Master’s Degree Programme in Sustainable management of Inland Aquatic Resources
The main admission requirements are:
*TOEFL: minimum score 580 (paper based), 237 (computer based) or 92 (internet based). When filling out the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University Admissions Finland’s Institution Code 3138 in the Score Report Recipient field.
*IELTS: minimum test result 6.5. When filling out the IELTS Application Form to take the test, please address the test results in section 24 (Institution Applications) to University Admissions Finland.
*CPE or CAE: passed on level A, B or C.
*University of Jyväskylä Language Centre's English Language Test. The test is offered for (and only for) students applying to the international Master’s degree programmes of the University of Jyväskylä, and who reside in Finland. This test option is only being offered in Autumn 2011 to the first 30 qualified candidates who indicate interest. The dates for the test are December 7-8, 2011. The test is composed of two parts: 1) a written test incorporating skills of reading, writing and language structures on December 7th from 14-16, and 2) an oral interview which covers listening and speaking skills on December 8th. The oral testing is done in pairs, if possible, involving participants from the same discipline. Pairs and testing times for the oral comprehension component will be decided after the final list of candidates is determined. The overall test is designed to reveal the applicant’s level of proficiency in general academic English comprehension and usage. The test is evaluated according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The required minimum level is B2 in all parts of the test. For more information and registration for the test, please contact Elina Isännäinen at the International Office (email@example.com ). The deadline for registration is November 27, 2011. Please note: The test results are recognized only by the University of Jyväskylä. Consequently, you need to take one of the internationally recognized tests such as TOEFL or IELTS if you intend to apply for admissions also to other universities.
NOTE: Any English proficiency test must be attended by Feb. 15 2013.
A language certificate is required of all applicants, except of those who:
*have graduated from a high school or upper secondary school with an education that has been fully completed in English in Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
*have completed fully in English a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in the above mentioned countries or EU (European union) or EEA (European Economic Area) countries.
The students (max. 15) will be selected on the basis of their academic record and motivation, as shown in their application. In some instances students may be asked to attend for interview.
If you have questions about the admissions criteria, please contact programme coordinator Timo Marjomäki (timo.j.marjomaki (ät) jyu.fi) or Foreign Student Advisor Elina Isännäinen at the International Office (intl (ät) jyu.fi).
Foreign students should consult the instructions about visa and residence permit requirements.
How to apply?
The application period commences on
19th of November 2012
The deadline for applications is
15th of February 2013.
Please note that all applicants, both international and Finnish, will apply through the same system.
Applications must be submitted
*in the electronic application system provided by the University Admissions Finland
*via regular mail.
First, read carefully the following instructions and then click the link to the electronic application form (bottom of this page).
To complete your application:
Collect the enclosures which the programme requires. They are listed below and also at the first page of the Application Form.
Mark down your Application Form number into every document. The Application Form number is printed on the top right hand corner of the Application Form you have printed out after submitting it online.
Mark down the Application Form number together with the name of the university (University of Jyväskylä) into the lower left corner of the envelope.
Send the signed application and the enclosures via regular mail to University Admissions Finland:
University Admissions Finland
Snellmaninkatu 14 B
If you use a courier service please also mark down the University Admissions Finland’s phone number +358 (0)9 191 23528
All the following documents must be delivered, either enclosed to the application (items 1, 2, 5) or transmitted directly by the document licensor (item 3 and 4) to University Admission Finland:
1. Officially (notary public, police) certified high resolution colour copy of your passport or other official proof of identification.
2. Curriculum vitae
3.Officially certified copies of certificates from previous university studies including a degree certificate/diploma/attestation of results and a transcript of academic record that would enable content and level of those studies to be fully assessed. If the document is written in another language than English, Swedish or Finnish, a certified translated copy in English is required.
NOTE: Applicants, whose degrees have been awarded in certain countries, need to pay special attention to the documentation before submitting it. In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain way. Please check if your degree awarding country is listed below and then follow the given guidelines. University Admissions Finland will not make any exceptions to these requirements. The countries with specific documentation requirements are: Australia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Cameroon Canada China Eritrea Ethiopia Ghana Great Britain India Indonesia Ireland Iran Kazakhstan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Malaysia Nepal New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Russia South Africa Sudan Tadzhikistan Tanzania Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine USA Uzbekistan
NOTE: If certificates from relevant previous university studies are not available at the time of application, but will be issued before the Programme starts in September, please attach a document from your university certifying that your graduation takes place before the programme commences.
4. A language test certificate.
5. Letters of support from two academic referees.
NOTE 1: Only applications with all the required certified documents will be considered.
NOTE 2: In the cover sheet of the application form you will receive a list of enclosures which may in its details differ from the list above. The list on this page (above) is valid and must be followed.
Note 3:Only signed applications sent via regular mail are considered as a completed application. Please make sure that they reach the University Admissions Finland by the end of the application period. Late applications will not be processed.
University Admissions Finland is a centralised service, which provides an online Application Form and offers technical help on how to fill it in. Help is only provided via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and over the telephone. When contacting the University Admissions Finland or the university of Jyväskylä, please tell your Application Form number, name, date of birth and the university and programme you are applying to.
Preprocessing by the University Admissions Finland includes sending out notices of receiving the applications and requests to send missing documents, as well as verifying the correctness and authenticity of the applications. In case of any counterfeit documents or fraudulent information, the application will be disqualified.
After preprocessing, the applications are sent to the university of Jyväskylä where student selection is carried out.
The decision about admission is notified to each applicant personally by the university of Jyväskylä. In normal circumstances the applications are handled within two months from the application deadline.
If you are granted admission, you are required to verify all information given in your application form and attachments by showing the original documents (e.g. pass port, degree certificate, transcript of university records). If you fail to submit these documents upon registration at the University of Jyväskylä, your admission will be invalidated.
No tuition fee - no scholarships
The AMP has no scholarship programme of its own, but as we collect no tuition fee either, the studies can be regarded amply subsidised.
Students are responsible for organizing the necessary funds to finance their studies themselves.
Compulsory student union fee
The membership fee for the Student Union is compulsory for all students aiming at Master’s degree. The compulsory membership fee entitles students, for example, to use the services of the Student Student Health Centre (YTHS).
International students must be able to pay for their food, lodgings, clothes, study material, social life, etc.
The most convenient option for students is to stay in a student rent apartment. The University of Jyväskylä International Office will help accepted students to find accommodation.
For more information on studying in the University of Jyväskylä and Finland see International Student Guide
Click to access the application form.
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NOTE: On page "Degree programme" in the electronic application form, choose:
1. University University of Jyväskylä
2. I wish to study in English
3. Level of studies only Master's degree
4. Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Science
5. Degree programme Master's Degree Programme in Sustainable Management of Inland Aquatic Resources - only Masters Degree
Updated 20.09.2012 T. M.
(C) Ossi Käkränen