University of Oulu

Introduction
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The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. Future innovation is about seeking, utilizing and applying new knowledge. The University of Oulu researches people and culture in a changing living environment, as well as opportunities that new technology provides for improving the well-being of people and the environment. The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness.

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Top 3 reasons to study here

  • At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • The University’s impact is based on excellence, high ambition and productivity in all our activities.
  • Our strategy is to enhance our significance in international research and secure our role alongside the world leaders in our focus areas.

About Us

History

Founded in 1958, our research and education community is 16000 students and 3000 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The ten faculties, the many departments and the specialized research units of the University of Oulu create the foundation for multidisciplinary research, innovation and training of experts for demanding professional tasks.

Education

The structure of 10 faculties reflects the University of Oulu’s profile in research, education and societal roles. The faculties are:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine BMM
  • Education EDU
  • Humanities HUM
  • Information Technology and Electrical Engineering ITEE
  • Medicine MED
  • Oulu Business School OBS
  • Oulu Mining School OMS
  • Oulu School of Architecture OSA
  • Science SCI
  • Technology TECH

Research

At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges, including sustainable resource use, responsible business, human wellbeing and lifelong health, intelligent systems and services development, and harnessing environmental risks.

Career

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. More specifically, the University of Oulu encompasses a science university, a technical university and a business school in the same organization.

The Oulu Region is recognized as a world-class R&D hub with R&D input per capita among the highest globally.

The specific measures at the University of Oulu in recruitment have included creating a tenure track program, a junior investigator’s recruitment program and funding of PhD student positions within doctoral programs.

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Services

Student services

UniOulu takes care of individuals. We support your academic challenges with a functioning infrastructure and easy access assistance. At your department you will have a personal academic contact who can be addressed casually by their first name and who will help you with making your individual study plan. A well prepared study plan is a valuable tool to make progress in your study path. You get to meet your kummi, first student colleague, online even before arriving. Kummis are senior students of the University of Oulu trained to help you in the beginning to get accustomed to daily life in Oulu.

Student housing

The local student housing foundation PSOAS offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities, from shared apartments to studios, around the city area. No matter where you live in Oulu, services ranging from supermarkets to libraries and sport facilities are close to your home. PSOAS is ranked by students as one of the leading housing providers in the world.

Tellus Innovation Arena

Tellus Innovation Arena is an open innovation space located at the heart of Linnanmaa campus area. It’s built for learning, collaboration and events for all open-minded explorers from inside and outside of the university. Meet people, develop ideas and present projects – it makes all the difference.

Health services

Student health services for all Bachelor and Master level students are located at the Linnanmaa campus. Health services include medical, mental, and dental treatment. Most services are free of charge while some incur a nominal fee.

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Student Life

Student organisations

Student organisations are experts in organising cultural activities, sporting events, parties, and trips in Finland. These study-field-specific organisations have internationally experienced members with firsthand knowledge to share. In addition, there are two university-wide student organisations with special interest in issues in international education.

University sports

Finns are sports enthusiasts. The university offers sports activities for its students and staff ranging from ballet to climbing and yoga, from kayaking to cross-country skiing. Feel free to pick the one that is closest to your body and soul!

University Rankings

#201
World University Rankings
by Times Higher Education

#401
Academic Ranking of World Universities
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Master in Architectural Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture, starting in September of each year. The program is instructed entirely in English and fully integrated with the domestic master level studies of the school. [+]

Master in Architectural Design The School trains its students to the architect's profession The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture, starting in September of each year. The program is instructed entirely in English and fully integrated with the domestic master level studies of the school. The degree awarded, Master of Science in Architecture, is a professional architect’s degree, providing the qualifications to work as an architect and eligibility to carry on to doctoral studies. The school’s teachings respond both to local and global environmental issues as well as the latest features in the field of architecture. On the other hand, local building traditions and extreme climate conditions offer great resources and possibilities for research and creating new architecture for extreme northern climates. The far-north location of the school provides an excellent laboratory for teaching e.g. lighting design, which is one of the specific subjects offered in the Architectural Design Master’s degree programme. Programme Outline The degree is an architect's professional degree notified by the EU commission The Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture (120 ECTS) is a two years study programme, divided into four academic terms, consisting of studio projects, theoretical studies and the diploma thesis project. The extent of each one term studio course and the diploma project is 30 ECTS. The programme is fully integrated with the school's domestic Master’s degree studies in architecture. The contents of the design oriented study programme are based on the school's tradition and experience of teaching design closely related to architecture. The focus of studies is on studio projects, varying from larger scale public buildings to designing details - both for buildings and urban structures - with emphasis on sustainability. Additionally the lectures cover contemporary features of Finnish and Scandinavian architecture, and the latest developments of building materials. The professors of the school are internationally recognized architects and researchers. The instructors are professionals who work both as teachers and as practicing architects and designers. The teaching is carried out in small groups and through individual consultations. International workshops and guest lectures by noted domestic and foreign architects, researchers and artists are an integral part of the studies, as well as group work in multinational student teams. The contents and objectives of the degree program in architecture are based on the requirements of the European Union Professional qualifications directive (2005/36/EC) set for the education of architects (article 46). The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the laws and decrees. The holder of this degree has the right to apply for the membership of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA). Aims and content of the programme The aim of the International Master’s Programme is to provide knowledge and skills in architectural design, design of urban spaces, architectural lighting, detailing of interiors and exteriors, and basics of research and theory of architecture. The goal is to encourage students to develop a personal relationship with architecture and design. The Master’s studies provide graduates with practical skills needed in the architect’s profession and expertise to participate in research and to carry out post-graduate studies. Graduation Requirements To be awarded a Master's degree, a student must complete the required studies and Master's thesis and write a maturity essay demonstrating language proficiency (English). The diploma for the degree of Master of Science (Architecture) is awarded on request and issued by the Education Dean of the Faculty. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are the same for all of the Master's programmes offered by the University of Oulu. Application Documents Application documents for all master programmes are listed and described in detail on the Master's Programmes admissions web pages of the University of Oulu. Portfolio Digital portfolio is required to be submitted as a program specific application document for the Master’s Programme in Architecture. The portfolio must be sent electronically directly to the University of Oulu within the application period. Contents of the portfolio: The e-portfolio should present an illustrated documentation of the applicant’s preceding study of the Bachelor’s degree in architecture, including design projects from small to large scale. The material should be divided by study year and provided with an easily readable, short description of each assignment presented in the portfolio. Additional artistic work of the applicant (e.g. competition projects) may be presented in the portfolio with a written description of the content and the year of completion. Team projects, in which the applicant is one of the actual authors, may also be included. Any material that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified and the applicant’s own particular contribution to the project has to be described. Cover page is required and must include the applicant’s name and the UAF application number. Mark your name on each page of your portfolio. Form of the portfolio: The portfolio must be submitted as a single, multi-page PDF-file with all pages in horizontal (landscape) orientation, in either A4 or A3 size. The maximum number of pages is 20 and the maximum PDF-file size is 15 MB. The portfolio should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing (avoid double-spread layout). Submission of the portfolio: The portfolio is to be sent electronically by the application dead-line directly to the University of Oulu to: portfolio.architecture(A)oulu.fi This email address is not intended for inquiries (questions sent to this address will not be answered). Selection Process The admissions committee for the Master's Programme in Architecture will assess the students eligible for admission, based on their academic qualifications and the level of architectural design, working methods and presentation skills illustrated in the portfolio. The admission committee has at least five members, all qualified architects, teaching at the Oulu School of Architecture. N.B. All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected. Detailed Selection Criteria The selection of students is based on the level of the portfolio and the academic content and level of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree. The main focus in the student selection is on the artistic level of the portfolio, reflecting the applicant’s ability to express him/her self in spatial and visual terms as well as ability to work in different scales, from large to the small. Programme Specific Academic Requirements Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor's studies can apply to study a Master's degree. Applicants with excellent academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. In these cases the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor's degree documentation before receiving the final study placement offer. 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

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 Economic Geology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]

Master in Economic Geology The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. Programme Outline The Master's degree programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits). Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s degree documentation by the following deadlines. Selection Process After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated. Detailed Selection Criteria Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations. Employment Opportunities for Graduates In the last decade, Finland experienced a strong revival of the mining and exploration industry as a result of the commodity boom. Several new mines have opened and the minerals sector has become one of the key foundations for the economy in northern Finland. With this background, we offer a practice-oriented education that prepares our graduates for a career in the industry or in ore deposit-related research. 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 Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. [+]

Master in Economics Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect their behavior through economic policy. Economics provides answers to questions like; what are the sources of economic growth as well as what is the connection between inflation and interest rates. Economics is also widely employed in investigating different field specific issues covering topics from environmental applications to industrial organization. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded. Economics provides knowledge and skills which are required when working in demanding specialist and executive positions in corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations. A student who receives the master degree in economics is allowed to use the title economist. Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. The quantitative nature of the ME ideally suits those who have studied economics, finance, accounting, natural sciences (e.g. mathematics) or engineering. The ME program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. Occupational Profiles of Graduates The job markets for economists are typically broad. The occupational profiles of graduates include demanding specialist and executive positions as well as research and teaching positions both in domestic and international corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations, amongst others. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in Education and Globalisation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

MA in Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major in educational sciences. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. [+]

Master in Education and Globalisation Next application period 15th December 2016 to 25th of January 2017. MA in Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major in educational sciences. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. The programme focuses on ethics, policy, planning, curriculum, evaluation and comparative research in education. It aims to develop the appropriate competencies and knowledge needed in planning, evaluation, research and development tasks in education and related fields in the midst of societal changes, both on the local and global levels. Programme Outline The curriculum includes the full programme structure and all the course descriptions with learning outcomes. The students major in Educational Sciences. The programme also includes a minor subject and an internship period which can be implemented in Finland or internationally in a variety of different settings such as intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations or educational institutions. One third of the programme involves acquiring research tools, conducting research and writing a Master’s thesis in a collaborative and multicultural research environment. Members of our teaching team come from various backgrounds and all of them have a lot of international experience. In addition to the lecturers from the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu, there will be experts from various educational and other institutions, both from Finland and abroad, teaching in the programme. Studies offer students the latest research and professional knowledge in the area of education. Studies also include visits to different institutions in order to provide examples of good practice, and opportunities to combine theory and practice as the EdGlo students are required to carry out an internship period. Over the years our students have been working in a variety of organisations in Finland and abroad. After completing the programme, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree which enables them to continue their academic studies at doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. Master of Arts (Education) Compulsory Language, Communication and Orientation Studies 5 ECTS credits Orientation to the Finnish culture and educational system 3 ECTS Students with mother tongue other than Finnish: Introduction to the Finnish language 2 ECTS; Students with Finnish as their mother tongue: Language studies 2 ECTS (depending on previous studies): Second official language, Swedish or Other language studies Compulsory Advanced Studies in Educational Sciences 80 ECTS credits Compulsory Minor Subject Studies 25 ECTS credits Studies in Education: minor subject 'Education in Transition' 25 ECTS or other minor studies 25 ECTS Compulsory Elective Studies 10 ECTS credits Freely selected by students, 10 ECTS Students can select their minor subject on the basis of their previous studies, thesis topic or personal interest. Students with no background in Education must select 'Education in Transition' as their minor subject. Total for the degree is 120 ECTS credits EdGlo Students and Alumni Over the years (2006-2015) we have had 170 students from 56 different countries. Please, read the EdGlo student stories to get an idea of what it feels like to study in a multicultural student group and live in Oulu. Find out more about EdGlo students and alumni in Statistics (2015) and our webpages for current students. You can find us also on Facebook: edglounioulu and on Twitter: EdGloUniOulu. Graduate Profile Graduates of the programme will be able to make informed and ethical decisions in complex and diverse education environments in local and global contexts relate and work ethically and productively in partnership with diverse individuals, groups, families, communities show cross-cultural competence, seeing linguistic/cultural/ethnic/gender difference as a source of learning introduce multiple perspectives into their professional activities and research and engage with different knowledges/cultures in ethical ways use information technology to enhance teaching and research in informed and critical ways produce and use research that is robust and relevant to national and international debates in education exercise leadership in the field of policy, planning and evaluation in educational contexts Future Career Opportunities The professional foundations of the programme are related to tasks in research, planning, administration and teaching in the field of education, and also tasks in different organizations offering consultation and guidance. EdGlo graduates are competent to work in national and international contexts in the public, private and civil society sectors, in occupations such as: project leaders coordinators educational consultants evaluators researchers teachers administrators EdGlo studies include opportunities to combine theory and practice as the students are required to carry out an internship period. Over the years our students have been working in a variety of organisations in Finland and abroad. Research Research group closely connected to EdGlo is Education, Diversity, Globalisation and Ethics (EDGE). Programme Admissions EdGlo Programme Specific Academic Requirements Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree; preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education/social sciences. Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. humanities, languages, international relations, 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. Language Requirements English language proficiency All teaching will be in English and therefore 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. EdGlo Programme Selection Process The selection process comprises two stages: Stage I: written applications Stage II: interviews Stage I: Written applications A written application includes: completed, printed and signed online application form necessary attachments (please, see Admissions Package 2017 for details) two reference letters (sent in sealed envelopes with the application package by the applicant) Stage II: Interview Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest onThursday 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 5-7 April 2017. If unable to attend the interview in person, applicants residing outside Finland will be interviewed via telephone/skype. The telephone/skype interviews will be recorded and recordings may be used at a later stage in cases of uncertain identity. EdGlo 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 Personal Statement* (0-6 points) The quality of the applicant's Research Intent* (0-6 points) *Personal Statement and Research Intent are included in the online application form. A maximum of 60 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. Stage II: Interview (max. 10 points) The final selection is carried on the basis of the interview in English. (0-10 points). In order to be selected for the programme, applicants must obtain at least 5 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 on the basis of the relevance and the level of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree. 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. The applicant’s social and language skills will be ascertained during the interview. The time reserved for interviewing each applicant is about half an hour. EdGlo Programme Student Selection After stage I the applicants selected for an interview will be informed by email. After stage II the final results of the selection will be published. 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. 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. 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. Please note Please, familiarise yourself carefully with the prerequisites and the selection criteria of the EdGlo programme before starting your application process! All copies must be officially certified (legalised), i.e. they must bear the stamp and signature of an official entitled to attest documents: a notary public, a commissioner of oaths or an authorised university official from the university which granted the original certificate, etc. The University of Oulu does not attest any documents or photocopies. There are some country-specific requirements for certificates and transcripts. 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. Students admitted to the University in 2012 or later may be requested to provide an extract from the criminal records for the assessment of their ability to study. Such an extract may be requested only from students whose studies include practical training or other activities involving work with minors. The extract will be requested before the beginning of the practical training or other activity. 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 (0)2941 23528, Mon-Fri 12am-4pm (GMT+2). Telephone service is available ONLY during the application period. University Admissions office does NOT have visiting hours. Reference Form Referees should use the University of Oulu reference form. The reference is returned to the applicant in a sealed envelope. 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

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! [+]

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 Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Oulu Business School of the University of Oulu organises a two-year Master´s programme in Finance (MF) that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required by the various organisations that operate in the modern financial world. [+]

Master in Finance Organizations of all sizes and industries, from multinationals to SMEs, governmental agencies and nonprofit institutions, are involved with and affected by the financial markets. Asset managers and financial analysts must navigate volatile markets. Investment bankers find solutions for firms’ and nonprofits’ funding requirements. Central banks and governmental agencies may be directly involved in financial markets and oversee market regulation. The financial world of today demands expert knowledge with a global perspective – you should demand the same of your education. The Oulu Business School of the University of Oulu organises a two-year Master´s programme in Finance (MF) that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required by the various organisations that operate in the modern financial world. Master's Programme The MF Program focuses on understanding the financial markets and financial market participants. Students will develop the skills necessary to analyze the interactions between the markets and participants. The program provides a strong foundation in the theoretical and empirical tools of modern finance. Topics covered include asset pricing, corporate finance, portfolio management and risk management. The approach is analytical and methodologically oriented. Students in MF gain special insight into the areas of individual investor behavior and the management of alternative assets. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in specialist and executive positions in the financial sector. As a minimum precondition, an applicant needs to have an appropriate Bachelor's (or similar) degree. The quantitative nature of the MF ideally suits those who have studied business, economics, natural sciences or engineering. The program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in Financial and Management Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for professionals, who meet the requirements set by the firms operating in a global business environment. Department of Accounting and Finance at the Oulu Business School organizes a full two-year Master's programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) that will give students the required skills and knowledge to work in firms having business relationships and operations in different countries. [+]

Master in Financial and Management Accounting In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for professionals, who meet the requirements set by the firms operating in a global business environment. Department of Accounting and Finance at the Oulu Business School organizes a full two-year Master's programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) that will give students the required skills and knowledge to work in firms having business relationships and operations in different countries. Financial and Management Accounting Financial accounting investigates the information and reporting systems of firms that are used by various interest parties outside of the firm. Management accounting develops and investigates information and reporting systems needed in the decision-making inside the firm. Scientific research in financial and management accounting focuses on the usefulness of the information provided by these reporting systems in different decision making contexts including the firm valuation, performance evaluation, pricing of the products of the firm, among others. A recent trend in financial and management accounting is the integration of local reporting systems towards the common international financial reporting system. Master's Programme Master's Programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) provides a Master's degree of a high international standard and is ideal for applicants with a background in business studies, social sciences, education, natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. During the programme, the students develop proficiency in the analysis of accounting information, for the needs both of a company's internal decision-making and of the investors. Course modules reflect a recent trend in accounting towards the adoption of international financial reporting system and the growing need for management control and accounting of internationalised firms. Graduates have acquired the skills and knowledge needed in working for leading multinational corporations, audit firms or financial services industry. The programme also provides students with a solid foundation for further scientific research. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in International Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management. [+]

Master in International Business Management The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management. A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching and company projects. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The education aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing various kinds of international organizations, including new ventures. The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management with the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level. The graduates are capable of working in a variety of different professions from international sales and marketing, product / service or business management, international sourcing and logistics, manufacturing or service delivery to consultancy, entrepreneurial or governmental professions. International Business Management student profile Each year a growing number of students apply to join the International Business programme with background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering. IBM student will be a person who is looking for a successful career in business with deep global outlook, someone who desires intellectual growth and personal development through high quality education in an international environment. The program is designed for those students who are highly motivated, proactive, with global mindset and capable of sharing and contributing with their experiences. Leadership potential, assertive communication and analytical skills are required to examine opportunities, generate added value offers and influence organizations. If your goal is to develop as an integral person, upgrade your professional skills and build up an international network, The International Business Management Master's Program in Oulu University is waiting for your application. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology

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. [+]

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 [-]

Master in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Marketing practice has a strategic nature and hence marketing education gives you capabilities to succeed in strategic management also at international level. Our professional focus lies in customer and network relationship management, but marketing education in the Oulu Business School equips you also with abilities to enter into doctoral education and to apply scientific knowledge in the practice of marketing at any organization. [+]

Master in Marketing Marketing as research at the Oulu Business School studies markets, including exchange of value, long-term customer and partner relationships, and factors influencing the functioning of markets. Marketing education develops your expertise in the fundamentals of marketing, such as campaign design or branding. Moreover, you can familiarize yourself in organizational buying behavior, logistics and digitalization of business within changing global markets. Marketing practice has a strategic nature and hence marketing education gives you capabilities to succeed in strategic management also at international level. Our professional focus lies in customer and network relationship management, but marketing education in the Oulu Business School equips you also with abilities to enter into doctoral education and to apply scientific knowledge in the practice of marketing at any organization. Occupational Profiles of Graduates After attaining the MSc. degree in Marketing you will be qualified for management and planning positions. Typical first duties include product management, customer relationship management and marketing communication. The titles for graduates in marketing include Account Manager, Customer Service Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Planner, Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Product Manager and Project Manager. For the most talented ones, scientific research in the area of marketing at the international level is an interesting prospect that the degree provides. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in Product Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management. [+]

Master in Product Management Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management. ProM provides courses in contemporary topics, with an emphasis on product management.The core of the programme is the product development process, the delivery process and the entire demand-supply chain. Problem-solving and communication skills in international context are highlighted. ProM includes close collaboration with industry and lectures practical cases to enhance the learning experience. Guest lecturers from industry are often invited to speak. Assignments are typically connected to practical industrial challenges, allowing students to gain industry experience as they start building networks in the business world. ProM also has strong links to all engineering disciplines at the Faculty of Technology. Programme Outline ProM is a two-year full-time programme. The course load has been designed to ensure a smooth progression of studies so that students receive their Master's Degree in Engineering as planned. Graduate Profile Studying Product Management combines knowledge from engineering and management sciences. Students’ technical background acts as a foundation for applying product management methods in product creation and delivery process. The graduates will be competent in different product management aspects from productivity and quality to information and technology management. They will be capable to enhance productivity, quality and well-being, and can use their knowledge when solving challenging problems in all industries. Graduates will have a good background for doctoral studies. Career Opportunities The programme provides the graduates with competence to work in the field of product management in several tasks, with close links to engineering disciplines. Potential job titles are, for example, Account Manager, Customer Quality Engineer, Development Manager, and Project Manager. The graduates can work in various industries. Applicant Profile A successful applicant of the programme already has a strong engineering background from their earlier studies. A Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in relevant fields of engineering such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering is a prerequisite. The previous degree should include the minimum of 60 ECTS in mathematics, physics or engineering. In the programme, the students start with the basic concepts and continue to different aspects of product management. Programme Admissions Prerequisites Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in relevant fields of engineering such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering. Those who will receive their degree after the deadline of the application, but before August are eligible to apply. General admission requirements for the Faculty of Technology. Sufficient English language proficiency Applicants should demonstrate their language skills with an approved language test. Application procedure STAGE 1: Written applications Take the language test and submit the result. Fill in the online application. All available study programmes of University of Oulu can be found on the Studyinfo portal where you can search for suitable programmes and start the application. Print out the application form, sign it, and send it with all the requested documents to the University Admissions Finland. Find two referees to give recommendations. Mandatory attachments to the application A copy of passport's information page or a copy of an official ID card Bachelor's degree certificate Please attach an officially certified copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate in the original language. If the original language is other than Finnish, English or Swedish, please include an English translation (by an authorized translator). Those who are applying during their last semester and have not yet received the degree certificate should include an estimate concerning the expected graduation date (in English). 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. If the original language is other than Finnish, English or Swedish, please include an English translation (by an authorized translator). Copy (copies) of other degrees/studies completed: Please attach officially certified copies of other degrees or studies you have finished. If the original language is other than Finnish, English or Swedish, please include an English translation (by an authorized translator). A Curriculum Vitae Please attach your CV in English (max. 2 pages) preferably in the Europass format. Reference letters Two reference letters are needed. The referees should send them directly to the University Admissions Finland. Please follow the instructions provided by the Studyinfo portal. The reference forms must be received by the deadline of the application which is mentioned in Studyinfo portal. STAGE 2: Interview On the basis of the written applications, the selection committee will invite a number of applicants with the highest points to an interview (in English). Applicants will be interviewed via skype, telephone, or other accessible method. Applicants selected for an interview will be invited by e-mail at the latest by week 11. The interviews will take place during the weeks 11-13. Selection criteria The applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: Written applications (max 16 points) The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree and other studies: grade of the Bachelor’s thesis (if not available, the overall grade of Bachelor’s degree studies) (0–10 points) The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter* (0–2 points) The quality of the applicant's Research Interest* (0–2 points) Sufficient language proficiency Reference letters (0–2 points) *Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form. Interview (max 10 points) The maximum points available from the interview is 10 points. To be selected, applicants must obtain at least 5 points from the interview. There will be 20 students selected to the Master's programme according to the points. 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. Final Selection The final selection is carried on the basis of written applications and the interview. There will be 20 students selected to the Master's programme according to the total points. 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. An applicant is entitled to information on how his/her points were calculated. Any appeals shall be delivered to in writing to the Board of Examiners and sent to the Registry Office within 14 days from the publication of the results. The next application period will be: mid-December 2016 - January 2017. 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 Protein Science and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. [+]

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu. The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6 month research project. The degree is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad. The degree is taught in the highly international Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The faculty brings together expertise in in vitro, in vivo and in silico analysis of protein structure and function and includes national centers for protein biophysical and structural analysis as well as a national Centre of Excellence in Cell Extracellular Matrix Research. Programme Outline The degree programme includes, but is not limited to, studies in protein chemistry and production, biocomputing, bioinformatics, protein folding, drug design, systems biology, structural biology and optional courses covering cellular and molecular biology as well as mini-projects and the final 6 month research project. All projects are carried out in active, well-funded research groups. The degree programme has been planned around the early integration of MSc students into research groups and the use of most modern equipment by individual students. Before the end of the first term students will have individual hands on experience of electrospray mass spectrometry, subsecond kinetics, microcalorimetry, surface plasmon resonance and recombinant protein production to name but a few. The degree programme also offers flexibility to allow students to specialise in aspects of protein science and biotechnology which they believe will most benefit their future career. Programme Admissions Please read this entire document carefully before starting the application process. Prerequisites for applicants Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree with good grades in either: Biochemistry, or a closely related topic (to be judged by the content of the degree) Chemistry, or a closely related topic, and relevant biochemistry experience The degree has to consist of minimum three (3) years of full-time study. An equivalent higher education degree which enables the applicant to apply for higher university degree (Master) studies in his/her home country is also acceptable in place of the BSc. Please note that conditional admission is possible, if the applicant receives the degree certificate from the previous degree after the application deadline. However the final degree certificate must be submitted by Applicants graduating spring term 2017 from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences by 12th of June 2017 Applicants graduating spring/summer term 2017 form abroad or Finnish research university by 28th of July 2017 to commence the MSc degree. Application procedure The application and selection process is comprised of two stages: Stage I: written applications Stage II: interviews Stage I: Written applications General information The admission period for International Master’s Degree Programmes is from 15th December 2016 to 25th January 2017 (3.00 pm, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. University of Oulu partners with the University Admissions Finland for their services for the application system and the pre-processing of application documents. University Admissions Finland will evaluate your eligibility and the authenticity of your educational certificates. This includes e.g. contacting your previous educational institution. Any malpractice will be reported to the universities and proper authorities. A written application includes: a) Completed online application form b) Compulsory attachments to the application form: A copy of passport information page or a copy of an official ID card Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree certificate University transcript, including the grading system of the institution Curriculum Vitae in Europass CV format Two reference letters 1. Fill in the online application MSc in Protein Science and Biotechnology study programme of University of Oulu can be found on the Studyinfo portal where you can search for the programme and start the application. The online application is only open during the application period, 15.12.2016-25.1.2017. The admissions requirements are found in the University of Oulu Admissions. Visit also the programme website for programme specific requirements. 2. Collect the required enclosures The list of required documents is also on the online application. Mark down your Application Form number into every document, and also into the lower left corner of the envelope. Please make sure that the documents are officially certified and translated. There are no exceptions to these rules. 3. Send the requested application documents to the mailing address of the University Admissions Finland University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND (If you use a courier service, please also mark down the University Admissions Finland’s phone number +358 29 41 235 28) Applications sent via email or fax will not be considered. Please make sure your application package (enclosures) reaches University Admissions Finland by mail within the given application deadline. Late applications will not be processed. The application documents will not be returned to the applicants. Submitting Application Documents All educational documents must be officially certified (attested) by the Notary Public or the awarding institution. Please also note the possible country-specific requirements. Detailed descriptions of the official translations and officially certified copies can be found in here. Selection criteria for the interview: Applicants will be selected for interview based on the written applications. The primary selection criteria will be the level and relevance of the applicants study record in the Bachelor’s degree. Secondary selection criteria will come from the applicants statements e.g. motivation, that are include in the online application form. A maximum of 40 students will be selected for interview. Language requirements Students must be fluent in English. Our MSc degree uses the interview as the method for demonstrating language proficiency. No documentation on language proficiency is needed. Stage II: Interviews The second stage of the selection will be an interview by skype (or by telephone if skype is unavailable), with questions based on the relevant scientific background i.e. protein chemistry, molecular biology, basic cellular biology, and relevant sections of chemistry such as kinetics and thermodynamics, along with questions relating to motivation and career aspirations. The interview will also be a test of the ability of the applicant to understand and communicate effectively in English. The interviews will typically be 45-50 minutes in length and will be held during March-April. Student Selection A maximum of 15 students will be selected to the Master’s programme based on the ranking of their performance in the interview. In the case of ties the written application will be used to separate the candidates. Announcing the Results Selection result will be published latest by early May 2017. Accepting the Study Place Deadline to confirm the study place for a full two-year Master's Programme starting in autumn 2017 is mid July , 2017 (exact date will be published later). 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 Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

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

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

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering

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 [-]

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