Admission requirements for the 2020-2022 programme

The qualified applicant has an undergraduate degree (from at least a three-year bachelor’s programme or the equivalent) in science or engineering. The degree work should have included sufficient preparatory studies in physics and mathematics. Additional studies in computer programming and human biology are considered an asset.

The applicant must provide certification of proficiency in English by submitting a valid TOEFL/ PTE or Academic IELTS certificate that is no more than two years old. The following entrance requirements are applied:

  • TOEFL (iBT): 92
  • IELTS (academic): 6.5
  • CAE: 180
  • CPE: 180
  • PTE (academic): 62

The English language test is not required for applicants when
- Bachelor’s (BSc), Master’s (MSc) or higher degree was conducted in the English language (he/she must include the statement of his/her institution stating that the medium of the instruction of the applicant's university is English)
- secondary education was conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States
- secondary education was in one of the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, or Iceland) or
- the applicant received a mark of at least Magna Cum Laude Approbatur for the English language
as a part of the Finnish Matriculation Examination.
- exchange studies (at least 20 ECTS) were completed in English at the University of Eastern
Finland.
- A1 English, as displayed in the International Baccalaureate examination, with a minimum grade
of 2 was completed.

Selection criteria

Firstly, candidates with an adequate academic background will be selected for further consideration. For these candidates, numerous factors are considered, with the following elements used for grading criteria:

I. Academic excellence. The mark for the major subject or full GPA for the BSc degree (whichever is
higher) and the suitability of any minor subjects with regard to the MedPhys programme, along
with the marks for the relevant subjects

II. The letter of motivation

III. The letters of recommendation

IV. Other merits: relevant work experience, scientific merit, other degrees received, and
international experience

Points are assigned for each of these four elements (0–5 each), and those eligible applicants with
the most points will be selected to progress further in the process.

An interview may be used in the final decisions on admission. The objective is to select wellmotivated
applicants for the programme.