ExpREES students take REE courses from a ExpREES curriculum. The credits are gathered together in Sisu, the study register system of the coordinating university, the University of Helsinki. ExpREES students need to apply a user account /username on UH's website
You will get a helsinki.fi -email, where emails from UH's moodle and Sisu comes. Please, use your helsinki.fi -email (read the instructions). You may direct email to another to system (read the instructions).
When the student is graduating from their home university and ExpREES studies are complete, the student will receive a separate certificate for the ExpREES studies in addition to the transcript of studies.
Travelling in Finland
ExpREES covers travelling expenses of students attending REES-courses offered by network universities. The expenses of summer schools or excursions in Finland will not be covered by ExpREES funds.
The expenses will be covered as follows:
The compensation of other than course journeys (for example data gathering for Master's thesis) should be agreed in advance with ExpREES lecturer.
Travelling costs will be paid retrospectively after travel expense form with all the original receipts has been filled, scanned and sent as a single pdf-file to coordinator Hanna Peltonen (hanna.o.peltonen at helsinki.fi). Do not forget your signature and account number! If you do not have original receipt (for example mobile ticket), send a copy of bank statement, where the cost of travel is itemized.
Send travel receipts immediately after journey or two months after it at the latest. If travelling expenses are delivered later, a signed clearance of the reasons for delay must be included. Late travel expenses cannot be performed without signed clearance. If the course lasts over two months, several travel expense should be made, so that more than two months does not go by from the first journey.
If research data gathering or participation in scientific conference require travelling abroad, part of the expenses may be covered from ExpREES funds. This needs to be discussed in advance with the coordinator.
Main communication channels are:
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After you have successfully passed the course that belongs to the ExpREES’s study guide, you will get the credits. In order to get other than University of Helsinki’s courses included in the ExpREES studies, follow Sisu instructions (inclusion).
When you know that you will not be doing any more courses via the ExpREES and you have finalized your thesis, let the coordinator know. Then the latest you will be provided with the transcript of records to include the ExpREES studies to your degree. You will also receive a special certificate of completed unit of ExpREES studies, in case you have been granted at least 25 cr.
Please note, that the studies completed before you were accepted as ExpREES student cannot be included in these 25 cr. They can be included in the certificate only after the 25 cr are gained with new courses.
1. Send information of your ExpREES studies by email to the coordinator at least one month before actual graduation.
2. The ExpREES will then send you a certificate and a transcript of your ExpREES studies. Add this certificate to your graduation application and ask your faculty’s study secretary if a brief statement can be included to your diploma: “Master studies include X cr of the Expertise in Russian and Eastern European Studies".
3. Send to the ExpREES coordinator:
4. Fill the online final evaluation form of ExpREES studies (in Finnish)
5. Join the ExpREES alumni email list.