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Master's Degree Programme in Geoinformatics (GIMP)





Requirements for Applicants

Applicants to the GIMP at the University of Helsinki are required to hold at least a Bachelor’s level degree in one of the following fields: 1) Science, 2) Agriculture and Forestry, 3) Bioscience or 4) Technology. Additionally, holders of a Bachelor's degree in some other appropriate fields or from Polytechnic are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have completed 25 credit units in geoinformatics.

Applicants must also display proficiency in the English language. The required language skills and minimum language test results are specified on the webpage of the University of Helsinki link.

In the winter 2010, the University of Helsinki will select 10 new students. Student selection will be based on prior academic record and success, and the suitability of these studies relative to the Master's programme.

Documents required for application can be found from the links below:

    • GIMP on-line registration form (link at the bottom of the page)
    • In addition to the application form, the applicants are requested to enclose several attachments, see more general application information here.

The application forms with the attached officially certified (legalized) photocopies (i.e. they must bear the stamp and signature of an official entitled to attest documents) must be sent to:

University Admissions, P.O. Box 54, Snellmanninkatu 14 B, FI-00170 University of Helsinki, Finland.

The deadline for applications is the February 1, 2010. Applications arriving after the deadline will be disregarded.

Finnish universitites have no tuition fees for regular degree students (domestic or international) because education is subsidised by the State. Student union fees and costs of living are described here.

Information on scholarships and accommodation services can be found on CIMO homepages or on the web site of the University of Helsinki.

Last updated 3.11.2009