Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can take any course free of charge.

  • You can find the course-specific deadlines on the information page of each course.
  • The deadline for applying is about one week before the course starts.
  • Some courses are targeted for degree students while others are for adult learners (graduates and company representatives) who are not currently studying in any Higher Education Institution in Finland. The majority of the courses are available for all applicants.
  • On the Courses 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 are a degree student if you are currently taking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Finnish university or university of applied sciences. You are an adult learner if you are not currently studying for a degree. E.g. if you are studying in Open university, you are NOT a degree student.
  • If you are a doctoral student in a university, apply as an adult learner.
  • Choose the application form that suites your situation when you are applying.
  • If the course is only for adult learners, then unfortunately you cannot apply.
  • If the course is for degree students, you can apply, considering you meet the prerequisite criteria.
  • 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.
  • NB! If you are taking one of our MOOC courses, please notice that MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) courses are open for everyone to take online and the participants do NOT automatically have a study right for any university. We don’ require you to gain ECTS credits from the course but you can apply for the credits afer you have completed the course. It is only then that your personal information is registered to the study register of the university organizing the MOOC. And it s only then that you may need to fill in an application for the TE Services. Please notice also, that you are not entitled to get a student benefit by taking the courses.
  • The process has two phases: getting the study right for the university and then signing up for the courses.
  • You can find a Start here link on each course page that will take you to more detailed instructions.
  • There are two application forms: one for degree students and another for adult learners. Choose the application form that suites to your situation when you are applying.
  • 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.
  • You don’t need to apply or sign up for a MOOC course. You can just start the course by clicking the link on the course page. Read more about our MOOCs here.
  • You can complete the course without registration. However, if you want to have the credits registered to the study register of the university organizing the MOOC course, you need to register on the course platform and submit an application at Studyinfo. You will get instruction for this when you are completing the course.
  • Please notice that you need to have a Finnish personal identity code and online banking access code to get the credits registered.
  • Check that the application period is open for that particular course.
  • Check also that the course is avalable to you. Some of the courses are only for degree students and some only for adult learners.
  • Please, read any possible additional instructions on the course information at www.fitech.io. For example, the courses organized by Åbo Akademi are under the following study programmes on the application form: FITech-Tku Fall 2020, FITech-ES Fall 2020, FITech-ICT Fall 2020. These instructions can be found on the course pages.
  • In most cases, your application will be handled after the deadline.
  • You will receive an automatic message when you have submitted your application. Please, read carefully the information on the message.
  • Please, check the spam folder in your email if you do not receive 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.
  • If you haven’t confirmed your study place at My Studyinfo, you don’t have to do anything.
  • If you have confirmed your study place, send an email to info@fitech.io and tell which course you want to cancel.
  • The only other option to verify your identity is to visit the University campus that organizes the course.
  • Please contact the university or send email to info@fitech.io beforehand.
  • Please, be sure to accept the study place on time since that is the only way to guarantee that you can participate in the course.
  • If you missed the deadline, contact either FITech (info@fitech.io) or the university that organizes the course, do not send another application for the same course.
  • No. The first-time rule applies only for degree studies. Accepting a study place for individual courses at FITech you do not accept a study place for degree studies and therefore you don’t lose your status as a first-time applicant.
  • After you have confirmed your study place at My Studyinfo, the university registers your study right. This may take a couple of days.
  • Once your study right has been registered, you will get instructions from the university on how to activate your user account. You need Finnish online banking access code in order to activate the your user account. The instruction also include links to the study portal of the university.
  • If you haven’t received the instructions within a week afer you confirmed your study place, please contact info@fitech.io.
  • 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 and credits registered 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.
  • Yes, you can get a digital badge after you have completed the course and the credits have been registered in the study register of the university organizing the course.
  • In order to get the credits registered, you need to register in the course platform and submit an application at Studyinfo. You will get instructions for this on the MOOC course platform.
  • Please notice that you need to have a Finnish personal identity code and online banking access code to get the credits registered.
  • 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. You can order a transcript of records from the student office of the university organizing the course.
  • NB! If your home university is University of Turku or Oulu, please use a form provided by your university to transfer the credits instead of PURO application.
  • Remember to include the FITech studies in your personal study plan (HOPS) before you apply.
  • If you are taking a whole minor at FITech, transfer first all credits to your home university and then apply for the registration of the minor in your home university.