Admissions criteria

Admissions criteria

To qualify for admission, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements which are a complete and suitable Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of studies and demonstrate a proof of English language proficiency.

Bachelor's degree

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.

Conditional acceptance
Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date - which should be before the start of the Master's programme.

If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to your entry university before enrollment at the latest. Applicants following longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Relevant field of studies

Please check that you have a relevant bachelor’s degree and/or skill set for the programme you wish to apply for.

Autonomous Systems (AUS) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
Students should have basic competence in programming, data structures and algorithms, and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics. Preferred additional competences are basic mechanics and systems theory. Please note that a good knowledge of C++ is required to take some mandatory courses.
Cloud and Network Infrastructures (CNI) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of computer science, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. 
Cyber Security (CSE) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
Students must demonstrate basic knowledge of programming and information technology.  
Data Science (DSC) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. 
Digital Manufacturing (DM) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
In special cases students from Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering can be considered.
Embedded Systems (ES) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Communication Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mathematics
The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. 
Fintech (FT) If you wish to apply to this program you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:
  • Computer Science
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Business administration and Finance (with a strong component on computer science)
Reasonable knowledge of the fundamentals of computing and information sciences and technologies.
Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering/ Electronic Engineering
In special cases students from industrial design, media technology, computational linguistics, and cognitive sciences with sufficient skills in mathematics, software design and programming can be considered.
Visual Computing and Communication (VCC) A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • or related areas.
Previous education must have included basic mathematics courses within linear algebra, Fourier methods and probability theory, as well as basic object-oriented programming.

If you have a bachelor’s degree that differs from our recommended degrees, you are still welcome to apply by explaining how your academic and professional background suits the specific programme.

Proof of English language proficiency

All our programmes are taught in English.

As a result, applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency. This is generally verified through an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. We advise all applicants considering submitting an application to take either a TOEFL or an IELTS test as theyare accepted by all partner universities. Please note that the results of your test must be uploaded at the time of submitting an application. We will not accept late submissions of proofs of English proficiency.

Some of the universities accept additional tests or exemptions. We have listed this information under “University specific language tests and exemptions”. Note that these exceptions are not accepted by all partner universities. Even though one university may accept some other test, your second preference entry or your preferred exit universities may not. For this reason, again, we urge all applicants to take a TOEFL or an IELTS.

Please note that most TOEFL and IELTS tests results are only valid for 2 years from the test date.

General language requirements (Accepted by ALL our universities)

IELTS Academic test (www.ielts.org)
An overall band score of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 6, is required. IELTS-tests are verified online by the Admissions office, submitting a photocopy of your test together with your application documents is therefore sufficient.

TOEFL Internet-based test, iBT (www.toefl.org)
A total score of at least 92 (with writing section 22) is required. English test results from TOEFL should be sent directly from the ETS test center to EIT Digital Master School order for us to verify it/accept it”  (Institution code: 0210, Dept 99.). 

TOEFL MyBest Scores are not accepted as part of the general requirements but are accepted by some partner universities, see “University-specific language tests and exemptions” below.

*Examinee score reports alone are not accepted. You may upload your score temporarily while you wait for ETS to send your score to us but we still need to verify it online and this is only possible if you have paid for EIT Digital to have access to it*

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent to EIT Digital Master School as early as possible.

English test proficiency waiver

English proficiency tests are waived for applicants who:

  • have completed a higher education degree instructed in English at a university in an EU/EEA country or a university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country. The official language of the degree programme has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records. Statements are not accepted. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • have completed a degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.

If you are unable to take these general language tests, you can also see the university specific language requirements on our website.

Since you will be applying to two different universities make sure you check both universities requirements.

University-specific language tests and exemptions

Aalto University (Aalto)

Entry requirements:

Aalto accepts the following minimum sqore requirements:

  • TOEFL PDT: reading 22, listening 22, and writing 24
  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only): total 6.5 and writing section 5.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): total 62 and writing section 54
  • Cambridge English Qualification:

    • C1 Advanced (former name Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, CAE): A,B or C
    • C2 Proficiency (former name Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE): A,B,C or Level C1

  • IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for two years starting from the test date.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • completed a higher education degree instructed in Finnish, Swedish or English at a Finnish university or a university of applied sciences.
  • studied as exchange students at Aalto University (Aalto University transcript of records or certificate of student status is required as proof).
  • completed or will complete (by 31st July 2020) an eligibility-conferring degree at a partner university of Aalto University in an EU/EEA country (i.e. EIT Digital Master School partner universities or Erasmus partner universities).

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, Aalto University requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year 1 of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE)

Entry requirements:

TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted.

All state accredited language examinations (according to the CEFR) - minimum requirement: level B2.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:
Bachelor studies conducted in English at an internationally recognized university (language of instruction needs to be mentioned on transcript or diploma supplement) or secondary studies at an internationally recognized secondary education institution (language of instruction needs to be mentioned on high school diploma).

Exit requirements:

Same as entry

Politecnico di Milano (Polimi)

Entry requirements:

Polimi accepts:

  • TOEFL PBT and CBT in addition to iBT. The minimum score requirements for the TOEFL PBT test is 547 total and for CBT is 210 total.
  • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge certificates:

    • Proficiency (CPE - level C2) - Grade C
    • Advanced (CAE level C1) - Grade C
    • First (level B2) - Grade B

  • TOEIC (only listening and reading) - 720
  • IELTS (Academic) – total score of 6
  • Trinity College: ISE II

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

English as Bachelor Medium of Instruction: Students who can prove that English was the medium of instruction of their Bachelor Degree (at least for 3 years) are exempted from providing any English language certification. In this last case, students are required to upload a document certified by the university attesting that their programme was entirely taught in English.

Exit requirements:

Polimi can only be chosen as an entry university

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575.
  • TOEFL iBT internet-based: total score of 90
  • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
  • University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school English course B/6
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
  • Students with a formal transcript or degree certificate where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction was English. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • Students with 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents. Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.
  • Students with the equivalent of 60 ECTS credits from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English-speaking parts of Canada meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be English. Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.
  • Students with a 3-year bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from the following countries meet the English requirement: Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Students from India or Pakistan with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences or Technology, unless it is documented that the language of instruction for the programme was a language other than English, meet the English requirement. Please note that a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology will not meet the English requirement.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, KTH requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Sorbonne University (former UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie) (SU):

Entry requirements:

  • CLES (CLES2, level B2 of CEFR)
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) : Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • Students with 30 higher education credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course is English. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.
  • Students with 30 higher education credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) from Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English-speaking parts of Canada. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.
  • Students with 30 higher education credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh where the language of instruction of the course is English. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, SU requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Technical University Berlin (TUB)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT score of 87 and above.
  • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • TOEFL ITP scores of 543 and higher.
  • FCE First Cambridge Certificate of English graded A or B

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • Language certificates which follow the regulations of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and which were issued by the language department of TUB (ZEMS) or any other German insitute of higher learnin
  • Having successfully passed an English language class at TUB’s language department (ZEMS) on the level B2 or higher
  • “Abitur” at a German high school (at least six years of English classes in total plus at least 2,0 on average in the last four semesters OR confirmation on the final transcript that a level of knowledge of the English language of at least B2 has been achieved)
  • Bachelor studies successfully completed at an acknowledged university with English as language of instruction in an English-speaking country according to section " Citzenship of a country in which the official language is English"
  • Citzenship of a country in which the official language is English (TUB currently accepts this for the following countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Philippines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent, Singapore, Trinida & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America)

Exit requirements:

Same as entry.

Technical University Eindhoven (TUE)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT : Overall band score of at least 90 AND a minimum score of 21 for each section.
  • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • University of Cambridge: Proof that you have passed the C2 proficiency (formally known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with overall score 180 with a minimum of 169 in each section), or the C1 Advanced Certificate (formally known as the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)  with overall score 176 with a minimum of 169 in each section.

The language test results may not be older than two years.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application who have:

  • followed their previous education with English as the sole language of instruction for at least their entire Bachelor’s degree program in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA.
  • gained a Dutch VWO level diploma
  • gained a Belgian Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO) diploma in Flanders
  • a nationality from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK or USA.

Exit requirements:

Same as for entry.

Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: ≥ 72
  • TOEIC Listening and Reading: ≥ 785
  • TOEIC Speaking and Writing: ≥ 310
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Academic IELTS score: ≥ 5.5

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application who have:

  • Bachelor studies in English (needs to be mentioned on transcript or degree certificate)
  • For Spanish applicants: Plan de estudios 1998 (RD 967/1988): 4º curso superado / Plan de estudios 2006 (RD 1629/2006): certificado nivel avanzado / Enseñanzas de idiomas a distancia correspondientes al nivel avanzado de inglés (L.O. 8/2013)

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UPM requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) - former UNS

Entry requirements:

  • CEFR, minimum requirement: level B2
  • IELTS Minimum score 5.5
  • TOEIC: Minimum score of 785 points

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UCA requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Rennes 1 (UR1)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted
  • CLES: CLES2, level B2 of CEFR
  • TOEIC: score 785 or above

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UR1 requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Trento (UNITN):

Entry requirements:

IELTS: Overall band score 5.5+ (each skill must be >= 5.5).  IELTS certificates are valid for 2 years from the award date
TOEFL iBT Internet-based:  No skill lower than 18 (each skill must be >= 18). TOEFL certificates are valid for 2 years from the award date. TOEFL MyBest Scores are not accepted.
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations:  At least level B2.

UNITN accepts any other certificate stating specifically that the level gained is equivalent to a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). 

All the above-mentioned certificates are accepted only if all the four skills are evaluated.
The expiry date for a certificate is 5 years after the award date. However, if the certificate has a shorter expiry date than 5 years, this shorter expiry date will apply.

 A proof of English language proficiency is waived for applicants who:

  • Are citizens of a country where the official language is English, for example: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Applicants must submit a self-certification attesting that they are English native speakers and/or they are citizens of English-speaking country.
  • Have received a degree from a university-level institution where the official teaching language is English. In this case the applicant must submit a declaration issued by the same University stating that English is the official language of the respective program of degree.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, University of Trento requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Turku (UTU)

Entry requirements:

TOEFL internet-based test (iBT): a minimum overall score of 90 and the writing test score 20 or more

IELTS Academic: with an overall band score of 6.5 and the writing test score 6.0 or more. 

C2 Proficiency (previously CPE) - Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.

C1 Advanced (previously CAE) - Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.

PTE - Academic test with a minimum overall score of 62 and the writing test score 54 or more

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) or an equivalent degree in an English-language programme in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or in an EU/EEA country.
  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university or university of applied sciences in Finland, if the applicant has demonstrated language skills in the English language according to the requirements concerning foreign language studies in Bachelor's and applied university degrees in Finland (Valtioneuvoston asetus 1039/2013).
  • Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States.
  • Finnish matriculation examination in English language, minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (or a corresponding minimum English language grade of 5 from the International Baccalaureate degree, grade 7.00 from the European Baccalaureate degree or grade 8 from the Reifeprüfung degree).

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UTU requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Twente (UT)

Entry requirements:

Only the General language requirements listed in the section above are accepted.

Please note that the language test results may not be older than two years on the date of application at the Master School portal.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • Gained a diploma at the Dutch VWO level (pre-university education level) is exempted.

Exit requirements:

Same as entry

University Paris Sud (UPS)

Entry requirements:

  • CLES: CLES2, level B2 of CEFR
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575
  • TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • Students with 30 higher education credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course is English. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.
  • Students with 30 higher education credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) from Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
  • Students with a formal transcript or degree certificate where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction was English. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • For applicants from France: proof of high-school level in English.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UPS requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Language requirements at universities which are only available as exits

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

The minimum English language requirement is overall B2 level, which should be proven by either of the following certificates.

  • IELTS overall band score 5.5 or higher
  • TOEFL IBT 80 or higher
  • TOEFL MyBest Scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge FCE 162 or higher
  • Pearson PTE 51 or higher
  • TELC B2

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • complex B2 level language exams accredited in Hungary, or exams/qualifications accredited in Hungary as equivalent to a complex B2 level language exam
  • an official transcript or diploma supplement stating that the student has completed / will complete her/his BSc programme fully in English

English language proficiency for Stockholm University

Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).
  •     TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
            Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test)
            Internet based : Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)
  • University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies"

EURECOM

As an exit university, EURECOM requires no further proof of English.

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)

To apply for studies at TalTech, a proof of English language proficiency must be shown through one of the following tests:

TEST

REQUIRED SCORE

COMMENT

IELTS
(Academic)

Overall 5.5 
(with minimum of 5.5 in each component)

IELTS test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.

TOEFL iBT

Overall 72 
(with at least 18 in reading, 
17 in listening, 
20 in speaking, 
17 in writing component)

TOEFL iBT test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.
Test result must be sent directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service. TOEFL institutional code for Tallinn University of Technology is 8665.

Cambridge English

Overall 160 
(with 160 in each component)

Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should indicate their ID number (3 letters and 6 numbers e.g. EPA123456) and secret number (4 digits) in the application form.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A)

Overall 51 
(with at least 
51 in each Communicative Skills component)

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.

Finnish ylioppilastutkinto 
in English

Long course graded at least cum laude approbatur

Alternatively, lukion päättötodistus long course in English for at least grade 7 (satisfactory).

TalTech English test

B2 level (CEFR)

TalTech test can be taken during our info-sessions abroad (during admission period) or at our campus in Tallinn, Estonia (information below). TalTech English test result is valid for 2 intakes.

Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education State Exam in English

2 (very good) or above

 

Secondary Education State Exam

B2 level(CEFR)

Accepted only from the following countries:
Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden.

Waiving English language requirements

Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English.

If you have completed studies in English but not in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognised test. Please see the requirements above.


Period 1 Application Deadline: February 3

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