Number of places

The programme will accept 15 students.

Application period

Application period: 2 December 2019–22 January 2020 15.00 (GMT+2).


A recognized Bachelor's degree (or higher) in educational sciences, educational psychology, educational sociology, or equivalent, is required. In addition, applicants are required to have completed at least 20 ECTS of research methodology courses during their previous studies.

The programme will accept a temporary degree certificate. The temporary degree certificate is issued as a replacement for the actual degree certificate in case the latter cannot be given to student immediately after the studies have been completed due to technical or administrative reasons. The temporary degree certificate should include the same information as the actual degree certificate. The programme will accept a temporary certificate only if all the studies included in the previous degree have been successfully completed.

The programme will conditionally accept applications from persons who will not have graduated by the time the application period for the programme ends. The conditional applicants are required to indicate their anticipated graduation date in their application and submit a copy of their last transcript of records by the end of the application period. The conditional applicants must submit their final degree certificate and the final transcript of records to the programme coordinator by 7 August 2020.

English proficiency

Minimum requirements for the language skills verified through the official language tests are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 92
  • TOEFL rPDT: reading 20, listening 20, writing 22
  • PTE Academic: 62
  • C1 Advanced: 180
  • C2 Proficiency: 180

A language test is not required of applicants who have completed

  • upper secondary education in English in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States
  • a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in English in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

Ranking of applicants

All applicants will be assessed and placed in the rank order on the basis of the following criteria, each graded from 0 to 10:

  • earlier academic performance and applicability of studies
  • motivation letter.

The candidates for scholarships are placed in the rank order on the basis of the criteria above.