University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Programme 2012-2013
1. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship
The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarships provide EURO 2.4 million in scholarships to academically talented international students in architecture, business, economics, education, engineering, and sciences. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year international Master’s programmes*. The scholarship is for one academic year and covers the full international tuition fee. The University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2012 does not cover living costs.
In order to retain the scholarship in the second year of study, a student must have completed 45 ECTS by the end of their first academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme.
2. Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship
a. Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2012, if they are:
Non-EU/EEA** citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland.
(Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons , 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2012 – 13.)
b. Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme* at the University of Oulu for academic year 2012 – 13. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education.
– applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer.
3. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2012 – 13
There is no separate application for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Online Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” which can be found at the end of the Online Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application form cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Online Application Form.
Application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarship is 21.11.2011 – 31.1.2012.
4. Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2012
Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed.
*International Master’s programmes in the scholarship scheme 2012 – 13:
- Architectural Design
- Astronomy and Space Physics
- Barents Environmental Engineering (BEE)
- Ecology and Population Genetics (ECOGEN)
- Education and Globalisation (EdGlo)
- Finance (MF)
- Financial and Management Accounting (FMA)
- International Business (IB)
- Learning, Education and Technology (LET)
- Magnetic Resonance in Materials (MRM)
- Protein Science and Biotechnology
- Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment (GS3D)
- Synchrotron Radiation Based Science and Accelerator Physics
- Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE)
**European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states.
The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY.
EU citizen or a comparable person means a citizen of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or a citizen of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
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