Masters Programme for Research Chemists

Open to:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering

The International Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is a degree programme taught in English at the University of Joensuu, Finland.

The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers.

The objective of the programme is to provide the students with solid theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry and to promote their skills in working as independent and innovative researchers.

Who should apply?

Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of chemistry research and who hold a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.

Scholarships and Sponsorships

All international students who have been admitted to study in the International Master’s Degree for Research Chemists are eligible to receive a scholarship.

The scholarships are worth €500 per month and they will be awarded to all accepted international students.

The possible additional grants will be awarded based on the progress and merits achieved during the programme in Joensuu.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering obtained at an internationally recognised and accredited university with at least 75% of the maximum obtainable grade.

  • Sufficient knowledge of English (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

  • Minimum entry levels:

    Proof of a minimum knowledge of English such as a TOEFL (minimum of PBT 523/ CBT 193/ IBT 69) or an IELTS (minimum of 6) certificate or equivalent certificate of adequate language skills.

    Application period for the academic year closes on 30 April at 14:00 (2 pm) GMT.

    For more information and application, visit: Masters Programme for Research Chemists

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