Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can take any course free of charge.

  • You can find the course-specific deadlines on the web page of each course.
  • The deadline for applying is about one week before the course starts.
  • Some courses are targeted for the degree students while others are for adult learners (graduates and company representatives) who are not currently studying in any Higher Education Institution in Finland. There are also courses available for all applicants.
  • On the Studies page, you can filter the courses by student type to find the course selection for you.
  • Check also the course specific prerequisites to assess if the course contents are suitable for you.
  • You need to have Finnish personal identity code in order to apply and online banking access code to confirm your study place. If you do not have online banking access code, you need to visit the IT services of the university organising the studies.
  • You need to have Finnish online banking access code in order to verify your identity. If you have the code and the course is fully online, you can apply from abroad.
  • If you don’t have Finnish online banking access code, you need to be able to visit the university organising the studies and verify your identity on campus.
  • You also need to have Finnish personal identity code in order to apply.
  • You can apply for the courses directed for adult learners.
  • If you are currently unemployed, please contact the TE Services to discuss about your options for studying.
  • If you need to fill in a form for the TE Services, you can send it to the university contact person or to info@fitech.io.
  • The process has two phases: getting the study right for the university and then signing up for the courses.
  • We are currently using two different application systems: JOOPAS and Studyinfo (Opintopolku). You can find a Start the application process link on each course page that will take you to the right application system.
  • Once your application has been accepted, you will get instructions on how to activate your IT-credentials and sign up for the courses.
  • For degree students: Remember that if the FITech course is organised by your home university, you don’t need to fill in a separate application, but you can just sign up for the courses normally.
  • In most cases, your application will be handled after the deadline.
  • You will receive automatic messages from the application system when you have filled in the application and once the application has been handled. Please, check the spam folder in your email if you do not receive these automatic messages.
  • If the amount of students for a certain course is limited, the most basic selection criterion is the order of applications. If either degree students or adult learners are given priority, it is mentioned in the course information.
  • You need to familiarise yourself with the possible prerequisites of the course and evaluate whether the course is suitable for you or not.
  • If some additional documents are required for the application, it is mentioned on the course information.
  • Studies can be contact teaching, which means that you have to be present at the university.
  • Some courses are blended teaching, which means that the course is organised partially online but it requires some attendance on campus. More detailed information is offered on the course information.
  • Some courses are online teaching where attendance is not required on campus. However, see the course information to check whether there is an exam that takes place on campus and if some parts of the course are time bound.
  • The universities organise their courses on their own study platforms and the study practicalities vary between universities. If you are taking courses from several universities, you need to activate the user accounts and follow the emails from each university.
  • The estimated workload for 1 ECTS credit is 27 hours.
  • For example, a 5 ECTS course means about 135 hours of studying. That includes possible contact lessons and self study.
  • Please, only apply for the courses that you can complete.
  • You can get a digital badge of the courses that have a link to the badge application instructions. The course needs to be completed before you can get the badge.
  • The badges can be shared in several social media platforms, e.g. in LinkedIn. You can find more information on the badges here.
  • Your study credits are registered in the study register of the organising university. You can order a transcript of records from the student office of the university.
  • FITech credits are accredited in all FITech universities. Degree students can transfer the credits through Puro application or by providing the transcript of records to their home university.
  • Remember to include the FITech studies in your personal study plan (HOPS) before you apply.