Admission criteria

General info

The IMPDET-LE doctoral student applicants apply depending on their previous academic studies and research interests either to the Faculty of Science and Forestry (major subject: Computer Science) or to the Philosophical Faculty (major subject: Adult Education, Educational Science, Special Education). Every doctoral student in UEF needs to belong to one of the UEF doctoral programmes. IMPDET-LE itself is NOT an independent doctoral programme at UEF, but the IMPDET-LE students belong either to SCITECO or KASVA.


Who can apply to IMPDET-LE studies?

According to the Universities Act (558/2009, Chapter 5, Section 37), the eligible applicant for studies leading to an academic or artistic postgraduate degree shall be a person who has completed:

(1) a person who has completed an applicable higher university or polytechnic degree
(2) a person who has completed an applicable education abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education
(3) a person whom the university judges otherwise to have sufficient knowledge and skills for the studies

Please check the specific eligibility criteria and doctoral student requirements for the SCITECO and KASVA doctoral programmes from the following links:

What type of research IMPDET-LE students should pursue?

The main research interests of the IMPDET-LE programme are:

  • educational technology
  • digital learning environments
  • computing education
  • computational thinking
  • interactive technologies
  • ICT for development

The following websites provide specific information regarding the possible research topics for applicant candidates:

The above website also provides information about the potential supervisors.

Also, it is very important to study the profiles of the main supervisors in the IMPDET-LE programme before applying.