Completion of courses and assessment
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How are studies completed?
At the University of Helsinki, students plan their studies independently. There are many ways to complete studies and the most common modes of completion are described here.
How do I register for my courses and exams?
In addition to registering as for the academic year, you will have to register separately for all courses which you intend to complete.
Where can I find textbooks?
The Helsinki University Main Library is located in Kaisa House on the City Centre Campus. Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki also have their own campus libraries.
As a student, the University’s extensive variety of learning environments and facilities are at your disposal. This guide features information about these facilities, such as libraries and learning centres.
Digital Learning Environments
Learning takes place not just in a variety of physical spaces, but also in digital learning environments. The University of Helsinki utilises a selection of different digital services to make your studies easier.
In a General Examination/Faculty Exam you can for instance retake course exams or do literature examinations that are not related to teaching.
Taking exams in Examinarium electronic exam rooms
You can take certain exams electronically at a time and exam room of your choice.
Retaking completed studies and improving grades
You can retake an approved examination or course no more than two times.
Register your study modules
Once you have completed all studies required for a specific module, you will have to request that the completed module be registered.
Order a Transcript of Studies
This article concerns all degree students regardless of whether they are studying in the new degree programmes or according to the old degree structures.
Recognition and validation of prior learning
This article is only for students studying in the new degree programmes. If you are studying according to the old degree structures, please visit your faculty's intranet pages for more information.
Expiry of Studies
This article is only for students studying in the new degree programmes. If you are studying according to the old degree structures, please visit your faculty’s intranet pages for more information.
Language of instruction and language of learning
The language of learning may be different than the language of instruction or your own native language.