Notes on Eligibility

ECTS Credit System

3-year bachelor degrees for master's degree admission and 5-year master's degrees for doctoral degree admission are accepted at UBC. Please note that some countries may have both the old academic degrees and the new ECTS degrees.

UBC Master's Program Requirements

Years of Study required

Kandidat or professional degree

Overall Grade Required

cum laude approbatur" or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale (or equivalent)

Credentials or Degrees Required

Kandidaatti/Kandida, Professional degree: *Ekonomi (Economics), Professional degree: Arkkitekti (Architecture), Professional degree: Diplomi-insinoori (Engineering), Professional degree: Lisensiaatti (in Law, Dentistry, Medicine), Professional degree: Proviisori (Pharmacy)

UBC Doctoral Program Requirements

Overall Grade Required

3.5 on a 5.0 scale ("cum laude approbatur" or equivalent)

Credentials or Degrees Required


English Language Test

Applicants from a university in Finland are usually required to provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. This applies to all applicants whose basis of admission will be a degree from a university in which English is not the primary language of instruction. Please note that graduate programs have the right to request a language test when deemed necessary, even if the language of instruction has been English. Read more

Financial Awards

This is a list of selected awards that you may be able to apply / be considered for if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please review the database of financial awards for other award opportunities.


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