Participation in Tuition
The obligation to attend is determined by the nature of each study module. The obligation to attend is specified in term of per cent (f.g. 50 % or 80 %) and it can apply to lectures and/ or separate assignment sessions.
The curriculum may also included study modules without contact teaching. In this case the study module is completed by sitting exams, producing written work and/or online studies. You must attend the first session of each course, because it is then the teacher will present the following;
• Objectives, extent and content of the course
• Learning strategies (lectures, exercises, written assignments, exams)
• Amount of contact teaching
• Amount of individual study
• Exam dates
• Obligation to attend classes
In addition to contact teaching, each course also includes independent work (reports, essays, presentations, etc). The proportion of independent work per course is approximately 50%. This is worth planning carefully and it is advisable to set aside time for independent work in your personal schedule. This way you can ensure that you complete the required assignments on time.
You need to return your assignments within the time specified by the lecturer, as well as all documents linked to your practical training period. Assignments of the last academic year have to be returned by the end of the first week of June (does not apply for summer studies). You may get a lower grade for them if they are returned late. Lecturers are not obliged to accept overdue assignments. If you have justifiable grounds, you can discuss extensions to deadlines with the lecturer.
Absence due to Illness
Lengthy illness, your own or your child’s (lasting more than 3 days), will be taken into consideration when assessing your attendance. Inform your tutoring teacher, other teachers where possible, and if this occurs during your practical training, also your workplace, of such lengthy absences. You can also pass on this information directly to your tutoring teacher or to the Study Office. On returning to your studies, please explain your absence (e.g. by means of medical certificate in the case of lengthy absence) and discuss how you intend to completee what you have missed.
In the case of a long period of illness, you might also want to consider temporarily interrupting your studies. Please see information concerning the study right for more detailed information.
The Finnish-taught degree programme curricula have been translated into English and are introduced in the ECTS Guide.
The Study Guide is available here.