Applications can be submitted from 16 March to 27 March 2020, at 15.00 (local Helsinki time), using the following two electronic application forms:
The application forms will be available from 16 March at 00.01 to 27 March 2020 at 15.00 (local Helsinki time). Submit your application in good time!
Enclosures to the application must also be submitted within the application period. The enclosures can be submitted as follows:
- As attachments to the electronic application form (saved or scanned as a PDF file)
- As hard copies to the Metsätalo Student Services; if you send the enclosures by post or leave them in the Student Services post box, please mark the envelope with the Finnish words “Erilliset opinnot” (non-degree studies).
Each applicant can submit up to three applications. Each application can be used to apply for a single discipline. If applying for several disciplines, you must complete a separate application for each.
The right to complete non-degree studies can be applied for by submitting a basic application or a teacher application.
The teacher application can be used to apply for the right to complete the basic and intermediate study modules in a discipline representing a school subject to be taught. Applicants can apply for the right to complete an entire module or incomplete parts of a module. Applicants granted the right to pursue non-degree studies will be notified of the studies that they must complete to obtain the qualification. If the applicant has an old equivalency statement, the studies might change from those specified in the statement.
The disciplines equivalent to school subjects at the Faculty of Arts are ethics, English, Spanish, philosophy, Finnish as the second national language, history, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Swedish language and literature for native Swedish speakers, minority religions (Islam), Portuguese, French, Swedish, German, Russian, Estonian, and native language and literature/Finnish as a second language. For detailed information about the Faculty’s disciplines representing school subjects and related studies, please see here.
NB. Studies in the subject of Evangelical Lutheran religion and Catholic Religion must be completed in the Faculty of Theology, whereas studies in the subject of social studies must be completed in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Studies in Muslim religion can also be completed in the Faculty of Theology.
The right to complete non-degree studies can be granted to those who submit a teacher application in the following two cases:
- The applicant has completed a second-cycle degree and studies in education for teachers or holds the right to complete such studies at a Finnish university on the closing date for applications.
- The applicant has completed a second-cycle degree but has not completed certain pre-determined courses which he or she must complete to receive a certificate of equivalence for the school subject to be taught (typically needed to apply for studies in education for teachers).
The studies mentioned under item 2 above include the following:
- Supplementary studies in the relevant philology discipline for graduates in translation accordning to degree requirements 2016-2017 or earlier
- Supplementary studies in Finnish required of graduates in Finnish language and culture or Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures, Linguistic Line of Studies
- Supplementary studies in history required of graduates in political history or economic and social history
- Supplementary studies (in any school subject) listed in a decision on equivalence provided by the Finnish National Agency for Education or in an equivalence statement provided by the Faculty
The basic application can be used to apply for the right to complete one or more courses and/or modules in Romani and Roma culture. The modules and/or courses must be identified in the application.