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  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 January 2016

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    Computer science is the fastest developing field in the world.
    It is a science aiming at harnessing computers for the greater good of humankind.

    Studies at the Department of Computer Science cover both practical skills necessary for your future career as well as the theoretical aspects of the field. The teaching is greatly influenced by the research conducted at the Department.

    The key research areas are:

    • data networks and services,
    • interactive systems,
    • software research,
    • and data analysis,
    • especially machine learning and data mining.

    Master's studies are provided in English in algorithms and machine learning, networking and services, and bioinformatics. Department of Computer Science offers courses in English also for exchange students.

    Atmosphere at the Department Computer Sciences is welcoming and informal among the students and staff alike. This helps you to shape your studies to match your academic interests. The most successful students are also offered the possibility to join the research groups as trainees. This way, you can do your Master’s thesis project and network with internationally recognized researchers at the same time.

    The developer of Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds, is an alumnus of Department of Computer Science.

    Master of Science degree is awarded after two years of full time graduate studies (120 ECTS) following a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in a relevant field of study. For the students planning an academic career, the M.Sc. degree from the Department of Computer Science forms an excellent basis for PhD studies.

    Specialization optionsComputer Science:
    • Algorithmic Bioinformatics;
    • Algoritms, Data analysis and Machine Learning;
    • Networking and Services

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    Program requirements

    A graduate applicant is a person who already has the first degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a higher education institution. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree and it takes three to four years of full-time studies to complete.Some programmes may accept students with a Bachelor's degree from a polytechnic in Finland. The Bachelor's degree programme has to be strongly related to the programme the student applies for. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a polytechnic institution should always first contact the Admissions Services.Also those students who are in their last term/semester of their Bachelor's studies can apply.Applying when you have not yet graduatedIf you have not graduated by the time the application period for the programme you are applying to begins, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. See also the Country-specific requirements on how to authorize your educational documents. If you receive the degree certificate and the final transcript of records during the application period, it is recommended that you submit them as well.You should point out the anticipated graduation date on the application and submit the documents you have at the time of applying. Do not wait to receive your final diploma or degree certificate if it is not available during the application period. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    The University of Helsinki is giving about 50 start-up grants to qualified degree students who are accepted to study in an International Master's Degree Programme. The amount of each grant will be 1000-1500 euro. The grants are not meant to cover living expenses, but we hope that the little extra money helps our new students to settle in Helsinki.

    The International Student Grant is available for degree students who are admitted in 2014 into the programmes below:

    • Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies
    • Bayesian Statistics and Decision Analysis
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Sciences
    • Democracy and Global Transformations
    • Economics
    • Environment and Natural Resources
    • Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity and Integration
    • European Studies
    • Food Sciences
    • Forest Sciences and Business
    • Geography and Geology
    • Intercultural Encounters
    • International Business Law and Public International Law
    • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
    • Media and Global Communication
    • Modeling Molecules and Nanosystems
    • Neuroscience
    • Physical Sciences
    • Plant Production Science
    • Religion, Conflict and Dialogue
    • Religious Roots of Europe
    • Research Master's Programme in Social Sciences
    • Statistics
    • Translational Medicine
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    • Domestic students: $ 10.8k / Year
    • International students: $ 18.6k / Year
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