IMLEX student application and admission: Frequently asked questions
Q: What kind of document should I attach as the Certificate of residence?
A: The certificate of residence is an official document that has been issued within the 12 months prior to the application deadline AND includes the current postal address or home city of the applicant. If the document is not in English, please add a translation. Examples of accepted documents:
- a residence certificate issued by the candidate’s municipality
- a certificate from the candidate’s place of work or study issued by the employer or institution in question, if it fulfils the above mentioned requirements
- lease contract, if it is no older than 12 months
- passport page with current address or ID card page with current address, if it is no older than 12 months
Q: Can I submit my language certificate (or other attachment) after the submission deadline?
A: No, we will not process attachments that arrive after the deadline, unless we separately ask you to send some complementary documents. There is one week time to supplement your application after the application form submission deadline. If you will graduate after the application deadline, you are allowed to submit the degree documents later.
Q: How many scholarships are available in IMLEX?
A: In 2023 admission round we have tentatively 3 Partner country and 5 Programme country Erasmus Mundus scholarships. In addition, there will be a reserve list of students who are admitted as self-funded students. In case of cancellations by the scholarship holders, reserve list students can be promoted to become scholarship holders.
Q: What is my scholarship category: Programme or Partner country student?
A: You don’t need to know this when submitting the application. As a rule, students who are residing in Europe or lived in Europe for more then 12 months in the last 5 years, will be considered as Programme country applicants. Students from other countries are Partner country applicants. More information in the Scholarship page.
Q: Do I need to submit certified copies / hard copies?
A: At application and admission stage we require only electronic (pdf, jpg…) copies. They should be scans of the original documents. Admitted students are asked to present certified copies or originals by 11 August. If your degree documents are issued as official electronic documents with e-signatures, there is no need to present any hard copies.
Q: Should I attach high school certificates?
A: No. You should attach educational documents that are related to your higher education: Bachelor’s degree diploma and study transcripts.
Q: Do you accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator?
A: Yes. You can read more in the UEF language requirements website
Q: I will graduate after the application deadline. Am I eligible?
A: Yes, on the condition that you will be able to graduate and submit the required degree certificate and transcript of academic records and their translations by the end of July of the year of admission. See the exact date in the Admission criteria website.
If you have not yet graduated, please attach your most recent transcript or records, and if possible, a list of courses or study projects that you will finalize before your graduation.
Q: My previous degree is in Architecture/Media technologies/Civil Engineering (or other field not listed here). Am I eligible?
A: Depending on your background, you might be. We are flexible in terms of previous degree title. Various degrees can be considered as suitable background. We give a lot of stress to Math and Physics background, as well as programming and other Computer Science, so the success in student selection will depend on the course list and other experience in these fields.
The relevant fields that will give points in the evaluation process are (list is not exhaustive, also other topics can be considered as merit): mathematics, physics, data structures and algorithms, programming skills, imaging, XR, computer graphics, electronics, lighting.
Q: Could I contact some current IMLEX student to ask questions?
A: You can contact the IMLEX student representative. In academic year 2022-2023 the representative is Degly Pava Pava (dspavap[at]unal.edu.co). If you have questions considering the application process, please contact the coordinator: imlex[at]uef.fi.
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Q: When will I know the admission results?
A: IMLEX admission results will be published by the end of March. The evaluation process will take time, because all top applicants are evaluated by academics of three different universities.