What is the difference between Sisu’s applications? Which application should I use for which purpose? If you are unsure about which application you should use, ask the services for doctoral education for help before submitting an application. All applications are processed in the services for doctoral education either by the planning officers of doctoral programmes or by the faculty doctoral student services.
Applications submitted in free edit mode (content that deviates from the degree structure)
Free edit mode is the most commonly needed application type. Using the free edit mode, you can deviate from your programme’s degree structure when needed. Use the free edit mode for example in the following situations:
- You wish to substitute a study module in your study plan with a module that has been registered following the old degree requirements.
- You wish to add to your study plan previously completed individual study units that have been registered under a code that doesn’t match your programme’s degree structure (for example studies registered under old codes)
- You wish to add to your study plan a study unit you plan to complete but it does not match the degree structure of your doctoral programme
Approval must always be applied for changes made in the free edit mode.
Submit a substitution application (credit transfer) if you want to substitute a compulsory or an alternative course with prior studies that you have completed in another institution of higher education in Finland or abroad. You can submit a substitution application on the course brochure.
Inclusion applications are seldom needed. Submit an inclusion application (credit transfer) if you want to include prior studies that you have completed in another university in Finland or abroad as a part of your degree’s optional or alternative studies.
Application for content that requires approval
Applications for content that requires approval are rarely needed. Submit an application if you can see the notice “approval required” in any section of your study plan. This means that the content of the module is forwarded to the services for doctoral education for evaluation and if necessary, to the supervisor / coordinating academic before graduation.
Application for a custom course credit
Applications for a custom course credit are rarely needed. Submit an application for custom course credit if you have to complete a course or study module that has been left uncompleted. First, agree on the completion of a credit with your supervisor / coordinating academic, and ask for counselling from the planning officer of your doctoral programme when needed.
Don't use unless you are specifically advised to do so.