Thinking about applying for admission to the MDP in Tourism Marketing and Management?


The application period for September 2019 intake begins on 1 November 2018 and lasts until 31 January 2019. 

The strengths of our program lie in the nature that surrounds us. The world is filled with tourism destinations and businesses that do not have well-known attractions or world-class infrastructure but still manage to provide tourists with amazing, unique experiences and thrive in the marketplace. During this two-year Master’s Degree Programme, you will learn to market and manage tourism destinations and businesses in a modern, rapidly changing world. You will learn to utilise the possibilities of nature as a marketing tool and as a source of wellbeing for tourists. This programme focuses on four global possibilities and challenges in tourism business: sustainability, wellbeing, nature tourism, and information and communication technologies.

We are seeking students who want to develop tourism business in a responsible way. We provide the students with tools and knowledge to understand tourists and utilise customer insights to provide customer value for incoming tourists in every step of the travel planning process: before the trip, during the trip and after the trip.

This Master’s Degree Programme is based on the latest academic literature and research as well as real-life case examples for companies and destinations from all over the world. This is a programme for those who want to be on the leading edge of tourism marketing and management.

Intake: 15 students
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Details about the application process:

  1. The application period for September 2019 intake begins on 1 November 2018 and lasts until 31 January 2019.
  2. During this time period, you can apply for the programme using an online form which will be available at!/korkeakoulu/
  3. When you apply for the programme you can also apply for a scholarship should you need one. We provide scholarships to 80 % of to top students coming from outside EU. A half of the scholarships cover the full tuition fee for two years and a half covers 80 % of tuition fees. The scholarships are only for tuition fees, there are unfortunately no living cost scholarships available for our programme. There are no tuition fees for EU/ETA students.
  4. In March 2018 you will be informed if you have been accepted for the programme and if you get a scholarship. After this, you must decide if you want to come to study in our programme in Joensuu. If you accept the position then we will help you with payments and scholarship. 

Contact details
Programme Coordinator
Dr. Juho Pesonen

email: mdp-tmm (at)