview. There will be 20 students selected to the Master's programme according to the points from the interview. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined: first on the basis of scores applicant received from the section “academic skills”, and second on the quality of the applicant’s language skills. The purpose of the individual interview in English is to establish the applicant's aptitude for educational work, ability to discuss the content areas of the programme, motivation, and the relevance of their research topic. An effort is also made to establish the applicant's social skills and language skills in English. The time reserved for interviewing each applicant is about half an hour. Publication of the results After stage I the applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from 3-7 April 2017. After stage II the final results of the selection will be published on 28 April 2017. The names of the admitted students (and those admitted to the waiting list) will be posted on the notice boards of the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu. Those admitted as students and those put on the waiting list will also be notified of the results by e-mail and post. An applicant is entitled to be given details of how the comparative index was calculated in his/her particular case. The Faculty Office will respond to any inquiries on the results. Any appeals shall be delivered in writing to the Board of Examiners and sent to the Registry Office within 14 days from the publication of the results. Confirming the study place Deadline to confirm the study place is July 14, 2017 at 15.00 pm (GMT +3). Confirmation form must be received by the University no later than this date. Please note that any information given on this website document that is erroneous or changed at a later date cannot be accepted as grounds for an appeal. 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 [-]