Faculty of Information Technology

How to apply

last modified Oct 26, 2017 04:52 PM

Application deadlines March 31 and September 30
Application form

Check that you are eligible to apply

  • You need to have a master's degree with sufficient studies in the subjects of the Faculty or in subjects closely related to them. It's possible to get conditional admission decision up to six months before graduation. Therefore, you may be able to apply even if you   
  • Fluency in English is required. Applicants must be able to provide evidence on their English language profi­cien­cy in a recognized international language test with following minimum scores: TOEFL 627 (Paper Based Test) / 95 (Internet Based Test), IELTS 7, or CPE and CAE levels B or C, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) 76. The language test is not needed if master's degree (including master's thesis) is done in EU/EEA area, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • See general selection criteria of the University of Jyväskylä
If master's degree is from different discipline, additional 20 ECTS coursework is required. These additional studies are individually planned with supervisor and they are most typically master's level studies in the planned research field.

Application process

The doctoral studies are done in one of the following research fields:

  • Information Systems (Ph.D. or D.Sc.)
  • Software and Communications Engineering  (Ph.D.)
  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Learning and Cognitive Science (Ph.D.)
  1. Contact directly potential supervisors in your planned research field. You need to have two supervisors before submitting the actual application. The supervisor-in-charge must have an employment relationship with the Faculty of Information Technology, a doctoral degree and sufficient academic merits.
  2. Prepare a study plan for the coursework (see information about coursework) and a research (see suggested content for a research plan) with assistance of your supervior(s). Attach the plans, degree diploma, transcript and other relevant documents in your application.
  3. Send your application by the deadline (March 31 or August 31) with the following web form: https://www.jyu.fi/it/jatko-opiskelijalle/form. The applications are discussed in the doctoral school board, and finally, decisions of the admission are made by the dean of the Faculty of Information Technology. Decisions are usually made within a month after the application deadline.
  4. You need to confirm your studentship by registering for the doctoral studies with a form, which your receive with the formal admission letter.