Flexible study right (JOO) - Tampere University of Technology

Flexible JOO study right for degree students

Degree students can complete part of their studies at any university in Finland. Finnish universities have a joint agreement (called JOO agreement) that allows undergraduate and graduate students to include courses completed at any Finnish university in their home university degree.

To apply for the flexible JOO study right, the student needs to be registered as attending at the home university. For the student JOO-studies are free of charge. The study right is valid for two years maximum. The application is sent by the Joopas online system.

The International Course Catalogue provides detailed information on individual courses (in English)

Application procedure

JOO applications are accepted year round.

The academic year at TUT is divided into four periods. You should submit your application to the TUT at least a month before the period in question starts so please check the academic calendar beforehand. Signing up for courses usually ends two weeks before the course begins.

The application is processed both at the home university and the host university. Students are recommended to reserve enough time for the whole application process. The application is first returned to the home university for approval. The student must  indicate which study module the JOO-studies will be included in. The homeuniversity will send the application via the online system to TUT.

The decision on the JOO-application will be sent to the student via Joopas. The decision will list the courses for which the study right is granted for.

The following universities, along with TUT use the on-line application system:

• Aalto University
• Hanken - Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration
• Lappeenranta University of Technology
• National Defence College
• University of the Arts Helsinki
• University of Helsinki
• University of Tampere
• University of Turku
• University of Vaasa
• Åbo Akademi University

Universities that are not listed above accept only paper applications. Application forms in English are available at Joopas online system. If you are coming from a home university which does not use an online system please sen the paper application  to the Student Services at TUT.

Every homeuniversity has a set of acceptance criteria. Living in the town of the host university is not an acceptance criterion. The flexible JOO study right expires immediately after graduation.

Practical issues at TUT

JOO student will get personal user account and email. Same username allows student access to all the University's electronic resources. After you have been given JOO decision, you will get instructions by email, when and how to activate your user account. User account is not given via phone or email. When you accept the TUT intranet account, you agree to follow the University's rules and regulations and the Acceptable Use Policy of the University's information systems.

In order for you to have a smooth start as a JOO studet please read through the general instructions on studying at TUT. Maximum duration of the JOO study right is two years.

POP is intranet for TUT students. You can use the intranet after having received your TUT user account. You will sign-up for courses and exams by using the POP, www.tut.fi/pop.

Contact info and opening hours:

  • Email: joo-opiskelu@tut.fi
  • Telephone: 040 198 1445
  • Postal address:
    Tampere University of Technology, Student Services, P.O. Box 1001, 33721 Tampere
  • Street address:
    TUT, Kampusareena, 2nd floor, Korkeakoulunkatu 7, 33720 Tampere
  • Opening hours at the Student Affairs Office during semesters:
    Mon 10.00-16.00, Tue-Thu 10.00-15.00 and Fri 9.00-12.00
Updated by: Sini Ullgren, 24.04.2018 15:15.
Content owner: Ullgren Sini
Keywords: education and studies