Global Management of Innovation
and Technology (GMIT)

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is conducted in two stages:

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points scored for the preliminary selection and the interview

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Programme-Specific Studies

To possibly get admitted, you are required to have

  • a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies in some of the following fields: Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Technology, Mathematics or Statistics, having been completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.

The Admissions Committee for the programme reserves a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies meet with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.


NOTE: Carefully answering all the questions on your Online Application Form is a must as missing information will lead into not scoring points for that question.
Further information

Preliminary Selection (max. 20 points)

Previous Studies (max. 13 points)

  • Applicability for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply = max. 4 points
  • GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply = max. 5 points
  • Studies in Mathematics = max. 2 points
  • Studies in Physics = max. 2 points
    • The studies must be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

  • 1 ECTS credit = a workload of 26 hours (incl. lectures, assignments etc.)

You must indicate your GPA for your previous degree on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.

The GPA used in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for any fails. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be adapted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.

Letter of Motivation, Letter of Recommendation and
Overall Impression for the Application (max. 7 points)

Your motivation will be assessed by a Letter of Motivation (max. one page A4/Letter).

Explain why you wish to apply to this programme and indicate how you have carefully thought through your career options. Give examples on how your strong points are related to the programme and how completing it would support your career plans in the future.

In addition to your Letter of Motivation, please also upload a Letter of Recommendation to your Online Application Form.

Interview (max. 20 points)

A certain number of applicants are invited to an interview in the order of the highest total points scored in the preliminary selection.

Communication skills, motivation and background knowledge in the field of study for the GMIT Programme as well as the overall impression for the applicant are being evaluated in the interview.

If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.

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