ITU looks through your application, making an overall assessment based on:
Grade point average from your qualifying education (counts for 50%)
- Where possible, ITU will calculate the grade point average from your qualifying education as a weighted average, where each grade is included with the weight, or level, which that study activity has compared to the entire course of the education. This also applies if your qualifying education is a combination of several educations.
- If you have not passed your qualifying education at the time you apply, but expect to pass before study start at ITU, we will calculate a weighted average of the grades received at the time of your application. If it is not possible to calculate a grade point average for your qualifying education, the grade point average will not count in the overall assessment.
- If you qualifying education is issued by a foreign university and includes grades, ITU will convert the grade point average based on the grading scale of the country in question.
Your background and your motivated letter of application (counts for 50%)
- Your motivation for choosing the education you have applied to. Motivation covers, among other things, your individual motivation for making your choice. Furthermore, it can cover the connection between the education you are applying to and your qualifying education, and the connection between your overall and personal goals.
- Your chance of completing the education your are applying to with good results. This assessment will be based on your previous course of study, but you are welcome to expand on the subject in your motivated letter of application. Your course of study can cover, among other things, the time spent on your education compared to the standard study time, aptitude for participating in project work and professional relevance. Remember to draw attention to any extenuating circumstances that might have affected your course of study (e.g. maternity or paternity leave, prolonged illness, starting your own company etc.)
- General impression of you as an applicant. This includes areas not covered in the above, such as the general structure and seriousness of your application, e.g. appendices and language use. Aside from this, your knowledge of for example mathematics, analysis, IT systems (including e.g. construction and programming), social science/politics, business and design/aesthetics will be part of the general assessment. This also includes any publications, patents, software, art/design and other documented and relevant productions.
- The applicant clearly shows his/her goals and motivation – this is expressed through the depth of motivation, reflections and a career plan that fits the education. We prioritize students who, in our opinion, will fill an important role in society (within which Computer Science educates)
- The applicants ability to communicate clearly (preferably in English)
- The applicant’s understanding of the goals and content of the programme, taking into consideration personal goals
- We take into account any explanations of irregularities in the applicant’s documents, especially related to longer than standard study time.