Required Application Documents 2013
- Officially attested copy of original Bachelor's degree certificate or certificate of studies that are equivalent to that. *
The studies must be completed by 31 July 2013. See also the country-specific documentation requirements.
- Authorised translation of the degree (if applicable).
If your degree certificate is issued in a language other than English, you must submit an authorised translation of the degree certificate. **
- Official transcript of university records listing your completed university studies. Please provide your full education history in case you have completed or started a second degree after the Bachelor's degree, i.e. provide also the officially attested transcripts and possible degree certificate of that degree. See also the country-specific documentation requirements.
- Authorised translation of the transcript (if applicable).
If the transcript is in a language other than English, an authorised translation of the transcript must be submitted.
- Curriculum vitae.
A summary of your academic and work history with contact details.
- A copy of passport or ID card.
- Language test scores (to be submitted no later than 1 March 2013).
See more information on language test requirements and language test exemptions at Admission and Language Criteria.
- Motivation letter.
The motivation letter is part of your online application form. You can prepare the letter in advance (max. 4000 characters) and copy-paste it to the online form. In the letter of motivation, please outline your academic and professional reasons for applying for admission to the programme.
- School-leaving certificate (high school or upper secondary school) and its translation (if necessary). This is required only if:
a) you have not yet completed your first university degree (B.Sc) or
b) you have an upper secondary education and a Bachelor's degree from a Nordic country and may be exempted from the language test requirement (please see Admission and Language Criteria).
- Two recommendation letters; at least one academic recommendation is preferred. The recommendations should be written by a university professor or lecturer, namely by a person who has supervised you in either academic or employment capacity. The recommendations must be original: photocopies are not accepted.
- Course descriptions of courses taken in the relevant subject areas: Numerical analysis, vector calculus, linear algebra, stochastics, probability, ordinary differential equations, basic programming skills, partial differential equations, physics, engineering applications.
The academic evaluators would like to check the content of your courses as quite often the course titles in the transcript are not informative enough. To provide the course descriptions, please use the course descriptions form [.doc].
- Relevant letters of reference (work certificates) and other certificates of relevant activities (patents, publications).
In case you have work experience or other activities that could support your application, include copies of these documents to your application. If you have publications, submit a copy of those.
- GRE test is not compulsory for admission; however, high GRE scores are considered a merit. If you have taken a GRE test, please provide a copy of your test results.
* Copies: The copies of study certificates must be certified by the issuing institution or by a notary public. The copies must be made of the original, official documents. Copies of copies will not be accepted. If the certificate has several pages, each page must be certified from the right side of the page. Each page must be certified separately and indicate clearly the date and the original signature, printed name and stamp of the certifying officer. The mere mention of the official copy (eg. stamp "True copy") is not enough. Please also see the country-specific documentation requirements.
Do not send your original documents as application documents will not be returned.
** Translations: All required documents must be available in English. If the original study certificates are not issued in English, the applicant must provide official translations of them. A translation is regarded official if it is made by an authorised translator or by the university that has granted the degree. Translations must be either originals or certified copies of the original translations. All translations must be accompanied with a certified copy of the original document.