Hydrogen economy

Hydrogen plays an important role in the green transition from fossil fuels towards the production and use of renewable energy.

FITech Hydrogen study module brings together the educational offering from all universities of technology in Finland. It consists of 20–40 ECTS of studies. Scroll down to see courses open for application!

The study module provides a holistic understanding of the hydrogen economy and its value chain as well as related technical, economic and political questions. It considers hydrogen as a system and as part of the energy system. Hydrogen use is investigated as a part of machines and energy generation and also discussed from the perspective of different chemical products that are derivatives of hydrogen. To complete the picture, the life cycle analysis and the role of hydrogen in energy and geopolitics are also considered.

See the study brochure here!

We recommend starting with the introductory course and then moving to other courses of the module according to your interests.

Schedule for courses in 2023

Introduction to hydrogen economy by Aalto University

  • Application period ends on 5 October.

Hydrogen as fuel in combustion engines by University of Vaasa

  • Application period has ended on 27 August for the fall 2023 course.

Hydrogen production and storage by University of Oulu

  • Application period has ended on 7 August for the fall 2023 course.

Hydrogen end-use and infrastructure by Tampere University

  • The course is continuously ongoing.

Catalytic processes and materials in sustainable hydrogen production by University of Jyväskylä

  • The course is continuously ongoing.

The geopolitics of hydrogen by Tampere University

  • The course will be continuously ongoing from 23 October

Teaching and application period

Below you will find all hydrogen economy courses that FITech offers. To find out the exact application period, see course details. You can subscribe to course updates if the application period is inactive.

All studies are free of charge. Studies are organised in English and mainly online. FITech reserves the right to change the course information without prior notice.

NB! You can take one or more courses but it is not mandatory to complete all of the courses in the specialisation. Some courses have limits on the amount of FITech students. Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to those courses.

How to apply to FITech courses?

You can apply for a study right with one form. You need to accept the study place you have been granted separately for each course. After this, you will receive instructions on the study practices of each university.

Read more about applying and studying on FITech courses here.

If you have any questions or doubts, you may find the answer on our Frequently asked questions page.