Completion of courses and assessment
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.
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
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.
In addition to registering as for the academic year, you will have to register separately for all courses which you intend to complete.
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.
In a General Examination/Faculty Exam you can for instance retake course exams or do literature examinations that are not related to teaching. Some examination are completed as a paper examination in a lecture room. Some examinations are completed digitally in examination rooms using your own device. These examinations are taken in Moodle or another learning environment either as openly accessible examinations or using the Safe Exam Browser (SEB).
You can take certain exams electronically at a time and exam room of your choice.
Moodle exams are taken under supervision in the exam hall on your own device or as remote exams at a location of your choice. Instructions for both exams below.
These instructions explain how you can register for Language Centre courses and how are students selected for courses.
You can retake an approved examination or course no more than two times.
The compilation of a study module means that the individual courses you have completed are incorporated into a larger module, such as basic, intermediate or advanced studies.
You need an electronically verified or printed transcript of studies if you are asked to provide official proof of the studies you have completed at the University of Helsinki. You can order an electronically verified transcript of studies in Sisu.
The university has set timelines within which your completed studies are valid for degrees or study modules.
The language of learning may be different than the language of instruction or your own native language.
Here you can find information about grading scales and assessment principles at the University.
You can apply for a custom course credit in a situation where you have to complete a course or a study module to correspond to the learning outcomes in your degree programme’s curriculum. You can apply for a custom course credit in the following cases:
Frequently asked questions
If you are completing or have completed studies at the University of Helsinki, you can order an official or unofficial transcript.