The admission processes in the Master's Degree Programme in Photonics aim at fair selection of high-quality applicants. Student selection will be 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. Also the success in earlier studies and the Motivation letter will be taken into account in the selection process. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the programme.
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 2021 will be published on 26.3.2021 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 3.5.2021 electronically via Studyinfo portal or by submitting the confirmation form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for admitted Finnish students to submit the confirmation form is 16.7.2021.
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 programme 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.
In order for you to have the necessary attestation or legalization done in time, we ask you to check the country specific requirements concerning the verification of original educational documents. If the country your degree was given is not on the list, we require you to bring us the original documents for verification. Please prepare to submit your certificates to the university at the latest by 15 September 2021. If it is not possible to bring the documents in person, the documents can be sent to either campus, addresses mentioned here.
The documents can also be submitted electronically through a few recognized sources. To see whether the service possibly used by your institution is accepted please check Electronic Transcripts for details.