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Admission to MDP in Teaching and Learning

Admission to MDP in Teaching and Learning

General Academic and Programme-Specific Requirements

To be considered for admission into the international master’s program in Teaching and Learning (Tlearn), applicants must hold a nationally recognised three-year bachelor’s or master’s degree specifically geared towards the field of Teacher’s Education (teacher’s qualification).

General requirements: https://www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/international-master-programmes/

Language requirements
Applicants must meet the general English language requirements set by Åbo Åkademi University. https://www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/language-requirements/

Student Selection Process

Student selection is based on application documents (including a CV and motivation letter) and a interview. Approximately 40-60 top candidates will be selected for interviews. Selected students must fulfil the formal admission criteria. At the application stage we require only scanned copies (in color and pdf format).

In the endeavour to select the most qualified candidates, we consider the following factors:

  • The applicant’s academic quality, and the success and the relevance of the applicant’s overall study record in the completed bachelor’s and other studies, judged primarily from the degree certificate and transcript of records provided.
  • Motivation letter that specifically highlights one’s interest to study in this programme as well as commitment to research in the academic fields
  • Relevant work experience and other merits and qualifications documented in the CV and supported by certificates.
  • Interview scores

Scoring Scale:

  • Motivation letter for a maximum of 25points (Academic and Career Goals: 6 points, Relevance of the Program: 5 points, Teaching Philosophy: 5 points, Teaching experience: 3 points, Personal Qualities and Values: 3 points, Research Interests: 3 points.)
  • Interview for a maximum of 25point, consists of five questions, each scored on a scale from 0 to 5.

NOTE: In fulfilment of the Finnish regulations for working with children, admitted students will have to show a Criminal record’s extract before conducting teaching practice in a Finnish school.

Updated 9.11.2023