Instructions for students who began their studies before 2017

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.

The University of Helsinki moved to a new system of degree programmes on 1 August 2017. Students were able to study and graduate in accordance with the old degree requirements during a transition period that ends on 18 December 2020. These instructions are aimed at you if you began your degree studies prior to 2017 and have either transferred to a new degree programme yourself or will be transferred to them after 18.12.2020. 

This website, Instructions for Students, contains instructions that apply to mainly to students in new degree programmes. If your degree requirements have a longer transition period (e.g. until 2023), you can find more information about carrying out your studies from your faculty's instructions below, or from the Student Services.

The faculty-specific instructions contain information on the tables of equivalence and possible exceptions that concern students that have begun their studies with the old requirements. The faculty-specific instructions will be updated so that they are specifically aimed at transferred students latest by the beginning of the year of 2021.

NB! The old page "Completing your degree according to old degree requirements" has been deleted and important information for transferred students can be found on the page "Instructions for those who have transferred to new degree programmes".