ITU will review your application based on an overall evaluation, which in turn is based on:
Grade point average from your qualifying education (counts for 50%)
Where possible, ITU will calculate the grade point average from your qualifying exam 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 is also the case if your qualifying exam is a combination of various educations.
If you have not passed the qualifying education at the time of your application, but are expected to do so before study start, the weighted average will be calculated on the basis of the grades you have received at the time of your application.
If it is not possible to calculate the grade point average of your qualifying exam, the grade point average will not count in the assessment of your application. If your 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 (counts for 50%)
- Your motivation for choosing the programme you are applying to. The motivation covers, among other things, your individual motivation for choosing. Furthermore, it can cover the connection between the programme you are applying to and your qualifying education, and the connection between your overall and personal goals.
- Your chances of completing the programme you have applied to with good results. This assessment will be based on your previous course of study, but you are welcome to expand on it in your motivated letter. Your course of study can include, among other things, the time spent on the education compared to the standard study time, suitability for participating in project work and professional relevance. Remember to draw attention to any extenuating circumstances that have affected your previous course of study (e.g. maternity or paternity leave, prolonged illness, starting your own company etc.)
- We put extra, positive, weight on good accounts of how the applicants existing bachelor degree will be strengthened by our MSc in Software Design.
- General impression of you as an applicant. This includes areas that are not covered in the above, such as the general structure and seriousness of your application, e.g. in terms of appendices and language.
- The applicant clearly states his/her goals and motivation – this will appear in the depth of the motivation, reflections and a career plan that fits the programme in question. We prioritize applicants or students who, in our opinion, will have an important role in society (within which Software Design educates).
- The applicant’s ability to communicate (preferably in English).
- The applicant’s level understanding of the programme’s purpose and content, in which personal goals are considered.
- We take into account any explanations of irregularities in the applicant’s documents, especially concerning longer than standard study time.