The right to pursue non-degree studies can be granted to applicants who are not entitled to complete a degree at the University of Helsinki and who wish to supplement their previous degree, include the studies in a degree pursued elsewhere or upgrade their professional qualifications.
The right to complete non-degree studies can be granted within the limits of the Faculty’s teaching resources and based on the scope and grades of the applicant’s previous studies. Successful applicants cannot complete a degree or receive the rights and benefits of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University. The right to study is restricted to those studies for which it has been granted, and it is valid for two years.
Fees are charged for non-degree studies.
Courses are subject to a fee of €15 per credit.
Decisions on the right to complete non-degree studies are made twice per academic year. The application dates are as follows:
1–30 April 2019 and 1–31 October 2019. The right to pursue non-degree studies can be requested by completing the electronic form which is available during the above dates.
Link to the electronic form (available during the application period)
If the right to study is requested for studies to be included in a degree pursued elsewhere, the application must be accompanied by a copy of the official transcript of studies and a supporting statement from the home educational institute.
If the right to study is requested to supplement a previous degree so as to obtain professional qualifications, the application must be accompanied by official copies of the transcript of studies and the degree diploma. Also a statement of reasons for the studies must be accompanied.
If the right to study is requested to upgrade one’s professional qualifications, the application must be accompanied by a statement from the employer as well as copies of certificates related to the field.
If the right to study is requested for studies needed for licensing in Finland based on a pharmacy degree completed abroad, the application must be accompanied by a copy of the relevant Valvira statement as well as the required language certificates.
For detailed instructions concerning licensing based on a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in pharmacy completed outside Finland, click here.