JOO - Flexible Study Right
General information about flexible study right scheme (JOO)
The flexible study right (JOO right) means the possibility to apply for a study right to another university, e.g.in order to complete a minor or separate courses. Anyone completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Finnish university may apply for the JOO flexible study right. The student must be enrolled as present at their home university in order to apply for flexible study right, and after receiving the right they may do JOO studies at another university (either some or all courses during one academic year). All Finnish universities are participants in the agreement on flexible study right. More information on the studies offered at other universities is available at national JOOPAS webservice.
More specific guidelines on application practices and supporting and granting study rights are available at the JOO flexible study right guidelines of the universities at JOOPAS service and electronic JOO application service. The guidelines of the universities (in Finnish) can be found at guidelines by university. You can get more information by contacting the study counsellor at your home university or at the target university.
Please check the application procedures for the JOO applications and the processing schedule in the JOO guidelines. Further information on the application procedures of the universities is available from the JOO study counsellors of the respective universities.
The University of Oulu does not participate in (since 1 January 2011) the electronic JOOPAS application system, but the applicants use the printable form to apply for a JOO flexible study right. The form can be printed from JOOPAS webservice and filled in according to the instructions. The studies are free of charge for the student if they receive a support decision from their home university.
The application form is processed first by your own university (home university), who will support the inclusion of the courses in question in your degree programme and makes the commitment to pay for them. Your home university submits the supported application to the target university, who then processes the application and provides you with registration and other instructions.
You should reserve a sufficient amount of time for the JOO study process (approximately 1-2 months). At the University of Oulu, the application will be processed approximately within a month of submitting the application.
In the application process, you should take into consideration the application periods of different universities.
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine
Oulu Business School
Faculty of Technology