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    MSIS Admission to DD programme MSIS Admission to DD programme

    Admission to DD programme

    The LUT Business Administration will select a maximum of 10 students for the MSIS double degree program with St. Petersburg State University, Graduate School of Management. The places are fulfilled in the order of accepted applications after the student has fulfilled all the application criteria.

    Admission criteria in 2018-19

    Applicants must express their interest in the programme already as they apply for Master's level studies. Students recommended by LUT apply directly to GSOM according to instructions given separately. There will be an online application process to GSOM. The deadline for the application procedure is January 2019.

    Please notice that collecting, translating and notarizing all the needed documents for the application may take around one month.

    Free-format applications are submitted to the programme coordinator of Business Administration Susanna Koponen via e-mail (firstname.surname(@)lut.fi) no later than 15.1.2019. The free-format application should require the following parts: (1) short motivation letter, (2) description of the previous degree (including the amount of ECTS, time of study in years and months), and (3) GMAT and language test results.

    Students for the double degree will be chosen based on e.g. their grades in their previous studies and on the recognition and suitability of their previous degree. In addition, the students are required to have passed a language test and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

    Proficiency in English
    Students applying for the DD-programme are required to present a language test certificate. One of the following English language tests with the respective minimum scores is required:
    • TOEFL – 80 iBT or 550 PBT
    • IELTS – 6.0

    A minimum requirement may be set for the GMAT score by GSOM (around 500).

    Recognition of the previous degree
    A student's non-Russian previous degree must be recognised in Russia in order for the student to obtain a degree from a Russian university. The process of granting a recognition to a degree from a foreign university is called nostrification. Nostrification process can be started only by students with an accepted GMAT result.

    For the nostrification process, a student is required to visit the nostrification office in Moscow and submit the following documents:
    1) The original degree certificate (Bachelor's diploma),
    2) A copy of the diploma that has been witnessed and given an Apostille in the country where the diploma has been issued,
    3) An official Russian language translation of the diploma that has been given an Apostille,
    4) A copy of the passport's information page and a Russian translation that has been given an Apostille and witnessed in the Russian Consulate (in Helsinki or Turku), and
    5) Contact information of the school that has issued the diploma (address, contact person and telephone number).