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.
You can use the search field to search for courses with their name or code. For example, if your search term is ‘world’, the search will find all courses with a title in which the word ‘world’ appears. By clicking on the text University of Helsinki in smaller font next to the heading, you can open a drop-down menu. If you wish, you can select another university from the Sisu network and browse courses on offer.
Filtering search results
On the right-hand side of the search field, you can see the Filter button. By clicking on this button, you open a drop-down menu where you can select a suitable filter, such as the language of learning. By clicking on one of the available filters, you can open a small menu displaying the relevant filtering options.
When you have made your selections, click on OK. The search criteria that you selected will now be displayed below the search field. 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.