Sisu offers you two search functions for looking for courses. The simpler function is the selection assistant that opens on the Structure of studies tab. A more sophisticated search function is available from the top bar, under the Search tab.
Searching for courses using the selection assistant
When you are on the Structure of studies page, you can use the search function of the selection assistant. The selection assistant enables you to search for courses and add them directly to your study plan. The selection assistant will display the search field only if it is possible to add any studies to the section that you have opened on the Structure of studies page. If you select any courses when doing a search, these will simultaneously be added to your study plan.
On the Structure of studies page, first click on the name of the section that allows you to add any studies. The selection assistant will open on the right side of the study plan. Below the text Add to the plan, you can see a search field where you can search for and add individual courses to your study plan.
Searching for courses and study modules on the Search page
It is recommended that you use the Search page when you wish to search using filters. The filters available on the Search page include the language of learning, the method of completion and the teaching period, among others. If you wish, you can also browse courses offered by other universities in the Sisu system. Note, however, that you cannot register for courses offered by other universities without the relevant right to study.
NB! Do not register for instruction through the Search page. You must always first add your chosen course to your study plan and select the method of completion under Study calendar.
When you enter a search term in the search field, e.g., “world”, Sisu will list all courses with the word “world” in the course title. Before the search field, there is the text “University of Helsinki”. If you wish, you can click on the text, select another university from the Sisu network, and browse their courses.
Filtering search results
Below the search field, you will see the filters. By clicking on one of the available filters, you can open a drop-down menu displaying the relevant filtering options, such as languages of completion.
When you have made your selections, the results are filtered automatically. The selected filtering criteria will be displayed in black boxes on the drop-down menus.
If there are more results than what Sisu can retrieve, the notification “Too many results, please specify your search” will appear. In such a case, specify the text you entered in the search field or add more filters by clicking on the “Filter” button.