Eligible applicants include the following:
- Students from another university, university of applied sciences or other educational institution who intend to incorporate the completed studies into a degree to be awarded by the home institution (the application must be accompanied by a study plan approved by the home institution). As university students belong under the scope of the JOO Flexible Study Rights Scheme, they must primarily apply for non-degree studies in law through the JOO system.
- Holders of a university degree or upper secondary-level qualification who wish to supplement and upgrade their degree (The application must be accompanied by a copy of the degree diploma and a statement on the purpose and objective of the non-degree studies.)
- Professionals wishing to upgrade their qualifications (The application must be accompanied by a statement by the applicant’s employer or an equivalent statement on the relevance of non-degree studies to the upgrading of professional competence.)
- Open University students, if the Open University does not offer the studies applied for. Such students must have completed at least 30 credits of studies in law at the Open University by the closing of the application period (the application must be accompanied by a statement on the purpose and objective of the non-degree studies).
- As of 1 January 2016, applicants who have received a conditional decision from the National Agency for Education on the recognition of the eligibility provided by their studies completed abroad for positions requiring the degree of Master of Laws (The application must be accompanied by a copy of the conditional decision made by the National Agency for Education on the recognition of the comparability of degrees.)
Applicants may also include other supporting documents with their application. Applicants for an extension or applicants who have previously been granted the right to complete non-degree studies must enclose with their application the dean’s decision on their previous right to complete non-degree studies. Applications for the right to complete non-degree studies cannot be edited after the application deadline.
Non-degree studies are subject to a fee of €15 per credit. Fees will not be reimbursed to students who fail to complete a course.
At the Faculty of Law, the right to pursue non-degree studies is applied online using an e-lomake form.
Application period is 1.4.–15.4.2021. Application form is available only during the application period. If you need advice, please contact the Students services in Porthania.
The director of development at Teaching and Learning Services decides annually on the application dates for non-degree studies. The Faculty of Law accepts applications for the right to complete non-degree studies during application rounds in the spring and autumn.
Applicants will be informed about decisions by email.