Technical Physics

Master of Science in Technology
Lappeenranta Campus

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Applicants will be evaluated by their previous studies, applicability and motivation.

An applicant can be admitted based on

The majority of applicants will be admitted based on the application documents and only the applicants scoring total points close to the limit for getting admitted, may be interviewed.

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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Previous Programme-Specific Studies

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

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 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

The Admissions Committee for the programme has a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies match 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.
 

Minimum GPA

To be eligible to apply, the GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility must be

  • a minimum of 2.50 on the scale of 1.00 - 5.00.

The GPA considered 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 all the fails.

 

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Preliminary Selection:
Previous Studies and Applicability
Max. 10 points


Previous Programme-Specific Studies
Max. 5 points

Previous studies in Physics, supportive to the programme:
Minimum requirements for the completed studies

  • 40-50 ECTS credits = 0 point
  • 51-60 ECTS credits = 1 point
  • 61-70 ECTS credits = 2 points
  • 71-80 ECTS credits = 3 points
  • 81-90 ECTS credits = 4 points
  • 91-     ECTS credits = 5 points

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 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)
 

CV
Max. 5 points

  • Background and experience related to the strategy and research areas of LUT University and the Department of Physics
    Max. 2 points
  • Participation in research projects
    Max. 2 points
  • Other academic activity during studies
    Max. 1 point

You must upload a separate Transcript of Records for any additional studies completed, indicate links to any scientific publications as well as provide relevant documentation for having participated in other academic activity during studies.

 

Academic Success
Max. 5 points

GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply:

  • 2.50 - 2.99 = 1 point
  • 3.00 - 3.99 = 3 points
  • 4.00 - 5.00 = 5 points

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

The GPA considered in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study records included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for all the fails.

In case of your previous degree not having been evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be converted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme during the evaluation process.

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.

 

Motivation
Max. 5 points

Your motivation for successfully completing your studies in the programme will be evaluated based on your Letter of Motivation.

In your Letter of Motivation, you must carefully present your orientation towards the programme and your reasons for applying. Moreover, you need to reflect your strenghts towards the programme an explain how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future.

 

Interview, if applicable
Max. 5 points

The majority of the students will be admitted based on the points scored in the preliminary selection. If necessary, the applicants scoring total points close to the limit for getting admitted or not, may be interviewed.

In the possible interview, you will be asked to give more detailed information on your motivation, your possibilities for studying and competence for successfully completing the programme. Your language and communication skills will be evaluated as well.

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