The admission processes in the Master's Degree Programme in Photonics aims at fair selection of high-quality applicants. Student selection is based on the application documents and evaluation how the applicant’s skills and competences gained by the previous academic studies correspond to the Master's studies applied for. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the programme.
Applicants will be ranked according to the selection criteria. The best 20 applicants are accepted to the program and the rest of the applicants are rejected. Applicants are not placed on the waiting list.
The applications will be graded using the following criteria:
1. Suitability and the content of the previous studies to the area of Photonics: 0-5 p (0=poor, 5=excellent)
2. Applicant's success in the previous studies in general: 0-5 p (0=poor, 5=excellent)
3. Applicant's success in the previous studies of the suitable field of science: 0-5 p (0=poor, 5=excellent)
4. Prestige and level of the home university: 0-5p (0=poor, 5=excellent)
5. Applicant's own explanations about their motivation to apply for studies: 0-5 p (0=poor, 5=excellent)
Statements from the referees are used to complete the evaluation of point 5 (motivation of applicant), but they are not separately graded.
Results for studies starting in September 2023 will be published on 31.3.2023 at the latest. When the selection decision has been made, the results will be posted immediately to applicants by e-mail.
Admitted students shall inform whether they accept their study place by latest on 14.7.2023 electronically via Studyinfo portal or by submitting the confirmation form electronically to email@example.com.
According to One study place per term provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education.
More information: Admissions results.
An information package including information on accommodation, the residence permit and Student Union is sent by email to all the selected students. The practical guide for the new students, registration instructions, and the course timetable are sent by email later.
Orientation program for the new international students and the photonics courses start on the first week of September.
Verification of original documents
We require that all admitted applicants submit their original degree certificates for verification upon arrival in Finland.
Selected students who are unable to deliver the electronically certified final diploma and transcript of records during the application period will be selected on a conditional basis. Students who accept the study place are required to provide officially certified copies of the degree certificate and final transcript of records, or submit them according to country-specific document requirements, by 11.8.2023 at the latest. If the required documents do not arrive on time or cannot be verified electronically by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.
NB! There are country-specific document requirements in place for academic qualifications awarded in certain countries. If your degree is completed in a country that has country-specific requirements, you must submit your educational documents following the relevant country-specific instructions.