CBU FOR student selection

Selection criteria

All eligible applications will be evaluated according to five selection criteria:

  • Academic excellence (0-5 points)
  • Prestige and level of the home university (0-5 points)
  • Relevant studies and other background (e.g. work experience, international experience and other projects) (0-5 points)
  • Recommendation letters (0-5 points)
  • Motivation (0-5 points) 

Whenever two or more applicants have the same total points, the one who has higher points in academic excellence will be placed first. The pre-selected students may also be interviewed via Skype to confirm their language skills.

Admission results

The university will carry out the student selection and inform the selected applicants on their admission results by latest on 27 March 2020 by email. Admitted students can request paper documents sent by mail if needed. The non-selected applicants will be informed only by email.

Admitted international students should inform whether they accept their study place by latest on 4 May 2020. The deadline for admitted Finnish students to submit the confirmation form is 10 July 2020. The CBU Introductory course in Joensuu will begin on 10 August 2020, but the students are advised to arrive already at the beginning of August.

Verification of original documents

We require that all admitted applicants submit their original degree certificates for verification upon arrival in Finland. Please see more HERE.