Sisu instructions: My profile, credits and applications

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By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.

On the My profile page in Sisu, you can view the following information:

  • study rights,
  • Master’s options,
  • registrations,
  • credits,
  • applications and requests,
  • groups (e.g. your PSP tutoring group), and
  • personal data.

You can also edit your contact information, apply for an extension and download a transcript of studies or a certificate of student status.

Study rights

On this tab you can see your study rights and their status. You can see more detailed information about your study rights by clicking it open from the arrow in the header row.
Screenshot of the Study rights tab.

If your study right is about to expire, you can apply for an extension by clicking the Apply for an extension button in the upper right corner of the header row. Before you can submit an application, you must finish your primary study plan and schedule the studies included in it. Read first the instructions for applying for an extension on the page If your study right expires. If your study right is not active and your study time has ended, you will see a notification of this on the header row.

Basic information of the study right

Here you can see the validity period of your study right and the name of the organisation that has granted the right (e.g. faculty). You can see more detailed information about the study right by clicking Show details.
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The University Act explains the basis for the restriction of the duration of a study right. The Decree on University Degrees explains which Government Decree, for example, a degree’s credit scope is based on. The grant date is the date when you have been granted a study right in the student selection. The start date is the first day of the term when you have enrolled as attending for the first time. Last, you will see the grounds for granting the study right.

Progress of studies

The Study time section shows the used and remaining semesters of your study right as well as the normal and statutory non-attending semesters. The colour white represents a used semester, green represents a remaining semester and yellow represents a remaining non-attending semester. The current semester is half white and half green.
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If you have been granted an extension, you can see extension semesters separated by a vertical line. A current extension semester is half white and half red, and a remaining extension semester is red.
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The graphs indicating progress are only shown regarding study rights leading to a degree. For example, there are no graphs shown for study rights in the Open University.

You can also see possible previous degrees, their degree titles, and dates of completion on the page.

Screenshot of a completed study right.


You can see the attendance registrations for the last three academic years of your study right in the section Attendance. By clicking Past registrations, you can also see the registration information of previous academic years.
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Education path

In this section you can see the options related to your study right, such as Master’s programmes where you can continue your studies after a Bachelor’s degree. Confirmed selections are marked with a blue tick and options with blue arrows. You can see more explanations under the chart. 

Note! Options can be conditional and, for example, there can be certain application periods for Master’s programmes. You can read more about the Master’s options of your Bachelor’s programme and their conditions on the page Right to complete a Master’s degree by selecting your Bachelor’s programme from the menu in the upper corner.
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Selections regarding an education path (e.g. choosing a Master’s programme) are made in the study plan. Read further instructions from the Sisu instruction Study plan.

Other confirmed selections related to the study right

Here you can see other studies confirmed in your study right that you have been granted a study right for. These can include e.g. the right to do optional studies.  
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Education that is not leading to a degree

You can only see the type and scope of studies regarding education that is not leading to a degree (e.g. Open university) in the education path section. The included studies are specified in more detail in the section Study modules and courses confirmed in the study right. If a limited duration, which differs from the validity period of your study right, has been given for the studies, it will be shown on the status row directly under the degree.
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Course registrations

In this tab you can see all your registrations for courses and exams. You can sort the list by the name or the scope of the course as well as the status of the registration.

You cannot register for teaching or update registrations here. Read more on the page How do I register for my courses and exams?
Screenshot of the Registrations tab on the My Profile page in Sisu.

Completed credits

You can see all your credits and download a transcript of studies in the Completed credits tab. See further instructions on how to download an official transcript of studies.

You can see your completed study modules and the credits related to the courses included in the modules at the top of the tab. You can also see completed degrees under the completed modules heading. Next you can see completed individual courses and, lastly, partially completed courses. You can sort the credits by name, scope, grade or date of completion. The completed credits have been sorted from the newest to the oldest by default.
Screenshot of the Completed credits tab.

You will only see the passed credits by default. You can view failed or expired credits by clicking the 'Failed and expired credits' section.
Screenshot of the Completed credits tab.

You can see additional information on the completed or partially completed courses by clicking its row, and a side bar will open on the right side. You can see the course’s status, expiration day, acceptor, responsible organisations and possible additional information by the teacher in the additional information.
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If you have completed a course multiple times, you can see the secondary credits in the bottom of the side bar. Secondary credits are credits completed for the same course whose grade or scope do not surpass the selected completed course.

 If a credit is expiring in a year, you will see a warning “Credit expires” and the date of the expiration in a list under the credit and in the side bar’s additional information. Read more about the expiry of studies on the page Expiry of studies.
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In the partially completed courses section, you can also view the assessment’s information by clicking the arrow next to the heading Assessment information in the bottom corner of the side bar. In the assessment information you can see your grade in a written form, possible written feedback that specifies the grade, the name of the responsible assessor, language and date of completion, possible additional assessment criteria, and the date of a possible feedback session.
Screenshot of the assessment information section in Sisu.

Applications and decisions

On this tab you will see all applications and requests you have submitted in Sisu and their status. You can also add attachments to a previously submitted application by opening the application by clicking on its row.
Screenshot of the Applications and decisions tab.

Applications that are submitted in Sisu are:

  • study draft, 
  • credit transfer, 
  • applying for registration of a module, 
  • applying for extension, and
  • graduation request.

The applications are submitted in Sisu mainly through the study plan. You can read more about the difference between the applications and which application to use for which purpose on the page Sisu instructions for students in the Applications in Sisu chapter.


On this tab you can see all target and tutoring groups that you have been added into or automatically belong to, for example, based on your study right. 
Screenshot of the Groups tab.

Target groups (for example, students of a specific line of study) are used as a selection criteria when registering for teaching. Tutoring groups are used in the supervision of studies. You cannot edit the group information yourself. Contact student services or your PSP supervisor if there are errors in the information.

Read more about PSP supervision on the page Personal study plan.

Payments and scholarships

On this tab you can see a list of payments that have been registered in Sisu by academic year (for example student union and student nation fees).

Screen capture of the tab Payments and scholarship in Sisu

Personal information

On this tab you can see your personal information, contact information, the policy on disclosure of information and the restriction of personal data.

Screen capture of the Personal information tab.

Personal information

In this section you can see your personal information. You cannot edit your personal information yourself. If there are errors in the information, read the instructions on the page Updating your personal information and contact details.

The languages of secondary education are Finnish and Swedish, so it is not necessarily the same as your mother tongue. If your language of secondary education is something else, your language of secondary level education is regarded as “other than Finnish or Swedish”. You can read more about the language of secondary education from the article What is my language of secondary education?.
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By clicking the Show button next to your personal identity code, you will see your current personal identity code registered in the system. By clicking Former names and personal identity codes, you can see your former information that has been valid while you have been enrolled in the university.
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Read more about the processing of personal data at the university from the page Data protection.

Contact information

In this section you can view your contact information and edit them if necessary. You can edit your contact information by clicking Edit in the upper right corner. Your primary email address is always the address attached to your username, so it cannot be edited.
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Disclosure of information

In this section you can define the purposes that your contact information can be disclosed for from the student register. You can define the disclosure policy by clicking Edit. When you have defined the disclosure policy, click Save. At the University of Helsinki, Sisu is also a member register of the Student Union and the Student Union receives the information of its members from Sisu.
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Restriction of personal data

You can see from your contact information if a restriction of personal data has been set. Contact information under the restriction of personal data are not brought to Sisu at all, so they will not be shown in the system. Restrictions of personal data come from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s information.

Links to other Sisu instructions

You can find all Sisu user instructions on the User instructions for Sisu page.

You can find answers to common problems and questions on the Frequently asked questions about Sisu page.