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Master's Degree in Information Technology

IMPIT is an international Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology in Finland.  The programme aims at offering an international Master's Degree in IT at the European standards in less than two years. The prerequisite is BSc level education with a background in Computer Science, IT or related discipline. The language of instruction is English.

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) does not collect tuition fee from IMPIT students that have UEF as their home university.

Starting from student intake 2014, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) does not collect tuition fee from IMPIT students.

A limited number of scholarships for very exceptional students can be awarded on a competitive basis. See recent grants awarded and available on the scholarships page.

The first year of the Information Technology degree programme consists of advanced and elective level computer science studies and the second year is reserved for individual work on an it-project (a larger software project) and on a master's thesis. One of the aims is that as many students as possible can be employed by a Finnish ICT-company during the second year. It is also possible to integrate a research orientation into the degree studies as students can join several research groups at the Departments. The awarded Master's Degree is accepted in Europe, USA and world-wide as a qualification for PhD studies. For doctoral study opportunities, see and the ECSE website. Our graduates are employed around Europe (65% in Finland) and world-wide.

In this master's degree programme you can study at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu campus) and Lappeenranta University of Technology. The application is common for both universities. Most of the practical information presented on this website is applicable only to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).

If you are interested in the International Masters Degree in Information Technology, please read the documents on our web page carefully and contact us.

All of the information needed for interested applicants and admission can be found on