Entrance examination course and video interview
Students are selected to the Bachelor in Science, Information Technology degree programme in using an online entrance exam course and an video interview.
There are 40 student places in Joensuu campus.
There are 40 student places in Kuopio campus.
Entrance exam course will be passed during the application evaluation period. The course opens at 1 February 2024 and the course must be finished by 14 April 2024. The course must be completed using the university Moodle platform. Access rights for the course will be sent for the applicants after the application period. Eligibility of applicants will be checked by 28 February.
The course consists of two parts: Introduction to Programming and Introduction to Computer Science and Algorithmic Thinking. The course contains material and exercises on elementary Computer Science, programming, and algorithmic subjects. The course is worth 5 ECTS units and the selected students can use the credits within their BSc degree.
Scoring the entrance examination course and video interview
To be considered in admission, the applicants must complete the whole course by 14 April 2024. The maximum for the whole course is 100 points. To be considered in admission, the applicant must get at least 50 points. After completing the course, at least 60 best applicants according to the course points are then invited for a video interview. The video interview will be graded on based on the (1) motivation, (2) presentation skills, and (3) knowledge of the subjects of the entrance exam course. Each grading part (1)-(3) has maximum 10 points and at least 5 points must be achieved in each grading part (1)-(3) to be considered in admission.
The applicants are then ranked based of the combined score of entrance exam course and video interview, maximum 130 points. If more than one applicant has the same combined score, all such applicants will be admitted.
Selections for video interview will be published at latest 26 April. Video interviews will be organized on 2 May – 10May.
The results of the entrance examination course admission will be announced in the My Studyinfo service on 31 May 2024 at the latest.
The granted right to study
If you are admitted to the programme, you will gain the right to complete a Bachelor in Science, Information Technology degree.
You may accept only one student place leading to a higher education degree in education that begins in the same academic term.
Additional information on applying
You will be informed in the result letter you receive from Studyinfo and in the My Studyinfo service if your acceptance is conditional. If you do not meet the condition by the deadline, you will lose the study place offered to you.
Applicants who complete an IB or EB degree in the same spring they apply
If the applicant completes their IB or EB degree in the spring of 2024, the final result of selection will be made based on the final grades of the IB/EB degree. If, for example, your grades improve from preliminary grades so that your selection points would increase over the cut-off, you will be selected as an extra student. If your grades decline so that you would not have been selected, then the selection will be cancelled. All the information will be checked at the latest when you start your studies. Checking and registering the final grades of applicants whose acceptance is conditional in Studyinfo may change the admission order of all applicants.
Delimitation of granting right to study
You cannot be granted a new right to study resulting in a Bachelor in Science, Information Technology degree if you already have a valid right to study in the Information Technology degree programme resulting in a Bachelor in Science, Information Technology degree or a right to study in the Information Technology degree programme resulting in a Master of Science degree at the University of Eastern Finland.
If you disagree with the student selection decision, you may apply for a rectification of the decision after the results have been published between 31 May – 14 June 2024 before 15:00 pm. Appeal instructions.
The attachments must be electronically saved on the application form (pdf, jpg or png) by 24 January 2024 at 15:00 pm. If attachments are required from you, after submitting the application form, you will receive information on the required attachments on the screen as well as by email (confirmation message about submitting the application form).
Certification of English language skills
To verify your English language proficiency, upload the required document to the application form by 24 January 2024 at 15:00 p.m. If you must upload a required attachment to the application form, after submitting the application form, you will receive information on the required attachments on the screen as well as by email (confirmation message about submitting the application form).
Information concerning the required documents.
Applicants receiving their diplomas in 2024 please see our website
The attachment is uploaded to the application form
Deadline for uploading attachments
24 January 2024 at 15:00 pm