How to enroll?

According to the Helsinki GSE teaching cooperation agreement Master’s and PhD students in economics (including AGERE and AGFOREE students and exchange students) at Helsinki Graduate School of Economics member universities  – Aalto University, University of Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics – are allowed to take master- and doctoral-level courses in economics at the three universities mentioned before. Also PhD students in economics at foreign universities and at the FDPE universities: University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Vaasa, and Åbo Akademi University can take the courses suitable for PhD students. It is also possible for Master’s and PhD students from Helsinki Graduate School of Economics member universities majoring in other disciplines than economics to enroll in these courses. If the course is included in the Helsinki GSE and FDPE cooperation but it is not organized by student’s home university, (s)he must first apply for a study right for the course and then register for it.

 

Please note that all students must meet the course prerequisites. The course prerequisites are announced on the course Sisu/WebOodi page. The study right/access to the course may be denied if you do not meet the prerequisites or if the number of participants is exceeded.

How to enroll in a course arranged by your home university?

If a course you are willing to take is organized by your home university, you can enroll in the course normally:

  • Aalto University is using Weboodi as it’s primary system until the end of July, 2021. Weboodi will be replaced by Sisu on August 9th and registration for the first period courses begins in Sisu on August 16th.
    • Aalto University’s Sisu instructions can be found here
  • Hanken is using WebOodi and registration for the first and second period courses and exams is done in WebOodi. Transition from WebOodi to Sisu takes place in December/January.
    • Hanken’s Sisu instructions can be found here
  • University of Helsinki has already replaced WebOodi by Sisu and registration for courses and exams is done in Sisu.
    • UH’s Sisu instructions can be found here

In Sisu (compared to WebOodi) the main difference for you as a student is that you must plan your studies before registering for courses. In practice, you must first add a course to your study plan and then register for the course.

If you are not majoring in economics or if you can’t find the course in your study structure, please enter the course as an optional course in your primary study plan in Sisu, so that you can proceed to register for the course. Please check beforehand if the course credit can be counted toward your degree.

How to enroll in a course arranged by NOT your home university?

If you are willing to take a course that is NOT organized by your home university, you must first apply for a study right for the course and then enroll in it:

Please fill in this form if you are:

  • a MSc/PhD student in economics (including exchange students) at Aalto University/Hanken School of Economics/University of Helsinki
  • an AGERE/AGFOREE student (including exchange students) at the University of Helsinki
  • a PhD student in economics at one of the FDPE universities: University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Vaasa, and Åbo Akademi University

Study rights will be granted for all the courses included in the cooperation at once for two years (or the duration of the exchange period).

Please fill in this form if you are:

  • a MSc/PhD student majoring in other discipline than economics at Aalto University/Hanken School of Economis/University of Helsinki
  • a PhD student in economics at the foreign university

Study rights will be granted for the courses you specified in the application form for the duration of the academic year.

NB! All other students who are not mentioned above must apply for the study rights via JOOPAS application system. All Finnish universities are part of the Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO), which provides graduate and post-graduate students the opportunity to include courses from other Finnish universities in their degrees. If you are hesitating, please contact Jenni Rytkönen (firstname.lastname(without dots)@aalto.fi).

Please note:

  • That you are advised to check beforehand if the course credit can be counted toward your degree.
  • That it takes time to process the application. Study right does not come into effect automatically after filling the form.
  • That NO study rights will be granted during June and July.
  • That you are advised to apply for the study rights well in advance before the start of the teaching period, see the deadlines and periods here.
    • Teaching period dates vary in the universities
    • If you miss the deadline and/or the course you are willing to take has already started, please fill in and send the form asap and contact Helsinki GSE’s coordinator Jenni Rytkönen (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi). You can start the course(s) without the study rights but note that the study rights must have been granted before completing the course.
  • That the data is required by the host university in order to create a study right and IT account, and to register the student’s course credits in the university’s data base and also to communicate with the student. The data will not be used for any other purposes.

After you have been granted the study rights

  • The day after your study right has been registered, you have been automatically generated a digital identity in the course host university and you will receive a message informing you how to activate your IT account. The message is sent to the email address you have given in the application.
  • If you don’t receive the message for some reason, you can try activate your IT account with these instructions:
    • at the University of Helsinki (please note that if you are not a UH student, you can’t extend the validity period of your IT access in the UH intranet Flamma [as said in the message sent by UH Center for IT/Helpdesk] but by using the activation tool for new user accounts.
  • You must register for the course in the course host university’s academic administration system:
    • Aalto University is using Weboodi  as it’s primary system until the end of July, 2021. Weboodi will be replaced by Sisu on August 9th and registration for the first period courses begins in Sisu on August 16th.
      • Aalto University’s Sisu instructions can be found here
    • Hanken is using WebOodi and registration for the first period courses and exams is done in WebOodi. Transition from WebOodi to Sisu takes place in October.
      • Hanken’s Sisu instructions can be found here
    • University of Helsinki has already replaced WebOodi by Sisu and registration for courses and exams is done in Sisu.
      • UH’s Sisu instructions can be found here

To be able to register for the course in Sisu, please note that

  • You must have a valid right to study at the course host university
  • You have created your primary personal study plan (HOPS) based on your study right
  • You have added the course for which you are registering to your HOPS

Please also see How to find study materials? and  How the credits are registered?

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