NB! If you apply flexible study right on courses offered by two separate faculties at the University of Helsinki, please submit two separate applications. For example courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Language Center can not be combined on one application.
It is not possible to apply JOO study right to the following studies:
The JOO study right can be granted only for studies available at the University of Helsinki and supported by the home university.
Decisions on granting the JOO study right are based on the following criteria:
NB! Being granted the JOO study right does not guarantee access to a course (e.g., if the course uses a preliminary examination, competence test, priority order or participant quota in which participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis). For the JOO right to be granted, the student must have sufficient knowledge and skills to complete the course. If the course has no separate quota, the decision whether to grant the right to study will depend, for example, on whether the university’s facility and equipment resources allow the acceptance of JOO students and whether the course can accommodate the students.
Studies at the University of Helsinki’s Open University are not included in the scope of the JOO scheme.
Bachelor and master level students can submit their application twice a year during fixed application periods:
If the closing date for applications does not fall on a weekday, the application period will close on the next week day. Applications submitted after the closing date cannot be considered.
Applicants must check their home university’s timetable for supporting statements and must take into account the time required for handling the application at the home university (both electronic and paper applications). Applications must arrive from the home university to the University of Helsinki by the closing date for applications. Similarly, applications submitted by post must arrive by the closing date for applications.
Doctoral students can submit their application year-round, but make sure to apply before the course begins. Processing time for the applications is four weeks.
The JOO study right is always granted for a fixed term (up to two years), and the student can complete only the studies for which the right was granted. If the student’s home university supports an application for a term shorter than two years, the home university’s decision will be followed. The JOO study right will expire if the student graduates from the home university.
Applicants for JOO studies at the University of Helsinki will receive information about the decision on the right to study approximately one month from the closing date for applications/submission of application (Doctoral students). If the right to study is granted, students will get an email and instructions for embarking on the JOO studies (e.g., course registration and user accounts). The student should read these instructions carefully.
The recognition of studies (credit transfer) takes place according to the home university’s instructions. Students are responsible for submitting information on completed JOO studies to their home university’s student register.
After completing your JOO-studies, please follow these instructions to order a Transcript of Records.