Master's Degree in Engineering 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.

Improvements made to manmade things such as tools, structures and machines are largely due to the efforts of people in the field of engineering. These people combine creativity with mathematics and worldly knowledge, resulting in innovation.

 

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Top Master Programs in Engineering in Finland 2017

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Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. [+]

Best Masters in Engineering in Finland 2017. Degree awarded: Master of Science in Technology Annual intake: 20 Contact: chemeng@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/chemeng Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. In the programme students gain a deeper knowledge of chemical engineering and have a unique opportunity to take part in future developments in this field. Students gain top-level expertise for work in the chemical and process industries as well as in scientific research. A Master of Science Degree in Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the programme. The two-year programme consists of 12 months of courses and six months of thesis work. There is a three-month summer break between the first and second academic year. Study Environment In the degree programme, theoretical studies, through lectures with individual or group assignments, are combined with practical and applied work in adequately equipped laboratories. The studies are done under close personal guidance of teachers and professors. The students study in an international atmosphere together with domestic students as well as international exchange students from many countries. Admission Requirements The programme is designed for students with a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a corresponding degree. Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of how well the bachelor's degree corresponds to the programme and on the study merits of the student. No entrance examination. Admission granted on the basis of the application. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master of Science in Nano and Radio Sciences

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

This programme offers all this and more. The Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design... [+]

Are you curious how modern wireless devices work and why wireless connection is getting faster and faster? Would you like to know how to integrate radio-frequency circuits and antennas into smallest wireless sensors e.g. for the "Internet of Things", for satellite-based earth or space observation, or for implantable medical devices? Perhaps you are also interested in nano fabrication methods, solar panels, or radio propagation and electromagnetics in basic research? This programme offers all this and more. The Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. In this programme you approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. You can be theoretically oriented or direct your studies more towards practical applications. Study Programme The programme offers five major options. During the first semester you focus on the common subjects, and at the end of the semester you select your major. During the second and third semesters you gain a deep insight in your chosen major, which leads to the Master's thesis during the second year of your studies. The programme is a combination of theoretical and practical courses which consist of lectures, independent exercises, computer simulations, laboratory works, and group assignments. The studies are closely connected to the current research in the relevant field. The programme also allows for elective studies from a broad choice of topics within for example arts, business and other technological subjects. The Master's degree (120 ECTS) is composed of studies in major (65 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and Master's thesis (30 ECTS). Majors Advanced Materials and Photonics Micro- and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design Micro- and Nanosciences Radio Science Space Science and Technology Career options After completing the programme, you have gained substantial knowledge and skills to work as an expert in your chosen field. In the early phases of your career you would typically work in research and development-oriented tasks. However, the master’s programme provides you with strong theoretical background, which facilitates career changes based on individual preferences, also later in your career. In this programme all majors are linked to ongoing research within various research groups in the departments. Thus, one option is to continue the studies as a researcher and a graduate student towards a doctoral degree. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Departments of Micro and Nanosciences and Radio Science and Engineering typically offer the best students summer trainee/research assistant positions. Admission requirements Required prior knowledge Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology. The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent) in electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as natural sciences, mathematics, or materials sciences will be considered. The following background knowledge is required for the Master's Programme. This knowledge is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university, especially in electrical engineering or closely related field. electronics mathematics basic programming skills physics Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies. The admission letter will provide information on any such requirements. The complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree but will be required for graduation. Evaluation criteria The application process is competitive. First the applicant’s suitability for the programme is evaluated. The applicants are then ranked and the best applicants are granted admission. The evaluation of the applicants is based on the following criteria: Content of the previous degree Recognition and quality of the home university Study success Motivation and commitment Other relevant achievements Recommendations Language Proficiency Advice for applicants from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences The minimum GPA for applicants from Finnish universities of applied science is 3.2. Applicants with GPA below the limit cannot be admitted unless they have other exceptional qualifications. Meeting the minimum does not guarantee admission to the programme. Previously, all admitted students whose previous degree was from a Finnish university of applied science were required to take complementary studies. This is no longer a requirement, and complementary studies are assigned only in individual cases. Therefore, it is important to demonstrate the depth of the required prior knowledge in the application. This can be achieved, for example, with excellent grades in the relevant Bachelor courses, and by completing a small number of demanding courses in the areas of required knowledge. Required application documents In addition to the mandatory application documents, applicants to the NanoRAD programme are requested to provide the following additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) 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 The application should explain the full educational history of the applicant. If you have started or completed other studies in addition to the Bachelor's degree mentioned above, please provide also the official transcripts and possible degree certificates of those. If you have work experience or other activities or achievements that could support your application, please include certificates or other proof of these in the application. If you have publications, include copies or permanent web links to them. Use the CV and motivation letter to provide a summary of your personal history, achievements and objectives and other points that you find important for the application. [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Engineering in Finland 2017. 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 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 [-]