Flexible Study Right - JOO guidelines for a target university

Here you can find instructions specific to your own study programme.
You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Faculty of Technology

Information about offered JOO studies

In principle, all courses belonging to the curriculum are offered. There may be exceptions, such as courses offered only for international exchange, courses provided by part-time resources, courses provided by another department or unit, courses requiring a great amount of resources, etc. Study rights will be supported based on case-by-case consideration. Departments will later announce courses that will not be a part of the studies offered as JOO studies under any circumstances.

Application periods for JOO studies

Twice per year. The application periods end on 30 April and 31 October. The processing takes approximately one month. A paper-based application form shall be delivered to the Faculty of Technology.

Student Guides

See programmes in Engineering.

Criteria for granting study rights

Resources available, sufficient preliminary information of the applicant, case-specific consideration. An official transcript of studies from the home university must be attached to the application.

Length of granted study right

The study right is granted for two academic years at most. The flexible study right ends when the right for completing a degree at the home university ends.

Delivery address for the supported application

Paper application form supported by the home university shall be delivered to the following address:
Lead Specialist Anita Pirilä
Academic Affairs
P.O.Box 8100
FI- 90014 UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must register at the target university in accordance with its standard registration procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact IT Services.

The following resources are also available to the student library services.

Registering the studies at the home university

The student will receive a transcript of studies. Otherwise the transfer of information to the home university is the student’s responsibility.

Contact information for the personnel processing the applications

study.technology(at)oulu.fi

Faculty of Medicine

Information about offered JOO studies

Application periods for JOO studies

Twice per year. The application periods end on 30 April and 31 October. The decision will be delivered to the student within approximately one month after the end of the application period.

Criteria for granting the study right

  1. JOO study rights are granted in accordance with resources.
  2. The student must have sufficient basic knowledge or possible prior studies completed in a study unit.
  3. The student’s study right application must include the support statement from the home university.

Length of granted study right

Two academic years, but at most until the end of the period for completing the degree.

Delivery address for the supported application and personnel processing the application

Undergraduate education

Lead Specialist Piia Rantakokko
P.O.Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND
Tel: +358 (0)294 48 5603
Street address Aapistie 5 A
email: study.medicine@oulu.fi

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND
Street address Aapistie 5 A
Tel: + 358 (0)294 483523
email: study.medicine@oulu.fi

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must enroll at the target university in accordance with its standard registration procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact IT Services.

The following resources are also available to the student library services.

Registering the studies at the home university

The student is responsible for seeing that the completed studies are registered with the home university.

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Information about offered JOO studies

Degree programmes in Biochemistry

Studies in accordance with the Faculty curriculum within the limits imposed by resources.

Postgraduate education

See more information at University of Oulu Graduate School.

Application periods for JOO studies

Twice per year. The application periods end on 30 April and 31 October. The decision will be delivered to the student within approximately one month after the end of the application period.

Student guides

This webpage will be updated during December 2020

Criteria for granting the study right

  1. JOO study rights are granted in accordance with resources.
  2. The student must have sufficient basic knowledge or possible prior studies completed in a study unit.
  3. The student’s study right application must include the support statement from the home university.

Length of granted study right

Two academic years, but at most until the end of the period for completing the degree.

Delivery address for the supported application and personnel processing the application

Undergraduate education

Lead Specialist Piia Rantakokko
P.O.Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND
Street address Aapistie 5 A
email study.fbmm@oulu.fi

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND
Street address Aapistie 5 A
email study.fbmm@oulu.fi

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must enroll at the target university in accordance with its standard registration procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact IT Services.

The following resources are also available to the student library services.

Registering the studies at the home university

The student is responsible for seeing that the completed studies are registered with the home university.

Faculty of Education

Information on offered JOO studies

All studies in accordance with the curriculum of the Faculty of Education, excluding teacher training and studies aiming for professional competence in subjects taught in elementary school and early childhood education and preschool education.

Application periods for JOO studies

There are two national application periods (by 30 April for the autumn semester and 31 October for the spring semester). The application period is approximately one month, after which the decision will be delivered to the student. The applications from students at the University of Lapland may also be processed with flexibility outside application periods.

Student guides

Studies at Faculty of Education.

Criteria for granting study rights

  • The study right is granted in accordance with resources. The applications are processed case by case.
  • The faculty’s own students take priority when selecting students for study programmes within the faculty.
  • The student must have sufficient basic knowledge or possibly completed prior studies specific to the study units.
  • Support statement from the home university must be included in the student’s flexible study right application.

Length of granted study right

Two academic years, but at most until the end of completing the degree. The student must enroll as present each year.

Delivery address for supported application

Lead Specialist Helena Seppälä
University of Oulu
Academic Affairs, P.O.Box 8100,
FIN-90014 University of Oulu

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must enroll at the target university in accordance with its standard enrollment procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on enrolling at the university is available at registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact the university IT Services.

The following resources are also available to the student library services.

Registering the studies at the home university

The student is responsible for seeing that the completed studies are registered with the home university.

Contact information for the personnel processing the applications

Lead Specialist Helena Seppälä
Tel: +358 294 48 3724
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Contact information for personnel giving statements

The decision on granting the study right is made by the dean of education of the faculty based on the statement of the person responsible. All applications and decisions addressed to the profit unit are presented to the dean of education by the lead specialist, Helena Seppälä.

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Information about offered JOO studies

Studies in accordance with the Faculty curriculum within the limits imposed by resources. 

Application periods for JOO studies

Twice per year. Application deadlines:

  • 30 April for autumn semester courses 
  • 31 October for spring semester courses 

The decision will be delivered to the student approximately one month after the end of the application period.

Student guides

Faculty's study guides are available in the Peppi system.

Criteria for granting study rights

  • JOO study rights are granted in accordance with teaching resources.
  • A student can apply for a study right for a whole study module at one time.  
  • The student must have sufficient basic information or possible completed studies specific to the study unit.
  • An official transcript of studies from the home university must be attached to the application.
  • The student’s study right application must include the support statement from the home university.

Length of granted study right

Usually one academic year. Maximum two academic years, and at most until the end of the period for completing the degree.

Delivery address for supported application

Lead Specialist Merja Inget
Academic Affairs
P.O.Box 8100
90014 University of Oulu

Starting JOO studies

In the autumn and spring in accordance with the target university’s standard enrolment procedures. More information on registration.

Registering completed credit at the home university

The student is responsible for delivering the information on completed JOO credits to the student registry of the home university.

Contact information for personnel processing the applications

Lead Specialist Merja Inget
Academic Affairs
P.O.Box 8100
90014 University of Oulu

Tel: 029 448 7780
Email: study.itee@oulu.fi

Oulu Business School

Information about offered JOO studies

Studies in accordance with the Faculty curriculum within the limits imposed by resources. See more information at Programmes at Oulu Business School.

Application periods for JOO studies

Twice per year. Application periods end on 30 April and 31 October. The decision will be delivered to the student approximately one month after the end of the application period.

Student guides

Programmes at Oulu Business School.

Criteria for granting study rights

  • JOO study rights are granted in accordance with teaching resources.
  • A student can apply for a study right for a whole study component at one time (e.g. basic studies 25 credits).
  • The student must have sufficient basic information or possible completed studies specific to the study unit.
  • An official transcript of studies from the home university must be attached to the application.
  • The student’s study right application must include the support statement from the home university.

Length of granted study right

Maximum two academic years, and at most until the end of the period for completing the degree.

Delivery address for supported application

Primarily via email to study.business@oulu.fi with the headline JOO application (no paper version by post needed).

Potential paper versions by post are sent to the address below with a short notice via email to study.business@oulu.fi.

Education Designer Chao Ding
Academic Affairs
P.O.Box 8100
90014 University of Oulu

Starting JOO studies

In the autumn and spring in accordance with the target university’s standard enrolment procedures. More information on registration.

Registering completed credits at the home university

The student is responsible for delivering the information on completed JOO credits to the student registry of the home university.

Contact information for personnel processing the applications

Education Designer Chao Ding
Academic Affairs
P.O.Box 8100
90014 University of Oulu

Tel: 029 448 7454
Email: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi / study.business@oulu.fi

Faculty of Humanities

Information about offered JOO studies

JOO studies offered:  Archaeology, Art History, Digital Humanities, French Language, Film Studies, Finnish as Second and Foreign Language, German Language and Culture, History, History of Science and Ideas, Information Studies, Languages and Culture of Antiquity, Literature, Philosophy, Saami Culture, Saami Language

More detailed descriptions on the subjects can be found at Faculty Course Catalogue.

Application periods for JOO studies

There is only one application period per year and the deadline is 30 April, because JOO study rights are primarily granted for courses that begin in the autumn semester. The application will be processed within approximately one month after the end of the application period.

Student guides

Faculty of Humanities Course Catalogue.

Criteria for granting study rights

  • Studies in accordance with the curriculum
  • Sufficient language skills in language subjects, may require participating in a test
  • Study phase
  • No such subjects that can be studied at the home university
  • Resources for the subject

Length of granted study right

Two academic years, but at most until the end of the period for completing the degree.

Delivery address for the supported application

Departmental Coordinator Oili Sievola
Faculty of Humanities
P.O. Box 1000
FI-90014 UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must enroll at the target university in accordance with its standard enrollment procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact IT Services.

The following resources are also available to the student at University Library Services.

Registering completed credit at the home university

The student is responsible for this.

Contact information for personnel processing the application and giving statements

Faculty of Humanities
Departmental Coordinator Oili Sievola
Tel: +358 294 48 3428
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Further information

The departmental coordinator processes all applications received at the Faculty of Humanities.

Faculty of Science

Information about offered JOO studies

An applicant can apply to all studies University of Oulu, Faculty of Science offers. In the decision of the study right the applicants prior learning as well resources of the study programme is considered.  
For more specific information, see programmes offered by Faculty of Science.

Application periods for JOO studies

There are two application periods for JOO studies. Application period for studies starting in autumn ends in 30 April, and applicatio  period for the studies starting in spring semester ends  31 October. The processing time is approximately 1.5 months.

Criteria for granting the study right

  • The supported studies must be studies in the student’s major subject or minor subject that complement the applicant’s major, and are not available at the applicant's home university.
  • The expediency of the applied studies will be estimated, the applications are processed case by case, and the study right will be granted within limits as resources permit.
  • The studies must be included either in the Bachelor of Science degree (180 credits) or Master of Philosophy degree (120 credits). 
  • The study right may be granted within the limits allowed by resources.
  • The studies applied for should rather form a whole component instead of individual courses.
  • The Faculty may support only one whole component at a time, even if the student had applied for several.

Length of granted study right

Until the end of the period for completing the degree, or two academic years. The student must enroll as present each year.

Delivery address for the supported application

Faculty of Science
Lead Specialist, Academic Affairs: Katri Suorsa
Visiting address: Opintokatu, KE1020

Postal address: Academic Affairs, P.O.Box 8100, 90014 University of Oulu

Starting JOO studies at the University of Oulu

The student must register at the target university in accordance with its standard registration procedures in order to use their study right. Further information on registration at the university is available at registration.

In order to receive an e-mail account, the student must contact IT helpdesk.

Library services are also available to the student.

Registering the studies at the home university

The student is responsible for having the completed studies registered with the home university.

Contact information for personnel processing the applications

Faculty of Science
Lead Specialist, Academic Affairs: Katri Suorsa
Tel: +358 294 48 1711
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Medical and Wellness Technology

Medical and Wellness Technology / Biomedical Engineering

You can apply for Flexible Study Right to following courses:

Language of instruction: Finnish

080901A       Introduction to Technology of Clinical Medicine

Language of instruction: Finnish or English considering the language of participants

764327A       Virtual measurement environments

Language of instruction: English

041201A       Basics in eHealth

080915S        Tissue Biomechanics                                                    

080916S        Biomechanics of Human Movement                            

080920S        Diagnostic Imaging                                                       

080922S        Microscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging                      

080923S        Physics in Radiation Therapy                                                                                   

080924S        Biomaterials 

080925A       Anatomy and Physiology for BME

080926A       Introduction to Biomedical Imaging Methods             

080927S        Connected Health and mHealth                                    

080928S        BME Research Methods and Seminar                          

080929S        Health Technology and Multimodal Monitoring          

080930S        Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging

Dentistry

It is only possible to complete theoretical study units, but not clinical studies, except for Child Psychiatry. For more specific information see programmes in Medicine and Dentistry. 

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

Medical and Wellness Technology / Biomedical Engineering

You can apply for Flexible Study Right to following courses

 

Language of instruction: Finnish

080901A      Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine

Language of instruction: Finnish or English (considering the language of participants)

764327A       Virtual measurement environments

Language of instruction: English

041201A       Basics in eHealth

080915S        Tissue Biomechanics                                                    

080916S        Biomechanics of Human Movement                            

080920S        Diagnostic Imaging                                                       

080922S        Microscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging                      

080923S        Physics in Radiation Therapy                                                                                   

080924S        Biomaterials 

080925A       Anatomy and Physiology for BME

080926A       Introduction to Biomedical Imaging Methods             

080927S        Connected Health and mHealth                                    

080928S        BME Research Methods and Seminar                          

080929S        Health Technology and Multimodal Monitoring          

080930S        Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging              

Health Sciences

Offered JOO studies in Health Sciences

Degree Studies in Health Sciences (BHSc): Basic Studies in Health Sciences and Intermediate Studies in Health Sciences. For further information, please see the University of Oulu Peppi Study Guide

Archeology

Follow the general instructions above.

Mechanical Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Process and Environmental Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Civil Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Industrial Engineering and Management

Follow the general instructions above.

Biochemistry MSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Biochemistry BSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Molecular Medicine DD

Follow the general instructions above.

Molecular Medicine MSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Protein Science MSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Logopedics

Follow the general instructions above.

English

Follow the general instructions above.

History

Follow the general instructions above.

Information Studies

Follow the general instructions above.

Literature

Follow the general instructions above.

Cultural Anthropology

Follow the general instructions above.

Mining engineering and mineral processing

Follow the general instructions above.

Swedish Language

Follow the general instructions above.

Saami Culture

Follow the general instructions above.

Saami Language

Follow the general instructions above.

German language and culture

Follow the general instructions above.

Finnish Language

Follow the general instructions above.

Science Communication, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Chemistry

Follow the general instructions above.

Economics and Business Administration MSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Geosciences

Follow the general instructions above.

Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

Follow the general instructions above.

Primary Teacher, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Psychology, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master's Programme in Learning, Education and Technology, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Music Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Special Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master’s Programme in Education, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

Follow the general instructions above.

Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

Follow the general instructions above.

Architecture

Follow the general instructions above.

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

Follow the general instructions above.

Information Processing Science

Follow the general instructions above.

Computer Science and Engineering

Follow the general instructions above.

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

Follow the general instructions above.

Medicine

Follow the general instructions above.

Economics and Business Administration BSc

Follow the general instructions above.

Mathematical Sciences

Follow the general instructions above.

Geography

Follow the general instructions above.

Biology

Follow the general instructions above.

Physical Sciences

Follow the general instructions above.

History of Sciences and Ideas

Follow the general instructions above.