The high quality of Finland´s education system has been recognized in international assessments like PISA. According to academic rankings of world universities, University of Oulu belongs to the top 400. The Department of Physics is an official "Centre of Excellence in Research" within the university after gaining, in 2007, a numerical rating 6 out of 7 from an international evaluation panel.
Department´s two years long (120 ECTS credits) full-time Master´s Degree programmes are open for applications from students with a Bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS) in related fields. The deadline for the next applications is January 31, 2012.
The selection criteria include the number of passed courses in related fields and the grades obtained. Your application must contain officially certified substantiations of these matters. In addition, since the lectures are given in English, sufficient proficiency in it is required. A reference form filled by, e.g., your thesis supervisor, is required.
Note that the Finnish Immigration Authorities have income requirements for foreign students. Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member states are liable to pay the tuition fee. University of Oulu provides scholarships to talented students. The scholarships can be applied by completing “Application for Scholarship” part at the end of the Online Application Form.