Flexible Study Right - JOO guidelines for a home university

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

Faculty of Technology

Duration of the application support process

The application must be submitted to the Faculty for the support process by 31 March before 16:15 the latest during the spring semester and by 30 September before 16:15 during the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application period that takes place twice a year. The support decision will be made within four weeks from the abovementioned date.

Support process

The application must be submitted to the Faculty for the support process by 31 March before 16:15 the latest during the spring semester and by 30 September before 16:15 during the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application period that takes place twice a year.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

The resources allocated for this purpose are scarce. Each department pays for the costs resulting from the supported studies. The departments process the applications based on case by case deliberation.

  • The intended studies must produce additional value for the degree.
  • The supported studies must be such that cannot be completed at the University of Oulu.
  • The studies must be included in the minimum extent of the degree.

Department-specific further guidelines

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture may support an application by a student who has completed a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Department will support the JOO study application of a student who has selected his/her study orientation.

Preparing a study plan

The student must present a personal study plan (HOPS) as an attachment to the application. An official transcript of studies must also be attached to the application.

Length of the supported study right

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

Delivery address for the support application

Chief Academic Officer Anita Pirilä
Faculty of Technology
P.O. Box 4000
FI-90014 UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND

Delivering the supported application to the target university

The student shall receive their application with a support statement, after which the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

Registering the completed studies 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 the counsellors

Degree Programme in Architecture

Planning Officer Leena Kuorelahti
Tel: +358 294 48 4985
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer Reijo Saari
Tel: +358 294 48 2087
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Degree Programmes in Process Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Planning Officer Saara Luhtaanmäki
Tel: +358 294 48 2371
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Degree Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Networks

Planning Officer Maritta Juvani
Tel: +358 294 48 2767
E-mail address: firstname.lastname @ee.oulu.fi

Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management

Planning Officer Eija Vieri
Tel: +358 294 48 2773
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

All degree programmes of the Faculty

Chief Academic Officer Anita Pirilä
Tel: +358 294 48 4004
E-mail address: etunimi.sukunimi@oulu.fi

Contact information for personnel processing the support applications

All degree programmes of the Faculty

Chief Academic Officer Anita Pirilä
Tel: +358 294 48 4004
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Faculty of Science

Duration of the application support process

All support decisions – also those in continuous application processes – are processed only twice per year, in accordance with the application periods ending on 30 April and 31 October. The support decision will be made within three weeks.

Support process

A student needs to apply support by the home university with the JOO study right application form. The student must apply for the support statement at least one month before the application period at the target university ends. All support decisions are processed only twice per year, in accordance with the application periods ending on 30 April and 31 October. The expediency of each support decision will be considered separately, and the student cannot receive the decision while waiting.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

  • The supported studies must be studies in the student’s major subject or minor subject that complement the student’s major. Supported studies are not available at the University of Oulu.
  • 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 allowed by resources.
  • The studies must be included either in the Bachelor of Science degree (180 credits) or Master of Philosophy degree (120 credits). 
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 90 credits, of which half must be in the major subject.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of 30 credits completed in the past year.
  • The suppoerted studies should rather form a whole component  (for example minor) instead of individual courses.
  • The Faculty may support only one whole at one time, even if the student had applied for several. In terms of individual study units, their expediency will be evaluated separately.

Preparing a study plan

The student must present a personal study plan (PSP) that has been approved.

Length of the supported study right

Until completing the degree or two years at most. The student must enroll as present every year.

Delivery address for the support application

Lead Specialist, Academic Affairs
Katri Suorsa

Visiting address: Opintokatu, KE1020

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

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After a successful support process, the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

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 counsellors and personnel processing the applications

Academic Affairs,
Katri Suorsa, Lead Specialist, Academic Affairs
Tel: +358 0294 48 1711
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

Faculty of Medicine

Duration of the application support process

The application must be submitted for the support process of the Faculty by 31 March in the spring semester and by 30 September in the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application procedure that takes place twice a year. The Faculty of Medicine reserves three weeks for the support process beginning on the abovementioned date.

Support process

The decision of the home university to support the application is registered in the application form at the Office of Academic Affairs.

Criteria for the support and preparing a study plan

During the support process, the significance of the JOO studies in terms of the studies leading to a degree are considered in addition to the student’s study progress. The Faculty supports JOO study right applications within the limits of its resources.

  1. The supported studies must be studies for a subject that cannot be studied at the University of Oulu, but which provide a minor to complement the student’s degree in a purposeful manner.
  2. The supported studies must be included in the total extent of the degree. Studies exceeding the extent of the degree will not be supported.
  3. The student must have completed at least one term of studies in their own field of studies.

Preparing a study plan

The student must prepare a personal study plan (HOPS) to be attached to the JOO study right application. The study plan must include a plan for the credits leading to a degree and reasons for the necessity of JOO studies together with a schedule for completing these studies. In addition to a study plan, a transcript of records must be attached to the support application.

Duration of the supported study right

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

Address of delivery for the support application

Email study.medicine@oulu.fi

Undergraduate education

Lead Specialist Piia Rantakokko
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND

Address Aapistie 5 A

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND

Address Aapistie 5 A

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After the support process, the student will send their application to the target university in order to process the study right application by the end of the application period possibly determined by the target university.

Registering completed credit at the home university

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

Contact information for counsellors and personnel processing the support statements

Undergraduate education

Lead Specalist Piia Rantakokko
Tel: +358 (0)294 485603
E-mail piia.rantakokko@oulu.fi

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
Tel: +358 (0)294 483523
E-mail marjo.tourula@oulu.fi

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Duration of the application support process

The application must be submitted for the support process of the Faculty by 31 March in the spring semester and by 30 September in the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application procedure that takes place twice a year. The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine reserves three weeks for the support process beginning on the abovementioned date.

Support process

The decision of the home university to support the application is registered in the application form at the Office of Academic Affairs.

Criteria for the support and preparing a study plan

During the support process, the significance of the JOO studies in terms of the studies leading to a degree are considered in addition to the student’s study progress. The Faculty supports JOO study right applications within the limits of its resources.

  1. The supported studies must be studies for a subject that cannot be studied at the University of Oulu, but which provide a minor to complement the student’s degree in a purposeful manner.
  2. The supported studies must be included in the total extent of the degree. Studies exceeding the extent of the degree will not be supported.
  3. The student must have completed at least one term of studies in their own field of studies.

Preparing a study plan

The student must prepare a personal study plan (HOPS) to be attached to the JOO study right application. The study plan must include a plan for the credits leading to a degree and reasons for the necessity of JOO studies together with a schedule for completing these studies. In addition to a study plan, a transcript of records must be attached to the support application.

Duration of the supported study right

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

Address of delivery for the support application

Email study.fbmm@oulu.fi

Undergraduate education

Lead Specialist Piia Rantakokko
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND

Address Aapistie 5 A

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
P.O. Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND

Address Aapistie 5 A

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After the support process, the student will send their application to the target university in order to process the study right application by the end of the application period possibly determined by the target university.

Registering completed credit at the home university

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

Contact information for counsellors and personnel processing the support statements

Undergraduate education

Lead Specalist Piia Rantakokko
Tel: +358 (0)294 485603
E-mail piia.rantakokko@oulu.fi

Postgraduate education

Lead Specialist Marjo Tourula
Tel: +358 (0)294 483523
E-mail marjo.tourula@oulu.fi

Faculty of Education

Duration of the application support process

Support for the application must be applied for at least one month before the application period of the target university ends. The support decision will be made within three weeks. NOTE! The Faculty of Education supports only applications for the University of Lapland.

Support process

Before submitting the JOO application to the target university, the student must apply for a support statement for the JOO studies. The support of the home university must be applied for using the JOO application form. The student must apply for the support statement at least one month before the application period at the target university ends. The expediency of each support application will be considered separately, and the student cannot receive the decision before processing the application. When applying for a JOO study right, the student should consult their academic advisor or student counsellor beforehand. The applications to the University of Lapland can be processed with flexibility also outside application periods.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

See general guidelines and the criteria of the University of Oulu Faculty of Education listed below:

  • The study right is granted depending on resources.
  • The supported studies must be studies in subjects included in the HOPS study plan which are not available at the University of Oulu.
  • The studies must be included and accommodated within the span of the minimum degree requirements.
  • The student must have a minimum of 80 credits of studies, half of which must be in the major subject.

Preparing a study plan

The student must present an updated personal study plan (HOPS) for the application.

Length of the supported study right

Two academic years, but at most until the end of the period for completing the degree. The student is responsible for enrolment.

Delivery address for the support application

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

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After a successful support application, the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

Registering the completed studies 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 counsellors and personnel processing the support decisions

Lead Specialist Helena Seppälä
Mailing address: University of Oulu, Academic Affairs, P.O.Box 8100, FIN-90014 University of Oulu
Visiting address: Academic Affairs Service Point Compass, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland
Tel: +358 294 48 3724
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

 

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Duration of the application support process and application deadlines

The application must be submitted to the Faculty for the support process

  • by 31 March the latest during the spring semester and
  • by 30 September during the autumn semester.

These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application period that takes place twice a year. The support decision will be made within three weeks.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

  • The applications are supported in accordance with Faculty resources.
  • The applicant must have completed their first year of studies with good study progress (the criteria for the decision are based on the number of credits and grades achieved).
  • The studies must be incorporated within the minimum degree requirements.
  • An applicant may be granted a support decision for studies of max. 25 credits.

Preparing a study plan

The student must attach a personal study plan (HOPS) as an attachment to the application. Study plan must show how the planned studies will be included in the degree. An official transcript of studies must also be attached to the application.

Length of the supported study right

The study right is usually granted for one academic year. The flexible study right ends when the right for completing the degree at the home university ends.

Delivery address for the support application

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

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After a successful support application, the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

Registering the completed studies at the home university

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

Contact information for the counsellor and personnel processing support decisions

Please contact study.itee@oulu.fi for councelling and/or updating your study plan.

Oulu Business School

Duration of the application support process

The application must be submitted to the Faculty for the support process by 31 March the latest during the spring semester and by 30 September during the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application period that takes place twice a year. The support decision will be made within three weeks.

Support process

The applications must be submitted to the Faculty for the support process by 31 March the latest during the spring semester and by 30 September during the autumn semester. These dates are valid regardless of whether the target university has a continuous application process or an application period that takes place twice a year.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

  • The applications are supported in accordance with Faculty resources.
  • The applicant must have completed their second year of studies with good study progress (the criteria for the decision are based on the number of credits and grades achieved).
  • The studies must be incorporated within the minimum degree requirements.
  • An applicant may be granted a support decision for studies of max. 25 credits.

Preparing a study plan

The student must present a personal study plan (HOPS) as an attachment to the application. An official transcript of studies must also be attached to the application.

Length of the supported study right

The study right is usually granted for one academic year. The flexible study right ends when the right for completing the degree at the home university ends.

Delivery address for the support application

Educational Designer Tiia Autio
Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 8100
90014 University of Oulu

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After a successful support application, the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

Registering the completed studies at the home university

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

Contact information for the counsellor and personnel processing support decisions

Educational Designer Tiia Autio
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

Duration of the application support process

The support statement must be applied for at least one month before the end of the application period of the target university. The decision to support the application will be processed within three weeks. NOTE! The Faculty of Humanities only supports applications for the University of Lapland.

Support process

The support from the home university must be applied for using the JOO application form. The student must apply for the support statement at least one month before the application period at the target university ends. The expediency of each support decisions will be considered separately, and the student cannot receive the decision before processing the applications.

Criteria for the support statement and preparing a study plan

  • resources in the subject
  • studies in accordance with the curriculum
  • the student has finished at least basic and intermediate studies in the major subject
  • JOO studies must be included in the minimum extent of the degree

Preparing a study plan

The student must present a personal study plan (HOPS) when applying for a JOO study right.

Length of the supported study right

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

Delivery address for the support application

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

Delivering the supported application to the target university

After a successful support application, the student shall send their application to the target university in order for the study right to be processed during the application period determined by the target university.

Registering the completed studies at the home university

The student him/herself must deliver the completed studies to be registered.

Contact information for counsellors

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

Contact information for personnel processing the support statements

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

Further information:

The departmental coordinator processes all the support applications of the students at the Faculty.

Last updated: 16.11.2020