Guidance for studying

The courses of Biodiversity education network are open for the degree students of the Universities of Eastern Finland, Turku, Jyväskylä, Oulu and Helsinki and Åbo Akademi.

The courses offer possibilities for the students to learn more about biodiversity related topics in the courses which are not being taught in the own universities. There are courses for different levels and there might be limitations in the number of students accepted for the courses. The list of the courses can be found in Study-page and there are also links to curriculums.

The courses are meant for completing students’ knowledge and they cannot be accepted as minor subject. Students have to discuss with the supervisors from their own universities beforehand to agree on studying these courses and to be able to include the courses to their degrees. Apply separately for every course you are interested in.

To be able to apply for right to study these courses, you need to

  • be a student in one of the participating universities,
  • discuss with your study supervisor about the courses you would like to include in your degree
  • use the email address given by your university in the application

The deadline for the courses beginning in the autumn semester is 12.9. Except polypores identification which has deadline 25.8. For the spring semester courses you need to apply for right to study by 30.11.

Please note, that there might be limitations in the number of students accepted for the courses and the study right doesn’t yet mean that you will be accepted for the course. After getting the right to study, remember to register for the course.

How to proceed?

Interesting courses: Check the Study-page and find courses which you are interested in.

Discussion with your supervisor: Make sure that the courses you are interested can be included in your study degree.

Applying for the right to study: Apply the right to study for the courses. You will find links to the forms in Studies-page. If you are applying for the right to study for several courses, fill in the forms separately for each course.

The right to study: You will get information about your right to study by email after application deadline. At same time you will get information about the course registration.

Registration for the course: Register to the course where you have the right to study. Note that there are limitation in the number of students that can be taken to the course which means that the right to study doesn’t yet mean that you are approved to the course.

Studying: After the deadline of the course registration you will be informed whether you are approved to the course. At the same time you will get information about the course. Study the course and follow the given timetables. The responsible teacher helps you if you have questions relating to the the course.

Course credits: When you have completed the course, you will receive study credits in the system used in the organizing university. You can apply for transferring the credits to your own university and to your degree by following the guidelines of your home university.

University of Jyväskylä

University of Turku

University of Oulu

If you have questions relating to study rights, please contact the study guidance. If you have questions relating to specific courses, please contact the responsible teacher of the course.

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