Completion of courses and assessment
Search for degree programme
When you search for a degree programme by name or by part of the name the options in the list of degree programmes below the search field is narrowed down. After this you have to choose the degree programme from the list.
Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Specialist training programmes
How are studies completed?
At the University of Helsinki, students plan their studies independently. There are many ways to complete studies and the most common modes of completion are described here.
How do I register for my courses and exams?
In addition to registering as for the academic year, you will have to register separately for all courses which you intend to complete.
Where can I find textbooks?
The Helsinki University Main Library is located in Kaisa House on the City Centre Campus. Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki also have their own campus libraries.
As a student, the University’s extensive variety of learning environments and facilities are at your disposal. This guide features information about these facilities, such as libraries and learning centres.
Digital Learning Environments
Learning takes place not just in a variety of physical spaces, but also in digital learning environments. The University of Helsinki utilises a selection of different digital services to make your studies easier.
In a General Examination/Faculty Exam you can for instance retake course exams or do literature examinations that are not related to teaching.
Taking exams in Examinarium electronic exam rooms
You can take certain exams electronically at a time and exam room of your choice.
Digital examinations in specific venues
Digital examinations in specific venues are completed using your own device in a learning environment such as Moodle.
Retaking completed studies and improving grades
You can retake an approved examination or course no more than two times.
Register your study modules
Once you have completed all studies required for a specific module, you will have to request that the completed module be registered.
Order a Transcript of Studies
During the exceptional situation, ordering a digitally verified transcript is highly recommended. If you need to send your transcript to someone, please check with the recipient whether they accept a digitally verified transcript. Paper copies are not mailed daily.
Recognition and validation of prior learning
You can apply to have credits and other prior learning transferred to your degree. Please return filled form to your faculty's Student Service point in person or by email.
Expiry of Studies
The university has set timelines within which your completed studies are valid for degrees or study modules.
Language of instruction and language of learning
The language of learning may be different than the language of instruction or your own native language.
Frequently asked questions
If you are completing or have completed studies at the University of Helsinki, you can order an official or unofficial transcript.