After submitting the application with the required documents, the selection process comprises two stages. Stage one is an online motivational questionnaire, based on which a minimum of 30 applicants will be invited to stage two, which is an online video interview. A maximum of 15 students is admitted into the programme.
Submitting of application within the application period (5.1.-19.1.2022)
STAGE 1: Motivational online questionnaire (5.1.-26.1.2022)
STAGE 2: Individual online video interview (14.3.-28.3.2022)
STAGE 1: Motivational online questionnaire
The motivational online questionnaire includes questions such as:
- the reasons for applying for this programme,
- the reasons for applying to study at the University of Eastern Finland,
- describing and evaluating the applicant's suitability for the programme,
- describing the applicant's future plans after graduation,
- describing the applicant's expectations for this international programme.
The questionnaire must be filled in English and completed in person and individually by the person applying to the programme. This will be controlled at stage 2.
The link to the Motivational online questionnaire will be sent to the applicant within two days after she/he has submitted the application in Studyinfo-system. The link will be sent to the email address the applicant has used in the application.
The Motivational online questionnaire link is open until 26.1.2022. The applicant must answer the questionnaire by that deadline. After the closing of the online questionnaire (26.1.2022 at 18.00 Finnish time), additional answers will no longer be accepted.
After the closing of the online questionnaire (26.1.2022 at 6 P.M. Finnish time), additional answers will no longer be accepted. The answers in the motivational questionnaire are scored from 0 to 25 points, max. 5 points for each of the themes. To be eligible for selection to Stage 2 in the application process the applicant must gain at least 10 points from the motivational questionnaire. A minimum of 30 applicants will be invited to participate the Stage 2 of the application process based on the scores of the motivational questionnaire.
STAGE 2: Individual online interview in English using video conferencing tools
A minimum of 30 applicants will be invited to the 30-minute online video interview by email by 1.3.2022. Interviews will be organized between 14.3.-28.3.2022.
The applicants must have the technical tools to participate in the online video interview: a computer or mobile device (pad, phone) with camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection that works well. In addition, the applicant has to organize him/herself a peaceful and quiet closed room or other space, where no other people have access, and where there is no danger of disturbing noises. The responsibility to organize these technical and physical facilities lies on the applicant.
The purpose of the interview in English is to find out about the applicant’s interest in the field of education, motivation as well as readiness and competencies for managing academic studies. It is possible to receive a maximum of 25 points from the interview.
The final admission to the programme is based on the combined scores of the motivational questionnaire and the scores of the online video interview. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order will be determined based on the points earned from the interview.
Decision about admission to the programme will be announced latest 3.6.2022. Request for rectification must be submitted by 17.6.2022 at 3 P.M. Finnish time.
The study place must be accepted by 15.7.2022. Those on the waiting list must accept the study place by 2.8.2022.