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Master’s Degree Programme in Public and Global Health

Language requirements

Applicants must submit evidence on a good command of English for academic purposes. There are two ways of indicating English language proficiency: language tests and previous studies. Applicants are encouraged to submit an internationally acknowledged language test result with their application. The common requirements for all international Master's Degree Programmes at UTA are used.

    1. Language tests

We accept the following tests as a proof of a good command of English:

    • TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language; 90/Internet-based, 575/paper-based

                   Note: scores from "TOEFL ITP/institutional testing programme" are not accepted.

    • IELTS (Academic), International English Language Testing System; 6.5 with no individual score below 5.5

    • PTE (Academic), Pearson’s Test of Academic English; 62

Please note that the language test score must be valid throughout the application period. This means that if the language test expires even one day before the application deadline, the applicant must take a new language test. Language test results are valid for two years.

We advise all 2017 applicants needing an international language test score to book for a test date well in advance, as test dates are filling up fast in the autumn and it may take several weeks for the test result to reach University Admissions Finland. For information on how to submit a language test result, please see http://www.uta.fi/admissions/degreeprog/applying/language_requirements.html.

    1. Previous studies

If you fulfil one of the criteria below, you are exempt from submitting a language test score.

    • A Bachelor's degree completed in English in a university or university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees. The applicant needs to have stayed in the respective country when studying for the Bachelor's degree.

    • A Bachelor’s degree completed in a Finnish university in Finnish or Swedish. The compulsory foreign language course included in the degree must be completed in the English language.

    • Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.

    • Applicants who have taken their pre-university education (yläaste/lukio) in the Finnish language are not required to submit an international language test score but they must submit a copy of their yläaste/lukio certificate and provide evidence of their English language proficiency in their CV (for example information on studies conducted in English or work experience with English as the working language).

Please note that you may fit into several of the above categories that exempt you from the language test requirement. You should choose the most appropriate category in the application form.

Please note that in addition to assessing your previous studies in terms of eligibility, we also assess them to determine the level of your English skills based on the grades. If you feel your grades do not give the right impression of your English skills, we strongly recommend you to take a language test to indicate your proficiency.

For information on the documents you need to submit to indicate your language skills with previous studies, please see http://www.uta.fi/admissions/degreeprog/applying/enclosures.html

 
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