The Admissions Committee for the programme always reserves a right to decide whether the degree and the completed studies provide the applicant with eligibility to apply to the programme.
To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must have completed
a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, Business Systems and Analytics, Business Systems Design, Programming, Databases or Data Science
by the application deadline.
These studies must be completed in one or two of the following groups of universities:
where all the important information regarding to applying in general is given.
You must list the programme-related studies on your application form in ECTS credits by each course under the related field of study and indicate the total ECTS credits for all the listed courses.
In case of your courses not originally listed in ECTS credits on your Transcript of Records, you are responsible for converting the original study units (credits, credit hours etc.) to ECTS credits according to the following conversion.
You must also indicate on your application form the total number of all the original study units for your Bachelor’s Degree that you have completed. If you have completed a combination of degrees that together correspond for a Bachelor's Degree you must indicate the total number of original study units for all these degrees.
How to get the conversion factor?
Divide 180 ECTS credits (= the total credits for a LUT Bachelor’s Degree) by the total number of all the original study units (credits, credit hours etc.) you have completed for the Bachelor’s degree that you are applying with
As a result you will get a factor for the following conversion.
How to convert your study units to ECTS credits?
Multiply the original number of study unit (credits, credit hours etc.) for your courses with the factor explained above
As a result you will have your courses in ECTS credits
The total study units completed for your Bachelor’s Degree are 120 credits and you need to convert a course with 2 credits to ECTS credits.
Divide 180 ECTS credits by 120 credits >> the conversion factor is 1.5
Multiply 2 credits with the factor 1.5 >> your course is equal to 3 ECTS credits.
Language Test result when required Upload a scan for the test result or a screenshot from your test account. The result is always electronically verified from the test database.
Additional educational documents when required
+ official translations when required Upload a scan for the original/s. When proving your proficiency in English with another degree apart from the one you are applying with.
When having completed programme-specifically required university-level studies not included in the degree you are applying with.
Letter of Motivation max. one page Upload your Letter of Motivation explaining why you wish to study in the programme. Explain why you wish to apply to this programme. Indicate through examples on how your strengths seen from the academic or other aspect are related to this programme and how graduating from this programme would support your career plans in the future. Feel free to list also other issues for your motivation towards studying in this programme.
Certificate/s of Employment Upload scans for the original Certificate/s of Employment for work experience related to the programme and completed by the end of the application period.
Work experience only mentioned on a CV will not be evaluated.
Documentation for publications and extracurricular activities If having publications and extracurricular activities related to the programme, upload scans for the related documents to prove the indicated activity.
Transcript of Records for LUT Open University or other LUT Pathway studies If having completed pathway studies in Software Engineering offered by LUT University, upload an official Transcript of Records for them. Further information: Evaluation > Stage 1.
Passport or ID card with nationality Upload a scan for the document or card.
Finnish Residence Permit Card Upload a scan for the card if having one.
What is an unfinished Bachelor's Degree?
You have not yet graduated = you have not been awarded your Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate
Having completed all your studies does not mean that you have graduated unless not having been awarded the Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate.
If not being able to upload your Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate by the supplementary deadline, you must identify your status on the application form as "not yet graduated".
Indicate the estimated date of graduation on your Application Form
No official statement for the date required from the home university
Upload your latest Transcript of Records to your Online Application Form
plus the official translation (when required)
The Transcript of Records must include the name of the degree to be awarded.
If not included, an additional statement issued by the awarding university about the name of the degree must be uploaded to your Online Application Form.
If admitted, you must be able to
Graduate by 31 August 2024
Provide us with the following documents by 31 August 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scan for your original Degree Certificate
Scan for your original Transcript of Records
Provide us with the following documents by 6 September 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scans for the official translations in English for both the documents (when applicable)
Official translations required, if the original documents are not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish.
The documents must be provided according to the given instructions despite of the country the degree was awarded in.
If not being able to meet with both the requirements by the given deadlines, your right to study in the programme will automatically be cancelled and you will lose your place without a possibility to claim it back.
Before the academic evaluation begins, the admission committee checks the programme-specific requirements and the applicants meeting with the requirements will move forward to academic evaluation.
There is no interview included in the evaluation process as the final selection among the applicants is based on:
Academic performance, work experience, motivation, publications etc.
The application will be evaluated according to the elements included in the evaluation and based on the application documents.
Only a limited number of applicants will be admitted.
Your application is given points as follows:
Field of study and relevance of the degree you must apply with Max. 5 points
Arithmetic GPA for the degree you must apply with Max. 5 points
The arithmetic GPA evaluated in the LUT selection process is
an arithmetic average of all individual study records included in the degree and completed by the application deadline that have been graded on a numeric grading scale
Grade for the Final Thesis is included in the arithmetic GPA while fails are excluded.
Courses without a related study unit such as ECTS credit, credit, credit hour etc. are excluded from the arithmetic GPA even if the course having been graded on a numeric grading scale.
Courses completed outside the degree as well as courses included in the degree that have been credited or compensated are excluded from the arithmetic GPA unless the degree-awarding university having graded them on a numeric grading scale.
All the courses included in the arithmetic GPA must be listed on the official Transcript of Records for the degree you must be applying with.
The arithmetic GPA will be first checked and verified by LUT University and in case of the original grading scale not having been on a scale of 1.00 - 5.00, the arithmetic GPA will be converted by LUT University on this scale during the evaluation process. Finally, the arithmetic GPA with two decimals will be evaluated.
Work experience Max. 5 points
Relevant work experience completed by the end of the application period will be evaluated.
Remember to indicate the duration for all the listed individual work experiences as well as the total duration for all the work experience listed.
Remember to upload Certificate/s of Employment to prove your work experience.
Publications and extracurricular activities related to the field of study
Max. 10 points
Remember to upload the related documentation to prove your publications and extracurricular activities.
Max. 5 points
Explain why you wish to apply to this programme. Let the Admission Committee know through examples on how your strengths seen from the academic or other aspect are related to this programme and how graduating from this programme would support your career plans in the future. Feel free to list also other issues for your motivation towards studying in this programme.
The applicant must follow the practices of scientific writing: documents related to the application process such as Letter of Motivation must be written by the applicant. It must not present other people's ideas, information, words or other material without a sufficient reference. Artificial intelligence is not a source of scientific text. The applicant must ensure that the source entries are correct.
Previous studies by LUT Open University or by other LUT Pathway studies Max. 5 points A minimum of 18 ECTS credits of studies offered by the LUT Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Programme in Software Engineering and completed through LUT Open University or other LUT pathway studies.
Only courses in Software Engineering with course numbers beginning with CT accepted.
The language of instruction for the courses must be either English or Finnish.