The University of Eastern Finland offers degrees and postgraduate degrees in the following fields: pharmacy, dentistry, humanities, education, economics and business administration, natural sciences, medicine, forest sciences, law, psychology, theology, health sciences and social sciences. The complete educational offering is presented on Study at UEF site.
The main language of instruction at the University of Eastern Finland is Finnish and therefore most of the degree programmes are available only in Finnish. At the University of Eastern Finland, undergraduate studies leading to a Bachelor’s degree are mainly offered in Finnish, and students who wish to take a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Eastern Finland should therefore have an excellent command of the Finnish language. Applicants to Bachelor’s degree programmes need to take part in entrance examinations, which are held in Finnish.
Undergraduate students receive rights to study for both lower and higher university degrees. The students first obtain a Bachelor’s degree, followed by the Master’s degree. In medicine and dentistry, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are integrated into a Licentiate’s degree in medicine or dentistry. It is also possible to be granted study rights solely for a higher university degree if the student has already obtained a Bachelor’s degree or another degree of equivalent level.
It is possible to continue studying at the University of Eastern Finland after obtaining your Master’s degree to obtain a doctoral degree. Some fields also offer professional postgraduate degrees, such as the medical physicist’s and chemist’s degrees. More information about doctoral education and applying for a study right for doctoral studies.
You can see the selection criteria if you go to Study-page and select a study field and continue through the link to studyinfo.fi.
International Master’s Degree Programmes
All UEF Faculties offer Master’s degree programmes in English. Students who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a university may apply for studies leading to a Master’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree must be in the same or relevant field as the intended Master’s degree. International students are accepted to pursue Master’s degree programmes taught in English on the basis of their admission documents (Bachelor’s degree certificate, transcript of academic records, English language proficiency test, motivational letter and references). You can find more information on the International Master’s degree programmes on UEF site.
Doctoral Degree Programmes
Students who have completed a Master’s degree can apply for postgraduate studies leading to a Licentiate or a Doctoral degree at the University of Eastern Finland. All doctoral education is arranged as Doctoral Programmes. They cover all scientific fields of UEF and all doctoral students will complete their studies in Doctoral Programmes. You can find more information on doctoral programmes in Kamu and on UEF’s website on Doctoral School.