Frequently asked questions

  • FITech offers versatile courses and study modules for different needs; you can filter the programmes and courses according to the target group and find most suitable courses for you.
  • Some courses are targeted for the degree students of the following universities: Aalto University, LUT University, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi, University of Oulu, Tampere University and University of Vaasa.
  • Some of the courses are only available for graduates and company representatives (adult learners) who are not currently studying in any Higher Education Institution in Finland.
  • There are also courses available for all applicants.
  • The master degree programmes are designed for bachelors from universities or universities of applied sciences.
  • Check also the course specific prerequisites to assess if the course contents are suitable for you.
  • You can always contact us if you are uncertain of your eligibility to apply!
  • NB! If you are currently unemployed, please contact the TE Services to discuss about your options for studying.
  • Yes, you can take any courses free of charge.
  • 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 an Apply link after each course/module that will take you to the right application system and instructions for it.
  • 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.
  • The deadline for applying is about 2 weeks before the course starts.
  • You can find the course-specific deadlines on the web page of each course (we are in the process of updating the deadlines to some courses).
  • In most cases, your application will be handled after the deadline.
  • The estimated workload is 27 hours per 1 ECTS credit.
  • For example, a 5 ECTS course means about 135 hours of studying. That includes possible contact lessons and self study.
  • FITech offers flexible study options.
  • There is a symbol after each course signaling whether the course is organised online, as classroom studies or as blended learning (online studies that include some contact lessons).
  • Please, look at the course information to see where the contact lessons are organised. There might be even several locations to choose from.
  • The courses targeted for non-student applicants and the master degree programmes are especially suitable for those who work full time.
  • FITech offers a lot of distance study opportunities.
  • You can find all of our online courses by setting the study type filter to ‘online studies’.
  • 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.
  • For degree students: Remember to include the FITech studies in your personal study plan (HOPS) before you apply.